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What happened to the family doctor?
Primary-care doctors take care of the young, the old and the in-between; the sick, the well and the dying. Ideally...
Scott sisters to leave prison Friday, kidney transplant awaits
After 16 years in prison and countless pleas for their release, two sisters who have pledged to share a kidney will...
Debate over autism and vaccines rages on despite researcher’s downfall
For years, experts have known that a 1998 paper linking childhood vaccines to autism was fatally flawed. British...
Limits on test drugs add to patients' ordeals
Lorraine Heidke-McCartin, 54, has experienced heartening victories and wrenching setbacks in her fight with breast...
Doctor will Skype you now:More MDs use Web for house calls
Web camera doctors' appointments have their benefits and their drawbacks. Free online video-chat services let doctors...
Experiments test if implant can block sleep apnea
Scientists are beginning to test if an implanted pacemaker-like device might help certain sleep apnea sufferers...
So young and so many pills
These days, the medicine cabinet is truly a family affair. More than a quarter of U.S. kids and teens are taking a...
Millions of seniors may face Medicare plan switch
More than 3 million seniors may have to switch their Medicare prescription plan next year, even if they are perfectly...
Chinese hospitals are cauldrons of discontent
Forget the calls by many Chinese patients for more honest, better-qualified doctors. What this Shenyang...
As older people grow in numbers, experts seek ways to handle the coming boom
The tsunami looms: By 2050, nearly 90 million Americans will have passed age 65, and every corner of society will feel...