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Arizona NPs Continue Controversial Procedure
June 30, 2008 12:02 PM by Jennifer Ford
Am Arizona bill to block NPs from performing aspiration abortions failed by a vote of 14 to 12 in the Senate this session. The Douglas Daily Dispatch reported on legislative action in Arizona, including this bill, in " Arizona Legislative Briefs ." The Read More...
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A Spy in Your Exam Room?
June 17, 2008 10:23 AM by Jennifer Ford
A woman comes in to see you about migraines. You take a history, you spend time getting to know her, you treat her to the best of your ability. But what would you do if you found out she was hired to "fake" her illness to check up on your work? This is Read More...
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Video/Podcast: Google Health and EMRs
May 12, 2008 4:30 PM by Jennifer Ford
I listened to a podcast of an interview with Mike Leavitt , the Secretary of Health and Human Services, which addressed improving health care in America. Leavitt said he wants health care to "achieve economic system status," meaning that consumers should Read More...
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Prescribing Placebos
January 8, 2008 8:17 AM by Jill Rollet
A medical student and a professor of family medicine at the University of Chicago recently found that almost half of the physicians who responded to a survey say they've prescribed a placebo. I find that alarming. Does my provider believe in the power Read More...
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Where Does Responsibility for Patients End?
December 18, 2007 9:31 AM by Jill Rollet
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that physicians who prescribe drugs can be sued for the actions of their medicated patients. According to a Boston Globe article , a man taking a variety of medications lost consciousness while driving Read More...
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Why Can’t We Quit?
November 15, 2007 9:09 AM by Jill Rollet
Have you all been watching AMC's Mad Men , the TV series about a Madison Avenue advertising firm in 1960? The premise explores the lofty question of how we create truth — and sell falsehood. We follow the power of sex, ethnicity and money through each Read More...
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