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Medicare’s release Wednesday of millions of records of payments made to the nation’s doctors comes as the government is looking to find more cost-efficient …

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Doctors Ask For Ban On E-Cigarettes To Kids

March 10, 2014 – 6:54 pm |
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By Bruce A. MacLeod, MD and Allen Nussbaum, MD

Electronic cigarettes could be a “gateway” that introduces youth to smoking.

That’s what researchers from the Center for Tobacco …

Are Doctors Screening Their Patients for Hepatitis B?

February 14, 2014 – 4:50 pm |
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By Curtis T. Miyamoto, MD
I recently met with Chari Cohen, MPH DrPh(c), Director of Public Health, and Kuan-Lung Daniel Chen, MPH, CPH, Program Manager, of …

NY Times’ Bill Keller Slams Cancer Patient’s ‘Twitter Therapy;’ Now Everyone Hates Bill Keller

January 15, 2014 – 7:20 pm |
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By Brad Broker
New York Times columnist Bill Keller has made himself the news for his recent remarks about the blog and Twitter feed of Lisa Bonchek Adams, who writes about …

Chasing Ghosts:
 An Inside Look at The Mind of a Surgeon

September 17, 2013 – 6:06 pm |
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By Dr. Ismael Nuño, MD
Chasing ghosts in the operating room sounds supernatural, but it is actually something we surgeons really do. Each one of us …

Medical Society Reacts to Supreme Court Decision on DOMA

June 27, 2013 – 1:46 pm |
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By Thomas K. McInerny, MD
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two historic decisions affirming the right of same-gender couples to marry. The American Academy …

Doctor Asks: Is It Time To Legalize Drugs?

June 3, 2013 – 9:07 pm |
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By Harvey B. Lefton, M.D.
For the past 45 years, the United States has engaged in a “war on drugs.”  This was popularized in the mid-70’s …