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Governor Scott, Lobbying Money, and the Public’s Trust

A CNN investigation asserts that Gov Rick Scott’s administration scuttled hospital quality standards after two Republican political groups received large contributions from Tenet.
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How Should Doctors Talk About Gun Safety?

Leading gun violence researchers call for physicians to personalize gun safety counseling based on their patients' firearms beliefs and preferences.
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Pediatric Osteomyelitis Not Due to Infection

Three years ago, my granddaughter developed CRMO, a rare pediatric auto-inflammatory osteomyelitis. Here's her story (it has a good ending!).
My Doctor and Me ABC

A Doctor Mom’s Kids’ Book: “My Doctor And Me ABC”

Dr. Cox is a third generation Family Physician who has taken care of a lot of kids. She is also a Mom of three. So I would say she definitely has the credentials to write a book for kids about what to expect when going for a doctor's visit.
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Liars, Damn Liars, and Statistics: The Autism Vaccine Fraud

Since the Wakefield Autism-Vaccine fraud, you would think no self-respecting scientist would associate himself with that work...but you would be wrong.
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What the Words Patient Engagement Really Mean

Today’s consumer has an amazing array of options. Whether paying bills, making travel arrangements, accessing entertainment, or seeking health information people want, nay demand, a great user experience. Fail to deliver, and they’ll find an alternative.

Eureka! A Surgeon is Found – (aka Julie’s Happy Blog)

This is part of an on-going series of posts by Julie Hemker, a young woman born with sacral agenesis, and her Mom, Charlotte Schild. In...

Start Smart for Your Baby

Centene's Smart Start for Your Baby program showed improvement in the timeliness of prenatal and postnatal care as well as in the percent of women going to their doctors more frequently.

Pear Pressure

I fill the hours leading up to a novel experience by creating ridiculous stories about the person or place I'm about to see for...