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Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill Would Help Epilepsy Patients (VIDEO)

07/28/2014 – 1:53 PM |

By Brad Broker
“The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana.”
That’s the official opinion of The New York Times, which published on Sunday the first …

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More Fallout From Doctors on Florida Gun Law Ruling

07/29/2014 – 10:13 AM |
gunsPhysician groups are speaking out about Friday’s decision by a U.S. Court of Appeals that upholds a Florida law prohibiting doctors from speaking to their patients about guns. Reid Blackwelder, MD, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, said:
“Safety and injury prevention are crucial components of preventive medical care. Firearms education has been shown to decrease the likelihood of unintentional injury or death. The presence of firearms in the home, when improperly stored, can present a health danger to patients and others. Physicians must be free to have open and honest communication with patients about all aspects of health and safety. Read the full story »

ADHD In Kids Leads To Substance Abuse

07/25/2014 – 2:17 PM |

Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop substance use disorders (SUDs) compared to non-affected peers.
According to an American Academy of Pediatrics …

Doctors Slam Recertification Rules As A Waste Of Time

07/21/2014 – 7:30 PM |
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By Roni Caryn Rabin
Many specialists are balking at what they say are onerous new rules to get recertified, warning the demands will force some physicians out …

Doctors Should Have Formal Education On Human Trafficking

07/21/2014 – 7:15 PM |
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By Brad Broker
Prostitution, starvation, forced labor, physical abuse — these are the symptoms and effects of human trafficking.  And who are most likely to encounter …

Physician Ratings: What do your patients really think of you?

07/19/2014 – 8:00 PM |
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Medicine is a referral business. While some may say online ratings may not be the best place to go shopping for a doctor, it’s really …

100 Leading AIDS Researchers Killed on Flight 17

07/18/2014 – 7:59 PM |

The field of HIV/AIDS research suffered a major setback with the announcement that over 100 of the world’s top researchers were among the 298 passengers …

Doctors More Likely Than Their Patients To Be Organ Donors

07/16/2014 – 9:25 PM |
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Doctors are more likely to be organ donors than their patients, according to a new study.
Currently, over 100,000 people in the U.S. alone are waiting …