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  • The vaccination loophole

    The vaccination loophole
    Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it? With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
  • Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says

    Trying to lose weight? Don't go it alone, study says
    For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone. The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
  • Oreo cookies can be as addictive as cocaine

    Oreo cookies can be as addictive as cocaine
    The next time you get a mad craving to eat an entire bag of Oreos in one sitting, just blame it on your brain chemistry. Turns out there's a real, scientific reason behind your love for sugary, fatty foods. Researchers at Connecticut College in New London...
  • Heartburn's a symptom, not a disease

     Heartburn's a symptom, not a disease
    I am a gastroenterologist. I research, diagnose and treat digestive disorders. Those disorders include heartburn, also known as acid reflux or, if you really want to scare the customers, gastroesophageal reflux disease. I am also a heartburn sufferer....
  • Don't let the killjoys kill football [Blowback]

    Don't let the killjoys kill football [Blowback]
    Bill Dwyre, who served as sports editor for the Los Angeles Times for a quarter of a century, wrote Tuesday that "the NFL deserves to go away, to be banished from our sight forever." When football's natural amen corner raises pitchforks and torches...
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  • Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening

    Doctors rarely discuss risks of cancer screening
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Doctors seldom tell patients about the possible harms of getting screened for cancer, a new study shows. During any screening test, there is a chance of so-called overdiagnosis - finding something that looks like cancer but...
  • Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes

    Poor sleep tied to Alzheimer's-like brain changes
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older adults who don't sleep well have more of the brain plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The finding doesn't prove that not getting enough shut-eye causes the build-up of beta-amyloid...
  • Can Obamacare work?

    Can Obamacare work?
    Democrats worked for 60 years to get a federal program to achieve something resembling universal health insurance. Too bad they didn't use that time to make sure that when they got it, it would work. Americans are often portrayed as bitterly divided...
  • Your prescription history is their business

    Think you can keep a medical condition secret from life insurers by paying cash for prescription meds? Think again. A for-profit service called ScriptCheck exists to rat you out regardless of how diligent you are in trying to keep a sensitive matter...
  • Letters: Colonoscopies without propofol

    Re "Anthem's propofol policy discourages a vital procedure," Column, Oct. 18 David Lazarus is wrong to expect Anthem Blue Cross to cover propofol sedation for all colonoscopies. Many gastroenterologists such as myself perform colonoscopies under...