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"The renowned mythbuster of medicine" - as one blog calls John Ioannidis, MD, of Stanford - asks tough, important questions about the 100,000+ medical conferences held each year. Journalists and the public should learn from his warnings - since so much news is reported from these meetings.

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The individual mandate to buy insurance, a new poll on feelings about reform, surgery for diabetics, and more from our Daily Briefing.

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Learn the promises and pitfalls of using hospital safety data in your reporting in this Q&A with Kaiser Health News' Jordan Rau.

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Each year thousands of patients are harmed by medical care in Oregon. A Bend woman, Mary Parker, was one.

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Atul Gawande, surgeon and staff writer for The New Yorker, is one of the most prominent voices speaking about patient safety in the United States. But in his latest New Yorker contribution, "Personal Best: Should everyone have a coach?," the "everyone" in question here is, not surprisingly, just the physician.

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On World Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness Day, Mitchell Berger shares his own experience with this rare type of cancer and examines what the media got wrong in reporting on Steve Jobs' death.

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Clearly, I don't have access to Jobs' medical records and this is all pure speculation. But there was an interesting article in this week's Newsweek by Sharon Begley that raises the issue that the treatments Jobs embarked on for his illness may have in fact hastened his demise.

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An iWatch News investigation documents $1.9 billion in wasted federal health care expenditures.

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Behind the operating room doors, anesthesia is the probably the only profession where there are two licensed providers, with different educational backgrounds, who can perform exactly the same functions.

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With only 17 to 18 percent of NIH grant applications funded this year - the lowest level on record - are RCTs costing millions, cost effective?

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