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The Checkup Archive: Bioethics

Do doctors rat on each other?

If a doctor knew that a colleague was incompetent, drunk or high on drugs, would they turn them in? A new survey has some disturbing answers to that question. Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of 2,938 doctors practicing in the...

By Rob Stein  |  July 14, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Alcohol and Drugs , Bioethics , General Health , Hospitals , The Business of Health  
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Face Transplant Sparks Debate

You've probably heard the news about the nation's first face transplant. But here's a quick recap: Yesterday, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic detailed an unprecedented 22-hour operation in which they transplanted about 80 percent of a dead woman's face onto the face of a woman whose face had suffered massive...

By Rob Stein  |  December 18, 2008; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Bioethics , Organ Transplants  
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