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A new article in The Washington Post reports that "The Obama administration called attention on Monday to the nationwide surge in heroin abuse, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. saying a spike in overdoses from the deadly drug constitutes 'an urgent and growing public health crisis.'" To confront...
A new post in NPR's Shots blog reports "An experimental blood test can identify people in their 70's who are likely to develop Alzheimer's disease within two or three years. The test is accurate more than 90 percent of the time, scientists reported Sunday in Nature Medicine." Researchers, "after sifting...

Shift in Physician Employment

Hospitals vs. Private Practices. Who Wins?

A new op-ed piece from The New York Times discusses the implications of the shift in physician employment following the passing of the Affordable Care Act, which has presented "new financial incentives intended to curb costs and increase profits may mean that doctors get paid more for doing less, which may...