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  • A better MCAT may not produce better doctors

    A better MCAT may not produce better doctors
    What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine? Since the 1920s, the Medical...
  • National gay blood drive seeks to end FDA ban

    National gay blood drive seeks to end FDA ban
    Since 1983, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from men who have had sex with other men any time after 1977. Created in the nascent years of the AIDS epidemic, the policy was intended to reduce the risk of spreading HIV during...
  • Guantanamo detention center remains a stain on our national character

    Nearly 10 years ago, I reacted with horror and disdain as President George W. Bush gleefully took credit for extra-judicial killings and indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. I thought: "How could a president throw away the basic principle of...
  • From the Doctor's Corner: Good news about genetic cancer risks

    The recent disclosure by actress Angelina Jolie that she had undergone elective bilateral mastectomies to reduce her risk of breast cancer provides an opportunity to understand the science behind the BRCA gene mutation she carries. Jolie's mother died...
  • A force-feeding disgrace at Guantanamo

    A force-feeding disgrace at Guantanamo
    Prominent senators, the American Medical Assn., human rights activists and a federal judge agree: The force-feeding of more than 40 hunger strikers at the prison at Guantanamo Bay is a disgrace. What's more, it also appears to be a violation of...
  • Jenny McCarthy on 'View': A new forum for discredited autism theories

    Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
  • Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys

    Hormone reduction for prostate cancer may harm kidneys
    As the use of hormone reduction therapy becomes increasingly common in the treatment of prostate cancer, a new study has linked the practice to an increased risk of acute kidney injury. In a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical...
  • Is Boy Scouts' ban on the severely obese severely misguided?

    This week through July 24, about 40,000 Boy Scouts and their leaders are descending on a vast encampment in the hills of southern West Virginia to engage in traditional Boy Scout pastimes — hiking, shooting, repelling, orienteering, swimming,...
  • Connecticut Lawmakers Lobbying for NY Passage of GMO Labeling

    The top Democrat in Connecticut's state Senate is across the border in New York today trying to convince that state's legislators to pass a law to force labeling of products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The reason why Sen....
  • Blood pressure targets can be eased in older patients, experts advise

    Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
  • Study: Boomers Fear Talk With Parents Over Diminished Driving Skills

     
    According to a recent survey, baby boomers are more concerned about their elderly parents' diminishing driving skills than they are about a family member driving drunk. But talking to their parents about their driving as they get older is difficult.......