Starting June 9, terminally ill Californians with six months or less to live can request a doctor’s prescription for medications intended to end their lives peacefully. If that sounds simple, it won’t be

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“The first thing I’m discussing now is Zika,” said Dr. Jamie Nodler. As summer approaches, anxiety about Zika is growing in states like Florida and Texas. The virus hasn’t spread to mosquitoes along the Gulf Coast, and it may not, but experts are preparing nonetheless

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“Tell me,” my patient’s daughter asked at the other end of the phone line. “Is she stable?” I wasn’t sure how to answer.

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Need knee replacement surgery? It may be worthwhile to head for Tucson. That’s because the average price for a knee replacement in the Arizona city is $21,976, about $38,000 less than it would in Sacramento, Calif

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Airstrikes in Syria’s largest city killed more than a dozen people at a well-known hospital, says aid group Doctors Without Borders, adding that the violence killed one of the last pediatricians working in Aleppo

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“In an effort to influence the direction of DMD research, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy…recently initiated and drafted guidance for the pharmaceutical industry,” Dr. Yoram Unguru, a Johns Hopkins bioethicist and pediatric hematologist/oncologist, noted in an article published in 2015

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In December 2013, Erika Stallings called to make an appointment to take the BRCA test and was told she first needed to meet with a genetic counselor. The first available appointment was the following May. This five-month wait was unexpected and unwelcome

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The world’s largest surgeons’ organization has issued its first-ever guidelines for surgeons managing simultaneous operations, saying the controversial practice is broadly permissible, within limits, but that “the patient needs to be informed” whenever a doctor runs more than one operating room at a time

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