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Over the counter birth control?

The junior senator from Colorado is embarking on some rather unusual territory for a Republican – Cory Gardner is leading a new push to allow women to purchase birth control without a prescription. Interestingly, Gardner’s bill has received support from … Continue reading

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You Have Dense Breasts. Now What?

Last week, Kaiser Health News shed the light on a little known law that requires women who have undergone a routine screening mammogram to be notified if they have “dense breasts”.  Written by Barbara Feder Ostrov, the article titled “So You … Continue reading

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Government and the exam room

While the US headlines have been largely dominated by “religious freedom” laws, there have been a few states that are pushing regulations that affect patients and physicians.  Just last week, two bills were introduced – one in Arizona and one … Continue reading

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Teaching doctors empathy

One of the headline articles at The Atlantic today is How to Teach Doctors Empathy.  I’ve written about this before back when Pauline Chen at the New York Times WellBlog raised the issue, and I still contend that empathy cannot … Continue reading

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Vaccines do not pose a danger to children.  They do not cause autism. Sure, there is always a slight risk of an allergic reaction or other complication. But the risk of serious allergic reaction to the measles vaccine, according to … Continue reading

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What we’ve learned about Ebola

As a physician and a public health advocate, you would think I’d have plenty to write about the Ebola outbreak.  To be honest, the whole situation has left me rather uninspired, mainly due to the ridiculous hysteria surrounding the disease … Continue reading

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hilarious blogger

Every once in a while on slow days at work, I peruse the internet looking for newsworthy articles to blog about or the latest funny blog. Well, today I found one. It’s titled Where Am I? and it’s hilarious.  Kristin’s … Continue reading

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