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Is Your Doctor A Republican? The Answer May Impact Your Treatment.

Your doctor’s political views may influence how he or she talks to you about abortion and marijuana, a new study finds. Surveying more than 200 primary care doctors in several states, Yale University researchers found that Republican and Democratic physicians respond differently to politically sensitive health issues such as abortion, marijuana use and firearm safety. The findings suggest that even a presumably objective, science-based field such as medicine is not safe from the spillover of personal political beliefs, which, research has shown, can affect anything from consumer spending to dating to hiring.
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