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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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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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Steps to Ease the NJ Doctor Shortage [AUDIO]

A New Jersey lawmaker holds a roundtable discussion today at Jersey Shore University Medical Center on how to stop the Garden State doctor shortage from getting worse.

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Major Doctor Shortage Predicted in NJ Next Year [AUDIO]

Big problems are anticipated when another phase of the Affordable Healthcare Act kicks in next year.

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NJ Doctor Shortage Looming

A new medical malpractice reform proposal is designed to give injured patients and their healthcare providers the option to pursue an early offer mediation process. Assemblywoman Amy Handlin says her planned bill is part of an initiative to address the growing doctor shortage in New Jersey.

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