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4 Medical Procedures You May Not Need

No matter your personal views on the controversial Affordable Care Act, there’s one aspect of the country’s healthcare system that most of us can agree on: healthcare is incredibly expensive. A rou…

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Is Your Doctor Lying to You?

Is your doctor being completely honest with you? Are you sure? A new study, led by researchers from Harvard Medical School, indicates that some doctors refuse to tell their patients the whole truth…

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Is Chemotherapy a Cure-All?

People receiving treatment for serious cancers may harbor false hopes for a full recovery, according to a recent study. About 81 percent of people with advanced colorectal cancer, and 69 percent of…

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Medical Miracles

By Tijn Touber, Ode Magazine Mr. Wright was seriously ill. With tumours the size of oranges in his neck, under his arms, in his chest and pelvic area, he didn't have long to live. Or so his doctor …

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The Art of Medicine

Doctors who show empathy and acknowledge their patients' fears and anxieties are more effective than doctors who keep patients at an emotional arm's length. This was the finding in a research stu…

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