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Japan finds 41 more cases on ship as virus alarm doctor dies

Japan on Friday reported 41 new cases of a virus on a cruise ship that’s been quarantined in Yokohama harbor while the death toll in mainland China rose to 636, including a doctor who got in trouble with authorities in the communist country for sounding an early warning about the disease threat.

House Call: Communication is key in choosing a doctor

For some of you, a new year might mean choosing a new primary care provider. You might be doing this because you have different insurance, your provider is retiring or no longer in your insurance network or some other reason.

Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries held without bail

The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures Dr. Javaid Perwaiz performed on unsuspecting patients were unnecessary and unwanted, including hysterectomies and tubal ligations.

Review: ‘Doctor Sleep’ can’t escape ‘The Shining’

What is the hold that “The Shining” has over us culturally? It’s the popularity of Stephen King, indeed, but it also is, specifically, Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 film. The surreal and disturbing imagery, the unforgettable performances and the film’s hypnotic rhythms have woven their way into our collective unconscious and gotten profoundly stuck there.

More frights await in theaters this fall

Summer’s almost over. The days are getting shorter. Pumpkin spice is in the air. Orange and black-themed stores are opening in once-vacant buildings. Yep. It’s nearly Halloween.

Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient deaths

An Ohio critical-care doctor was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday in the deaths of 25 hospital patients who authorities say were deliberately given overdoses of painkillers.

Spokane doctor dies in Hawaii

A Spokane doctor who was vacationing in Hawaii was reported to have died on Sunday, the U.S. Coast Guard said.