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Doctors Want Hollywood to Cancel E-Cigs

October 20, 2014 – 8:50 AM | 18 Comments
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By Brad Broker
Concerned about the growing popularity and use of electronic cigarettes, physicians are calling on the entertainment industry to stop glamorizing and endorsing e-cigs.
The …

Poll: Many Unaware How Ebola Is Spread

October 17, 2014 – 10:11 AM |
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By Phil Galewitz

A new survey finds the public has a lot to learn about how the Ebola virus is transmitted, which could help explain the growing fears …

California Pits Doctors Against Lawyers with Malpractice Bills

October 16, 2014 – 1:56 PM |
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By April Dembosky, KQED

Troy and Alana Pack had spent the day at their neighborhood Halloween party in Danville. Ten-year-old Troy went as a baseball player, and …

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests

October 15, 2014 – 3:00 PM | One Comment
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By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Malpractice reform may not keep physicians from ordering unnecessary and expensive tests, a practice known as “defensive …

Doctor: Take The Fight To Ebola

October 15, 2014 – 9:16 AM |
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By Karen Rizzo, MD
Many of us suspected that there would be a day when Ebola would arrive in the United States and indeed it has.  …

Supreme Court Stops Parts of Texas Abortion Law

October 14, 2014 – 9:18 PM |
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By Mark Sherman
ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but …