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Benjamin Rush, a physician and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, invented the rotational chair as a treatment for psychotic patients. He believed the chair helped improve circulation to the mentally ill brain. U.S. National Library of Medicine/Courtesy of Little Brown and Company hide caption

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From Freud To Possession, A Doctor Faces Psychiatry's Demons

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U.S. taxpayers have poured $30 billion into funding electronic records systems in hospitals and doctors' offices since 2009. But most of those systems still can't talk to each other, which makes transfer of medical information tough. iStockphoto hide caption

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Sharing Patient Records Is Still A Digital Dilemma For Doctors

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Dr. Kwan Kew Lai volunteered for six weeks at an Ebola treatment center run by International Medical Corps in Bong, Liberia. Courtesy of Kwan Kew Lai hide caption

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The Ebola Diaries: Trying To Heal Patients You Can't Touch

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To Get Parents To Vaccinate Their Kids, Don't Ask. Just Tell

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Sure You Can Track Your Health Data, But Can Your Doctor Use It?

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Sandra Lopez (left) and her dog, Coco, greet hospice nurse Heather Meyerend last fall. In the weeks before Lopez died, Meyerend stopped by weekly to check her physical health, pain levels and medications. Amy Pearl/WNYC hide caption

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Too Little, Too Late For Many New Yorkers Seeking Hospice

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