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Do You Know the 3 Main Causes of Blindness in the U.S.?

Many people think vision loss is just a normal part of aging but it doesn’t have to be. There are many steps you can take to reduce your risk of blindness.
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The Privilege of Being a Third-Year Medical Student

We were told that as third-year medical students, we are lucky because we have time to really get to know our patients as people. It turns out to be true.
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Is it Just a Bad Hangover or Something More Serious?

Headache, upset stomach & feeling run down the morning after over-consumption is common. How can you know if it's a bad hangover or something more serious?
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Medical Marijuana: Impact on Physician-Patient Relationships

Medical marijuana, also known as marijuana for medical use (MMU) is becoming increasingly available in the United States. So far, 33 different states have...
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Buying or Selling a Medical Practice? Read This First.

Buying or selling a medical practice can be complicated. Here are some key points you need to understand.

HLTH: Uncovering Innovations to Help Patients with Immune-Mediated Diseases

Although HLTH did not specifically focus on immune-mediated diseases, a bit of sleuthing uncovered innovations useful for people with those conditions.
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Pear Pressure: A Medical Student’s Introduction to Empathy

A medical student learns about empathy from a busy pediatrician who advised her that learning from patients' stories can be more important than giving medications.
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The Importance of Self-Care in Chronic Illness Management

A new survey shows us that patients have a strong desire for their physicians to be involved in helping them with chronic illness management self-care.
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Why You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Getting Cancer

You likely don't need to worry about getting cancer because 2/3 of us will remain cancer-free during our lifetimes. Cancer research helps us to understand why.
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A Fatal Medical Error: Lack of Care or Lack of Caring?

A family doctor relates the sad story of a fatal medical error that killed her friend Bob and ended up influencing her work for years to come.
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8 Drug-Seeking Behaviors That Might Signal Addiction

Doctors can play an important role in addressing prescription drug abuse in patients. One key is learning to recognize & respond to drug-seeking behaviors.
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Flu: Here are the Answers to Your Questions

Here is information and stats from the CDC and elsewhere that helps answer many of the questions you may have about this year's flu season.

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