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SMOKING CESSATION BEFORE SURGERY

SMOKING CESSATION BEFORE SURGERY A 2002 trial demonstrated that preoperative smoking cessation reduced the incidence of postoperative complications from 52% to 18%. A 2003 study reported similar results: patients who stopped smoking 4 weeks before operation had significantly lower postoperative … Continue reading

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Rural Medical Liability Letter

  THE LETTER BELOW WAS WRITTEN BY ME TO SUPPORT THE OREGON STATE TAX SUBSIDY FOR RURAL PRACTITIONERS:   AUGUST 20, 2012              RE: RURAL  MEDICAL  LIABILITY PREMIUM SUBSIDY DEAR SIRS, I AM A GENERAL … Continue reading

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