| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:13 AM
Regarding the June 14, letter commenting on New York's proposed ban on sodas ("New York Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sodas should be backed") my interest soon changed to destain when the author listed "public subsidies" a culprit to the obesity epidemic,...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 2:12 PM
The American Medical Association called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered foods as part of a revised policy voted on at the AMA's meeting in Chicago Tuesday.
Currently biotech companies are simply encouraged to engage...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Mayor Bloomberg isn't the only one trying to check the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. At the annual meeting of the AMA, the largest physicians' group in the country, they voted for taxes on beverages with added sweeteners as a way to finance...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:55 AM
It's ironic that the year we, both new medical students, moved across the street from the nation's best hospital and began learning how to manage the health of others is the same year we stopped taking care of our own. It was a year of ups and downs....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Landing a spot 50 feet from the outdoor stage is a summer-concert coup.
But what if the headliners are the Jackhammers, real-life pneumatic tools blasting 95 decibels toward your eardrums?
Music to your ears? Of course not. You're already packing up,...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Another day, another study that tells you everything you do will kill you. Now it's turning the lights on at night... seriously.
The American Medical Association put their stamp of approval on a "Light Pollution" study by four doctors who specialize...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 5:26 PM
States including Maryland can move with more certainty to insure their poor, and the federal government can require others to buy health coverage after the Supreme Court upheld President Barack Obama's landmark health care law Thursday.
| Jul 3, 2012
| 9:45 AM
We're now cruising into Connecticut's sweet corn season, and few things taste better on a summer's day than a brilliant, golden corn-on-the-cob slathered in butter. The question is, would those juicy kernels taste a little less sweet if you knew they were...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The American Medical Association, the largest group of physicians in the country, took aim at cigar-smoking among youth at its annual meeting last month.
In a press release, it noted "Cigars are being marketed to youth in a range of attractive flavors...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 4:22 PM
Dr. Rizalito "Joe" Amarillo was born Oct. 9, 1925 in Alimodian, Iloilo, Philippines to Angel Amarillo and Cristita Ampalayohan.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Carol Amarillo; son, Stephen Amarillo of Newport News, Va.; daughter, Janet Moffett...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 1:05 AM
California voters heading to the polls this fall will be asked to determine if some foods made from plants or animals derived with biotechnology should be labeled at a cost of hundreds of dollars per family, per year.
The California secretary of state...