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A botched lethal injection in Oklahoma this week has renewed a debate on whether doctors should be banned from executions - or required to participate to make the process more humane.
Executions by lethal injection involve a common medical procedure and government-approved medications - used for non-medical purposes. That's one reason why the American Medical Association and several other physician and nurses groups oppose having their members participate in executions. Here's how the procedures and drugs are supposed to work, and what can go wrong.
The nation's largest doctors' group said Monday it won't try to block Medicare's release of billing records for 880,000 physicians, although it continues to oppose the government's recent decision to open up the massive data trove.
Patients may soon get an unprecedented look at how their doctor compares to other physicians, after Medicare announced Wednesday it plans to publicly post billing data for more than 880,000 practitioners.
Doctor ratings are less popular than those of toasters, cars and movies when it comes to online consumer sites. That's according to a survey that found most adults hadn't checked online physician reviews - and most said a conveniently located office and accepting patients' health insurance was more important.
Being accepted to medical school was once seen as a ticket to a prosperous and fulfilling career, but today's students face far less certain futures under Obamacare.
Screening all women about domestic-violence experiences when they visit a health clinic doesn’t prevent future abuse or result in improved lives, says a study released Tuesday.
There is still "a long way to go" to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but scientifically, there's no reason the world can't move toward the day when HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are rare, a federal official said Sunday.
In a story about the American Medical Association naming a new president- elect, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Dr. Ardis Hoven will take office as president-elect in June 2013 and become president in 2014. She became president-elect on Tuesday, and takes office as president in June 2013.