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What's going to happen to the health workforce as health reform rolls out, particularly in rural areas?

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An aging doctor has been ordered to pay part of a $6.2 million judgment for negligence in performing two abortions. Why is he still practicing?

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Why Medicaid rolls grew during the recession, living alone with Alzheimer's, and new tattoo regs in California, more from our Daily Briefing.

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Is a bad cop better than no cop at all? The elimination this month of the California Board of Registered Nurses raises the question.

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A Democratic claim about Medicare, huge appetite for generic Lipitor, and the loss of public health jobs, more from our Daily Briefing.

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Is it really worth it for doctors and nurses to learn to write well? Some medical schools say yes — but their reasons might surprise you.

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The real risks of distracted driving, nurses on strike for the holidays, ADHD drug safety and more from our Daily Briefing.

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A moving examination of how doctors choose to die, a big-money Prempro lawsuit, and FDA scrutiny of the HCG diet, more from our Daily Briefing.

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Under U.S. health reform, we’re supposed to need more physician assistants, nursing aides and other paraprofessionals to serve an influx of newly insured patients. But are the private, for-profit colleges who train nearly a third of these workers up to the task? Not necessarily.

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To encourage more doctors to work in underserved areas, state Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, proposed a bill for the Steven M. Thompson Medical School Scholarship Program to help students pay for medical school. The bill, Assembly Bill 589, has a condition: The students contractually commit to work their first three years after residency in an underserved area.



Going to the Assoc. of Health Care Journalists' conference next week in Baltimore? Have a drink & snacks on us at our annual happy hour on Fri. May 3, at 6:30 pm! This year's gathering will be held at Frank and Nic's West End Grille, across the street from the conference hotel.