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doctor's orders

Instructions given by one's doctor. Acting upon my doctor's orders, I cleared my schedule and spent the week recuperating at home. Samantha, you need to stay off your foot and use your crutches—doctor's orders, remember?
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doctor's orders something

that one is strongly advised to do as ordered or as if ordered by a doctor. I have to spend a month in Arizona. Doctor's orders. I'm doing this on doctor's orders, but I don't like it.
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He had hoped to carry on against doctors' orders but was not well enough to perform.
According to McCartney, he would have forced himself to perform in Japan against his doctors' orders, but his staff, along with the medical team wouldn't allow him.
Summary: Katie Price has fuelled pregnancy rumours after pulling out of the London Marathon on doctors' orders.
Sylmar coach Bort Escoto had a grapefruit-sized benign tumor removed from his back Monday, but he was back on the sidelines Tuesday - against doctors' orders.
ROCK legend Ozzy Osbourne won the coveted Godlike Genius award, but the star - who was nearly killed in a horrific quad-bike crash last year - was under doctors' orders not to attend.
And the doctors' orders mean he will not be with the team again this season.
Consumers like Fleming are wondering why pharmacists can't seem to follow doctors' orders when it comes to dispensing medication.
His joint GP practice was selected for scrutiny by the BBC for the forthcoming Doctors' Orders, a six-part fly-on-the-wall series about a Somerset doctor and his four partners who not only minister to the needs of Minehead but also to the visitors at thelocal Butlins' camp.
Don't rely on memory, as doctors' orders may -- and often do -- change.
County officials argued that the woman should be forced to follow her doctors' orders to undergo a Cesarean section - which she had refused for religious and personal reasons - for the sake of her baby's health.
The study, Finn and others conclude, points to the need for improving the way physicians order lab tests and to the need for better communication among physicians, clerical staffers who transcribe doctors' orders, and laboratory personnel.
The uptake of Dendrite's adherence programs comes at a time when recent industry estimates indicate that between 15-25 percent of total prescriptions remain unfilled, while approximately 30-40 percent of patients never refill a prescription in spite of doctors' orders -- all potentially causing a serious impact on patient health, while placing a significant strain on the healthcare system.
Castro is one of thousands of medical patients in Southern California who rely on interpreters every day to understand doctors' orders and medical prescriptions.
Under doctors' orders, his second Wembley Arena concert on Tuesday was cancelled.
FED-UP hospital staff are ignoring doctors' orders - by demanding chips with everything.