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  • Is Obesity Really a Disease?

    I can’t quite wrap my head around the American Medical Association’s decision to label obesity a disease.
  • Health and Family Voices

    Planning for aging I write with concern for the aging population. The Alzheimer's Association estimates the number of diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is expected to increase greatly by 2026. Despite the great effort and expense being...

    Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

    Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...

    Columnist Wrong About Video Game Addiction

    Columnist John Rosemond's recent article "Helping Teen Boys With Video-Game Addictions" [April 9, Living"] included unfounded assertions about video games and inaccurately portrayed the research surrounding game play. First and foremost, comparing video...

    Misleading About APRNs

    In "Senate OKs Increased Authority For APRN" [April 11, news], Republican state Sen. Robert Kane asked how patients would know whether they were seeing an APRN and not a doctor. He also asked who would go to an APRN. It is deplorable that misleading...