# Sunday, 29 January 2012
Loss of memory and other brain function can start as early as age 45, posing a big challenge to scientists looking for new ways to stave off dementia, researchers said on Thursday.
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# Wednesday, 09 November 2011
Why are cancer organizations waiting until it starts to rain before they suggest buying an umbrella?
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# Friday, 30 September 2011
When the drug you need to cure a cancer is nowhere to be found. Intervention in a complex system always creates unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes.
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# Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Intervention in a complex system always creates unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes.
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# Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Is Community Oncology Under Attack from Within? Is the Changing of the Guard in Oncology Affecting Patient Care?
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# Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Most of the time, the FDA is a valued oversight organization protecting all of us and assuring that new drugs and devices are safe and useful. Is there a point where it begins to act like big brother, attempting to limit our personal choice? Where is the line between these two extremes?
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:28:34 (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [0]  |  Trackback
strong argument was made for studying the relative effectiveness of screening colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy. Based on a review in JAMA of three studies conducted outside the US that showed no difference in colon cancer mortality or incidence when the two procedures were compared, the Times proposed a US study to answer this question.
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# Friday, 23 July 2010

In response to R. Pete Vanderveen's kind offer ("How to Care for 30 Million More Patients," op-ed July 19): Thanks but no thanks.

Pharmacy is an ancient art that used to be practiced by physicians. It was gradually surrendered, largely due to the obvious conflict of interest involved in prescribing, then selling, various remedies.

I have only respect for pharmacists, and they are an indispensable part of the team. They can, and do, pick up potential drug interactions. Most physicians appreciate updates on what our patients are actually taking.

However, pharmacists do not have a Hippocratic obligation to the patient. Allowing pharmacists to practice medicine would likely create more problems than it would solve. The need for doctors to stay in contact with dozens of pharmacists would add considerably to our workload.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703724104575379460008345400.html

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