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Doctors, Hospitals Using Too Many Antibiotics

By Mike Stobbe
AP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would …

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New Cancer Care Payment Model Benefits Doctors and Patients

By Anju Sikka, M.D.
A new study shows that changing the way insurers pay for cancer care can lower costs by 34 percent without affecting the …

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Osteopathic Physicians Expected To Increase Due To Health Law

By Michael Ollove

Recent reforms in American health care weren’t designed with osteopathic medicine in mind. It only seems that way.
The emphasis on “patient-centered care”—the idea that …

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Let Them Sleep! Doctors Say Teens Need Later School Start Time

Have you ever wondered why elementary school students — who are awake and watching television by 6AM — don’t start school until 8:45AM while their …

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Study: Medical Marijuana Decreases Drug Overdose Deaths

By Brad Broker
The legalization of medical marijuana has led to a decrease in drug overdose deaths, according to a new study.
Chronic pain is so common …

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E-Cigs Can Help Smokers Quit, But Heart Assoc. Still Worries About Youths

By Alan Lyndon
E-cigs are booming and more research and regulation is needed — quickly — before a new generation becomes addicted or potentially harmed, according …

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