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"Putting stents to the test" - Though stents save lives of patients suffering from a heart attack, there is no convincing evidence that they reduce heart attack risk for patients with stable angina. This article quotes David Maron.

New York Times

"California bill gives terminally ill patients Right to Try experimental drugs" - The California Legislature is considering several bills that would give terminal patients the opportunity to try experimental drugs. David Magnus is quoted.

San Jose Mercury News

"Free-text from electronic health records delivers a wealth of information on unplanned care" - A new study examined the incidence of unplanned hospitalizations in cancer patients using the free text from electronic health records. First author Suzanne Tamang and senior author Nigam Shah are quoted.

American Society of Clinical Oncology Connection

"How can hypnosis treat medical problems?" - This article highlights a recent talk given by David Spiegel.

NIH Record

"PPI’s increase heart attack risk" - Nicholas Leeper and Nigam Shah discuss their recent study, which found that anti-heartburn drugs increase the chances of heart attack.

The Naked Scientists

"U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal health-care law" - David Studdert comments on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

San Francisco Chronicle

"California Assembly approves one of the toughest mandatory vaccination laws in the nation" - The California Assembly approved a bill that would require all children in the state to be vaccinated in order to attend school. Catherine Forest is quoted.

Los Angeles Times

"The lifesaver" - This article features a new biography of Jonas Salk, written by Charlotte Jacobs.

The Economist

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