Supporters of Dr. Bennett picket at a pretrial hearing.



"We have to stick up for Dr. Bennett. If he retires, I'll have to take up witchcraft. He speaks his mind, and if you listen to him, he'll add a lot of years to your life." (image via Portsmouth Herald)

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Said by one of Dr. Bennett's black patients: "Dr. Bennett is no racist. I'm living proof ...

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A doctor was arrested for spanking his son in public - he claims racism. "Claiming he was targeted because he is black, a doctor who was arrested for spanking his 2-year-old son at the Quaker Bridge Mall has sued Lawrence and Plainsboro townships."

"The clitoris needs more respect." "She undertook in the 1990s to dissect a series of female cadavers and document, layer by layer, the anatomy of the clitoris. Then, with magnetic resonance imaging, she was able to document live anatomy in healthy volunteers. This research has led to better education of medical students about the clitoris, better sexual health for women undergoing pelvic surgery and some brand-new observations."

They're making a Jack Kevorkian movie. "A film adaptation is being made of the book 'You Don't Know Jack,' the story of Michigan suicide doctor, Jack Kevorkian."

Doctors misdiagnosed avian flu in tourists in Bangkok.

No HIPAA in Canada: Patient records are being photocopied at the Business Depot. "I don't like the thought of my private medical records being at Business Depot."

Most of the flu vaccine is going to grocery stores and drug stores. "The N.C. Academy of Family Physicians conducted a survey in which 85 percent of the 240 doctors interviewed said they hadn't gotten vaccine despite placing orders in the spring.

Dr. Christopher Snyder III of Cabarrus Family Medicine said doctors are frustrated that they have to tell patients to go to large grocery and drug stores to ...

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More woes of telephone medicine. "A night call from a patient who complained of back pain. The doctor quickly established the pain was an old problem and asked the patient if he could leave the consultation until the next morning. The patient agreed but later had a mild myocardial infarction. He had not had time to report his chest pain. The researchers urge doctors to consider the possibility of a ...

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An orthodontist is buying back candy from kids after Halloween. "Every year on that day he gets phone calls from parents whose children have damaged their braces by eating chewy Halloween candy.

So Lawrence came up with a plan to cut down on those calls. He offers the trick-or-treaters $1 a pound for their goodies.

He started this five years ago and says it has been very successful."

Subpoenas are being issued in the wake of alleged mercy killings in New Orleans.

Mammograms are validated to have an association with a decrease in breast cancer deaths. "The study, being published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, concludes that 28 to 65 percent of the sharp decrease in breast cancer deaths from 1990 to 2000 was due to mammograms. The rest was attributed to powerful new drugs to treat breast cancer."

We'll have the data next for PSA and ...

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Tamiflu shipments to the US have been suspended. Blame hoarding.

Vioxx jurors are cashing in as trial advisors. "The practice of paying discharged jurors for their insights, unheard of until recently, shows a growing sophistication and coordination among mass tort lawyers as they pursue big quarry such as Merck. In addition, legal experts say, it could carry risks for the jury process as payments become more commonplace." (via PointofLaw.com)

A patient awoke from anesthesia to discover her head ablaze. She's suing the hospital.

Washington medical malpractice: Vote yes on I-330. "Earlier this year I found myself staring at my computer screen reading and re-reading an e-mail I did not want to send. I knew that once I clicked 'submit' I would be locked into a path that I didn't want to go down, because at the end of it I would no longer be a doctor. After seven years of helping families ...

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Doctors gone wild: A physician is suspended after a drucken brawl during his engagement party "Thomas, who currently works as a Clinical Fellow in ENT at Southmead Hospital in North Bristol NHS Trust, was arrested and put in a cell - but paramedics were called when he slumped unconscious to the floor."

A doctor wants to ban visitors to the hospital wards during the flu season.

A mother spent two hours waiting with her sick baby while the doctor they were due to see was passing in front of them on a unicycle. "Miss Dadswell, 33, had taken her six-month-old son James to South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, after he fell ill.

As they waited to be seen, she watched the young doctor practising his one-wheel feats up and down the corridors of ...

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"It's not about the money." The family of a man stricken with Legionnaires' disease in Toronto is suing for $600 million.

"Shatner marveled at the purity of the pain." Yes, kidney stones hurt.

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