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Could the head injuries so common in pro football lead to more Alzheimer's deaths among NFL players?

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A seemingly comprehensive article used as the basis for big claims about the number of people in chronic pain is rooted in data more than a decade old. Why?

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The shakeups continue at The American Journal of Bioethics as a co-editor resigns.

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Patients and their advocates get more tips for working with the media.

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What do patients and their families need to know before telling their stories to the media?

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Those who cite a study from Scotland to estimate that up to 150 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and yet very few are treated for it, seem to be missing this statement in it: "Prevalence of chronic pain also varies widely across different geographical locations."

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Do reporters spend too much time making everyday problems seem like conditions that need medical treatment?

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How do you get access to death records? Leave your desk, for starters.

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Why did University of California-Davis officials go after a professor who dared to criticize the university's support of prostate cancer screening?

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Much of the recent focus on patient safety can credited to the health journalists who pierced the veil of silence and raised public awareness of medical errors.

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