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Virtually all patients have the legal right to read a doctor's notes after an appointment, yet few do so. Now, a five-year review of the benefits and risks of sharing notes suggests that the experience enhances patient safety and places little burden on physicians.

source: The Boston Globe

Sgt. Durden is a participant in a clinical trial, one tackling an issue that is both costly and garnering greater awareness in the military: hearing damage.

source: The Wall Street Journal via FOX News

Doctors should think about the possibility of plague when they see patients with flu-like symptoms this summer, and should ask if they've been camping, hiking or around dead rodents, federal health officials said.

source: NBC News

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

source: The Associated Press via ABC News

Patients receiving common operations in the daytime fared no worse in the short-term if their attending physician worked a hospital graveyard shift the night before than patients whose doctor did not, according to a new study examining the effects of sleep deprivation on...

source: Kaiser Health News via PBS NewsHour

Many young American adults believe electronic cigarettes and water pipes are safer than traditional cigarettes, a new study finds.

source: HealthDay News via WebMD


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