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Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

In a novel experiment, doctors got a letter from the medical examiner's office telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. The response: They started prescribing fewer opioids. Other doctors, whose patients also overdosed, didn't get letters. ...

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments, saying that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form of medical care with no extraordinary risks. A special National Institutes of ...

Why Doctors Have a High Rate of Suicide

Why Doctors Have a High Rate of Suicide

Alarms go off so frequently in emergency rooms, doctors barely notice. But when a colleague is wheeled in on a gurney, clinging to life, that alarm becomes a deafening wake-up call. For Dr. Kip Wenger, that ...

Trendy Habit Can Put Your Heart at Risk

Trendy Habit Can Put Your Heart at Risk

More and more people are either swapping traditional cigarettes for e-cigarettes or simply picking up an e-cigarette habit, causing this trend to grow in popularity. The appeal of e-cigarettes is that people believe them to be ...