Issue Summary for July 19, 2011

Summary of this issue's articles; including a systematic review on the "July Effect", identifying families with Lynch syndrome and colorectal cancer, the effect of location on COPD mortality, a study of how the presentation of drug therapy risks and benefits affects lay people's comprehension, a systematic review of how low-health literacy affects health outcomes, a review of after-hours primary care in the Netherlands, a review discussing reprogramming cells to enter an embryonic, stem-cell like state, and the potential advantages for regenerative and reproductive medicine, including an exploration of associated medical, moral, and political hurdles, an ideas and opinions article addressing compassionate release and overcrowded prisons, twelve new article reviews in the Journal Club section, and this issue's On Being a Doctor.

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