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Elizabeth Cooney is a health reporter for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
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Monday, October 8, 2007
Today's Globe: doctor-patient divorce, flu shots for healthcare workers, genes and financial choices, teaching climate change
Open conflict in the doctor-patient relationship can be painful and time-consuming for both sides. There is little guidance available for patients, families, and doctors about how to manage these difficult situations. Have you ever dropped a doctor or a patient because of personal differences?
Hospitals from Boston to Seattle are bribing workers with granola bars, throwing immunization parties, and, in one case, forcing unvaccinated staff members to wear face masks in the hopes of persuading more medical personnel to get an annual flu shot.
New research by a team that includes a Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student suggests that our genes may play an important role in influencing our economic behavior.
As a teenager, Stephen Nodvin used to lecture high school assemblies about acid rain and why pollution is bad. Thirty-five years later, he's still doing it.