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September 29, 2014 | 0 comments
The Medical Board of California is currently discussing new guidelines for prescription pain medicines. The recommendations urge physicians to better distinguish between types of pain, remain... more »
September 27, 2014 | 0 comments
This month's announcement of the "first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults" is good news for psychiatrists and Big Pharma, who hope they will now have the scientific certitude of the... more »
September 26, 2014 | 0 comments
As hospital closures and physician shortages continue to afflict rural and low-income areas, Walmart is announcing an expansion of in-store primary care clinics in states such as Texas and South... more »
September 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Prevention is key when it comes to reducing the harmful long-term health affects of toxic stress and childhood adversity. But when prevention is no longer an option, could mindfulness help adult... more »
September 25, 2014 | 0 comments
In its first year on California's state health exchange, Kaiser trailed three other major insurers in market share. As the second open enrollment period fast approaches, Kaiser is trying to better... more »
September 25, 2014 | 0 comments
Pennsylvania’s third largest newspaper, The Morning Call, is looking for a new medical and health reporter. Check out this and other job and fellowship opportunities in this week's roundup.
September 22, 2014 | 0 comments
The California Medical Association has fought efforts to make the drug-tracking system CURES a better physician oversight tool. Now a weak case against a California doctor has given the doctors'... more »
September 20, 2014 | 0 comments
It has been several years since the bloom fell off the rose of Ambien, the blockbuster sleeping pill. Recently, the FDA has warned about Ambien hangovers, sedation and the risk of dangerous driving... more »
September 19, 2014 | 1 comments
The California Medical Board's case against a physician accused of improperly prescribing drugs has backfired, opening a door for the state’s influential doctors’ lobby to eliminate one of the board’... more »
September 18, 2014 | 0 comments
With the upcoming enrollment for California's health exchange expected to be half as long and twice as hard, officials are looking to improve on call wait times, outreach to diverse communities, and... more »
September 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Earlier this year, encouraging news broke of a marked decrease in early childhood obesity. But overall childhood obesity rates have held steady, a recent report finds, with big disparities persisting... more »
September 18, 2014 | 0 comments
Take a look at this week's roundup of job openings across the country that includes job openings at WebMD, BringMeTheNews, The Deseret News, Family Circle, TakePart.com, and WNYC's Health Unit.
September 16, 2014 | 0 comments
Like a growing number of Medicaid programs around the country, Rhode Island’s Medicaid program has quietly posted its first guidelines for coverage of an expensive new drug for hepatitis C. The new... more »
September 16, 2014 | 1 comments
In California and many other states, skilled nursing facilities do not have to secure a signed consent from a resident or family member to administer antipsychotic drugs. Does that result in... more »
September 15, 2014 | 1 comments
Press coverage and outrage has followed news of new research in Wisconsin that involves separating newborn monkeys from their mothers a day after they’re born, frightening them, and then regularly... more »

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