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> The sad story of Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center is drawing to a close. And now Dr. Bruce Chernof has to figure out where patients will go when the facility shuts down. Article

> Looking across their southern border, Canadians are thinking hard about allowing private medical competition into their national healthcare system. Article

> Partly because people are living longer--and surviving fatal illnesses like cancer longer--use of pain medication has nearly doubled between 1997 and 2005. Article

> It's sobering to contemplate: about one-quarter of Americans either have diabetes or are at risk for getting it. Article

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