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Doctors Ask: ‘Is Marijuana Medicine?’

March 24, 2015 – 11:19 AM | 2 Comments

HARRISBURG, PA – While many states have pushed for new laws to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons, there are few well-controlled studies …

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Even In Female Dominated Nursing, Men Earn More

March 25, 2015 – 7:54 AM |

 

nurseWomen outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.

The report in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association found that even after controlling for age, race, marital status and children in the home, males in nursing out-earned females by nearly $7,700 per year in outpatient settings and nearly $3,900 in hospitals.

Even as men flowed into nursing over the past decades, the pay gap did not narrow over the years studied: 1988 to 2013. Read the full story »

Colorado’s Marijuana is 3X Stronger (and a Little Dirty)

March 23, 2015 – 3:13 PM | 4 Comments
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(HealthDay News) — New lab tests on Colorado’s legal marijuana suggest that the state’s weed supply is more potent than ever, and also a little …

Is Congress Ready To Fix Medicare Pay For Doctors?

March 16, 2015 – 11:02 AM |
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By Mary Agnes Carey
With a deadline fast approaching, bipartisan negotiations are heating up in the House to find a permanent replacement for Medicare’s physician payment formula. But the tentative package …

Historic Senate Bill Introduced to Legalize Medical Marijuana Across U.S.

March 10, 2015 – 5:55 PM | 2 Comments
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The U.S. Senate on Tuesday introduced an historic bill that would end the federal prohibition on medical marijuana.
Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kristen …

Apple’s ResearchKit a ‘Game Changer’ for Medical Research

March 9, 2015 – 4:38 PM |
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Apple introduced new software that will turn every iPhone into a sophisticated medical diagnostic tool.  ResearchKit will allow researchers to greatly expand every medical trial …

How Can Concierge Doctors Protect Themselves Against Demanding Patients?

March 9, 2015 – 2:19 PM |
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Concierge medicine and medical malpractice:  the two phrases don’t even seem to belong together in the same sentence.
Concierge medicine — the “refuge” of private practice …

Medical Marijuana: What No One is Talking About

March 6, 2015 – 10:32 AM | 19 Comments
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On Feb. 25, the Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania. As …