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  • Trump's Pick for Drug Czar Pulls Out After InvestigationThe decision follows a report by the Washington Post and 60 Minutes that showed Rep. Tom Marino spearheaded legislation that made it harder for the government to police the pharmaceutical industry.
  • 'Alarming' Increase in Stroke Risk FactorsDespite many prevention initiatives, the prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, dyslipidemia, drug abuse, and smoking actually appears to be increasing among new ischemic stroke patients in the United States, a new study shows.
  • Eating More Nuts Could Protect Against Type 2 DiabetesEnsuring adequate daily intake of a fatty acid found in vegetable oils and nuts could help protect against type 2 diabetes, suggest the results of a pooled analysis of 20 prospective studies.

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  • How Much Is Your Practice Worth? Many doctors who have a financial stake in a practice don't know what the practice is worth. That's a mistake, say experts in practice valuation. Here's why, and what a practice valuation involves.
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