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I Tried to Protect My Mother From Dying in Pain. The Law Robbed Her of That Dignity.

β€” It's time to clear the roadblocks to Medical Aid in Dying in the U.S.

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Is Your Patient Portal Making You Too Available?

Give your patients an option that works for everyone

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The Next Big Challenges for Medication Abortion

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In experimental study, trace infectious virus detectable in some samples heated for short periods

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Here's What Is Wrong With the National Academies' Long COVID Definition

Overly broad criteria won't help patients in the long run

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Several infants were hospitalized, and two died

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Doc Paralyzed After COVID; Legionella at Medicare HQ; Mystery Grand Canyon Illness

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CDC Warns of Risks for ADHD Patients After Disruption of Online Adderall Prescriber

Agency advises users of telehealth platform Done Global to find a new provider

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Increase $$ for Physicians, Institute Site-Neutral Payment, MedPAC Report Suggests

Inadequate payments could force some docs to stop accepting Medicare patients, commission warns

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Health Groups, Others React to SCOTUS Decision on Mifepristone

But the battle over abortion is far from over, they say

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Tanning Salons Are Overdue for a Regulatory Burn

In the meantime, don't forget to educate patients on the risks

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Stolen Corpse Arrest; Gender Care Leak Indictment; NFL Doc Sues for Discrimination

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Prior COVID Infection May Protect Against Some Common Colds

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