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Doctors shortage expected to worsen with surge of new patients

As more people become covered as a result of the Affordable Care Act recently upheld by the United States Supreme Court, the current shortage of physicians is expected to worsen, according to medical experts. ...

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Local doctors see hike in heat illnesses and injuries

As the mercury rises, physicians at the local Doctors Express urgent care center are seeing a hike in heat related in-juries and illnesses. The heat has patients coming in with sunburn ...

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Intimate partner violence, threats tied to worse HIV outcomes in U.S.

Intimate partner violence and being threatened by a partner raised the risk of a low CD4 count, a detectable viral load, and missing HIV clinic appointments in a 251-person study in Virginia, the U.S. state just south of Washington, DC. ...

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Low vitamin D ups coronary artery disease risk

Vitamin D deficiency more than doubled the risk of silent coronary artery disease (CAD) in HIV-positive African Americans, according to results of a 674-person study. ...

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Supreme Court upholds Obama’s Healthcare Reform

Recently the Supreme Court made a historic decision that will fundamentally transform healthcare for years to come. The decision means that President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act ...

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Breast cancer may be predicted by a simple blood test

Surely if there was a blood test to determine whether or not a woman had breast cancer many women could add years to their lives and in some cases their lives may be saved. ...

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Public education is under attack

My father dropped out of school in the eighth grade and went to work as a laborer in the mills of Western Pennsylvania to help support his family. Later, he mastered the craft of cutting meat and became a butcher. ...

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Health care cover up is worse than the crime

If you read the title of this editorial you might think this column is about the Conrad Murray-Michael Jackson debacle that was front page and top story lead on almost every newspaper, magazine or broadcast news show. ...

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Growing the Broward Health brand

As part of a five-year branding campaign, Broward Health is renaming four of its hospitals. Broward Health’s hospitals will now be known ...

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Ask the Doctor: HIV and HIV risk after Age 50

As the members of this group approach their senior years, they must grapple with a unique set of challenges. First, this group suffers two stigmas: that of HIV and that of aging. ...

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