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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 …

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Doctors Prepare U.S. Hospitals to Treat Ebola

October 9, 2014 – 3:33 PM |

By Jeff Cohen, WNPR

Dr. Jack Ross is used to seeing potentially lethal viruses, and he is used to putting patients into isolation. Still, Ebola is different.

“I think, …

Robotic Surgery To Remove Ovaries More Costly, Complications

October 8, 2014 – 7:14 AM |

By Daniela Hernandez
We’ve heard it before — the robots are coming to save the day. But for certain medical procedures, that day may not be …

CVS Partners Up With Doctors and Hospitals

September 24, 2014 – 10:58 AM |

By Shefali Luthra
Neglected to pick up your prescription? Now, there’s a good chance your doctor will know and do something about it, thanks to a slew …

Doctors Who Prescribe Hydrocodone Need To Know This

September 23, 2014 – 2:14 PM | 2 Comments

The American Medical Association (AMA) released a new fact sheet to assist physicians in complying with new federal regulations on prescribing hydrocodone and help avoid disruptions in …

Too Many People Die In Hospital Instead Of Home. Here’s Why.

September 22, 2014 – 4:25 PM |

It was September 2012 and it was life-long smoker Paula Faber’s third cancer in a decade, but she did not hesitate.
“She was …

Frustrated AMA Pitches New Plan for Use of Electronic Medical Records

September 19, 2014 – 2:56 PM |
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By Roni Caryn Rabin

Saying that electronic health records distract doctors, take time away from care and make physicians less productive, an influential doctors’ group called on …