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  • Hospitals ought to be doing less, not more, in the community [Letter]

    I read Anne P. Hahn and Michael Reisch's commentary on hospital reform with sad amusement ("Hospitals too must reform under Obamacare," Nov. 11). Their arguments are all backward. Hospitals actually need to step back from the their invasion into the...
  • Debunking the anti-Obamacare camp's attack on Medicaid

    As the federal insurance website healthcare.gov puts its birth pangs behind it, critics of the Affordable Care Act may well need another attack point. One is already emerging: It's an assault on Medicaid, the federal-state health program that's a linchpin...
  • How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple

    How to drive down a population's hypertension? Keep it simple
    Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...
  • Five groups in Pennsylvania named Obamacare 'navigators'

    Five organizations in Pennsylvania that serve low-income families, mentally ill people and groups that traditionally lack health insurance will split $2.7 million to hire "navigators" to explain Obamacare insurance to consumers. The recipients include...
  • Obamacare is forcing physicians to change

    Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases. Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
  • Global gaps in high blood pressure knowledge, treatment

    Global gaps in high blood pressure knowledge, treatment
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's the leading contributor to deaths worldwide yet most people with high blood pressure don't know they have the condition and even for those who do, treatment is mostly ineffective, according to a large new study....
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • Pediatricians advise pregnant women, children against drinking raw milk

    The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday warned that pregnant women and children should not drink raw milk and said it supports a nationwide ban on the sale of raw milk because of the danger of bacterial illnesses. The group's statement said it...
  • Gay men should be able to donate blood

    Gay men should be able to donate blood
    The Food and Drug Administration's 1983 blanket ban on blood donation from men who have sex with men (MSM) is outdated, discriminatory and medically unjustifiable. Millions of Americans are denied the opportunity to donate life-saving blood products...
  • New guidelines published for managing high blood pressure

    Harvard Health Blog When it comes to your "health numbers," your two blood pressure values are important to know--and keep under control. New guidelines for managing high blood pressure in adults, released Dec. 18 in a report in the Journal of the...
  • Surgeon all-nighters don't lead to complications: study

    Surgeon all-nighters don't lead to complications: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sleep-deprived surgeons don't make any more mistakes than usual during gallbladder operations, a new study suggests. Whether doctors had been up doing emergency surgery the previous night did not affect a patient's risk of...