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"Right" You Aren't Alieta Eck
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2017
"My 'right' to 'health care' diminishes your right to liberty--such as your right to use your own earnings to buy medical service you need to preserve your own life."
 
A Misplaced Mania for Milk Amy Joy Lanou , A.R. Hogan
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2004
Increasing numbers of medical studies indict dairy products as contributors to obesity, heart disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, allergies, & possibly breast cancer. In children, dairy products can cause constipation, ear infefections, colic, asthma. . .
 
A New Battlefront Sebastian Thaler
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2011
A drop in the number of AIDS-related deaths means that more and more individuals are grappling with the challenges associated with living with HIV.
 
A New Battlefront in the War on Drugs Giancarlo Barolat
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2005
"Although the epidemic of painkiller abuse continues to worsen, doctors--despite pressure from Federal regulators--are not about to stop prescribing narcotics."
 
A Very Expensive Free Lunch Marilyn M. Singleton
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2017
The estimated cost of California's proposed single-payer program would have been $400,000,000,000, while the state's total budget is $179,500,000,000.
 
AIDS Treatment Goes Global Ged Kenslea , Lori Yeghiayan
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2006
The primary focus has shifted "from end-of-life hospice care to outpatient clinical care, as HIV-positive patients on new drug regimens [sustain] longer, healthier lives."
 
Are We at the Tipping Point? Steve Riczo
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2016
"The entrenched challenges of the U.S. health care system demand a transformed approach. Left unchanged, health care will continue to underperform, cause unnecessary harm, and strain national, state, and family budgets."
 
Beating Back the Blues Dennis Charney
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2004
When afflicted with depression, men "may become frustrated, discouraged, angry, irritable, and abusive" or "engage in irresponsible behavior. . . . It often takes courage to ask for help."
 
Bureaucratic Oligarchy Rules at the FDA Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2010
"The [FDA], like many other Federal agencies, wields way too much authoritarian power. The bureaucracy has become sovereign, governing in a manner not unlike the absolute monarchies who were destined for rights abuses by America's revolutionary leaders."
 
Can We Smack Down Smack? Ronald Santasiero , Cherie Santasiero
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2016
"Statistically, if someone tries to quit heroin addiction cold turkey without any help, that individual has about a three in 1,000 chance of staying clean for one year. With substitution therapy and intensive counseling, the success rate is 80% to 85%."
 
Could Acne Cure Result in MRSA?
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: December 2007
 
Delving into Huntington's Disease Virginia Goolkasian
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2001
"Since the discovery of the gene responsible for HD [in 1993], scientists have made strides each year towards more-effective treatments and a possible cure."
 
Demonizing Drugmakers: The Political Assault on the Pharmaceutical Industry Doug Bandow
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2003
Drug industry critics have gotten the issue almost entirely wrong. Their insistence on crude gov't intervention to lower drug prices, rather than dynamic market-based innovations to improve overall health, risks killing the goose that lays the golden eggs
 
Discovering the Genetics of Autism Margaret A. Pericak-Vance
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2003
". . . Researchers have been able to identify some promising chromosomal regions that may contain genes involved in autism."
 
Diseased Animals Are Being Marketed for Food Gene Bauston
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2002
"The short-term economic concerns of the livestock industry have tended to take precedence over the well-being of animals or the health of consumers."
 
Don't Fool Yourself About Getting in Shape Edward Jackowski
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2003
"The next time you read or hear about how Americans need to change their eating habits, remember this: A great exercise program can make up for a poor diet, but a great diet can never make up for a lack of exercise."
 
Endometrial Cancer Rates Have Tripled
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: August 2015
 
Ensuring Patient Rights Greg Scandlen
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2001
"Workers should be able to apply the money the boss is paying for health coverage to a plan of their own choosing--whatever kind that might be."
 
Everybody (Well, Almost) Lies . . . to their Doctor Diana Klebanow
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2014
". . . Patients lie to avoid negative consequences, to achieve secondary gain--such as individuals seeking disability payments for feigned illnesses--and to escape embarrassment or shame."
 
Eyes Wide Shut on ObamaCare Eric Tyson
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2014
"As a financial counselor, I only can advise individuals to educate themselves, seek out the best value for their needs and their wallet, and go into this transaction--like any transaction--with their eyes open."
 
Fighting Headaches with Hormones Kent Holtorf
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2011
There are various types of headaches, as well as considerable overlap of classifications and effective therapies.
 
Fighting the Rise of Emerging Infectious Diseases Corrie Brown , Thius Kuiken
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2010
"Mother Nature's potential threat may be, in the end, much greater than any destruction that could result from another world war, a nuclear bomb blast, or some heinous act of terrorism."
 
Finding Good Health Between the Sheets Walter Gaman , Mark Anderson , Judy Gaman
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2011
"Many people view sexual intercourse as a want, when, in fact, it is a need. The human body was designed to partake in sex and do so frequently."
 
Finding the Right Hires for the Health Care Industry Jason Leverant
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2016
"…Turnover rates for the health care industry often are higher than the national averages for other job sectors…"
 
Food for Thought Nick Nicholson
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2015
"Gastric bypass and sleeve surgery … will take the hunger hormone off of your back so that your diet can work."
 
Globalizing Health Care Through Medical Tourism Steve Riczo , Sarah Riczo
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2009
". . . Why not strengthen medical care around the world in a manner that benefits the U.S. economy, American patients, and our trading partners abroad?"
 
Have a Safe and Healthy Trip Katherine L. Baumgarten , Joseph R. Dalovisio
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2001
To ensure that you bring nothing home from your travels but souvenirs, watch what you eat and steer clear of bugs that bite.
 
Health Care's Epic Battle Quint Studer
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2014
"Thanks to health reform and other disruptive forces, it is hard to know what lies over the horizon and tough to predict and plan for next month, let along next year."
 
Heart Attack! Prevention and Treatment Demetrios Georgiou
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2001
"With an aging population, cardiovascular disease is likely to remain the number-one killer in this country."
 
Helping Children Conquer Stress Lori Lite
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2005
Your daughter "knows about terrorist attacks and school shootings. She talks about it more than you are comfortable with. . . . Is she becoming the nervous type or is this simply a symptom of stress?"
 
How Cost Effective Are Prevention Services?
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: August 2012
 
Human Clinical Trial of Ebola Vaccine Begins
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: December 2014
 
Is There a Hormone Heaven? Rebecca Hulem
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2006
You cannot live with them and you cannot live without them . . . Or can you?
 
Is There Sex After Cancer? Leslie R. Schover
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2003
Patients must focus on the power of love and understanding, rather than the actual mechanics of lovemaking, to enjoy a life of intimacy once again.
 
Keeping Kids Well During Summer Fun
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: August 2006
 
Lives Over Landfills Charles Redding
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2016
Waste not, want not: diverted from the trash heap, unused, unopened quality medical supplies could prevent millions of deaths.
 
Managing and Treating Asthma Harold M. Koenig
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2002
"Too many asthmatics in the U.S. die or go needlessly to emergency rooms because of improper disease management."
 
Mandatory Caps on Medical Malpractice Could Doom Patients Shirley Svorny
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2012
Caps on damages would reduce physicians' and insurance carriers' incentives to keep track of and reduce practice risk.
 
Meat and Cheese May Be as Bad as Smoking
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: April 2014
 
Medicare Cuts Endanger Hemophilia Sufferers Jeff Elliott
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2004
"From every indication, there is no way that the administrative fees they are proposing are going to come close to covering the level of services that has been received by individuals with hemophilia in the past."
 
Middle-Aged Wipeout from White Plague James W. Thomson
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2016
"…Non-Hispanic white Americans aged 45-54 [have] experienced an unexpected, and highly significant, increase in mortality…"
 
Military Miracles Show the Way Susan Pressly Lephart
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2011
While some might say no good can come from war, in the field of medicine, that is not necessarily the case. Significant advances are born out of necessity on the battlefield, and they often end up saving the lives of civilians.
 
Miracle at Fenway Mark Oristano
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2016
"…Which is the better memory [for Andrew Madden]: the fact that he had a new heart, or that he threw out the first pitch at a World Series game?"
 
Modern Medicine Mess Elizabeth Lee Vliet , Marilyn Singleton
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2017
Before the arrival of the Trump Administration, 'the political elites…'disconnected' the natural regulatory mechanism of price signals and consumers making voluntary decisions about the use of their own money…"
 
Needless Needling Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2015
"To ensure adequate protection of individual rights, we must ensure that no measure adopted by the state is allowed to trump the Fourteenth Amendment and, in the case of free exercise of religion against vaccination, First Amendment grounds."
 
New Wrinkle in Growing Health Gap
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: April 2012
 
ObamaCare Business Blues: What? So What? Now What? Glenda Eoyang
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2014
". . . Is is time to stop awfulizing [and] break your [Patient Protection and] Affordable Care Act paralysis."
 
ObamaCare to the Rescue? Steve Riczo
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2014
"Congress should work with the President to implement and support the best parts of the law while refining components that need improvement--and eliminate those that do not work."
 
Obamacare: Seven Bad Ideas for Health Care Reform Michael Tanner
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2009
"If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free."
 
Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave… Alita Eck
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2017
"[Preferred Provider Organization Networks] often pay their doctors two to three times what Medicare pays, but it still looks like a significant discount on the explanation of benefits because the chargemaster or sticker prices for services is inflated…"
 
Osteoporosis Drugs' "Broken" Promise Diana Klebanow
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2011
"The FDA has fulfilled its duty in its warning about a possible link between bisphosphonate drugs and atypical femur fractures."
 
Pacreatic Cancer: Can Old Research Provide New Breakthrough? Sylvie Beljanski
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2014
". . . The prospect of natural compounds being able to fight chemo-resistant cancer cells and reduce the need for large quantities of toxic drugs keeps everybody excited."
 
Perspiration Problems Angela Ballard
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2017
". . . Stress usually brings with it stress sweat, which tends to be particularly stinky, staining, and embarrassing."
 
Pharmaceutical Ads Really Are Honest
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: April 2010
 
Planned Parenthood's Evil Empire Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2015
"The Obama Administration and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's defense of Planned Parenthood in the face of the revelations sharply reminds us that neither is possessed of even a modicum of deceny or respect for human life."
 
Preserving Life Is not "an Exercise in Futility" Elizabeth Lee Vliet
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2015
"More than half of [Planned Parenthood's] budget comes from taxpayers, the majority of whom do not support abortion, especially late-term killing of viable babies."
 
Prosperity Portends Diabetes in the South
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: December 2013
 
Repeal and Replace? Steve Riczo
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2017
"Look at the broad spectrum of the many, many small and medium changes that are part of [ObamaCare] that are addressing gaps, that are addressing needs, and consider them carefully before making decisions about how to move forward with them."
 
Repeal but not Replace Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2017
"We should reject ObamaCare in totality, and 'replace' it not with additional government, but with no government at all."
 
Repeal vs. Reality Jane M. Orient
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2017
"We had hopes that AHCA--if properly amended--would have been a wedge of freedom rather than a weigh station on the road to a full crony capitalistic government takeover. The ultimate goal must still be the resoration of a free market."
 
Rescued by an Umbilical Cord Mallory Leone
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2012
From new life to a life hanging by a thread, these little heroes saved their siblings before they even could crawl.
 
Rethinking the Stroke Factor Patrick D. Lyden
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2013
". . . Stroke is more common in the older populations, but new data shows it can occur at any age, and the increase is greatest in the middle-aged and preretirement groups."
 
Robbing the Middle Class Alieta Eck
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2017
"The No.1 recommendation woul be for patients with high deductibles to hide any connection with an insurance company and negotiate the best cash prices for services."
 
Rocket-Fuel Chemical Found in Milk
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: April 2005
 
Shaking Off the Shadow of Ovarian Cancer Diana Klebanow
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2007
"[The surgeon] calmly advised me to have my ovaries removed--a procedure known as a prophylactic oophorectomy. It could be done by laparoscopy. [It] usually takes about 70 minutes. . . . I started to feel numb when he spoke to me."
 
Sinking SCHIP Michael F. Cannon
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2007
Although Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Congress have other ideas, a perfect first step toward stopping the growth of govt health programs would be for lawmakers to curtail contributions to Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
 
Social HMOs Can Ensure Seniors' Health and Independence Sam L. Ervin
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2002
"It is clear that Medicare needs to be updated, but the question is how. What type of program will meet the needs of the 21st century?"
 
Stem Cells and the New Future of Medicine Eve Herold
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2003
"By observing what goes wrong at the very earliest stage of cell development, scientists will be able to get a genetic blueprint of a host of diseases and birth defects, then design interventions to cure them."
 
Sticking to the Ultimate New Year's Resolution Carol Forman Helerstein
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2006
Carbs are good and fat can be our friend if we would just learn to make nice with these vital macronutrients.
 
Stressed Out Laurel Mellin
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2016
"If the brain is…cured of any condition, really cured, normalized, it will be by brain training, not by chemical manipulation."
 
Subsidies in the Soup? Jane M. Orient
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2015
"Once again it's batter up for the Supreme Court on ObamaCare."
 
Super-Size-It Suicide Ann M. Veneman
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2005
Nearly two out of three Americans are overweight or obese, a 50% increase from a decade ago. More than 400,000 Americans will die this year from causes related to obesity, which is poised to overtake smoking as the leading cause of preventable death.
 
Surviving the Breast Cancer Bombshell Marcia Strassman
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2009
"After . . . I received the official diagnosis that I was a stage IV breast cancer patient, I realized that this was not a problem I could just simply eliminate: I had to learn how to live and cope with metastatic cancer."
 
Sweating It Out Merilee Kern
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2017
"The extreme level of sweat production experienced with hyperhidrosis can disrupt all aspects of a student's life, from academic performance, recreational activities and relationships, to self-image and overall emotional well-being. . . . "
 
T2D: The Longest Mile Boris Draznin
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2007
Type 2 Diabetes--the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, and lower limb amputation, as well as one of the major risk factors for heart attack and stroke--now strikes every third person born in this country.
 
Telemedicine Trouble Ahead Jane M. Orient
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2016
"…A good rule for responsible [state] legislators: if you do not fully understand the implications of a bill, vote no. Wait and see how it works out elsewhere."
 
The Battle Against Breast Cancer Nancy G. Brinker
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2005
"It is up to us to identify existing health care needs, reach into communities where those needs are not being met, and find ways to alleviate existing suffering and despair."
 
The Blight of ObamaCare Will not Vanish Jane M. Orient
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2017
We are moving toward the end-game of single payer. The system wants citizens to trade their freedom for the illusion of health care, but Americans soon will learn that freedom is of the greatest importance when life is at stake.
 
The Burden of Life after Stroke Dara G. Jamieson
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2012
Many stroke survivors feel alienated and alone. The physical, emotional, and mental devastation that accompany a stroke, and the hard work and dedication that go into recuperation, are unlike any other medical experience.
 
The Changing Face of Beauty Wendy Lewis
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2009
"Since the dawn of history, human beings have been looking for ways to slow or halt the aging process."
 
The Cure to Improve and Protect Health Care Records Scott Bagwell
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2015
"Priorities are the same across industries--minimize risks and cut costs while making systems and processes function better. Just as the financial industry had to adjust to a move to electronic transactions, so, too, does the health care industry."
 
The Devastating Toll of Alzheimer's Disease on Patients and Caregivers William Theis
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2004
"The impact of the disease extends well beyond those who have it. . . . At least 70% of those stricken live at home, where their families provide 75% of the needed care."
 
The FDA Condemns You to Death Jonathan W. Emord
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2012
The war on cancer has become a war dominated by friendly fire, where the medical troops fighting the battle more often than not kill the civilian patients they are supposed to protect.
 
The Free Market Can Provide Health Security John H. Cochrane
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2009
Our govt should take the steps necessary to let long term health insurance emerge in place of highly regulated pooling systems. The resulting competition would raise quality, lower costs, and spur innovation in both health care delivery and finance.
 
The FTC and FDA Deprive Consumers of Vital Health Information Jonathan W Emord
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2011
"During the Obama Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, always a threat to free speech in the market, has become an even greater one, thus complementing the efforts of the Food and Drug Administration."
 
The Gift of Being There for a Seriously Ill Loved One Susan Apollon
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2006
"Finding out a friend or family member has a life-threatening illness can knock you off your foundations. . . . Many people have no idea what to do with the powerful emotions that well up."
 
The Hidden Danger of Sun Exposure Joseph Jorizzo M.D.
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2003
Actinic keratoses--small scaly lesions that feel like sandpaper to the touch--can progress to an invasive form of skin cancer if left untreated.
 
The Lurking Danger of DVT Melanie Bloom
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2009
"The bitter irony is that [NBC New correspondent] David [Bloom] did lose his life in the sand-blown heat of [the Iraqi] war, but the killer was neither a bullet nor a bomb. He died from complications of Deep Vein Thrombosis. . . ."
 
The Nightmare of NPH Anthony Marmarou
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2009
"Most [sufferers] do not even know they have it because they may have been told they have Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease . . . or even that their condition is a result of an aging brain and nothing can be done about it."
 
The ObamaCare Dilemma Michael D. Tanner
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2015
"… We should not lose sight of the fact that this was - and remains - a bad law. It leaves U.S. health care worse off and the American people less free. It might not be as bad as it might have been, but it is certainly bad enough."
 
The Rough Road to Dreamland Michael J. Breus
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2010
"Sleep needs and patterns might be unique to each individual, but the typical thieves of restful slumber are not."
 
The Skinny on Skin Care Chris Gibson
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2016
"While most of us know how to reach for products that are naturally based, product labels can be deceiving. Natural, as it turns out, is not always so."
 
The Tremendous Burden of Psoriasis Alan Menter
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2008
"Subtle sideways glances, frank stares, bold questions, the refusal to take an offered hand, dropped eye contact, and turned heads--the slights an hurts accumulate quickly."
 
There Actually Is a Way . . . Steven Trobiani
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2017
"The only true competitor to our health insurers are the employers who self-fund health care for their employees."
 
There's Always Hope
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2008
"Each piece of art allows you to discover the patient's personal health histories and the courage necessary to cope with the healing process."
 
There's Always Hope Nancy Davis
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2009
"The drug rituximab . . . has shown, at least in preliminary tests, that it can fight the most common form of multiple sclerosis: relapsing-remitting MS."
 
Time Waits for No Woman Rachel Lehmann-Haupt
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2016
"I don’t want to have a baby right now but, ever since my relationship ended, the pressure has been growing to find Mr. Right. It hasn't happened yet, and I feel it's time to consider my options…"
 
To Pill or Not to Pill Diana Klebanow
Category: Medicine & Health Published: January 2010
"It seemed as if my femure had broken before I hit the floor [but] I had no reason to believe that the sudden collapse of my leg was related in any way to the [bisphosphonates] I had taken for osteoporosis."
 
Too Thin for Comfort Sebastian Thaler
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2011
A red-blooded medical challenge: creating a safer treatment to counteract the effect of blood thinners.
 
Weight Control: Which Sex's Perception Is Right? Beth Brown
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2001
"Men and women are realizing that short-term diets do not work, but making long-term lifestyle commitments to better eating and regular physical activity can result in successful weight loss."
 
Welcome to the e-health Revolution Ajit Singh
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2001
". . . Web-based technologies are spawning an entirely new business model for the health care industry, which must continually find new and better ways to function efficiently if it is to prosper in the yeas ahead."
 
When Tears Are Not Enough J. Shep Jeffreys
Category: Medicine & Health Published: September 2006
If called upon to help those walking the anguished path of grief, will we know what to do to help ease their pain and alienation?
 
Will "Bird Flu" Strike North America?
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: December 2005
 
Will ObamaCare Kill Medicine? Elizabeth Lee Vilet
Category: Medicine & Health Published: November 2016
"[The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] lopped $716,000,000,000 out of the Medicare budget. Cuts in seniors' care are to pay for expanded Medicaid for younger people, including free contraception and taxpayer-funded abortions."
 
William Howard Taft Likely Apnea Victim
News View Category: Medicine & Health Published: December 2003
 
Winning the Tug of War with Doctors for your Kids Haleh Resnick
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2012
Making the appointments took hours. Call. Get transferred. Transferred again. Wrong department. Get disconnected. Get an appointment months away. Get primary doctor to call to make it sooner. Call back. Lunch break. Transferred. Wrong department.
 
Women with Epilepsy May Not Be Getting Adequate Health Care Patrician Osborne Shafer
Category: Medicine & Health Published: May 2003
Many "misperceptions and stigma abound, adding to the problems that female epileptics face."
 
Working to Be a Model Citizen Molly Sims
Category: Medicine & Health Published: July 2010
". . . It's not about how much you have or how big you are; It's about whay you do. . . . United, we can end malaria."