Covering medical news for MedPage Today and freelancing science and feature stories. Bylines in New Jersey Monthly, ABC News, Newsday, and other newspapers and magazines. Follow me at www.kristinafiore.com and @KristinaMFiore.
This story is part of a major investigation by MedPage Today and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel into physicians who had public actions against their licenses in one state, but are able to practice elsewhere with "clean" licenses. In 2012, William McCutchen III, DO, was convicted of drunk driving in North Carolina, and voluntarily inactivated his license in the state while he was under investigation.
Every physician has heard the horror stories. Stories about doctors who sexually harass patients, bungle surgeries, or ignore complications in patients who then die. And what's more, they can get away with it by taking advantage of lags and gaps in the medical licensing system. By hopping state lines, or having a fistful of licenses issued by different states, they can continue to practice wherever the grass is greenest.
Processed meats such as sausage, bacon, and cold cuts may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, but only slightly, researchers found.For every 50-gram serving of processed meat per day -- a couple of slices of ham, for instance -- relative risk of the disease rose by 19%, Susanna Larsson, PhD, of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, and colleagues reported online in the British Journal of Cancer.Red meat also posed a 29% greater relative risk of pancreatic cancer to men, they found.
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