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House Doctor: May 2012 Archives

Treating HIV Before You Get It?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

Researchers suggest preventing new HIV cases by treating high risk people before they contract the virus. But there is a downside to that plan. House Doctor Brian Goldman looks at the issue.

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Controversy Surrounds Changes to Psychiatric Manual

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

The American Psychiatric Association is revising its manual of psychiatric diseases. But the process has been mired in controversy.  Last week, a panel of doctors took the unusual step of withdrawing proposals for two newly created psychiatric disorders.  House Doctor Brian Goldman has the story.


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Doctors with Disabilities

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

It's estimated as many as four percent of physicians have a disability, but it's very rarely talked about. Daniel Heffner is telling his story in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.  He's a medical student who says his struggle with a severe learning disability is making him a better physician. House doctor Brian Goldman looks at the issue.


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