Top stories in health and medicine this morning, June 19, 2012

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1. Going to Work when You’re Sick: Docs Do It, Too. A sense of duty appears to be driving the common practice of coming to work with the flu among resident physicians.

2. Rules Will Hurt Training, Surgery Interns Say. Restrictions on the length of time that residents can be on duty will have a negative impact on the quality of training.

3. Worst Summer Yet for Lyme Disease? The summer of 2012 may turn out to be the worst year ever for Lyme disease in the northeastern United States because of recent shifts in the acorn and white-footed mouse populations, even as researchers are making advances in the understanding and treatment of refractory cases.

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