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A recent study found that more than one free meal increased the likelihood of doctors prescribing the drug of the meal provider
It’s an ongoing debate that has been given special urgency in light of recent attention to police killings of black men. When does the need to inform cross over to sensationalism?
Like canaries in the coal mine, the first signs of drug effects from the water often manifest in the fish
Heidi Aylward spent much of 2015 going to doctor’s appointments for back and joint pain, dizziness, swelling of the legs and feet, high blood pressure, elevated platelets, heart palpitations and extreme fatigue....
The court's tie decision last week on Obama's immigration orders will have a profound impact on the Latino community, which has always had the highest numbers of uninsured, writes opinion columnist Henrik Rehbinder.
“House calls go back to the origins of medicine, but in many ways I think this is the next generation,” Dr. Patrick Conway, CMS' chief medical officer, recently said. The practice is making a bit of a comeback among high-need patients.
I am going public to reveal the astonishing truth. There is a simple way to instantly, with ease, end our nation’s health cost misery!...
According to a survey conducted in early 2016 by ACH360, a nonprofit organization promoting health for rural communities in Ngora, Uganda, traditional beliefs associated with cancer in women are the reason why many do not seek early diagnosis and treatment.
Sixteen percent of U.S. girls now experience breast development by the age of 7 and 30 percent by the age of 8.
We know that pharmaceutical companies helped bring about the painkiller epidemic with deceptive marketing. But less talked about is the fact that medical writers were cogs in the machinery.

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