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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...
Portland, OR doc makes house calls by bicycle
Before leaving the office to visit a homebound patient, Tony Ohotto, MD, gathered a few necessities: his stethoscope...
UK researchers develop ’cure’ for Type 2 diabetes: starve yourself
British researchers have developed what they say is a "cure" for Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the...
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...
Clostridium difficile infections increasing among children
Clostridium difficile, a nasty, infectious disease that tends to spread in hospitals, is cropping up in more U.S...
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...
Specialists address growing geriatrics’ workload
Paul Cary used to examine up to 30 patients a day at his senior-focused internal medicine practice in Dallas &ndash...
NIH Panel Concerned about Barriers to Colon Cancer Screenings
A National Institutes of Health State of the Science panel recommended that healthcare needs to identify better ways to...
Industry official faults radiologists in mammogram debate
An company that advises dozens of health insurers nationwide says the real problem with mammograms is radiologists who...
In cancer testing, less is now better
Worries that widespread screening for breast and cervical cancers can yield limited benefit and lead to unnecessary...

Book: Reducing Readmissions: A Blueprint for Improving Care Transitions
As the healthcare industry implements reforms that will penalize hospitals for readmissions deemed unnecessary, it’s...