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House Doctor: July 2012 Archives

A Coach for Your Health?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

With chronic diseases taking up more than half of all health care spending, prevention's more important than ever. That's where a new kind of health professional comes in. Brian Goldman explains how a health coach can make a difference.

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Handling a Whooping Cough Outbreak

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

pertussis.jpgWhooping cough outbreaks have been reported in Alberta, British Columbia and New Brunswick. Two years ago a major outbreak in California led public health officials there to take steps to stem the tide. House doctor Brian Goldman says we can learn from their experience.

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Are Med Schools Preparing Doctors for Practice?

Posted by Vanessa Vander Valk

stethoscope.jpegTo become a physician, students spend a minimum of eight years studying. But when they enter medical practice, a recent study shows that they've missed out on some important lessons in their training.  House doctor Brian Goldman has the details.

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