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The oncologist is the person who will look after my cancer for the rest of my life, however long it lasts. I need to trust him or her implicitly. Just for starters, I need to trust the treatments prescribed for me will work, even if they make me feel sicker than I felt in the first place.

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In response to the Wisconsin State Journal series “Doctor Discipline” that examined the state's dismal record of serious disciplinary actions against bad doctors, the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board formed a committee to create better guidelines for disciplining doctors.

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A Wisconsin State Journal series on the state's dismal record of serious disciplinary actions against bad doctors, including ones that seriously harm or kill patients, leads to improvements.

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Pam Belluck has been with a reporter with the New York Times for 17 years. She is a newspaper writer at heart and never really had aspirations outside of her medium.

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Is it really worth it for doctors and nurses to learn to write well? Some medical schools say yes — but their reasons might surprise you.

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An increase in malpractice insurance coverage is under review by Dominican Hospital's parent, Catholic Healthcare West, sparking concerns among doctors locally and across the state.

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