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July 30, 2009 | 1 comments

Four days after Michael Jackson died of an unexpected heart attack on June 25, Dr. John Dombrowski,an anesthesiologist and pain... more

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July 30, 2009 | 0 comments

Trudy Lieberman is the president of The Association of Health Care Journalists board of directors, and she is the director of the health and medicine reporting program at the Graduate School of... more

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July 30, 2009 | 0 comments

We live in California. That means wildfire. But in some areas, particularly poor rural ones surrouned by federal forest land, the smoke could be slowly making residents sick.

This spring,... more

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July 29, 2009 | 0 comments

It sounds like a line a standup comic might use while flailing for a laugh: "What's a guy gotta do around here to get arrested? Steal somebody's kidney?"

If you are a doctor in a hospital... more

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July 28, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's a quick roundup of recent articles localizing the potential impact of federal health reform and California's health budget cuts (see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's additional $656 million in... more

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July 26, 2009 | 0 comments

UPDATE: The Associated Press reported Monday afternoon that Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson... more

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July 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Here's more coverage of the California budget cuts and their impact on health care, along with some new ideas for stories.

The general media consensus is that the state's Republicans... more

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July 22, 2009 | 0 comments

Ask your doctors about the hardest period of their lives, and they likely will say their medical residency. The hours are long. The work is mentally and physically exhausting. There's little... more

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July 15, 2009 | 2 comments

To be generous, we could say that Dr. Alexander Kalk of Creve Coeur, Mo. was a workaholic.

He literally lived in his medical office, according to the medical board in Missouri, and was so... more

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