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About a decade ago when I was newly settled into private practice in Memphis, a representative for a drug company marketing a new and powerful antibiotic stood in my office and asked whether I would like to attend a consultants' meeting about the drug in Washington.

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Journalist Maureen O'Hagan examines the complex challenges facing parents trying to help their children — and perhaps themselves — lose weight.

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Nathan's just 14, but he's no slouch. He's articulate, creative, has a good group of friends and seems to take time to think about what he's doing. He's also been overweight for most of his life. To him, it feels like a curse.

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For a decade, Washington has been fighting for your life. Yet you might not even know this because it's been a quiet battle, a fight designed to work its way into the fabric of your life. It's about your weight — or, more important, the weight of your children.

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This week in Career GPS' weekly job lisings, we highlight two East Coast jobs in health communications and an opportunity at a West Coast online health startup. In addition, find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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Veteran health journalist Trudy Lieberman shares tips for localizing the highly politicized debate over Medicare.

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The National Library of Medicine plans an exhibit of Native American healing practices this fall. In preparation, its physician-director met and questioned nine renowned Indian medicine men in Bismark, ND, a rare encounter.

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Our weekly job listings, previously found at the end of once-a-week Career GPS posts, will now be featured in their own weekly posts. This week, we've found a variety of trade publications and specialty media outlets seeking reporters to cover health care beats. Also highlighted are listings for a freelance web producer and part-time internship. In addition, please find the most updated information on upcoming grants, fellowships and educational opportunities.

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After being busted for dispensing prescriptions over the Internet and providing poor medical care to his patients, Dr. Stephen Hollis says he still maintains a thriving eye surgery practice. He talks about his past and present in a surprisingly candid interview.

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If you want to know how tough someone’s life has been, look inside his mouth. Teeth are made of the hardest substance in the human body. But poverty, neglect and disease can crack them, break them, ruin them. The patients at the SOME dental clinic on O Street NW have been through a lot. Their teeth tell the story.

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