| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A recent article highlighted the dysfunction resulting from the broken Medicare physician payment system ("End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all," Jan. 22).
Physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients across our nation are weary of the...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Johnny Cash wrote that famous song about his first wife in 1956, when he was touring on the road and struggling to stay faithful.
The song "I Walk the Line" is about the sacrifices and the devotions of love — the profound lengths to which we...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:06 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people who buy their own health insurance could get surprises in the mail this fall: cancellation notices because their current policies aren't up to the basic standards of President Barack Obama's health care law.
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Too frou frou for Honey Boo Boo?
Could never fist pump to Jersey Shore?
You're not alone. Millions of people worldwide suffer reality TV elitism, a condition you might call Shunscripted Syndrome.
Symptoms include extreme aversion to TLC, pejorative use...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Of the countless applications (apps) available for your computer tablet and smartphone, there are an estimated 40,000 health-related apps for consumers and physicians. But how do you know if these apps are safe and accurate?
"You don't," says Dr....
| May 29, 2013
While many doctors urge patients to curb their sodium intake for better health, the processed food and restaurant industries continue to spike products with large amounts of sodium, according to a recent study.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in...
| May 29, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Vitamin E, found in a variety of foods, such as spinach, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, nuts and vegetable oils, acts as an antioxidant, and may play a key role in preserving health during the aging process. This powerful vitamin is well known for its...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:45 PM
(Reuters) - Taking daily vitamin D doesn't keep knee pain from getting worse or slow the loss of cartilage for people with osteoarthritis, according to a U.S. study.
Previous research suggested that among people with the joint disorder, those with higher...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 10:58 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 11:08 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite no federal or uniform state requirements to do so, all school districts should have a doctor to oversee school health services, according to a policy statement from a group of American pediatricians.
"Our hope is...