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You hear it so often it’s almost a cliché: The nation is facing a serious shortage of doctors, particularly doctors who practice primary care, in …

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Giving Kidney Donors Priority When They Need a Kidney

November 20, 2014 – 11:06 PM |
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Kidney donation is one of the most selfless acts one person can do for another. And now a …

FDA Approves ‘Abuse-Resistant’ Narcotic Painkiller

November 20, 2014 – 5:34 PM |
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on …

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren’t Alcoholics: CDC

November 20, 2014 – 3:53 PM |

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government …

Mastectomy Rates Rising Among Women Eligible for Lumpectomy

November 20, 2014 – 8:26 AM |
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(HealthDay News) — When confronted with early stage breast cancer, surgical removal of the tumor alone (lumpectomy) — which conserves the breast — can be …

Blue-Eyed People May Face Higher Melanoma Risk

November 19, 2014 – 12:52 PM |
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By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that genes tied to blue eyes and red hair could put people at …

Pope Tells Doctors That Euthanasia, IVF, Abortion Are Sins

November 18, 2014 – 12:12 PM |

In a speech to a group of Catholic physicians, Pope Francis criticized euthanasia, abortion and in-vitro fertilization as a “false compassion” and sins against God.
The …