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  • Review Supports Mandatory Testing of Aging Physicians Some health systems have started evaluations for those aged at least 70 years. Authors say that, if the medical community doesn't start giving this serious thought, legislatures may start setting the rules.
  • ISHLT Organ Transplants Delayed in Large US Cities Every day, 20 Americans die waiting for an organ. Physicians say they are disturbed at the role geography plays when they have to watch patients die because of the randomness of where they live.
 

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