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Salary offers to primary care physicians up 11% in 2016

Offers of salary and bonus increased significantly for family practice and internal medicine physicians.

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Some physicians reluctant to "choose wisely"

Unnecessary tests and procedures waste money and can harm patients, but efforts to change that bump into habit and finances.

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Florida man, 20, accused of practicing medicine and naturopathy without a license

Prosecutors say he wore white coat, stethoscope to "treat" people using natural remedies.

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Groups fight suit against medical examiner

AMA, others back Texas medical examiner to bolster immunity for government physicians.

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Is Instagram driving my kid nuts?

New report ranks most psychologically harmful social media sites.

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Should I eat chocolate for my heart?

Study finds chocolate consumption lowers risk for atrial fibrillation.

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HIV clinic fax goes awry; prompts $387k HIPAA fine

A New York clinic mistakenly faxed personal health information about a patient to his employer.

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Boston physician literally feels patients' pain

Neurologist has a neurological condition that causes him to feel the physical experiences of other people.

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Websites cater to burned out physicians

Drop Out Club, Facebook pages offer a place for disillusioned physicians to consider other career options.

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Whistleblowing physician wins in court

Neurosurgeon said hospital retaliated for his complaints about other physicians double-booking surgeries.

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EHRs: vendors aren't offering what doctors want

Physicians and informaticists tell Medical Economics what they wish vendors would start including in EHR systems.

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Will sunscreen give me cancer?

Watchdog group releases annual report warning consumers about sunscreen ingredients.

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Patients with obesity deserve respect: endocrinologist

The AMA will soon take up a resolution on "patient-first" language around obesity.

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Trump budget would cut Medicaid, NIH

Major budget trimming in healthcare and research areas would fund increases in defense and border security.

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