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  • Demings raises big (and spends big) in Webster race

     
    WASHINGTON — In most congressional races, it’s rare if a challenger raises more money than the incumbent. But in Florida’s 10th Congressional District, that role reversal has become the norm, as Democrat Val Demings repeatedly has beaten...
  • Is your doctor getting enough sleep?

     
    Waking up in the middle of the night to work is hard, but it’s much more difficult when you’re dealing with matters of life and death. I remember those days when my father was going through his residency program. When he was working overnight,...
  • Force-feeding — Guantanamo's shame

    Force-feeding — Guantanamo's shame
    At least 106 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention center are reported to be on hunger strike, with 45 currently being force-fed. A recently published report by the Constitution Project's Task Force on Detainee Treatment, to which we...
  • Americans exercise more, but are still not losing much weight

    WASHINGTON – Americans are exercising more, but that has not done much to slim their waistlines, underscoring the immense challenge confronting health advocates fighting the nation’s obesity crisis. In more than two-thirds of the nation&...
  • Rising diabetes triggers more vision problems in young adults

     
    The upward trend in type 2 diabetes, especially among younger adults, appears to be driving a rise in vision problems at an earlier age, according to a study released today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Because of the soaring rate of...
  • 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...
  • A force-feeding disgrace at Guantanamo

    A force-feeding disgrace at Guantanamo
    Prominent senators, the American Medical Assn., human rights activists and a federal judge agree: The force-feeding of more than 40 hunger strikers at the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace. What's more, it also appears to be a violation of...
  • Should genetically modified foods be labeled?

    Should genetically modified foods be labeled?
    Several dozen activists rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday for a bill that would require labeling of any food made with genetically modified ingredients. The activists say that consumers have a right to know what they’re eating. California...
  • Do gun laws reduce deaths?

    Do gun laws reduce deaths?
    A┬ástudy by a Harvard pediatrician, published in the influential Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that states with more gun laws have lower mortality rates from firearms. But the author acknowledges that he can’t prove that...
  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...