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  • Throw out Obamacare? Yes, and give us a single-payer system.

    As the old saying goes, even a blind pig finds an ear of corn sometimes. And so it is with Republicans and Obamacare: They’re right; it’s a mess and deserves to be euthanized, perhaps by its own special “death panel.” And I...
  • David C. Hodgson appointed chair of Hopkins' boards

    David C. Hodgson appointed chair of Hopkins' boards
    David C. Hodgson was appointed chairman of the boards of trustees at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Health System Corp. and Johns Hopkins Hospital, Hopkins officials said Wednesday. He has been a member of the Hopkins Medicine board of...
  • Containing polio

    Containing polio
    Officials at the World Health Organization warned this week that a recent outbreak of polio among children in Syria potentially could threaten the entire region unless urgent steps are taken to halt its spread. The United Nations reported that the two-...
  • Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare

    Suzanne Somers should disavow her lame argument against Obamacare
    Maybe too much sex has addled Suzanne Somers’ brain. In a much-mocked essay published by the Wall Street Journal on Monday, the 67-year-old self-help author and  star of the 1970s TV show “Three’s Company” held forth on what...
  • Suzanne Somers, expert on nothing

    Suzanne Somers, expert on nothing
    Noted healthcare economist Suzanne Somers received a full screen's worth of valuable Wall Street Journal online space the other day to deliver her judgment on the Affordable Care Act. Before we get to the substance of her argument, let's acknowledge...
  • Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research

    Close-up of virus could ease HIV vaccine research
    The search for an HIV vaccine has taken an important step forward after researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla managed to capture molecular images of a protein spike that allows the deadly virus to invade human immune cells to hack...
  • FDA targets prescription drug shortages

    FDA targets prescription drug shortages
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that it was stepping up efforts to prevent and address prescription drug shortages, calling the shortfalls a significant public health threat. In addition to expanding early reporting requirements...
  • Why Are Women Left Holding The Bag?

    Not only do women hold up half the sky. We do it while carrying a 500-pound purse. Women carry with us, at all times, everything we might need to start life in a new state. Our purses contain the all the merchandise found in a Quickie Mart or a bodega....
  • Obamacare cancellation blues

    Obamacare cancellation blues
    This fall, thousands of Americans are learning that they can't keep their insurance policies next year because the coverage doesn't meet the standards set in the 2010 healthcare law. The only alternative for many will be more comprehensive policies at a...
  • What to expect from company health insurance plans in 2014

    What to expect from company health insurance plans in 2014
    Obamacare may be in the spotlight, but an estimated 16 million California employees are facing healthcare decisions of their own — at work. Like most other Americans, a majority of Californians get their insurance through their employers. Although...
  • The nefarious IRS attack on your local optometrist

    The nefarious IRS attack on your local optometrist
    Optometrists and opticians must have the lousiest lobbyists in Washington. How else can one explain the brutal unprovoked attack on their business launched the other day by the Internal Revenue Service?  The IRS didn't literally attack the eyewear...