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Test Results: Too Important To Wait For A Doctor's Call

Patients, who've generally been schooled in their doctors' passive "don't call us, we'll call you" approach to medical care, need to snap out of it and start taking an active role in making sure test results get communicated both to them and to other doctors when necessary.
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Mitt Romney's Evolution On Abortion

When it comes to abortion, the former governor of Massachusetts appears to have changed his position, from being in favor of abortion rights to being opposed. But now some are asking if Romney ever supported abortion rights at all? Backers of abortion rights don't think so.
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In Florida, Mentally Ill Suffer Abuse And Neglect

An investigation found sweeping failure within the state's assisted-living industry. One neighborhood in South Florida has become a de facto psychiatric ward because of zoning laws. Experts say you can pick anywhere in the country and find some version of the warehousing of people with mental illness.
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What Happens To The Criminally Insane, After Court

John Hinckley Jr. faces a hearing to determine whether or not he can be released from a mental health facility to care for his ailing mother. The case raises questions about the role of the insanity defense and what happens to the criminally insane after they leave the courtroom.
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To Get Kids Vaccinated, Some Pediatricians OK With Delays

The majority of pediatricians are okay with delaying childhood vaccines if parents ask to do that, according to a new survey. But they still overwhelmingly support vaccines and the current schedule, which requires 25 vaccines before age 2.

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