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Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Medical Center Could End Relationship

Negotiations have broken down over rate increases for Tufts. Blue Cross says those increases would amount to double-digits for the medical center.

11/15/2011

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Doctor Panel Wants Cholesterol Testing For 10-Year-Olds

Every child should be tested for high cholesterol by age 11 so steps can be taken to prevent heart disease later on, a panel of doctors urged Friday in new advice that is sure to be controversial.

11/11/2011

Doctors Implement New Measure To Combat Negative Reviews

By having patients fill out a Mutual Agreement to Maintain Privacy form, physicians are now able to obtain copyrights to patient reviews.

07/26/2011

Survey: Access To Primary Care Doctors Lagging In Mass.

More than half of all primary care physicians in Massachusetts are no longer accepting new patients, according to a new survey on patient health care access.

05/08/2011

Rhode Island Targets Doctors With Bad Penmanship

Some Rhode Island lawmakers are looking to outlaw illegible writing by physicians.

03/19/2011

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Keller @ Large: Speed-Dating For A Doctor

Doctors taking on new patients are increasingly harder to find. WBZ’s Jon Keller reports.

12/08/2010

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I-Team: Doctors, Nurses Not Required To Test For Drugs

The last thing someone going into surgery would ever consider is the possibility their doctor or nurse could be high on drugs. But it happens, sometimes with devastating consequences.

11/16/2010

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Where Did All The Seasonal Flu Vaccines Go?

There’s been a lot of attention on the arrival of the H1N1 vaccine in our area, but what about the regular, seasonal flu vaccine. Some doctors in our…

10/01/2010

Botched abortion case headed for trial

Laura Hope Smith was 22 years old and 13 weeks pregnant when she went to see a Cape Cod doctor for an abortion. She was pronounced dead later that day.

09/12/2010

Medical gift law faces quick repeal

Two years after passing a law that required medical companies to disclose their gifts to doctors, Massachusetts legislators may now strike it down.

07/12/2010

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