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  • Doctors call for preventive measures in wake of pertussis outbreaks

    Doctors call for preventive measures in wake of pertussis outbreaks
    When a series of whooping cough cases spread through a northwest suburban high school this fall, school officials knew they had to act quickly to try to stem the outbreak. Cleaning crews at Cary-Grove High School scrubbed down and repeatedly sanitized...
  • Swaying the supercommittee

    Swaying the supercommittee
    At 84, Barbara Talbert might seem an unlikely Washington lobbyist. But when she heard senior citizen programs could be cut to reduce federal budget deficits, she quickly got on a bus to Capitol Hill. "As far as Social Security is concerned, some people...
  • Ron Kaye: The arrogance of power

    In a world gone crazy, teetering on the brink of economic chaos, with thousands dying every day at the hands of rogue governments, wars being fought over precious natural resources and the young losing hope in the future, you have to wonder how smart...
  • More Illinois birth certificate rules take effect

    More Illinois birth certificate rules take effect
    An Illinois law taking effect this week will allow more adoptees to get copies of their original birth certificates and possibly learn the names of their biological parents. Generally, original birth certificates are sealed and new ones are issued...
  • Doctors group supports fight on drug shortages

    Doctors group supports fight on drug shortages
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The American Medical Association threw its support behind government efforts to ensure the supply of lifesaving medicines but stopped short of recommending financial penalties against drug companies. The influential doctors' lobby...
  • American Medical Association adopts new policies -- on circumcision, virtual IDs and health exchanges

    American Medical Association adopts new policies -- on circumcision, virtual IDs and health exchanges
    Here are some new policies that the American Medical Association, AMA, the nation's largest physician organization, voted on Tuesday: Health Insurance Exchanges: the AMA supports using the open marketplace model for exchanges to increase competition and...
  • More surgeries, costs after CT angiography: study

    More surgeries, costs after CT angiography: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients who had a CT scan to check for build-up in the arteries around the heart had more surgeries, and more costly medical care, than those who had their hearts checked with basic stress tests, in a new study. While...
  • Mountain for some, molehill for others

    Mountain for some, molehill for others
    Despite several decades of urging from doctors and government officials to cut back on salt, a culprit in high blood pressure, most Americans aren't paying much attention. Americans consume, depending on which study you look at, an average of 3,000 to 4,...
  • Green tea shows small effect on cholesterol

    Green tea shows small effect on cholesterol
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Green tea, in a cup or a capsule, may shave off a few points of your "bad" cholesterol, a new research review suggests. Looking at 20 past clinical trials, researchers found that green tea trimmed 5 to 6 points more from...
  • A pregnant woman with HIV, and the cost of U.S. foreign aid cuts

    A pregnant woman with HIV, and the cost of U.S. foreign aid cuts
    When I met a woman I'll call "Mary" in Luwingu, a remote district in northern Zambia, she had already seen three of her children die. She did not know that she had contracted HIV until she arrived at the clinic where for the past few months I had been...
  • More suffer from hearing loss than expected, study shows

    More suffer from hearing loss than expected, study shows
    One in five Americans has significant hearing loss, far more than previously thought, according to new research that has scientists warning of an impending public health threat. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University say the growing number of...