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Adherence to MS therapy: belief in disease etiology plays a role

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Suicide: telephone follow-up reduces recidivism

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Parkinson's disease: how common are impulse control disorders?

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After first inpatient psych stay, mortality risk balloons

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Do VIP patients get better care?

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack
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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

Doctors and nurses from a nearby hospital sprinted across Westminster Bridge during the attack to get to victims.

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Depression associated with risk of death following coronary artery disease diagnosis | ACC

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