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What's Up, Doc? When Your Doctor Rushes Like The Road Runner

When it comes to time, there is a stubborn feeling among patients that doctors are in too big of a hurry. That is troubling — and frustrating — to physicians who feel that they are already packing more into every workday and are stretched thin by paperwork.
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A Meat Mea Culpa: What Went Wrong With 'Pink Slime'

Meat processors blame social media and their own lack of transparency for the "pink slime" storm. . But will consumers ever trust the industry when it comes to understanding how the food processing system works?
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Doctors Look Likely To Resist Change On PSA Tests

Johns Hopkins researcher round that nearly three-quarters of primary care doctors they surveyed said their patients expected regular PSA screening to continue. The findings suggest there will be
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Changing Hospitals To Treat Patients Better

A recent poll found only half of people who have spent time in a hospital in the past year were very satisfied with their care. The rest complained about mistakes, poor communication and unresponsive nurses. But to better serve patients, some hospitals are changing the way they do business.
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Call For Emergency Action On Polio Eradication

Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan are the only three countries left where poliovirus remains endemic. But work to put the paralyzing virus on the ropes there is in danger of failing. The setbacks have spurred a renewed focus on defeating the disease.
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Medical Marijuana 101: You Can't Smoke That On Campus

Even in states where medical marijuana is illegal, it's still not OK on college campuses. That's because marijuana remains illegal under federal law, and colleges don't want to jeopardize their federal funding by letting students use their prescription pot on school grounds.

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