A new CDC study projects that about 42% of Americans may become obese by 2030, growth that is slower than the previously forecast level of 51%. However, the researchers also found that the number of severely obese — those carrying 80 or more excess pounds — may increase up to 130% during that time, a […]

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By knowing what users say is good and bad about electronic health records, physicians in the market will have a better sense of what to look for.

As with anything new, most physicians go into implementation of an electronic health record system with certain expectations. Sometimes those expectations are exceeded, sometimes they are not […]

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FDA approves new, smaller heart device made by St. Jude Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new, smaller implantable cardioverter defibrillator made by St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ), the medical device maker announced Wednesday.

The announcement comes less than a month after the device maker said that European regulators had given the […]

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Adding an ultrasound to annual mammograms for women at higher-than-average breast cancer risk helps catch more early-stage tumors — but also ups the chance that healthy women will get follow-up biopsies unnecessarily, according to a new study.

For most women who fit into an “intermediate-risk” category — including those with very dense breasts, or who […]

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