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Doctors Want Hollywood to Cancel E-Cigs

October 20, 2014 – 8:50 AM | 6 Comments

By Brad Broker
Concerned about the growing popularity and use of electronic cigarettes, physicians are calling on the entertainment industry to stop glamorizing and endorsing e-cigs.
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Aspiring Doctors Should Prepare For The New MCAT

October 22, 2014 – 3:02 PM |

MCATBy Alan Lyndon

The MCAT is changing and pre-med should be aware of the new topics if they want to get in to medical school.

Just about every medical school in the U.S. requires students to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the one-day standardized test taken by 85,000 aspiring doctors each year. The April 2015 MCAT will feature the first major changes to the test in nearly 20 years.

The last significant revision to the MCAT added a writing skills section, which was removed from the test last year. Read the full story »

Ebola Is Not The Only Infection To Frustrate Hospitals

October 22, 2014 – 7:47 AM |
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By Jordan Rau
While Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less …

Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread

October 17, 2014 – 10:11 AM |
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By Phil Galewitz

A new survey finds the public has a lot to learn about how the Ebola virus is transmitted, which could help explain the growing fears …

California Pits Doctors Against Lawyers with Malpractice Bills

October 16, 2014 – 1:56 PM |
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By April Dembosky, KQED

Troy and Alana Pack had spent the day at their neighborhood Halloween party in Danville. Ten-year-old Troy went as a baseball player, and …

Doctor: Take The Fight To Ebola

October 15, 2014 – 9:16 AM |
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By Karen Rizzo, MD
Many of us suspected that there would be a day when Ebola would arrive in the United States and indeed it has.  …

Supreme Court Stops Parts of Texas Abortion Law

October 14, 2014 – 9:18 PM |
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By Mark Sherman
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but …

Youth Baseball Coaches Ignore Pitch Counts, Harm Players

October 14, 2014 – 3:00 PM |
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By Alan Lyndon
Youth baseball is no longer a recreational league centered around community, learning and neighborhood fun.  It’s serious business.  Those 9 year olds could …