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The legalization of medical marijuana has led to a decrease in drug overdose deaths, according to a new study.
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Patients Bid Online For Cheaper Doctors, Surgery

08/05/2014 – 10:37 AM |
medical auction

By Sandra G. Boodman
Francisco Velazco couldn’t wait any longer. For several years, the 35-year-old Seattle handyman had searched for an orthopedic surgeon who would reconstruct the …

New Health Apps Bring The Doctor To Your Phone And Your House, Too

08/01/2014 – 3:30 PM |
Medical apps

By Alan Lyndon
Two high profile medical apps were introduced this week and have big-success potential based on different versions of an old-fashioned concept: the doctor …

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 …

Five Great Medical Apps For Doctors, Surgeons

03/10/2014 – 3:05 AM |
Doctor mobile apps

By Brad Broker
On Star Trek, medical personnel were equipped with “tricorders.” Today, they’re called “iPhones” or “iPads.”  Whatever you call them, almost all physicians have …

TIME Tells Story of Disastrous Launch of Healthcare.gov and its Saviors

02/27/2014 – 3:29 PM |
Time healthcare.gov

By Alan Lyndon
To say the launch of Healthcare.gov last October was a disaster is being overly generous.  It was worse than that.  It was so …

Which Device Do Doctors Use For Medical News: iPhone or iPad?

02/19/2014 – 8:11 PM |
Doctor smartphone

By Alan Lyndon
How do you read journal articles?  Print?  Online? And, if on a mobile device, which one?
A new survey found that 28 percent of …