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  • Accountable Care Organizations might help tame Medicare costs

    whatdoctorsknow.com Medicare is the 800-pound gorilla in the waiting room of health care reform. Health care costs are going up for everyone, but Medicare covers 50 million Americans -- more than any other single insurer. In 2009, total health care...
  • Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says

    Fist bumps, high-fives spread fewer germs than handshakes, study says
    To fight the spread of germs, doctors should ditch the handshake and greet their patients with a fist bump instead, a new study says. Through a series of tests, researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at...
  • Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump

    Study extols the hip, health-conscious fist bump
    Researchers with Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom won a share of Monday’s news cycle with a hip way to start your next doctor’s visit. Instead of shaking hands with your caregiver, try a fist bump. Not because it looks cool,...
  • Animal behaviorists take a stand against breed-specific legislation

    Animal behaviorists take a stand against breed-specific legislation
    At the Animal Behavior Symposium July 25, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) announced its rejection of breed-specific legislation (BSL) in a new position paper. Some communities -- ironically including Denver -- ban specific...
  • A federal food fight over the white potato

    Millions of women with infants and children in America need food. The federal program, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (known as WIC), has provided nourishing food (milk, eggs and bread) to those in need for more...
  • Illinois patients could start buying medical pot by spring

    State lawmakers have set final rules to allow medical marijuana in Illinois, opening the door for patients to apply for ID cards this fall and to start purchasing legal cannabis by next spring. Those hoping to get in on the new industry, though,...
  • Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down

    Among blacks and whites alike, strokes are down
    The nation's fourth leading cause of death is getting a little less common and a bit less deadly. And while racial disparities remain, there is equal progress in driving down stroke incidence and improving survival among African Americans and white...
  • Colombianos en Orlando conversan sobre su comunidad

    Colombia está a más de tres horas de vuelo, pero se percibe muy cerca aquí en la Florida Central. No solo por los miles de colombianos que se han mudado a la región, sino también por los logros que como comunidad han alcanzado en los últimos años. Sin...
  • Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others

     Advocates hail legal pot for kids with seizures, hope to aid others
    Families of children who suffer seizures are welcoming a new Illinois law that will allow kids like them to receive medical marijuana, as advocates look to broaden the law to treat other conditions. A little-publicized provision of the new law also...
  • Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food

    Bad government programs watch: Promoting milk as a health food
    In a detailed new report, public health advocate Michele Simon examines the distinct drawbacks of government programs to promote dairy consumption. These include milk programs in schools and the "checkoff" programs through which the government...
  • Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds

    Young adults healthier after passage of Obamacare, study finds
    Expanding the number of young adults with health insurance appears to have improved their health and saved them money, according to a new study that is among the first to measure the effect of the healthcare law that President Obama signed four years ago....