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Most doctors admit they work sick

You might think that doctors and nurses should know better, but a new survey finds that many of them go to work when they are sick.

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Doctor shortage in NJ – state officials lack ways to track it

For years, health experts have been sounding the alarm about New Jersey's growing doctor shortage, but it isn't known just how bad the problem is, or if there really is one.

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International background checks on doctors – should NJ require them? – Poll

Remember the story of a UK doctor who lost his medical license and began practicing in New Jersey after he accidentally killed a sedated patient during a tooth extraction? State legislators didn't forget Dr. Richard Kaul's actions. In fact, they're pushing forward a bill that would make international background checks a requirement for doctors.

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Worst state for doctors? Survey says New Jersey comes all too close

New Jersey is the second worst state for doctors in the U.S., according to a report released on March 30 by WalletHub.com.

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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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