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PFT: NFLPA files grievance, wants Patriots doctor out

Former Chargers team doctor David Chao stepped down this summer, after the NFLPA expressed concerns about the care he was providing players. And now, it appears the union has targeted another physician. According to Mike Reiss of, the NFLPA has filed a grievance against the Patriots, Full story

Survey: Patient access mixed in Mass.

A new survey finds roughly half of Massachusetts' primary care practices are closed to new patients and wait times to see a primary care physician remain long. Full story

Baxano to pay $6M in Medicare fraud settlement

Spinal device maker Baxano Surgical Inc. will pay the government $6 million to settle claims that it encouraged doctors to overcharge federal health programs and paid kickbacks to physicians. Full story

Doctor shortage hits hard in rural America

   It's a national health care crisis. There just aren't enough doctors in our country. The shortage has hit rural America especially hard, but there may be some solutions. NBC's chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports.

Online tool reduces inappropriate medical tests

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A web-based decision-making tool that alerts heart doctors when diagnostic tests would not be useful for a specific patient can curb wasteful procedures, according to a new study. Full story

Who Shoulders the Blame for Misdiagnoses?: Op-Ed

Richard Anderson is chairman and chief executive officer of medical malpractice insurerThe Doctors Companyand past chairman of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif. He contributed this article to LiveScience'sExpert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Full story

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  Bombing witness: Emergency workers were ‘prepared’

Dr. Allan Panter was waiting for his wife Theresa to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon when the explosions occurred. As he tended to the wounded, Theresa and other runners were turned away from the chaotic scene. Husband and wife both discuss their experiences.

  'My doctor is always there'

Texting has become the new-age house call. It’s a growing practice, especially among physicians with teen patients.

  How dangerous is Clinton’s clot condition?

Dr. Roshini Raj, an attending physician at NYU Medical Center, speaks with TODAY’s Willie Geist about Hillary Clinton’s blood clot complication, how common it is and what it may mean for her health going forward.

  Why patients lie to their doctors

A survey shows more than half of Americans aren't totally truthful with their doctors, and physicians say even little white lies might have health consequences. NBC's Erika Edwards reports.

  Assessing the risk posed by older drivers

California and five other states require physicians to report patients who present a driving hazard, but some experts say healthcare providers are not really knowledgeable about what circumstances would prevent someone from being a safe driver. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

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