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When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the American Medical Association was quick to release a statement in support of the "historic" decision that will give more people access to health coverage.

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Obama said mandate isn't tax in 2009updated: Fri Jun 29 2012 12:50:00

President Obama said the health care mandate wasn't a tax, but Thursday the Supreme Court upheld the law because it was.

Medical schools join first lady's health initiative for veteransupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 18:24:00

Two medical education groups and 130 medical schools signed on to first lady Michelle Obama's initiative to "train the nation's physicians to meet the unique health care needs of the military and veterans communities," the White House announced Wednesday.

Public health doctors resigning en masse in Israelupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 13:32:00

The crisis in Israel's health system entered its second day Tuesday, as scores more resident doctors resigned from public hospitals across the country over a pay dispute.

Never too late to be a doctorupdated: Mon Jun 13 2011 11:21:00

By the time Mike Moore finishes school and starts his career as a doctor, he'll be in his 50s.

CNNMoney: Med students rush to primary care programsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 16:30:00

After years of being the black sheep of the medical profession, family medicine is becoming more attractive to med students. The reason -- health reform.

Justices debate watch prices, medical studentsupdated: Mon Nov 08 2010 15:50:00

Two business giants -- one a upscale manufacturer, the other a discount retailer -- clashed at the Supreme Court Monday in an important business case dealing with imported goods sold at low cost in the United States.

Ten uses for your body after you dieupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 08:21:00

Like many Americans, you probably think you're pretty charitable. Perhaps you donate money to the needy or ill, give away your old clothes, volunteer at your child's school or participate in holiday gift drives in December.

Quality-of-life care must start right awayupdated: Wed Sep 08 2010 09:54:00

Theresa Brown's thoughtful essay on end-of-life care reminded me of a recent clinical encounter. It was a hot July afternoon when I found myself in a quiet hospital lounge, having "the family discussion" with a patient newly admitted to my medical service, a sweet middle-aged woman whose lung cancer had spread so extensively that it now encircled the vital vessels of her chest.

Are hospitals deadlier in July?updated: Thu Jul 08 2010 11:44:00

More than 16,000 U.S. medical school graduates are awarded M.D. degrees each year, and many enter their residency programs at teaching hospitals in July. Now, a growing body of research suggests that month might be a more deadly time in U.S. hospitals.

Gupta, Kevorkian on doctors, deathupdated: Sun Jun 27 2010 12:13:00

The way current legal suicide is practiced in several states is wrong, Dr. Jack Kevorkian tells CNN 's Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

How integrative medicine can help your healthupdated: Wed May 19 2010 08:17:00

There are countless opinions regarding how to improve health care in the United States, but many experts agree on one fact: "Our current health-care system is mainly a sick-care system," says Adam Perlman, executive director of the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Fortune: A Michigan success storyupdated: Wed May 12 2010 07:01:00

It is not the kind of view you expect these days in downtrodden Michigan. From this rooftop plaza on the 17th floor of Bridgewater Place, evidence of urban renewal spreads in every direction. Directly to the south is the modern campus of Grand Valley State University, home to 11,000 students. Across the Grand River lies the sprawl of the redeveloped entertainment district, with its new arena and convention center, steps away from downtown business and government office buildings. Atop a hill to the east is the city's crown jewel: a $1 billion (and growing) medical complex that includes a cancer research center, specialized treatment facilities, and a medical school.

CNNMoney: Doctor-starved: America's heartland in crisisupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 10:17:00

For one doctor practicing in America's heartland, the new health care law and its incentives to keep doctors on the farm is a start, not a solution, to the medical care crisis afflicting rural America.

CNNMoney: Nursing crisis looms as baby boomers ageupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 15:18:00

America could be facing a nursing shortage that will worsen exponentially as the population grows older.

Primary care shortages hitting communities hardupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 08:33:00

Her bedside manner is comforting, the questions to the point.

Help for community health centersupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 08:33:00

President Obama praises the Senate's health reform compromise and says the new framework will pave the way to passage.

Getting out of the militaryupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 22:51:00

CNN's Blogger Bunch discusses when troops can duck military service.

Classmates: Hasan defended suicide bombings, held Islamist viewsupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 22:51:00

Those who knew Nidal Malik Hasan before he was a major in the Army -- and the suspect in last week's mass killing at Fort Hood -- say he was long known for militant Islamist views.

Medical students reckless on Internet, sometimes at patients' expenseupdated: Tue Sep 22 2009 17:15:00

In 2007, a resident surgeon snapped a picture of a patient's tattoo -- the words Hot Rod on his penis -- and shared it with colleagues, making international news when the story was leaked to the press. At least the resident didn't post the picture on the Internet. Yale Student Disappears Days Before Weddingupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 09:27:00

The FBI joins the search for graduate student Annie Marie Le who was last seen Tuesday

CNNMoney: Free medical school for 40 lucky studentsupdated: Fri Jul 31 2009 11:39:00

The incoming freshmen at one of the nation's newest medical schools will have more freedom to choose whether to become a specialist or help fill the shortage of primary care doctors.

Indian state sacks 600 striking doctorsupdated: Wed Jul 29 2009 06:00:00

Six hundred medical residents have been fired in western India for going on strike, officials said.

CNNMoney: Family doctors: An endangered breedupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 07:58:00

Luis Manriquez and Katherine Glass share a common -- and increasingly rare -- ambition: They both want to become family doctors.

CNNMoney: Help with medical school loansupdated: Fri Jul 10 2009 11:15:00

Question 1. I have 8,000 dollars saved but it is just sitting in a savings account earning almost no interest. Is there something better that I can put my money into that is safe? -- Cory

CNNMoney: Volunteer, cut college costsupdated: Thu Jul 02 2009 15:05:00

College tuition increases about 5% to 8% a year. And most students are now just beginning to get their financial aid packages. Craigslist Killer Suspect Faces Arraignment Mondayupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 15:08:00

A grand jury has indicted Philip Markoff on seven counts, including Murder One

Markoff pleads not guiltyupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 13:38:00

Philip Markoff pleads not guilty to charges related to the so-called Craigslist killing.

Craigslist suspect pleads not guilty to murder indictmentupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 13:38:00

A 23-year-old medical student pleaded not guilty Monday to an indictment alleging first-degree murder charge in a killing tied to Craigslist.

Suspect in Craigslist slaying indictedupdated: Sun Jun 21 2009 19:24:00

A Massachusetts grand jury late last week indicted a 23-year-old medical student on seven counts, including first-degree murder, in the fatal shooting of one woman and the robbery of another in Boston hotels.

Videos renew debate on military use of animalsupdated: Fri Jun 05 2009 17:52:00

Newly released videos are raising questions about the military's continued use of live animals in simulated battlefield medical training. Preppy Medical Student Charged as 'Craigslist Killer'updated: Tue Apr 21 2009 19:27:00

Philip Markoff was arrested after an exhaustive manhunt along the East Coast

Doctors train in 'Second Life'updated: Mon Mar 30 2009 19:45:00

A British med school is having students learn by treating virtual patients in the online world 'Second Life'.

Can Second Life help teach doctors to treat patients?updated: Mon Mar 30 2009 19:45:00

At Imperial College London, medical students navigate a full-service hospital where they see patients, order X-rays, consult with colleagues and make diagnoses.

Cold Case: Maura Murrayupdated: Wed Nov 26 2008 12:08:00

Nancy Grace reports on Maura Murray, a young nursing student who vanished after a minor car accident.

Family doctor shortageupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:58:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at a new survey that finds half of all primary physicans surveyed want to leave their practices.

Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicineupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:14:00

Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative.

Ever wonder if your doctor is laughing at you?updated: Wed Sep 10 2008 09:02:00

You're sick, in the hospital, or maybe even undergoing surgery. The last thing you want to contemplate is the thought that your doctor might be making fun of your toe rings while you're anesthetized. Fewer US Med Students Choosing Primary Careupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 16:00:00

Only 2% of graduating medical students say they plan to work in primary care internal medicine, raising worries about a looming shortage of the first-stop doctors who used to be the backbone of the American medical system

Study: Medical students show racial biasupdated: Wed Jul 09 2008 16:22:00

Edna sits on an examining table ready and alert -- she wants answers about the lump in her breast.

Donors sign up to have bodies dissected, displayedupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 20:42:00

Toney Dixon's fascination with dead bodies goes back to her childhood, when she would sneak around her uncle's funeral home and watch him prepare bodies. Tim Layden: Gatlin's peers have no sympathy for banned sprinterupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 10:58:00

EUGENE -- The news came late yesterday afternoon that Justin Gatlin's last attempt at judicial intervention to enable his participation in the Olympic Track and Field Trials had been turned aside. (In a hilarious Blackberry World moment, this information was delivered in a press conference here by a colleague of mine who first asked U.S. 100-meter favorite and world champion Tyson Gay how he would feel -- hypothetically -- if Gatlin ran and then modified his question 15 minutes later to ask how Gay felt -- actually -- that Gatlin was, in fact, not running). Gay's answers, in summary: Bad, and then better.

Five symptoms men shouldn't ignoreupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 17:17:00

Ask doctors if their male patients ignore big and obvious health symptoms, and they'll respond with laughter -- huge peals and guffaws.

A heart for baby Annabelleupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 14:58:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a baby enrolled in a clinical trial for a severe congenital heart defect.

CNNMoney: Nursing: the recession-proof job marketupdated: Wed Mar 26 2008 14:58:00

When Heidi Sadowsky quit the finance sector, she abandoned a job market on the verge of collapse for one that may be air-tight: nursing.

Are you a 'cyberchondriac'?updated: Thu Dec 20 2007 12:54:00

First-year medical students are some of the biggest hypochondriacs around. Bombarded with information about every disease under the sun, they start to imagine they have them all. In their minds, every mole is skin cancer. A nosebleed is surely a sign of a tumor. Headache? Must be skyrocketing blood pressure.

Money Magazine: Young doctors in debtupdated: Fri Nov 16 2007 11:47:00

It's Wednesday evening and Megan Reis can't remember when she last saw her husband Chris. Small wonder. Since Sunday morning, Meg has worked more than 60 hours at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, the Chicago-area facility where she is training in pediatrics.

Commentary: Integrative medicine is 'new way of healing'updated: Tue Nov 06 2007 18:40:00

In a recent column, Emily Breidbart, a second-year medical student at New York University School of Medicine, expressed concerns about her medical education and the frustrating health-care system she will soon enter.

Iraqi youth fear departure of U.S. troopsupdated: Thu Sep 13 2007 10:37:00

U.S. troops should stay in Iraq to keep ethnic violence from spiraling out of control, but they shouldn't stay too long, according to a panel of Iraqi youth convened by CNN.

Iraqis answer questions from U.S.updated: Thu Sep 13 2007 10:37:00

Iraqi youth speak to Aneesh Raman about the situation on the ground and respond to questions from viewers in the U.S. Better Bedside Mannersupdated: Wed Sep 05 2007 12:00:00

A new study shows that a standardized test of doctor communication skills can help create a nicer, better doctor of the future

Med student struggles to preserve her idealismupdated: Thu Aug 16 2007 23:40:00

"Two minutes!" yells our course coordinator.

Australia detains 8th medic in terror probeupdated: Wed Jul 25 2007 04:37:00

Eight people in custody as part of the wide-ranging investigation into failed car bombings in London and Glasgow all have links to the medical profession.

Triple amputee to graduate from medical schoolupdated: Tue May 29 2007 18:28:00

A woman who lost both legs and an arm as a child is poised to become a doctor for children.

Class trains doctors for the toughest conversationupdated: Mon Apr 23 2007 10:00:00

It's been more than a decade since her 13-year-old daughter, Maria-Victoria, died in a car accident, but Lynda Boucugnani will never forget the doctor who delivered the news. "I remember he sat down, but his first words were, 'Your daughter is deceased.' That just struck me as so cold, so cold," says Boucugnani. The experience was horrendous, she says. "I expected a little bit more compassion ... there was no, 'I'm sorry,' no touching my hand. These things would have meant the whole world to me."

In Gambia, AIDS cure or false hope?updated: Thu Mar 15 2007 13:13:00

At the only hospital in the capital of this tiny West African nation, a 3-year-old AIDS patient named Suleiman receives his daily dose of medication -- a murky brown concoction of seven herbs and spices served out of a bottle that once contained pancake syrup.

Fortune: McKesson: Wiring the medical worldupdated: Wed Feb 07 2007 15:07:00

What's the biggest company in the biggest sector of the biggest economy on earth? You're forgiven if you don't know the answer: McKesson, America's largest health-care-services company, with revenu...

Heart disease often misdiagnosed in womenupdated: Thu Feb 01 2007 12:48:00

When Jean Horgan complained of heart palpitations, her doctor told her it was just nerves.

Fortune: Worried about outsourcing? Cheer 'insourcing'updated: Mon Oct 23 2006 18:57:00

Dear Annie: Recently on a talk-radio show I heard some people discussing "insourcing," which is not a term I've heard before. I tuned in too late to catch most of what was said, but I'm curious: Is insourcing like outsourcing, i.e., another threat to American jobs? -Kansas Kid

CNNMoney: Stanford bars doctors from taking giftsupdated: Tue Sep 12 2006 13:39:00

Stanford University Medical Center announced Tuesday it is joining a small group of academic medical centers in banning its physicians from accepting industry gifts of any size, including drug samples.

Today's medical training -- better or worse for patients? updated: Wed Sep 06 2006 14:32:00

The phone rang. It was the middle of the night.

Doctor attacks bugs that attack kidsupdated: Wed Apr 05 2006 13:23:00

Dr. Blaise L. Congeni has always been in a hurry.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Mar 30 2006 23:22:00

Focused on bird flu

Doctor's specialty is re-wiring brainupdated: Tue Mar 21 2006 15:16:00

Dr. Ali Rezai is a doctor of last resort.

Olson a doctor without bordersupdated: Tue Mar 14 2006 16:18:00

Dr. David Olson has had patients in a remote region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has treated people in the breakaway Georgian republic of Abkhazia near the Black Sea and in a gulag prison hospital in Siberia. He has had patients in a northwest Uganda town called Arua.

Doctor helps New Orleans healupdated: Tue Jan 03 2006 15:16:00

Like Dorothy and Toto, Dr. Barry Goldman is definitely not in Kansas anymore -- and his patients are most grateful.

It's not magic -- it's medicineupdated: Tue Dec 27 2005 10:51:00

Doctors and hospitals once held onto medical records as closely as a poker player clutches a straight flush. But thanks to Dr. Daniel Z. Sands and collaborators, Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is laying its cards on the table.

From foot doctor to science teacherupdated: Tue Nov 29 2005 15:37:00

As a child, John Karaffa had a single driving ambition that became the central theme of his life -- he wanted to help people.

Hutter an artist in the world of cellsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2005 16:15:00

Growing up in Yonkers, New York, a blue-collar suburb that borders the Bronx, Robert V.P. Hutter dreamed from the time he was 10 than he would become a great psychiatrist. He didn't.

A doctor/writer in the 'House'updated: Tue Sep 27 2005 10:24:00

After teetering on the brink for years, Dr. David Foster abandoned the grit and grime of Boston inner-city medicine for the full-time glitz of Hollywood.

Ship's doctor's work far from fictionupdated: Tue Aug 02 2005 08:14:00

When people learn that Dr. John Bradberry is a ship's doctor the first question they ask is, "Do you wear white shorts?"

Heart surgeon opts for Army lifeupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 11:54:00

Dr. Robert Stewart has performed about 11,000 open-heart operations during his career as a cardiac surgeon, but on September 5 he will finally become what he wanted to be when he grew up -- a soldier.

'I would have much rather had me lose my life'updated: Mon Jul 11 2005 15:23:00

As NASA prepares to return to manned space flight, Columbia widower Jon Clark also has been thinking more about the future and less about the past.

The making of a young doctorupdated: Tue Jun 28 2005 07:51:00

The medical year begins on July 1, the day that medical school graduates finish their training as resident physicians and stream out into the real world of shingles and stethoscopes.

From the heartupdated: Mon Jun 20 2005 14:36:00

Dr. Christopher P. Cannon is not your father's cardiologist, but he was, in an unexpected way, his father's cardiologist.

Medical evolutionupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 10:48:00

Dr. J. Edward Hill is a week away from being inaugurated as the 160th president of the American Medical Association, which is no small accomplishment for a man who says he became a doctor because he wanted a steady job.

Money can't buy happiness -- just ask geriatricianupdated: Mon May 16 2005 15:04:00

Dr. David Reuben is the anti-Peter Pan.

FSB: Classroom Actupdated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

Stanley H. Kaplan is 85, and his memory is spotty. For instance, he's not sure how much he got for his famous test-prep company when he sold it to the Washington Post Co. in 1984. "I think ...," he...

Not guilty plea in fake plastic surgeon case updated: Fri Nov 19 2004 11:37:00

Lawyers for a man accused of pretending to be a plastic surgeon and disfiguring patients filed a written not guilty plea Friday in a Miami Circuit Court.

Peterson jury foreman is a lawyerupdated: Fri Nov 05 2004 15:55:00

Jurors in Scott Peterson's murder trial have elected as foreman an attorney who also holds a medical degree.

Missing woman's husband arrested in her deathupdated: Mon Aug 02 2004 13:51:00

Police arrested Mark Hacking on suspicion of aggravated murder Monday in connection with the disappearance two weeks ago of his wife, Lori, who he said was pregnant.

Families: Search for missing woman 'unnecessary'updated: Sun Aug 01 2004 07:24:00

The family of Lori Hacking, a Utah woman missing for nearly two weeks, said her husband has provided information that makes the search for her unnecessary.

Missing woman's in-laws: Son lied about medical schoolupdated: Wed Jul 21 2004 21:35:00

The parents of a missing pregnant woman's husband told reporters Wednesday they had just learned that their son lied about being accepted to a medical school in North Carolina.

CNNMoney: Woman's work? Almost anythingupdated: Fri Apr 23 2004 11:12:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - This year, for the first time in the history of Harvard University, the number of women offered admission to the incoming undergraduate freshman class outpaced the number of men.

UCLA apologizes for apparent sale of body parts updated: Mon Mar 08 2004 03:41:00

The chief of UCLA's medical school apologized Monday for the apparent sale of parts of bodies that were donated to the school and announced steps to ensure such practices do not recur.

Money Magazine: Unsung Heroes They're Our Colleagues, Neighbors, Friends--Regular People Who Devote Time, Money And Skills To Making A Differencupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

Some people seem destined to make the world a better place. Dr. Evaleen Jones of Menlo Park, Calif. is one of them.

FSB: Big Foot A Midwestern doctor found the thrill of victory in the agony of de-feet.updated: Sun Jun 01 2003 00:01:00

Some entrepreneurs become household names; others just become household surnames, like Colonel Sanders or Mrs. Paul. Consider, for example, William Mathias Scholl, whose name probably doesn't ring ...

Money Magazine: A Season Of Discontent Stressed out? Here's how to manage your health insurance--and control your own bills.updated: Mon Apr 01 2002 00:01:00

War, stock market blowouts, unemployment, terrorist alerts--there's no question that life in America has been stressful lately. Says Michael Faenza, ceo of the National Mental Health Association: "...

Fortune: Readers Weigh In On Becoming a Doctorupdated: Mon Oct 25 1999 00:01:00

As I sit in my office at 8 P.M., nearing the end of a 12-hour shift, seeing snotty noses and sewing up lacerations, I reflect on your answer to a premed student's query about income...." So begins ...

Fortune: The Hunt For The Youth Pill From cell-immortalizing drugs to cloned organs, biotech finds new ways to fight against time's toll.updated: Mon Oct 11 1999 00:01:00

Larry Ellison has the good life down pat--health, youthful good looks, vast wealth, a fast sailboat, airplanes, and more gorgeous amours than a Hollywood hunk. But like every potentate from King Tu...


Next time you're killing time in the doctor's waiting room, ponder this paradox: Congress has concluded that there are too many, not too few, physicians in this country. Washington's remedy for thi...

Fortune: MENOPAUSE AND THE WORKING BOOMER An entire generation is approaching a big change. These women will demand more on-the-job opennupdated: Mon Nov 14 1994 00:01:00

DURING AN ANNUAL industry gathering, the regional manager of a communications giant began to feel warm. The air conditioner must be on the blink, she thought. But then she realized that everyone el...

Fortune: TECHNOLOGY TO WATCH A DIGITAL ADAM Researchers bring the science of anatomy into the information age by translating a cadaver inupdated: Mon Nov 01 1993 00:01:00

Wanted: dead or . . . well, dead. In 1991, researchers Victor Spitzer and David Whitlock of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver launched a wide-ranging search for a perfectl...

Money Magazine: MEET A REAL-LIFE 11-YEAR-OLD DOOGIE HOWSER Masoud, now a college junior with an A average, will finish med school in 5 1/2 yearsupdated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

It's a languid summer day at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif., and the 25 students in Mr. Nasby's second-year calculus class would rather be working on their tans than learning about doub...

Fortune: AMERICA'S PAINFUL DOCTOR SHORTAGE Conventional wisdom says we have too many physicians. So how come medical headhunters are thriupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

MOST CURES for America's ruinous, $800-billion-a-year medical bill focus on changing our profligate insurance system, which encourages patients to consume -- and doctors to provide -- too much heal...

Money Magazine: WHAT YOUNG COUPLES WANT FIRST HOME FEWER DEBTSupdated: Sun Mar 01 1992 00:01:00

Last July, shortly after Lauren Davis, 33, and David Toups, 29, became engaged, they decided to reverse the traditional order of nuptial events by buying the nest before cooing ''I do.'' The New Or...

Money Magazine: Wanted: First Home, Fewer Debts Lured by sweet housing prices and the lowest mortgage rates in 15 years, updated: Sat Feb 15 1992 00:01:00

Last July, shortly after Lauren Davis, 33, and David Toups, 29, became engaged, they decided to reverse the traditional order of nuptial events by buying the nest before cooing ''I do.'' The New Or...

Fortune: Rx FOR RECESSION: MEDICAL SCHOOLupdated: Mon Apr 08 1991 00:01:00

Hippocrates's profession is gathering new fans. The number of med school applicants, which declined through most of the Eighties, has increased by 15% over 1990 to 33,600, more than twice the space...

Money Magazine: ASK THE EXPERT: ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS Home ownership transfer; donating depreciated property; beating Medicare tax Your quesupdated: Sat Jul 01 1989 00:01:00

Q. My elderly mother is considering giving me her house. It has a value of approximately $95,000 and comes with an equity loan of about $35,000. I would assume that loan and then rent the house to ...

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