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A new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine shows an association between smoke-free workplace laws and a reduction in the number of myocardial infraction (MI) cases and sudden cardiac deaths.  The study looked at data from Olmstead County,...

Physician's Perspective

The Harms of Breast Cancer Activism

In 2009, Connecticut passed a law requiring all physicians to explain to “patients with dense breasts that mammograms may not be effective and that they should ask about other screening tests, such as ultrasounds and MRI scans.“ Barron Lerner, MD,...

Physician-Patient Relationship

Medical Reform? How About Longer Office Hours

Amidst the growing skepticism and discontent of doctors facing medical practice reform, a new study in The Annals of Family Medicine assesses the effect of access to extended office hours on both health care expenditures and mortality. The study found...