Lawmakers in Austin have approved a bill authorizing unapproved stem cell therapies, putting Texas on track to become the first state to explicitly recognize the experimental treatments

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Putting A Lid On Waste

May 24, 2017

Needless medical tests not only cost $200B – they can do harm. This overly aggressive care also can harm patients, generating mistakes and injuries believed to cause 30,000 deaths each year

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Artificial intelligence is not just creeping into our personal lives and workplaces—it’s also beginning to appear in the doctor’s office. The prospect of being diagnosed by an AI might feel foreign and impersonal at first, but what if you were told that a robot physician was more likely to give you a correct diagnosis?

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On Memorial Day, Americans remember those who died in service to the country. In the past 5 years, a large proportion of these deaths have been suicides. Popular media often link military suicide with PTSD. However, clinicians have identified an additional cluster of symptoms that are related to both military deployment and suicide risk but do not fit the criteria for PTSD. These symptoms fit with what has been called “moral injury.”

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To the dismay of scientists. “It might give somebody like my wife a chance to walk,” Texas Representative Drew Springer said through tears late Thursday at the state Capitol in Austin. “I’d trade every one of my bills I’ve passed, every single one of them, to get the chance to hear HB 810.”

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Fewer than half of Minnesota children of Somali descent have received the MMR shot that protects against measles, mumps and rubella, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Health, which is now working to combat a growing measles outbreak in the Twin Cities

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Because I Was Harmed

April 28, 2017

Mariya Taher writes: “Unlike my fellow Americans, the news of a Detroit doctor being arrested for performing female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) did not shock me. I grew up in the same religious sect (Dawoodi Bohra) as the doctor, and twenty-seven years earlier, in 1990, before U.S. federal legislation criminalizing FGM/C existed, I too was cut.”

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Trust in different guidelines and a physician’s specialization affect their screening recommendations, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine

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