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  • FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men

    FDA panel considers lifting ban on blood donations by gay men
    A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has begun to consider whether to overturn a long-standing ban against accepting blood donations from gay men. On Thursday, the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability heard...
  • Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.

    Arrogance plus deception equals Obamacare. Ask Gruber.
    "We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it ...." — Then-U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare, March 9, 2010 . Words to live by: Thou shalt not lie. Especially when thou mess with one-sixth of the U.S. economy. And...
  • In praise of the fist bump

    In praise of the fist bump
    This holiday/cold/flu season, we're waiting for the public health campaign that would save thousands of Americans from illness: Keep your hands to yourself. Don't shake hands. During this time, Americans greeting each other would not grasp hands and...
  • Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75

     Ezekiel Emanuel under AMA fire for declaring desire to die at 75
    Ezekiel Emanuel, the older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a key figure in health policy circles, came under fire from fellow doctors this week for declaring in a magazine article that he wants to die at the age of 75. In the article, which...
  • Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

    Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?
    So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on...
  • Sarah Longwell: Let's get the real drunks off the road

    The National Transportation Safety Board is on a mission to lower the legal drunk-driving limit to .05. For a 120-pound woman, that would spell jail time for having just one drink and then driving.  For those of us who work in the alcohol policy arena,...
  • New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical

    New study shows that the savings from 'tort reform' are mythical
    "Tort reform," which is usually billed as the answer to "frivolous malpractice lawsuits," has been a central plank in the Republican program for healthcare reform for decades.  The notion has lived on despite copious evidence that that the so-called...
  • Fitness Files: A Wonder is worth the workout

    We are on vacation, we're hiking Zion National Park's spectacular trails. Two-hundred-million-year-old sandstone shoots up 7,000 feet in sheer cliff and spire, sporting colors of orange, rose, toast, salmon and purple in geometric striation. Easy hikes...
  • New arts center, party labels, and medical marijuana: Letters

    New arts center, party labels, and medical marijuana: Letters
    On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to attend a preview of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando. I was overwhelmed by the beautiful, exciting, soaring structure. I have seen many performing-arts centers in this country and...
  • Excess sugar can harm your heart

    Harvard Health Blog A sugar-laden diet may raise your risk of dying of heart disease, even if you aren't overweight. So says a major study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association-Internal Medicine. Added sugars make up at...
  • Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

    Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds
    Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care. The UC Berkeley research, published Tuesday in the Journal of the...