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Fox In Socks! Dartmouth Names Its Medical School After Dr. Seuss

No word yet on whether memorizing The Cat in the Hat will now become a requirement for medical school admission.

Across America, The Grip of Prescription Painkillers Tightens

An analysis from The Associated Press, based on data from the Drug Enforcement Agency, shows how sales of oxycodone and hydrocodone have ballooned over a decade.

Bariatric Surgery: The Risks And Benefits

Two studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine show that bariatric surgery may treat, or even reverse, the effects of type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese patients with high blood sugar levels. Some fear that the risks of the operation overshadow the rewards.

Cancer Diagnosis Raises Risk Of Death From Heart Attack, Suicide

Risk of death by heart attack or suicide is greatest in the first week after getting a diagnosis, according to a study in Sweden. Researchers say more support from health care providers could reduce that risk.
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Baby Turtles: Adorable Vectors For Salmonella Bacteria

An outbreak of salmonella infections in Maryland and elsewhere is being linked to wild reptiles. 


Drug Spending Levels Off, But Not For The Usual Reasons

Seniors are traditionally the biggest consumers of prescription drugs, but they aren't using as many. Greater use of generics also played a role in last year's slow growth.