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Is your doctor overweight?

July 11, 2015

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Is your doctor overweight? by Mary Budinger —  Doctors are just about as overweight as the rest of us. Latest figures tell us that about 35 percent of Americans are obese. Medscape, part of WebMD Health Professional Network, released the results of their survey “Physician Lifestyle Report 2014.” This survey found that although far fewer physicians […]

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Doctors in the dark about changes in drug safety

April 22, 2014

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Doctors in the dark about changes in drug safety by Mary Budinger — When drug companies have an important new warning about their products, they tell doctors about it in what is called a “Dear Healthcare Professional” letter. These letters inform doctors about serious risks of a medication and protocols to ensure the medication’s safe […]

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Shocking facts about medical care

March 28, 2013

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by Dr. Marty Makary —  A new generation of doctors is pushing the medical profession to make hospital outcomes more positive for the public and to make bedside care more honest. Following are a few shocking facts about health care in the U.S. today. In a confidential survey at a wide range of hospitals, staffers […]

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In search of healing in the Amazon Rainforest

February 14, 2013

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by Nick Polizzi —  What we did could be seen as extremely risky and careless, perhaps even criminal. At least that is what I was told for about four months before I transported eight very sick patients down to a remote region of the Amazon rainforest, thousands of miles away from the creature comforts of […]

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