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Dr. Linda Halderman

Dr. Linda Halderman was a Breast Cancer Surgeon in rural central California until unsustainable Medicaid payment practices contributed to her practice's closure. She now serves as a policy advisor in the California State Senate.
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The Doctor Is In: Do Breast Self-Exams Matter?

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Sometimes, there may be more anxiety provoked than benefit.

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The Doctor Is In: Investing in Fighting Cancer

Saturday, September 6th, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Who is more likely to survive cancer, an American or a European?

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The Doctor Is In: Infant Mortality Comparisons a Statistical Miscarriage

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Babies don't do better in countries with socialized medicine.

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The Doctor Is In: National Health Insurance = Longer Life?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Many people in countries with socialized medicine outlive Americans. But is access to health care the reason?

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The Doctor Is In: Help for the Confused Healthcare Consumer

Sunday, July 6th, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

If a medical study or recommendation contradicts common sense, be careful.

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The Doctor Is In: Can Tanning Prevent Cancer?

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

When it comes to getting high levels of vitamin D, is baking in the sun just as good as drinking a tall glass of milk?

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The Doctor Is In: Is Red Wine Healthy?

Sunday, May 4th, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Our "resident doctor" explores the facts regarding the beneficial and detrimental effects of alcohol in the first installment of a regular PJM column on health issues.

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Treat Breast Cancer? Not in My Backyard

Friday, January 18th, 2008 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Nuclear plants do more than provide energy and jobs, writes Linda Halderman. Their radioactive products are the linchpin in various medical treatments and techniques - not that it's any concern to anti-nuclear activists.

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In With the Old: Healthcare’s Fake Facelift

Saturday, October 13th, 2007 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

Unless politicians take a fresh approach to health care reform, patients will continue to suffer, warns California physician Dr. Linda Halderman. "Recycling old ideas and presenting them as new accomplishes nothing meaningful for those with the highest stakes in this debate."

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Hillary’s Plan is Unhealthy

Friday, September 28th, 2007 - by Dr. Linda Halderman

OPINION: Should patients have the right to decide when, where and how much health care to receive? Not according to Hillary Clinton, warns California physician Dr. Linda Halderman.

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