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Malpractice Fears Lead Most ER Docs to Order Unnecessary Tests

March 25, 2015 – 9:13 AM |
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By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay Reporter
(HealthDay News) — Nearly all emergency room doctors surveyed order pricey MRIs or CT scans their patients may not need, mainly because they …

Even In Female Dominated Nursing, Men Earn More

March 25, 2015 – 7:54 AM |

 
Women outnumber men in the nursing profession by more than 10 to 1. But men still earn more, a new study finds.
The report in this week’s Journal …

Colorado’s Marijuana is 3X Stronger (and a Little Dirty)

March 23, 2015 – 3:13 PM | 4 Comments
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(HealthDay News) — New lab tests on Colorado’s legal marijuana suggest that the state’s weed supply is more potent than ever, and also a little …

Significant Shortfall of Physicians Projected for 2025

March 11, 2015 – 8:42 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — The expected shortfall of physicians is projected to reach about 46,000 to 90,000 by 2025, according to a study conducted by IHS …

Apple’s ResearchKit a ‘Game Changer’ for Medical Research

March 9, 2015 – 4:38 PM |
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Apple introduced new software that will turn every iPhone into a sophisticated medical diagnostic tool.  ResearchKit will allow researchers to greatly expand every medical trial …

Painkiller-Addicted Babies a Growing U.S. Concern, Especially in Florida

March 6, 2015 – 11:33 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — Doctors in the United States are seeing more infants born addicted to narcotic painkillers — a problem highlighted by a new Florida-based …