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  • Pennsylvania case a chilling one for death-with-dignity advocates

    I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini. But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...
  • Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats

    Healthcare providers applaud FDA move to ban trans fats
    Healthcare providers voiced heavy support Thursday for a U.S. Food and Drug Administration plan to declare trans fats an unsafe food additive. "This is long overdue," said Kristin Kirkpatrick, a dietitian and wellness expert at the Cleveland Clinic in...
  • When life isn't living

    Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
  • What do food stamps buy?

    The debate in Congress about cutting the food stamp program has sparked predictable clashes between those who want to help the poor and those who want to cut government spending. But strangely missing from the arguments is a shocking fact: The public,...
  • Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: study

    Docs can safely treat alcoholism, PTSD together: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite fears that exposure therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) would worsen alcoholism, a new study found that doctors can safely treat both conditions at the same time. Researchers found that people with PTSD...
  • When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard

    When it comes to weight loss, bad habits die hard
    On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery

    Women told they have breast 'cancer' more likely to want surgery
    Women were more likely to want surgery when they were told they had a type of breast cancer than when the diagnosis was a breast lesion or a group of abnormal cells — even though all three scenarios described the same disease. The findings, reported...
  • 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....