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Diabetes Prevention Starts With Your Doctor

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The first time I ever used an electronic medical record was 12 years ago, during my neurology rotation in medical school. Students were responsible for writing daily progress notes on each hospitalized patient that updated his or her treatment plan and list of ailments. A helpful senior doctor let ...

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How Politically Unpopular Research Helps Us Make Better Medical Decisions

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When a new drug goes on the market for, say, diabetes, doctors are typically bombarded by advertising messages that promote it. Patients may see television commercials touting the new drug's advantages over older ones and advising them to "talk to your doctor" about obtaining a prescription. But ...

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