Top stories in health and medicine, August 29, 2012

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1. ‘Calling’ Helps Docs Treat Tough Conditions. Primary care physicians who felt “called” to practice medicine were more likely to be satisfied helping patients with difficult-to-treat conditions such as as nicotine and alcohol addiction as well as obesity.

2. Nipple Banking Favored by Some Mastectomy Patients. Women with breast cancer scheduled to undergo mastectomy may be open to nipple banking in order to preserve something of their own breasts.

3. EDs Seeing More Priapism Cases”>EDs Seeing More Priapism Cases. Long-lasting erections that require emergent care may plague men more often than previously thought.

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