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  • Epilepsy drug in pregnancy tied to autism risk

    Epilepsy drug in pregnancy tied to autism risk
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder, suggests new research based on close to 700,000 babies born in Denmark. Previous studies...
  • 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...
  • When weight is disabling

    When weight is disabling
    Lisa Harrison weighed 527 pounds on the day she was fired from her job at a Louisiana drug addiction treatment center. The 5-foot-2-inch Harrison, who believed her employer considered her "disabled" due to her weight, filed a discrimination charge with...
  • 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....
  • Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt

    Lyme disease, autism link cast into doubt
    Since 2008, when a group of physicians drew a hypothetical link between Lyme disease and autism, a growing number of patient activists have embraced the belief that the hallmark neuropsychiatric symptoms of autism may spring from the body's immune...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies

    Small restaurants serving big calories, salt: studies
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite public health progress in cutting calories, as well as salt and fat from fast foods and supermarket products, neighborhood restaurants are still packing big helpings of each into their meals, a trio of studies suggests....
  • 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...
  • More salt in food, but should we take recommended limits with a grain of skepticism?

    More salt in food, but should we take recommended limits with a grain of skepticism?
    While many doctors urge patients to curb their sodium intake for better health, the processed food and restaurant industries continue to spike products with large amounts of sodium, according to a recent study. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans in...
  • Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?

    Carson is quoting Lenin to criticize Obamacare. Is the reference bogus?
    It was the most expensive campaign ever launched, but opponents were determined to defeat the president's health care reform plan. "Would socialized medicine lead to socialization of other phases of American life?" began one of the pitches used in a...