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Urgent Care Clinics Defer to Hospitals for Ebola Testing

October 20, 2014 – 9:13 AM |

By Julie Watson
ASSOCIATED PRESS
When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. …

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Doctors Want Hollywood to Cancel E-Cigs

October 20, 2014 – 8:50 AM | 3 Comments

ecigs hollywoodBy 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.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society passed a resolution calling on the American Medical Association to lobby federal agencies to prohibit celebrity endorsements and product placement of electronic cigarettes. Read the full story »

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 |
Medical Law

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 |
Ebola

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
ASSOCIATED PRESS
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 …

Doctor Google Will See You Now

October 14, 2014 – 2:11 PM |
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By Brad Broker
What do you do when you need health information? Before you go to the doctor’s office, you most likely go online to Dr. …