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  • Do we give as much as we take?

    Even though Ezekiel Emanuel has come under fire from the American Medical Association for his brazen views, he raises an interesting point: When we should ask ourselves whether our consumption is worth our contribution? When Emanuel referred to a...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Coming Obamacare battle has risk for all sides

    Albert R. Hunt: Coming Obamacare battle has risk for all sides
    As President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans profess to search for common ground, both sides are preparing to lob grenades: the president with an executive action on immigration, the new Congress by making the repeal of Obamacare one of its...
  • Can you be overweight and healthy?

    Can you be overweight and healthy?
    Is weight loss, by itself, healthy? My belief is that the more abs I can see, the healthier I am. This is because of what I must do to see those abs: exercise more, consume fewer barley beverages, raid my kids' candy stash less, fill up on vegetables....
  • Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men

    Panel considers lifting FDA ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the HHS Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • New Jersey Assembly passes assisted suicide bill

    TRENTON, N.J. The New Jersey Assembly narrowly passed a bill Thursday that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives by obtaining and self-administering lethal doses of medication prescribed by a doctor. The 41-31 vote the minimum required...
  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Cardiac clinical trials short on diversity in age, race, gender

    Women, racial minorities, and people over 75 are underrepresented in the clinical trials that help determine the way all cardiac patients are treated, a study from Lankenau Medical Center researchers has found. This means that the recommendations that...
  • Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.

    Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.
    "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it ...." — Then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare, March 9, 2010 . Words to live by: Thou shalt not lie. Especially when thou mess with one-sixth of the U.S. economy. And...
  • In praise of the fist bump

    In praise of the fist bump
    This holiday/cold/flu season, we're waiting for the public health campaign that would save thousands of Americans from illness: Keep your hands to yourself. Don't shake hands. During this time, Americans greeting each other would not grasp hands and...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75

     Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a key figure in health policy circles, came under fire from fellow doctors this week for declaring in a magazine article that he wants to die at the age of 75. In the article, which...
  • Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

    Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?
    So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on...