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Hopkins to pay $190M after doc taped pelvic exams
Associated Press via MSN News
A gynecologist who secretly used a pen-like camera to record hundreds of videos and photos of his patients' sex organs during pelvic exams will cost one of the world's most prestigious medical centers $190 million in a settlement with more than 8,000 women.
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Why medical professionals must learn about marijuana shops
By Denise A. Valenti
Cannabis is available for medical use in 23 states and the District of Columbia, and two states — Washington and Colorado — allow legal recreational marijuana use. Given that half the country has access to medically-endorsed marijuana use, it is important for those in the healthcare field to have some knowledge of where their patients are purchasing product. The state in which I reside does not yet have dispensaries for the approved purchases of medical marijuana, so I visited businesses selling cannabis in Washington and Oregon for field research.
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Texas considering no longer licensing X-ray technicians
The Texas Tribune
When Texans get an X-ray or an MRI, the person performing that scan is licensed by the state. Now, the state is considering doing away with the licensing of X-ray technicians and 11 other types of health professionals. But some of the state's 28,000 licensed X-ray technicians — formally called medical radiologic technologists — say dissolving the certification program would put patients at risk.
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Shake, bump, or high five? The nature of germs
AHEC
This picture shows the powder transferred during a handshake simulating germ spread. According to this picture we should have handshake free zones in our health care settings to deter the spread of pathogens. The fist bump has been declared the healthiest of all kinds of greetings. They are 20 times more hygienic than handshakes and 10 times cleaner than high-fives according to the Monday online version of the American Journal of Infection Control.
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