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  • Legislators Should Dump Doctor Dictate

    Hepatitis C is a health threat that everyone, particularly those in the baby boom generation, needs to take seriously. Nonetheless, a bill now before the General Assembly that would require doctors to offer to provide a hepatitis C screening test to...
  • More scrutiny for UCLA's School of Medicine

    More scrutiny for UCLA's School of Medicine
    In the wake of a $10-million payout to a whistleblower, UCLA's School of Medicine is drawing more scrutiny over its financial ties to industry and the possibility that they compromised patient care. A new study in this month's Journal of the American...
  • Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

    To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says. Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...
  • Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump

    Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump
    Researchers with Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom won a share of Monday’s news cycle with a hip way to start your next doctor’s visit. Instead of shaking hands with your caregiver, try a fist bump. Not because it looks cool,...
  • Animal behaviorists take a stand against breed-specific legislation

    Animal behaviorists take a stand against breed-specific legislation
    At the Animal Behavior Symposium July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced its rejection of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in a new position paper. Some communities -- ironically including Denver -- ban specific...
  • A federal food fight over the white potato

    Millions of women with infants and children in America need food. The federal program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC), has provided nourishing food (milk, eggs and bread) to those in need for more...
  • Lobbying to fix the 'fix'

     
    Physicians from around Pennsylvania are in Washington today urging legislators to fix the "doc fix. Doctors are targeting a Medicare formula that is a classic example of Washington kicking the can down the road. It's called the SGR, short for...
  • One gun every 30 days is more than enough to allow for the exercise of 2nd Amendment rights, so Chicago ought to go ahead and impose that limit

     
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all,......
  • Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings

    Doctors, researchers applaud Supreme Court's gay marriage rulings
    In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down decisions in U.S. vs. Windsor and Hollingsworth vs. Perry, health groups chimed in support of the rulings -- and gay marriage. American Psychological Assn. president Donald Bersoff said in a...
  • Q&A: Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health

    <b>Q&A:</b> Ask the pediatrician! Dr. Diana Blythe answers your questions about kids' health
    Have a question for Dr. Blythe? Write to her at AskThePediatrician@tribune.com. For more information on Dr. Blythe, go to pediatricassociates.com. April 29, 2013 Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
  • Rx for electronic records

    Rx for electronic records
    A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...