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THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — E-cigarettes are booming among U.S. teens, …

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How Can Concierge Doctors Protect Themselves Against Demanding Patients?

March 9, 2015 – 2:19 PM |
Medical Law

Concierge medicine and medical malpractice:  the two phrases don’t even seem to belong together in the same sentence.
Concierge medicine — the “refuge” of private practice …

Medical Marijuana: What No One is Talking About

March 6, 2015 – 10:32 AM | 19 Comments
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On Feb. 25, the Senate State Government Committee held a public hearing on Senate Bill 3, which would legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania. As …

Teen Suicides by Hanging on the Rise; Docs Urged to Seek Signs

March 5, 2015 – 7:56 PM |
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(HealthDay News) – Doctors and parents should be aware of the increased use of hanging as a means of teen suicide and take preventive measures, U.S. …

Kids May Be More Likely to Exercise When Friends Do

March 4, 2015 – 12:04 PM |
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Friends play a major role in youngsters’ levels of physical activity, new research indicates.
“Clinically, much of the focus on increasing physical activity involves engaging the …

Jimmy Kimmel Recruits Docs for Ironic, Accurate PSA Against Anti-Vax

March 2, 2015 – 9:36 AM |
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“Doctors didn’t learn about the human body from their friends’ Facebook page,” said late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. “They went to medical school …

Easy For Teens To Get Electronic Cigarettes Online

March 2, 2015 – 9:15 AM | One Comment
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The numbers are staggering. Just six years after entering the U.S., electronic cigarettes have become a $2 billion industry and is expected to grow to …