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Doctor Who: First look at Jodie Whittaker in character

The first official photo of Jodie Whittaker as she will appear in Doctor Who has been released. She is seen in teal cropped culottes with yellow braces, as well as a striped jumper and long trench coat. The Broadchurch and Trust Me star has begun filming as the 13th Time Lord. Whittaker, the first female Doctor, takes over from Peter Capaldi and will make her debut on screen when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special on BBC One. Her look is completed with brown boots, blue and turquoise striped…

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The Latest: Doctor pleads with judge to regain license

The Latest on the case of an 84-year-old doctor whose lack of computer skills are partly to blame for her losing her medical license (all times local): 3:40 p.m. A New Hampshire judge has heard from an 84-year-old doctor who is hoping to regain her license, which she gave up partly over her inability to use the state’s electronic drug monitoring program. Dr. Anna Konopka told Merrimack Superior Court Judge John Kissinger on Friday that her inability to practice is putting her patients at risk, because they are having a…

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Doctor fights to regain license lost to lax computer skills

Holding manila folders filled with pages of her handwritten reports, Dr. Anna Konopka insists her system for keeping track of her patients’ medical conditions and various prescriptions works just fine. But the New Hampshire Board of Medicine disagrees. It is challenging the 84-year-old New London physician’s record keeping, drug prescribing practices and medical decision making. Konopka surrendered her license last month — something she said she was forced to do — and is going to court on Friday in a bid to regain it. According to the state, the allegations…

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Doctor approves of ill inmate sitting up during execution

Allowing a condemned killer with health problems to partially sit up during his execution next month would be a “reasonable” accommodation, according to a doctor working for Ohio’s prison system. Death row inmate Alva Campbell became mildly agitated when officials tried lowering him to a normal execution position in an Oct. 19 test, according to a medical review by Dr. James McWeeney, a contractor for the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. McWeeney noted there were no objective findings such as increased pulse rate or breathing to corroborate Campbell’s anxiety. “Nevertheless,…

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Why the new male companions on Doctor Who will be good for boys

 In July, the world of geekdom had a communal pink fit over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the first-ever female lead on Doctor Who. The usual forces were blamed: quotas, the loony left and the ever-present political correctness GONE MAD (not my caps). Not every Doctor Who fan threatened to take their toy sonic screwdriver and go home, but there did seem to be a lot of outrage surrounding how illogical this gender switch was – about a show where the lead character travels in time and lives forever….

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Why the new male companions on Doctor Who will be good for boys

In July, the world of geekdom had a communal pink fit over the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the first-ever female lead on Doctor Who. The usual forces were blamed: quotas, the loony left and the ever-present political correctness GONE MAD (not my caps). Not every Doctor Who fan threatened to take their toy sonic screwdriver and go home, but there did seem to be a lot of outrage surrounding how illogical this gender switch was – about a show where the lead character travels in time and lives forever. This…

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