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Which Type of Doctor Is the Happiest?

Ever wondered about the lives of the people who ask you to stick out your tongue and say “ahhh”? The newly-released Medscape/WebMD’s 2012 Physician Lifestyle Report could provide some insights.

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Pediatricians Recommend HPV Vaccine for Boys

In new guidelines published Monday, the American Academy of Pediatrics renewed their call for 11- and 12-year-old boys to get the three-dose vaccine for the human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Exercise Increasingly Recommended By Doctors, CDC Says

More U.S. physicians are prescribing exercise to patients, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Doctors Should Offer All Smokers Help with Quitting, Study Says

Although doctors typically gauge a smoker’s willingness to quit before offering help in doing so, new research indicates that help should be offered to all smokers.

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Can Maggots Heal Wounds Faster Than a Doctor? — Health Check

Hold on to your lunch. Maggots have been approved for use in wound care in the US since 2004, but new studies are raising questions about whether or not they actually help the wounds heal or just do quick work while seeming kind of gross.

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Study: Patients Want to Read Medical Chart, Doctors Apprehensive

You ever wonder what your doctor is scribbling about you in your medical chart? Well, you’re not alone.

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Millions of Unneeded Antibiotics Are Prescribed to Kids Every Year

A new study from researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City found that pediatricians write more than 10 million prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics every year.

In the two-year study, 65,000 kids were profiled to determine the type of diagnosis they were given during doctor’s visits as well as the type of of drugs, if any, they were prescribed. The research revealed doctors prescribed antibiotics during one of every five visits.

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Study Finds Doctors Rate Pain Symptoms Lower in Patients They Dislike

A new study from the University of Ghent in Belgium, which studied the relationship between health professionals and patients with chronic pain, suggests that clinicians who don’t like their patients tend to discount the level of pain they suffer from.

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Rome Memorial Hospital Stroke Telemedicine Program Awarded Grant
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Rome Memorial Hospital Awarded Grant For New Program

Rome, NY (WIBX) - A new program that links doctors in Syracuse to the Rome Memorial Hospital for stroke evaluation has received $22,000 in grant funding.

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