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  • Teens and drinking: Start talking early -- and often

    Teens and drinking: Start talking early -- and often
    If the "prom draft" story wasn't enough to turn your stomach, consider this statistic: One in five high school seniors reports binge drinking at prom, according to a 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association study. 'Tis the drinking season,...
  • Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate

     Some Illinois doctors billing Medicare top rate
    A Melrose Park pain specialist charged Medicare the highest rate allowed for more than 80 percent of her established patients' office visits in 2012, government records show. That same year, a Chicago Heights internist classified every single patient...
  • Fix the VA

    Fix the VA
    That we ask and expect men and women to serve our country in the most demanding ways possible and then turn our backs on them when they return is unconscionable. Our veterans have earned our care and support. ("Growing evidence points to systemic troubles...
  • Execution drugs unavailable, states eye electric chairs, firing squads

    So what do you do when you’re a death penalty state and the rest of the civilized world refuses to sell you the drugs for your lethal injections? Turn back the clock, apparently. In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a law that would...
  • Doctors assist in executions despite ethics rules

    For more than 50 executions, Missouri relied on Dr. Alan Doerhoff to assist. Doerhoff, 70, said he became involved in the 1970s when the warden at the prison that handled executions retained him because they had been childhood friends. ------------...
  • Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers

    Doctors are top source of prescription drugs for chronic abusers
    Doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic and represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic abusers, according to a new government study. The finding challenges a widely held belief that has long guided policymakers:...
  • Winning the Weight War

    Winning the Weight War
    How to lose weight is a problem weighing on many Americans' minds. It's not easy, but it's not impossible. Read our five-day series that features six Central Floridians who have lost a total of 1,100 pounds and are keeping it off. Winning the war on...
  • Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated: study

    Mammograms save lives, but they're also overrated: study
    The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer...
  • Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor

    Coming soon: more ways to get to know your doctor
    This week, the federal government is planning to release a massive database capable of providing patients with much more information about their doctors. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the government agency that runs Medicare, plans...
  • Vegetarian diet associated with lower blood pressure, researchers say

    A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday. The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...
  • Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research

    Testosterone: Physicians call for more - and better - safety research
    With nearly 3% of American men over 40 boosting their testosterone levels with a prescription supplement, the financial and public health stakes couldn't be higher. But in increasing numbers, physicians are complaining that research on the safety of...