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November 18, 2009 | 0 comments

This weekend, we ran a story that looked at Shasta County's high rates of hysterectomies and back surgeries, an important -- and touchy -- topic in our community given Redding... more

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November 18, 2009 | 0 comments


Some doctors crave distinction.

They carefully place their many diplomas and certificates on their wall to signal to patients that they are high achievers who can be trusted with... more

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November 17, 2009 | 0 comments

The change in U.S. mammogram screening guidelines is certainly big news, and it's not a one-day story. The obvious conflict... more

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November 17, 2009 | 0 comments

In a piece on this site, journalist Jane Allen gives some useful advice about covering alternative medicine, but there are some gaps... more

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November 13, 2009 | 0 comments

After a lively and wide-ranging discussion at our Health in the Blogosphere event Monday, some attendees... more

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November 13, 2009 | 0 comments

Dr. Bruce Flamm, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California at Irvine, has been waging a lonely war for nearly a decade. He took the unusual step of accusing fellow... more

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November 12, 2009 | 0 comments

If you're trying to stay on top of the health reform debate and don't have time to scroll through thousands of Google News hits, here's a handy guide to some leading blogs that do it for you and... more

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November 12, 2009 | 0 comments

With over 60% of Americans looking to the internet for health information, the question for those of us who care about health is, "how do we increase the chances of people finding good... more

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November 11, 2009 | 0 comments

Dr. Charles McKay understands the human heart better than most of us.

He has authored or co-authored hundreds of research papers about various aspects of cardiac care. He helped write the... more

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November 09, 2009 | 0 comments

A dentist drives through the dark alleyways of New Jersey in the dead of winter, visiting morgues where he cuts out bones, slices out tendons and peels off layers of skin from corpses. With... more

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November 08, 2009 | 1 comments

Ever since I’ve had a pain in the neck, I’ve been a pain in the neck.

My pain, which radiates down my neck, across my shoulders, and down my left arm, has been shadowing me for 15 years.... more

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