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Sask. mom warns others after baby's rubella scare

A Regina mom is urging people to vaccinate their kids after her baby became sick with an unknown illness, initially diagnosed as rubella. 

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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'Basically rotting alive': Family shocked by massive bedsore threatening man's life

For months, a bedsore silently formed on Bob Wilson's backside while he lay in a hospital bed in Burlington, Ont. Now the hospital has apologized and is investigating, but his family remain ...

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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Opioid crisis spreads beyond Canada and U.S. to Europe, OECD says

Deaths linked to opioid also rising sharply in Sweden, Norway, Ireland, and England and Wales.

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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'Indigenous food is health care': symposium imagines future of hospital meals

Celebrity chefs paired up with hospital teams to deliver recipes imagining what hospital food will look like in 2030 at a symposium in Toronto on Thursday. 

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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2 new cases of measles in Montreal has public health scrambling to contain spread

Montreal's public health authority is trying to track down anyone who was in one of six places last week, most of them in Montreal's West Island, as they might have been exposed to the meas ...

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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'I'm lucky,' says farmer who cut off his own trapped leg with a pocket knife

WARNING: This story contains disturbing details. A Nebraska farmer who cut off his own leg with a pocket knife after getting trapped in a grain auger says his injury is "just a scratch comp ...

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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How an app can help parents detect signs of kids' ear infection

Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to 'hear' a warning sign of ear infections: fluid buildup behind the eardrum.

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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Getting past the senior stereotypes: U of A researcher says attitudes need to mature

It’s a stereotype as old as the hills: hit a certain age and your body falls apart, your health gets dodgy and your value in society plummets.

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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Canada not doing enough to prevent disease from imported dogs

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association says the federal government needs to update its rules for testing imported animals for communicable diseases, including brucellosis. ...

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre develops new clinic to boost kidney transplants

The new ambulatory care clinic is expected to boost the number of kidney transplants performed to 70 surgeries a year from 50. 

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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Call Info-Santé before inundating clinics over fear of measles, Montreal specialist says

Montreal health authorities are working with local clinics and hospitals to prevent a possible measles outbreak, but where people can go if they’re worried about being infected or in need o ...

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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N.S. village plans to open a medical clinic co-operative, with a monthly fee for care

An Annapolis Valley community is trying a new approach to connect residents with medical services, but not everyone agrees with this idea to address Nova Scotia's shortage of rural family d ...

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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How a young woman who can't eat found purpose beyond food

Michaela Shelley has a medical condition that makes her unable to eat. In a culture that revolves around food, she's had to find other ways to connect.

5/18/2019 8:44:22 AM

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For Women With HIV, Life Can Hurt Fight for Health

The study of nearly 2,000 HIV-positive women in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago and San Francisco who have been followed since 1994 found that many have been able to control their HIV levels, off and on.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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E-Cig Makers' Free Stuff Leads More Teens to Vape

Before adjusting for other factors, the researchers found that teens who owned promotional items were 2.3 times more likely to try alternative tobacco products than those who did not.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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The Unsexy Truth: Fewer in the U.S. Having Sex

Despite all the steamy action portrayed on our screens both big and small, new data suggest fewer people are actually having sex than in the past, including young adults and teens who seem to be less sexually active than their peers in pre ...

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Suicides Up Among U.S. Kids; Girls' Deaths Highest

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to 19, with rates historically higher in boys than girls.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young

Among twenty-somethings, colon cancer cases rose by 18% a year in Denmark and 11%  in Norway, according to the study published May 16 in The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hematology.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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LED Blue Light Poses Eye, Sleep Risks: Report

The blue light in LED lighting used in many consumer products may harm your sleep and pose a risk to your eyes, a new report warns.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens

Backyard flocks of live poultry have been linked with salmonella outbreaks that have sickened 52 people in 21 states, the CDC says.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Diets High in Processed Foods a Recipe for Obesity

Study found people who ate predominantly processed foods were more likely to gain weight.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Former President Jimmy Carter Out of Hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter, 94, was released from the hospital Thursday, after surgery to repair a broken hip. Former first lady Rosalynn Carter also was released, after feeling faint Wednesday and being admitted for observation and tes ...

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Low-Fat Diet Could Help Against Breast Cancer

Researchers found that eating low-fat foods reduced a woman's risk of dying from breast cancer by 21%.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Scientists Spot Unexpected Player in Fibromyalgia

Researchers combined metformin with standard drugs used for fibromyalgia and saw a much greater degree of pain relief.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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U.S. Birth Rate Lowest in 32 Years

The fertility rate in 2018 was 1.7 births per woman, a 2% decline from 2017. That rate means the current generation isn't producing enough children to replace itself, the AP reported.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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New Hearing Aid May Solve 'Cocktail Party' Problem

The device would rely on an emerging technology called "auditory attention decoding" (AAD). AAD simultaneously monitors a person's brainwaves and the sound around them.

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Doctors, Patients Struggle with Benzodiazepine Use

Along with Xanax, benzodiazepines include familiar brand names like the tranquilizer Valium (diazepam) and another anti-anxiety medication, Klonopin (clonazepam).

5/18/2019 8:44:15 AM

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Medical News Today: Benefits and uses of lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil has antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. People can use it as a massage oil, in a diffuser, or for steam inhalation. Learn more about the benefits of lemongrass essential oil here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: How to tell if eggs are still good

Eggs can stay fresh for several weeks, but they do eventually spoil. Some simple ways of checking whether an egg is still good are looking at the expiration date, doing a visual inspection, and smelling the egg. The main risk of eating a b ...

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Causes of swollen hands

Some causes of swollen hands include pregnancy, exercise, and fluid retention. Treatment depends on the underlying issue. Learn more about possible causes of swollen hands here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: How to stop a nosebleed

Nosebleeds are a common problem, but they often subside quickly with at-home treatment. In this article, learn how to stop a nosebleed at home. We also cover stopping nosebleeds in children and when to see a doctor.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: List of ADHD medications: Comparing types

There are many different ADHD medications. This article provides a list of ADHD medications and discusses side effects, risks, and benefits of different types.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: What can cause stomach pain and nausea?

Stomach pain and nausea often occur together and can affect both adults and children. Although these symptoms usually resolve within a few days, they can sometimes be a sign of a more serious condition. Learn more here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: MiraLAX (Polyethylene glycol 3350)

MiraLAX is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that’s typically used to treat short-term constipation. It contains polyethylene glycol 3350, which also comes as store-branded generic products. MiraLAX comes as a powder that you mix with ...

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)

Augmentin (amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium) is a prescription medication that’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs called penicillin antibiotics. Augmentin comes as an oral tablet and an oral liqu ...

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: What to know about ZzzQuil

ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter medication for treating short-term sleeping difficulties. However, ZzzQuil is not suitable for younger children, and people with certain medical conditions should speak to a doctor before using it. At the rec ...

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that's typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It's also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bite ...

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Ulcerative colitis: Does drinking alcohol make it worse?

Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the digestive system. Alcohol may cause the condition to become worse. Learn more about the links between ulcerative colitis and alcohol here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: What to know about nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin is a drug that primarily treats a specific chest pain that doctors call angina. Learn about when they prescribe it, how it works to relieve angina, safe dosages, risks, and side effects here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: What to know about the GGT test

The GGT test is a simple blood test that helps doctors diagnose liver or bile duct damage. Learn more about the GGT test, normal and abnormal ranges, and the procedure, here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Type 1 diabetes: New pancreatic cell transplant system shows promise

A new way of preparing insulin-producing implants of donor pancreatic cells promises to improve transplant effectiveness and reduce ensuing complications.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: More women risking heart health through lack of exercise

New research examines the patterns of physical activity among women in the United States who also have a form of cardiovascular disease.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: How much coffee is too much for the heart?

In a large new study, researchers identify 'the tipping point' for consumption after which coffee can increase a person's cardiovascular risk.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it's about more than calories

Volunteers in a clinical trials unit ate only processed foods and put on 2 pounds within 2 weeks. Those that ate unprocessed foods lost the equivalent.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: What to know about a low-protein diet

People with kidney-related illnesses may benefit from a low-protein diet. Key changes can help people create a varied, healthful, low-protein diet plan that works for them. Learn more here.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: Can a hot toddy help with a cold?

Hot toddies are a popular remedy for colds and flu. This article looks at the research into their effectiveness, recipes, and some alternatives.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Medical News Today: A guide to low-carb diets for diabetes

A low-carb diet is one strategy to help manage diabetes symptoms and reduce the risk of complications. In this article, learn why a low-carb diet helps, what to eat, and what to avoid.

5/18/2019 8:44:04 AM

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Scanning moles, checking for skin cancer: There's an app for that. But dermatologists advise caution

While snapping a photo of a suspicious mole with a phone and uploading it to an app might seem like the swiftest way to a diagnosis, dermatologists say users should be wary of such technology, especially when it comes to screening for ...

5/16/2019 2:44:40 PM

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Scanning moles, checking for skin cancer: There's an app for that. But dermatologists advise caution

While snapping a photo of a suspicious mole with a phone and uploading it to an app might seem like the swiftest way to a diagnosis, dermatologists say users should be wary of such technology, especially when it comes to screening for ...

5/16/2019 2:44:40 PM

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Minister Qualtrough celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Minister Qualtrough celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day

5/16/2019 2:39:36 PM

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Government of Canada invests in top research leaders of tomorrow

Funding science and research expands understanding, generates new ideas, and leads to new, well-paying jobs, economic benefits, and makes the country safer and healthier.

5/16/2019 2:39:36 PM

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Cancer patient scans cancelled over equipment problems

The PET scans are used to investigate the spread of cancer and how it is responding to treatment.

5/16/2019 2:14:35 PM

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Cancer patient scans cancelled over equipment problems

The PET scans are used to investigate the spread of cancer and how it is responding to treatment.

5/16/2019 2:14:35 PM

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Health Canada approves injectable hydromorphone to treat opioid addiction

Health Canada has approved injectable hydromorphone, a drug commonly used to manage pain, to treat patients with severe opioid use disorder.

5/16/2019 2:13:40 PM

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Recipe: Double veggie cheeseburger

This easy veggie burger is so meat-y, you could fool a meat-eater!

5/16/2019 12:54:23 PM

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Recipe: Double veggie cheeseburger

This easy veggie burger is so meat-y, you could fool a meat-eater!

5/16/2019 12:54:23 PM

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Recipe: Double veggie cheeseburger

This easy veggie burger is so meat-y, you could fool a meat-eater!

5/16/2019 12:54:23 PM

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Recipe: Double veggie cheeseburger

This easy veggie burger is so meat-y, you could fool a meat-eater!

5/16/2019 12:54:22 PM

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Recipe: Double veggie cheeseburger

This easy veggie burger is so meat-y, you could fool a meat-eater!

5/16/2019 12:54:20 PM

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Amazing brain discoveries

Certain things about the human brain still remain a mystery to scientists and researchers. But it turns out science is really crushing it so far in 2019 because they’ve made some amazing discoveries. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

5/16/2019 12:54:14 PM

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Amazing brain discoveries

Certain things about the human brain still remain a mystery to scientists and researchers. But it turns out science is really crushing it so far in 2019 because they’ve made some amazing discoveries. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

5/16/2019 12:54:13 PM

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Amazing brain discoveries

Certain things about the human brain still remain a mystery to scientists and researchers. But it turns out science is really crushing it so far in 2019 because they’ve made some amazing discoveries. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

5/16/2019 12:54:13 PM

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Amazing brain discoveries

Certain things about the human brain still remain a mystery to scientists and researchers. But it turns out science is really crushing it so far in 2019 because they’ve made some amazing discoveries. Susana Victoria Perez has more.

5/16/2019 12:54:12 PM

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Woman left paralysed from the waist down after being hit by a drunk driver walks down the aisle

Erin Rollins, 33, of Chicago, was told she was lucky to survive the collision in November 2014. But two years later, she married her partner, Dennis, after re-learning to walk.

5/16/2019 12:52:12 PM

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Woman left paralysed from the waist down after being hit by a drunk driver walks down the aisle

Erin Rollins, 33, of Chicago, was told she was lucky to survive the collision in November 2014. But two years later, she married her partner, Dennis, after re-learning to walk.

5/16/2019 12:52:12 PM

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Alabama governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest

5/16/2019 12:50:28 PM

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More Than Half of Physicians Have Net Worth of at Least $1M

Seven percent have more than $5 million. Among specialties, gastroenterology had the most physicians in that group. Almost half owe at least $300,000 on their mortgages. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:19 PM

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More Than Half of Physicians Have Net Worth of at Least $1M

Seven percent have more than $5 million. Among specialties, gastroenterology had the most physicians in that group. Almost half owe at least $300,000 on their mortgages. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:19 PM

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health

Obstetricians need to be aware of the effects of common chemicals on reproductive health so they can counsel patients and be advocates for more regulation to protect patients and their families. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:19 PM

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health

Obstetricians need to be aware of the effects of common chemicals on reproductive health so they can counsel patients and be advocates for more regulation to protect patients and their families. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:19 PM

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One in 5 Residents Doubt Career Choice Despite Ample Job Offers

Despite an abundance of job offers for new residents, the grind of residency, uncertainty about the future, big loans, and fellowships ahead for specialists all contribute to the pessimism of this segment. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:16 PM

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One in 5 Residents Doubt Career Choice Despite Ample Job Offers

Despite an abundance of job offers for new residents, the grind of residency, uncertainty about the future, big loans, and fellowships ahead for specialists all contribute to the pessimism of this segment. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:16 PM

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health

Obstetricians need to be aware of the effects of common chemicals on reproductive health so they can counsel patients and be advocates for more regulation to protect patients and their families. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:16 PM

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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Affect Reproductive Health

Obstetricians need to be aware of the effects of common chemicals on reproductive health so they can counsel patients and be advocates for more regulation to protect patients and their families. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:16 PM

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One in 5 Residents Doubt Career Choice Despite Ample Job Offers

Despite an abundance of job offers for new residents, the grind of residency, uncertainty about the future, big loans, and fellowships ahead for specialists all contribute to the pessimism of this segment. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:15 PM

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More Than Half of Physicians Have Net Worth of at Least $1M

Seven percent have more than $5 million. Among specialties, gastroenterology had the most physicians in that group. Almost half owe at least $300,000 on their mortgages. Medscape Medical News

5/16/2019 12:47:15 PM