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  • Vegans and vegetarians live longer

    Vegans and vegetarians live longer
    Time magazine reports that vegetarians live longer than their meat-chomping friends. Meanwhile, a six-year study of 70,000 Seventh-Day Adventists, published in the current issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Internal Medicine, found...
  • Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, cardiologist

    Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, cardiologist
    Dr. Richard J. Bouchard, a retired cardiologist who played an instrumental role in the establishment of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at St. Agnes Hospital, died Saturday from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    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...
  • Congress must act on Medicare reform

    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...
  • Wellness blog serves as voice of hospital, library wellness partnership

    Wellness blog serves as voice of hospital, library wellness partnership
    Jean Pfefferkorn, a Howard County Public Library staff member, posted an online item about a week ago on seasonal affective disorder, which carries symptoms ranging from increased appetite to suicidal thoughts. Dr. George Groman, a cardiologist at Johns...
  • Editorial: Ban On Studying Gun Violence Should Be Lifted

    Editorial: Ban On Studying Gun Violence Should Be Lifted
    In 1997, a craven Congress, doing the bidding of the pro-gun lobby, withdrew funding used for gun-violence research by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That ban on funding — and similar prohibitions in a few...
  • Inside the actors' studio, with Zach Braff

    Inside the actors' studio, with Zach Braff
    Zach Braff (Northwestern University, class of '97), the third most popular Zach in Hollywood (after Galifianakis and Efron), went back to his old school last week. He'd returned to teach an acting class, a one-time workshop. The day before, he tweeted:...
  • Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food

    Don't Label Genetically Engineered Food
    The recent call for labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients — especially on a state-by-state basis as in Connecticut — is unnecessary, unrealistic and uninformed. As someone who grew up and attended college in...
  • Anthem Agrees To Reprocess 28,000 Psychotherapy Claims, Pay $400,000 To Providers

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut agreed to pay $400,000 to psychiatrists and behavioral-health providers for services dating back to Jan. 1 and to reprocess thousands of claims, the state Insurance Department said Wednesday. At issue is...
  • Sinai to research new drug to prevent blood clots, heart attacks in stent patients

    Sinai to research new drug to prevent blood clots, heart attacks in stent patients
    A Sinai Hospital cardiologist is launching a clinical trial of a type of coronary artery disease drug not yet tested in humans, building on a history at the Baltimore hospital of research to develop more effective treatments to prevent blood clotting....
  • Let Advanced Practice Nurses Practice Independently

    One of the more controversial bills being discussed by lawmakers in Connecticut' s General Assembly would give advanced practice registered nurses the right to practice independently. Current regulations allow them to practice collaboratively under...