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Physician Initiative Seeks To Attract And Retain Doctors

As a medical hub, Alexandria is blessed with lots of top-notch doctors, but circumstances arise to cause shortages in some areas of specialties. With that in mind, city of Alexandria officials are looking to team up with local doctors, hospitals and other stakeholders to recruit and retain physicians in a new city program called the “Physician Initiative.”

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Prilosec, Common Heartburn Medications Linked To Heart Attacks

A novel data-mining project reveals evidence that a common group of heartburn medications taken by millions of people is associated with a greater risk of heart attacks, Stanford University researchers reported Wednesday.

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Spending On These 10 Drugs Could Cost Taxpayers $50 Billion

A total of 10 breakthrough drugs will drive up government healthcare spending by about $50 billion over the next decade, according to a report released Monday. Pembrolizumab (Keytruda), a lung cancer drug; aflibercept (Eylea), a diabetic retinopathy drug; and daclatasvir, a hepatitis C drug -- these are just three of the 10 "breakthrough drugs" that one healthcare consulting firm, projects will cost taxpayers $49.3 billion over the next 10 years, according to the report, which was commissioned by a health insurer trade group.

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How To Prepare For Health Problems On An Overseas Trip

It’s the worst-case scenario for even the most intrepid traveler: a medical emergency or health crisis in a foreign country. Though many travelers take important steps against infectious disease, including vaccinations, malaria pills and diarrhea remedies, experts say they often overlook other physical dangers...

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