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When a patient has a pain problem, he can seek a doctor who has experience in treating pain through a variety of measures that don’t rely solely on addictive prescription drugs.

Or he can find a doctor who acts like a Pez dispenser.

Dr. Daniel M. Howell was a Pez dispenser.

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Thomas Sullivan founded Rockpointe Corporation, a medical education company in 1995. Since then, the company has had success creating continuing medical education materials with funding from big drug company clients and nonprofit groups such as the American Heart Association. On his blog, Sullivan and Dr.

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If Congress and President Barack Obama decide the responsibility for health insurance falls on the shoulders of individual Americans, all of us might want to pay more attention to what's going on now in the individual insurance market and to what's promised in the legislation. If having no insurance is considered rock-bottom, having individual insurance is the next floor up. Some call it "house insurance," thinking that by having it they won't lose their homes to pay for a catastrophic illness.

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ReportingonHealth's TalkBack blog recently highlighted media coverage of a new st

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It sounds like a line a standup comic might use while flailing for a laugh: "What's a guy gotta do around here to get arrested? Steal somebody's kidney?"

If you are a doctor in a hospital in most of the United States, the answer is: yes.

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Ruben Chavez is vice president of operations for the Family HealthCare Network, a community-based health care organization with 12 locations in Tulare County, nine of which are clinical sites. Previously, he was director of community relations. Family HealthCare Network's community relations division employs community services representatives who act as liaisons to ensure that the community's voices are heard. The culturally and linguistically sensitive representatives serve as referral resources for patients who have issues relating to shelter, food, clothing, and other basic human needs.

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Dr. Landa received her BA in Speech Pathology and Audiology summa cum laude from Towson State University, and went on to obtain a summa MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Penn State, followed by a PhD at the University of Washington in 1985. She pursued postgraduate work at the University of Maryland, Washington State College of Veterinary Medicine, and Johns Hopkins, and worked extensively as a speech-language pathologist before joining the Hopkins faculty in 1989.

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Peter Aufsesser is founder and director of the Fitness Clinic for Individuals with Disabilities at SDSU and a professor of exercise and nutritional sciences. The fitness clinic helps people with both temporary and permanent physical disabilities to improve their flexibility, strength, endurance and overall health. More than 600 clients with physical disabilities have benefited from the low-cost fitness services, and more than 1,600 SDSU students have benefited from hands-on experience working with people with disabilities.

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