Most patients overestimate the benefits of medical treatments, and underestimate the harms; because of that, they use more care

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The End of Obamacare?

March 4, 2015

The challenge to the law being argued before the Supreme Court today threatens to erase the healthcare subsidies that millions are currently receiving. Here’s what it’s like to be one of them

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Improving health systems in three Ebola-hit African countries would have cost a third of relief effort there, says new Save the Children report

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State Assemblyman Ed Braunstein, a Queens Democrat, filed the bill last month in response to a ProPublica article, published in January with the New York Times. The story detailed how the TV show “NY Med” aired the final moments of Mark Chanko’s life while he was being treated at NewYork-Presybterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

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Flogging and the Medic

March 3, 2015

Iain Brassington: “there’s always the question of what doctors are supposed to do in the context of brutal regimes. One possibility would be to stand back and try to keep their hands clean. But I don’t think that that’s a desirable response”

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What can disabled bodies teach us about sex, and why should we listen? Katharine Quarmby reports

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Pham tells the paper in an interview published Saturday that she will file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources, the parent company of the Dallas hospital where she worked. She says the hospital lacked proper training and proper equipment

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Long before Ben Carson was a champion to social conservatives and an anathema to liberals, he was a legendary neurosurgeon and an icon of black triumph. Will his turn to politics destroy his legacy? With comments from Elaine Freeman

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