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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. Obesity, especially in children, can and often does lead to many diseases, but I’m not ready to equate it with diseases that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lawyers start mining the Medicare data for clues to fraud

    (Reuters) - Within hours of the U.S. government's unprecedented release last week of a trove of Medicare billing data, a small fraternity of lawyers who specialize in representing whistleblowers in healthcare fraud cases began to mobilize. These...
  • 44 Central Florida doctors got at least $1 million in Medicare money

    44 Central Florida doctors got at least $1 million in Medicare money
    Forty-four Central Florida doctors were each paid at least $1 million from Medicare in 2012, according to data released by the federal government. None of them was among the state's 20 highest-paid providers. However, two of the nation's highest...
  • Medicare shows Illinois' biggest billing doctors

     Medicare shows Illinois' biggest billing doctors
    Dr. Alexander T. Kalk agreed in 2009 to surrender his license to practice medicine in Missouri in lieu of possible disciplinary action by that state. He set out for Texas but didn't stay long, according to public records. By 2011, Kalk had moved to...
  • Cleveland Clinic exports marquee Ohio brand to Abu Dhabi

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's late king, Khalid bin Abdul Aziz, went there for heart surgery. The late United Arab Emirates president, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, traveled 7,000 miles to get there for his kidney transplant. For decades the...
  • Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor

    Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor
    This week, the federal government is planning to release a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, plans...
  • Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners

    Medicare pay data shock and anger many doctors listed as high earners
    Newport Beach oncologist Minh Nguyen woke up Wednesday wearing a dubious distinction: Medicare's highest-paid doctor in California and one of the top physicians nationwide. Some of his patients and fellow physicians immediately called him wanting an...