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Bioethicist Leigh Turner talks about why he sicced the FDA on Celltex and about academic rivalries in the world of bioethics.

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Bioethicist Leigh Turner, recently under fire from a stem cell company he criticized for ethical problems, talks about his research on medical tourism.

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A reflection story written about Jasper, an unforgettable patient I met when I was a third year medical student on a rural rotation. An intricate tale of Jasper's plight, his family's challenges around his end-of-life care, a personal connection to my father's death, and a discussion on our role as health care providers.

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Each year thousands of patients are harmed by medical care in Oregon. A Bend woman, Mary Parker, was one.

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A new analysis shows how commonly doctors don't understand cancer screening statistics. That's no excuse for journalists not to do a better job in learning the basics and educating their readers, viewers, and listeners.

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Why did the California Medical Board take so long after Michael Jackson's death to revoke Conrad Murray's medical license? The board's spokesman explains.

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The Medical Board of California finally has filed a petition to revoke Dr. Conrad Murray’s medical license, nearly three years after Michael Jackson died after taking anesthesia drugs Murray gave him. So what took so long?

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Anyone who is concerned about the future transformation of the United States clinical delivery system should pay attention to the Care Innovations Summit.

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Over the weekend, I took a long look at what the health-reform law does to address a looming shortage of primary care doctors. And the short answer is: Not much.

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Physician Rishi Manchanda’s epiphany – to develop a new think tank aimed at improving health care for the poor - came last summer as he was treating a patient complaining of severe headaches.

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