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What do you mean, juicing isn't healthy?

Liquified vegetables aren't as good as whole ones, study finds.

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Why are colorectal cancers on the rise in young people?

Study finds Gen X’ers and millennials are at a much higher risk for these cancers.

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Study finds physicians' care similar to NPs, PAs in health centers

On service use, referral patterns, and 9 measures of quality, there were no significant differences among the practitioner types.

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Direct primary care could get boost with Republicans

Steadily growing model provides routine care for a modest monthly fee, could fit with market-based healthcare reform models.

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STAT News raises questions about genetic testing firm

Proove Biosciences paid doctors to refer patients to its DNA testing for response to opioids.

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California could require doctors on probation to inform patients

The proposal would affect about 500 California doctors found guilty of, or who settled, misconduct allegations.

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Online physician reviews can lead to HIPAA violations

Physicians should take care in even acknowledging that a complaint on Yelp is from a patient.

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Leaked GOP ACA plan more replace than repeal

House Republicans considering major changes to Medicaid, taxation supporting the ACA.

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ACA's influx of uninsured did not overwhelm primary care practices

Simulated patient requests for appointments in 10 states found improvements in availability in 3.

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DC public health laboratory reruns Zika tests, finds 9 new cases

Problems with the way the test was managed resulted in false negatives.

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Addiction specialists argue for more thoughtful opioid restrictions

Chronic pain patients suffer from strict opioid prescribing limits that fail to understand nature of addiction.

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Medical resident burnout associated with poorer care

The 39% of pediatric residents who described themselves as burned out on their work also reported "suboptimal" patient care.

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Busier primary care physicians provided lower-quality diabetes care

On the other hand, the study documented better care from those that have more patients with diabetes.

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Physician assistants more in demand than most specialists: report

Physician placement firm tally finds primary care on top, with increasing demand for PAs.

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