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  • Accountable Care Organizations might help tame Medicare costs

    whatdoctorsknow.com Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
  • We don't need underhanded attempts to obstruct access to abortion

    Several states have enacted laws in recent years that require doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. These laws, masquerading as measures to protect the health of women, are nothing more than underhanded...
  • 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...
  • FAU medical residents make rounds at hospital

    Delray Medical Center welcomed its first class of residents last month. The three-year residency provides clinical, hands-on patient training in conjunction with the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. The 36 residents were selected...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure

    Patients pay steep price for Hepatitis C cure
    There's a new breakthrough hepatitis C drug treatment that cures — yes, cures — almost everyone who takes it. Unlike previous, far less effective treatments, patients suffer few if any side effects. The entire regimen takes only 12 weeks, much...
  • How to escape the medical care debt trap

    How to escape the medical care debt trap
    The single biggest cause of personal bankruptcy in the United States isn't job loss or irresponsible use of credit. It's medical expenses. An analysis this year by NerdWallet Health found that about 60% of all bankruptcies are health related. And a...
  • Rest is the best medicine for young athletes

    Rest is the best medicine for young athletes
    Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
  • EatingWell: Don't want food treated with antibiotics? Pay attention to labels

    More antibiotics go into the food we eat than we take ourselves. About 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in the United States are used on farm animals. Most animals are dosed regularly--sometimes even daily--with antibiotic-laced food and water in a...