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Scheduling a Doctors appointment

It is getting harder to schedule a Doctors appointment in Massachusetts. Half the states primary care practices are closed to new patients. Full story

Evidence lacking on glaucoma screening: panel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There is not enough evidence to say whether screening adults without vision problems for glaucoma has any clear benefit, according to a government-backed panel. Full story

Obamacare helps, but community clinics work to fill the gaps

New Orleans is poor, and the Louisiana legislature is doing its best to undermine health care reform. But neighborhood health centers are finding ways to do more with less. Full story

Matthews: Affordable healthcare is ‘something we cannot ignore’

   Free healthcare clinics show that there’s a need for affordable healthcare, MSNBC host Chris Matthews argues.

Surgeon shortage linked to burst appendices

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Living in an area with few general surgeons may make people with appendicitis more likely to turn into ruptured appendix cases by the time they get to surgery, according to new research. Full story

Research needed on child abuse prevention: panel

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There still isn't enough evidence to say whether office- or home-based programs ordered by doctors actually prevent child abuse when obvious signs of maltreatment are absent, according to a government-backed panel. Full story

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  Former British PM Rings NYSE Opening Bell

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now UN special envoy, rings NYSE's opening bell, as he launches "Education First," an initiative to provide primary care to children globally.