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East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/File)
East Baltimore Medical Center, a community practice affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/File)
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For victims of doctor’s hidden camera, settlement a step in recovery

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

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MedImmune ran full-page ads in newspapers protesting pediatricians' new recommended limits on Synagis, a drug for preventing serious lung problems in premature infants caused by a usually mild virus. (AP Photo)
MedImmune ran full-page ads in newspapers protesting pediatricians' new recommended limits on Synagis, a drug for preventing serious lung problems in premature infants caused by a usually mild virus. (AP Photo)
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Anti-virus drug maker fights pediatricians’ new advice

CHICAGO (AP) -- A costly drug given mostly to premature babies is at the center of a clash between the manufacturer and the nation's leading pediatrician's group, which recommends scaling back use of the medicine.

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East Baltimore Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital,  where more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist were secretly photographed and videotaped  in the examining room. (AP Photo)
East Baltimore Medical Center, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital, where more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist were secretly photographed and videotaped in the examining room. (AP Photo)
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Female victims of doctor’s hidden camera can share in settlement

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

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Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care?

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Attorney Jonathan Schochor, above, says Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly videotaped women's bodies in the examining room. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
Attorney Jonathan Schochor, above, says Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly videotaped women's bodies in the examining room. (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)
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$190M settlement in secret videotaping of women

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Johns Hopkins Hospital has agreed to a $190 million settlement with more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped women's bodies in the examining room with a pen-like camera he wore around his neck, lawyers said Monday.

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Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

WASHINGTON (AP) -- When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation.

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Addiction Battle Targets Docs, Pharmacies [AUDIO]

In their fight against prescription drug abuse, New Jersey officials can't only focus on the addicts, but also the professionals who end up putting the narcotics in the hands of people who don't really need them.

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Doctor and Patient
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NJ Doctors Help Spur State’s Economy

The American Medical Association and the Medical Society of New Jersey are out with a new report that revealed New Jersey’s more than 22,374 patient care physicians support 234,906 jobs and generate $1.7 billion in economic activity.

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New Company Offers Online Medical Shopping [AUDIO]

You can go online and shop for discounted cars and hotels, so why not do the same thing if you need an operation? A company called MediBid is allowing patients to do just that.

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Addressing NJ’s Doctor Shortage

New Jersey is in the midst of a physician shortage and the situation is worsening. Hoping to solve the problem, the Assembly Higher Education Committee today approved a bill creating a loan redemption program.

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