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'Alternative Facts' Should Not Guide Reproductive Decisions

— Personal agendas have no place in healthcare

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Health Groups, Others React to SCOTUS Decision on Mifepristone

But the battle over abortion is far from over, they say

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Tanning Salons Are Overdue for a Regulatory Burn

In the meantime, don't forget to educate patients on the risks

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Supreme Court Preserves Access to Abortion Pill

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Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cig Use in Teens

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Biden Admin Advances Plan to Remove Medical Debt From Credit Scores

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The AMA Will 'Fight for Our Profession and Our Patients,' Says New President

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With Bird Flu Tests Hard to Get, How Will We Know When to Sound a Pandemic Alarm?

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