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Patients Will Be Asking: Can I be awake for my surgery?

More patients are opting for awake surgeries, and studies suggest it's for the better.

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Is salt behind my midnight bathroom trips?

Study connects salt intake with needing to go to the bathroom in the night.

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Is my nut allergy real?

Study suggests some people who test positive for nut allergies are not actually allergic.

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ACP calls for less physician paperwork

A major effort is needed to weed out unnecessary requirements, ACP argues.

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How can I avoid becoming dependent on opioids?

Study finds addiction begins in just days.

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Upwardly mobile physicians need business, leadership skills

Modern Healthcare finds increasing demand for physicians with both business chops and leadership certification.

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Midwest states best for physicians, says personal finance website

Analysis of 14 factors including wages, competition, malpractice, and regulation puts Iowa on top.

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ACA's future depends on bureaucrats, insurers

Although the attempt to repeal and replace has failed for the time being, the ACA remains vulnerable to other forces.

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Time for kickback rules to reflect new payment models

Laws written to avoid unsavory financial arrangements in a fee-for-service world might hold back programs that would help patients.

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Is it better to have kids when you're older or younger?

Despite health risks, study finds children born to older mothers have many advantages.

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Will my breast implants give me cancer?

FDA updates stance on breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

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Is my child with autism going to die young?

Teasing apart the association between autism spectrum disorders and early mortality.

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Pharmacist linked to meningitis outbreak found guilty

Boston jury finds compounding pharmacy owner guilty of racketeering, but not of second-degree murder, in deaths of 60 people who used pharmacy's injectable steroid.

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Is there really a primary care physician shortage?

Will technology and efficiencies alone fill the gap?

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