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07/30/2014 – 4:00 PM |

By Brad Broker
It may look like fun on Grey’s Anatomy, but most real life surgical residents think about quitting.
About one-fifth of all surgeons will quit …

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Physicians News Cartoon of the Day

07/29/2014 – 10:40 AM |
Darth doctor

Used with permission by Jonny Hawkins, whose 2015 Medical Cartoon a Day calendar is now available at Amazon.com. Cartoons are the property of their respective artists and are subject …

Doctors Still Can’t Talk to Patients About Guns; AAP Condemns Court Ruling

07/28/2014 – 3:12 PM |
doctor guns

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a “physician gag law” in Florida violates the First Amendment rights of pediatricians and threatens their ability to counsel …

Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill Would Help Epilepsy Patients (VIDEO)

07/28/2014 – 1:53 PM |
medical marijuana

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 …

10 Million Americans Gained Health Coverage This Year

07/24/2014 – 6:07 PM |
managed care

By Phil Galewitz
About 10.3 million Americans gained health coverage this year, primarily as a result of the Affordable Care Act, according to a study by the federal …

Doc: 3D Mammogram Significantly Improves Breast Cancer Detection

07/23/2014 – 5:40 PM |
3D Mammogram

By Debra Somers Copit, MD 
As anyone who goes to the movies knows, three-dimensional images are far more dramatic and explicit than those shown on a …

Fitness Tracker Recalled Due to Allergic Contact Dermatitis

02/24/2014 – 3:30 AM |

Last October, Fitbit received a rash of rave reviews for its latest wrist-worn fitness tracker – the Fitbit Force.  This week, Fitbit recalled the Force …