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Is Instagram driving my kid nuts?

New report ranks most psychologically harmful social media sites.

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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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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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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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How can I get my kid off juice?

Pediatricians recommend no fruit juice in the first year.

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Are my child’s seasonal allergies more insidious than they seem?

Beyond a runny nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may affect test scores, study says.

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Physician gets $5.4 million for whistleblowing

2 Missouri hospitals settle Medicare fraud charges related to paying for referrals.

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Is ibuprofen unsafe?

Study finds association between NSAIDs and heart attack.

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Should I be worried about Chagas disease?

Study finds mortality resulting from the disease is higher than previously thought.

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Are swimming pools just chlorinated cesspools of filth?

CDC notes an uptick in cryptosporidium infections tied to swimming pools.

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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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