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Is stress the cause for my weight gain?

Study links chronic stress to weight gain.

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Is my time in the weight room what's causing my problems in the bedroom?

Study connects endurance exercise with reduced libido in men.

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Burned out physicians less likely to find work meaningful

Survey asks physicians whether they are burned out and if their work is a calling.

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Patients assume record sharing is easy for doctors

Survey finds patients want their providers to share their medical record, although data suggest it's not so easy.

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Medicaid culls at least 65,000 providers from rolls

Affordable Care Act-required recertification results in many physicians being dropped from eligibility.

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Health systems expanding, medical practices not so much, survey suggests

Survey finds health systems interested in outpatient care and risk-bearing contracts, physician groups less so.

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Should physicians have beards? Gravitas vs hygiene

A psychiatry resident notes the greater authority he gains from facial hair and explores what the research says about its harboring bacteria.

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CMS randomized study of payment program could deter physicians

Federal agency wants to study effectiveness of alternate payment model, but some participants would lose incentives.

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More physicians are getting MBAs to cope with health system changes

Will being trained in business help physicians be part of innovation?

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Physicians continue to offer outdated treatments, article concludes

Ineffective drugs and treatments cost the system money and may harm patients.

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Is testosterone right for me?

Series of studies find it leads to some benefits, some harms.

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Could my excessive and circuitous speech be a sign of declining cognition?

Former US president Ronald Reagan used as an exemplar.

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Family physician wins NASA space poop design contest

The dilemma: how to manage 6 d in a spacesuit with no access to a bathroom.

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Should I try this fasting-mimicking diet?

New diet promises benefits of fasting without all the deprivation.

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