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The medical equivalents of U-Haul, Home Depot and rental rug shampooers, self service operating rooms have been the subject of debate and excitement.

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What does it take for a doctor to lose his license to practice permanently? A patient dead from "therapeutic misadventure?" A formal finding of unprofessional conduct? Advanced age? Maybe not.

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With new devices and procedures, you always need to consider the availability of trained personnel to deliver the approach. You always need to consider the learning curve, too. These can be addressed in just a few words, but they are important context.

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Health writers can help readers understand that less treatment sometimes makes the most sense.

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In health care, sometimes less is more. Stories that don't explore this option can contribute to higher health care costs and unintended consequences like surgical injuries, pain pill addictions and health care-associated infections.

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​As early as 2004, Merck knew its blockbuster osteoporosis drug Fosamax was causing osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). Emails and internal Merck documents reveal the company was not concerned or surprised when ONJ-links to Fosamax surfaced and it fought to to keep the $3 billion a year pill afloat.

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Saying someone died of a stroke is only a little more specific than saying that they died from old age. Here's what you need to know.

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At the center of one of the great medical controversies of our time, the mishmash around pain medication and addiction to prescription drugs has caused alarm in law enforcement and the public.  But the realities of patients who have chronic pain problems, chronic addiction problems, or both, are not

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