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Will sugar give me cancer?

Study helps determine mechanism by which glucose may feed cancer cells.

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Jail for 3 NY physicians in lab bribery scheme

The trio pleaded guilty to accepting bribes for referrals to a lab targeted by authorities.

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California gender can now be nonbinary

Physicians will no longer have to certify that a person has undergone treatment for gender transition to officially identify as neither male nor female.

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Medical practices hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey

Two-thirds of Houston area physicians had to temporarily shut down because of the hurricane.

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Physicians can help patients avoid treatment-choice regret

Physicians should better understand the role regret has in patient decisionmaking.

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Am I exercising too much?

Study finds too much exercise leads to cardiovascular problems in white men.

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Can I get tested for HPV?

Study suggests scary "silent epidemic" of HPV-related oropharyngeal cancers in men

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Physician races fire to save newborns

A northern California neonatal specialist dodges flames on his motorcycle to evacuate 8 preemies while his own house burns.

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EHRs factor in malpractice claims: study

EHRs are increasingly a contributing factor to patient injury leading to malpractice claims.

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Patients go online first, but trust physicians

Most people look online for health information before they ask their doctor, but trust a physician's advice on which sites are best.

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Fake physician defrauded insurers

Prosecutors say personal trainer advertised himself as Dr. Dave and made $3.9 million.

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Will hair dye give me cancer?

Surgeon warns of increased risk for cancer from using hair dye.

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5 states ranked best for physicians

Physicians Practice calculates financial and medical factors in its ranking.

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Million-dollar gene therapy in sight

The price tag for Kymriah, a new leukemia treatment, could go over $1 million per patient.