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  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit. Insurance firms...
  • Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says

    Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says
    Most students are exposed in school to efforts by food and beverage companies to sell food or gain brand loyalty, despite a decline in some kinds of commercial enterprises, including in soda machine contracts, researchers reported Monday. High school...
  • EatingWell: Weighing in: A day in the life of a successful dieter

    While there's no single answer that works for everyone to boost weight loss, focusing on your diet and tuning up your exercise are two key elements. Another? Having a plan. Start out each week by planning what healthy meals and exercise you can fit in...
  • Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

    Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include coverage for contraception. A new survey finds that support for this rule is widespread, with 69% of Americans...
  • 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...
  • Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts

    Release of Medicare doctor payments shows some huge payouts
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant healthcare program for seniors pays individual doctors, and the figures reveal that more than a dozen physicians received in excess of $10 million each in 2012. The Obama administration is...
  • Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012

    Medicare unveils $77 billion in payouts nationwide in 2012
    Ending decades of secrecy, Medicare is showing what the giant health care program for seniors pays individual doctors, and some physicians got as much as $10 million in 2012. The Obama administration is releasing a detailed account Wednesday of $77...
  • 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...
  • Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated, new study says

    The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test

    Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test
    Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight, improve athletic performance or increase sexual arousal. One of his studies found that the smell of buttered popcorn or strawberries helps...