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  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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....
  • Almost one in 3 Virginians can't understand basic health information

    Almost one in 3 Virginians can't understand basic health information
    psalasky@dailypress.com | 757-247-4784 Low health literacy is costing the health care system more than $300 billion annually, according to the American Medical Association. When almost one third of patients can't understand basic health information, can'...
  • How low health literacy affects care

    How low health literacy affects care
    The AMA Foundation, in its "Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Patients Understand" publication, outlines the dangers engendered by low health literacy — the inability to use and process health information — in 90 million U.S. adults....
  • Marijuana policy bears no relation to the drug's actual risks or benefits

    The national debate over legalizing marijuana should be guided as much as possible by facts ("Stirring the pot," Nov. 12). Although marijuana is listed by the DEA as a "Schedule 1" drug — the same category as heroin — the notion that...
  • Mammography benefits questioned

    Mammography benefits questioned
    In recent years many leading health organizations have advised that all women age 40 and up have an annual mammogram or be tested every two years for the presence of breast cancer. Women with a higher risk for the disease may have been told to get bi-...
  • Study: Multivitamins May Prevent Cancer in Men

    Study: Multivitamins May Prevent Cancer in Men
    Taking a multivitamin may help prevent cancer in healthy middle-aged men, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
  • Common fallacies about children of same-sex couples

    I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage." I had never heard that...
  • Research shows gay and lesbian couples are good parents

    More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by...