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Playing Youth Football Earlier Leads to Brain Damage

January 29, 2015 – 10:57 AM |

At what age is it safest for kids to begin playing tackle football?  The current culture of parents obsessed with travel sports would have their …

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Arizona Officials Say Nearly 1,000 People May Have Been Exposed to Measles

January 29, 2015 – 3:08 PM |

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HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Jan. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — In a development that could dramatically widen the scope of a measles outbreak that began last month at Disney parks in California, Arizona health officials said Wednesday that up to 1,000 people in that state may have been exposed to the highly infectious disease. Read the full story »

Learning About Hospice Should Begin Long Before You Are Sick

January 27, 2015 – 3:36 PM |
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As a consultant who counsels families management, Johanna Turner often shares the story of her mother’s final days 21 years ago. Thanks to the skilled …

Physicians Under Pressure To Sell Practices: How to Remain Independent

January 27, 2015 – 12:08 PM | One Comment
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By Dr. Fred Davis
In order to maintain their autonomy, independent physicians must look to new and innovative practice models that allow them to adapt to …

Pediatric Oncologist Learns About Loss The Hard Way

January 26, 2015 – 3:50 PM |
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Pediatric oncology can be one of the most emotionally draining specialties for doctors and health care providers.  On one hand, the sight of a child …

Measles Outbreak Leads Doc Group to Urge Vaccination

January 24, 2015 – 3:54 PM |
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The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Anaheim, California has now affected more than 78 people across six different U.S. states. The nation’s premier group …

Malpractice Reforms Offer More Open Process in Massachusetts

January 23, 2015 – 3:12 PM |
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When a woman had gall bladder surgery at a Massachusetts hospital in 2013, doctors noticed something suspicious on a CT scan that they thought could …

Birth Control Pill Tied to Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

January 22, 2015 – 10:56 AM |
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THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with …