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  • Why NRA opposition shouldn't doom Obama's surgeon general nominee

    The National Rifle Assn. has a problem with Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, but it has nothing to do with Murthy's medical expertise. It's that Murthy thinks gun control is smart public health policy....
  • Fitness do's and dont's during pregnancy

    Fitness do's and dont's during pregnancy
    When you're pregnant, you may feel you have the perfect excuse to take time off from the gym. But this couldn't be further from the truth. "No one would think of running a marathon without training for it, and it always astounds me when women try to...
  • Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies

    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, Hopkins pediatrician, dies
    Dr. Robert E. Cooke, a retired Johns Hopkins pediatrician-in-chief who was a founder of the Head Start children's program and a presidential medical adviser, died of heart disease Feb. 2 at his Oak Bluffs home on Martha's Vineyard, Mass. The former...
  • Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control

    Doctors reluctant to give young women permanent birth control
    When Lori Witt began pursuing a tubal ligation at age 27, she said physicians refused to even discuss it with her, telling her she was too young and might change her mind about having children. For more than a year, Witt tried to get sterilized. Finally...
  • A Yale Study on Sugar and Our Brains Stirs Up Controversy

    A Yale Study on Sugar and Our Brains Stirs Up Controversy
    Robert Sherwin was a little shocked by the stormy reaction to a study released in early January by his team of scientists at Yale University's School of Medicine. He shouldn't have been. Their report dropped smack in the middle of a nasty national...
  • Sandy Hook Commission Studying Mental Health Following Newtown Massacre

    After focusing on guns for the past two months, the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission held its first public hearing Friday on mental health issues related to the Newtown massacre. Kim Pernerewski, the president of the Waterbury chapter...
  • Pre-K suspensions common in Maryland schools

    Dozens of pre-kindergartners were suspended last school year in Maryland, with the most suspensions in Baltimore, highlighting a little-known practice that some education experts say is too extreme for toddlers who are just being introduced to educational...
  • 100th Birthday For Toy That Inspired A Million Tinkerers

    Many a mechanically minded child growing up in the 20th century honed his or her construction skills with a toy Erector set — a collection of small metal beams, nuts and bolts, gears, wheels and other parts that could be assembled in countless ways....
  • Patients may need better info when leaving hospitals

    Patients may need better info when leaving hospitals
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older patients may think they understand everything doctors tell them when they are released from the hospital, but a new U.S. study found several gaps in what they remember and areas where instructions could be clearer. Out...
  • Prescribing Marijuana Poses New Questions For Doctors

    Meeting for the first time since regulations for the medical marijuana program were enacted, the state's six-member Board of Physicians began working out the details of an entirely new system Wednesday. Without the guidance of the U.S. Federal Drug...
  • Insurer Cuts Medicare Plan Doctors — Patients Left In Lurch

    While most Americans have been focusing on the recent problems surrounding the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website, another health insurance story has been largely overlooked. Last month, just as Medicare's open enrollment period was set to begin,...