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  • The GOP war on women continues

    The GOP war on women continues
    There has always been something truly unseemly about the desire of conservatives in Congress to assert their control over the residents of the District of Columbia. Not only because it represents a white and male-dominated culture forcing its values on...
  • Activists grill producers of modified corn

    Activists grill producers of modified corn
    As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it. It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
  • Ban Youths Under 18 From Tanning Salons

    A tan isn't worth teens increasing their risk for skin cancer. The General Assembly should send that unequivocal message by passing a proposed ban on the use of indoor tanning devices for those under the age of 18. This is hardly a risky position. It...
  • End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all

    End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all
    Doctors are breathing a collective sigh of relief because we again escaped a cut in Medicare payments. But this whole recurrent charade underscores, once again, the unresolved issue of how to pay doctors. The fiscal cliff rescue included the usual "doc...
  • Congress must act on Medicare reform

    A recent article highlighted the dysfunction resulting from the broken Medicare physician payment system ("End the 'doc fix' charade, once and for all," Jan. 22). Physicians who care for millions of Medicare patients across our nation are weary of the...
  • Excerpt: 'Against Fairness' by Stephen T. Asma

    Excerpt: 'Against Fairness' by Stephen T. Asma
    Johnny Cash wrote that famous song about his first wife in 1956, when he was touring on the road and struggling to stay faithful. The song "I Walk the Line" is about the sacrifices and the devotions of love — the profound lengths to which we...
  • Influential pediatricians group backs gay marriage

    Influential pediatricians group backs gay marriage
    CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's most influential pediatrician's group has endorsed gay marriage, saying a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being. The American Academy of...
  • Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says

    Allergen drops can be alternative to shots, drugs, Hopkins report says
    Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
  • State Needs Annual Handgun Registration Law

    In Connecticut, more than anywhere else, citizens have been following the news closely and engaging in the debate over gun control after the tragic shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Now, after three months of discussion among...
  • Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity

    Breastfeeding may not ward off child obesity
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Breastfeeding does not seem to protect babies against becoming overweight or obese kids, a large, new study says. "It's just a reality check that in itself, promoting breastfeeding, while a good thing and will have other...
  • Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots

    Hospitals crack down on workers refusing flu shots
    CHICAGO (AP) — Patients can refuse a flu shot. Should doctors and nurses have that right, too? That is the thorny question surfacing as U.S. hospitals increasingly crack down on employees who won't get flu shots, with some workers losing their...