A growing number of primary care doctors, spurred by frustration with insurance requirements, are bringing “health care for billionaires” to the masses, including people on Medicare and Medicaid, and state employees

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‘I Am Drowning’

January 12, 2016

The voices of people with medical debt. Our article on Americans’ struggles with medical debt generated thousands of reader comments. More than 1,200 readers wrote us to answer our question: “How have medical bills changed your life?”

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In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a nationwide uproar by suggesting that women needed fewer mammograms than had long been recommended. Outrage ensued. On Monday, the same panel issued an update of its guidelines — and it is sticking to its guns. The basic advice, which applies to women with an average risk of breast cancer, was unchanged

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“Sooner or later you get to the point — in theory you get to the point — where all the [polio] cases in the world are caused by the vaccine,” Philip Minor, the head of virology at National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in the United Kingdom, tells me. “So you are basically using the vaccine to protect against the vaccine. And that is just ludicrous, isn’t it?”

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Leading experts debate the role that science—and politics—played in the new 2015 Dietary Guidelines

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In an interview by Katrien Devolder, Julian Savulescu (Oxford) argues that doctors should not impose their religious or non-religious values on patients if this conflicts with the delivery of basic public healthcare

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Strong genomics record bodes well but a shortage of doctors could pose a hurdle

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If we want the next generation of medical professionals to understand why some patients have an easier time following a care plan than others, or understand what causes these conditions so we can prevent them, medical schools need to look toward public health

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