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November 19, 2014 – 4:01 PM |

By Dr. Bill Miller
I have been fortunate to practice medicine during an era of great scientific progress. The pace of this transformation remains exponentially greater than …

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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 …

Medical Practices Must Be Careful When Firing Incompetent Staff

November 19, 2014 – 12:39 PM |
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By Arlene Switzer Steinfield
Most group medical practices are subject to a variety of state and federal employment laws, depending on the number of employees.  While physicians …

How Can Docs Talk To Patients About Guns Without Being Sued?

November 14, 2014 – 3:21 PM | 3 Comments
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Most doctors are scared of guns.  We’re not referring to the actual use of firearms, but rather the mere discussion of guns.
Are physicians allowed to …

Millions of Medicaid Kids Missing Regular Medical Checkups

November 13, 2014 – 10:52 AM |
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By Phil Galewitz
Kaiser Health News
Millions of low-income children are failing to get the free preventive exams and screenings guaranteed by Medicaid and the Obama administration …

V.A. Ready To Fire 1,000 Employees Related To Patient Scandal

November 9, 2014 – 3:40 PM | One Comment
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The V.A. is getting ready to ax 1,000 employees.
In the wake of the largest scandal in history of the Veterans Administration heath system, new V.A. …