In 2017, expect pharma to be even more predatory

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Will the bad publicity that pharma's price gouging has generated for itself lead to more restrained price hikes in 2017 and beyond? Not... Read more

A cardiologist picks the top 10 heart stories of 2016

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- As 2016 winds down, it is a good time to look back on some of the biggest developments in cardiology this year. Here is my list of the... Read more

How the victim of a medical error learned to face his own mistake

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Most people imagine that their worst injuries will come from unpredictable, horrific accidents. But mine came from my pediatrician nearly a... Read more

Why medical schools must teach future doctors how to make mistakes

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To err is human, they say. We all make mistakes at work, and hopefully many of us resolve these mistakes by acknowledging the oversight, learning... Read more

N.J. better prepared than Pa. for disease, disaster, and bioterrorism, report says

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Zika virus. Deadly floods. Wildfires. Hardly a week goes by without a headline about disease outbreaks, environmental crises, or bioterrorism... Read more

Two more infections tied to heart-surgery device; area total hits 24

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Two more heart-surgery patients in the Philadelphia area have tested positive for a worrisome, slow-growing bacteria that has been linked to... Read more

In the hospital for heart failure? Get tested for sleep apnea

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Physicians have warned for years about the connection between sleep apnea and heart failure — two dangerous conditions that can contribute... Read more

Doctors on Rick Perry's oops moment with Dept. of Energy

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As an unforgiving world was quick to recall, Rick Perry once forgot the name of the department that President-elect Donald Trump now wants... Read more