Health: Say Ahh, Poor Yorick

The current Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that physicians would be better doctors--and get more satisfaction from their jobs--if they took acting classes. If they don't have empathy for their patients, at least they can learn to fake it.

DOCTOR'S ORDERS

•THE HEALTH RISKS OF PRO SOCCER

Professional soccer players have a sixfold greater risk of developing Lou Gehrig's disease, according to an Italian study. Why? Among the theories: too much heading, too many legal--or illegal--drugs, and toxins sprayed on the fields.

•PREVENT CANCER WITH A SNACK?

An apple a day keeps breast cancer away, at least in rats,...

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