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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.
  • 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...

    Mothers' weight tied to stillbirth, infant death risks

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who are carrying extra weight before pregnancy or early in gestation are at heightened risk of having their infants die shortly before or after birth, according to a new analysis of past research. The risk was greatest...

    Dan K. Thomasson: Oh, for the days of Dr. Welby

    WASHINGTON When our longtime family doctor retired in the early 1960s, he was, according to my mother, charging the same amount for an office visit as he did in the 1930s when she and my father first became his patients. I always thought that was a bit of...