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Topic - American Medical Association
At age 80, retired Chicago physician and educator Dan Winship is getting a bittersweet last chance to teach about medicine - only this time he's the subject. In the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, Winship is giving a young medical student a close-up look at a devastating illness affecting millions of patients worldwide.
Childhood obesity has dropped 43 percent over the last decade, but critics say it's too early to celebrate.
Michelle Obama says a sharp decline in obesity rates for some youngsters shows that small diet and lifestyle changes are making a difference.
Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it's not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.
Nicole Ehredt of East Liberty was in methadone treatment when she delivered three of her four children, struggling to break a drug habit that started when she was 12.
Doctor ratings are less popular than those of toasters, cars and movies when it comes to online consumer sites. That's according to a survey that found most adults hadn't checked online physician reviews - and most said a conveniently located office and accepting patients' health insurance was more important.
The American Medical Association says it strongly supports legislation that would change the way Medicare pays doctors, to emphasize quality care and not just sheer volume of services.
On Jan. 1, Colorado made history as the first jurisdiction in the modern era to license the retail sales of marijuana.
Here is a sampling of editorial opinions from Alaska newspapers:
Yes, Virginia, America faces a doctor shortage. And Obamacare will only make matters worse.
Why do women have abortions late in their pregnancies? It could be because they are often college-age, in a shaky relationship with the would-be father, and have financial problems, especially when a $650 first-trimester abortion time-lags into an $1,850 procedure, says a new study.
As millions of people receive notices that their health insurance is being canceled, the White House said Tuesday that President Obama didn't mislead the public when he repeatedly and emphatically promised that everyone could keep their plan under Obamacare.
Behind the controversial Texas abortion statute passed last week is a scientific dispute about the development of the human fetus, as some argue that the fetus perceives pain as early as 20 weeks, while others choose a much later point.
In his March 18 article, "Lawmakers push bill on primary care doctor shortage," Tom Howell Jr. mentions that by 2020 there will be a primary care doctor shortage of about 46,000 doctors. However, the American Medical Association recently predicted a deficit of about 60,000 doctors.
New research shows breastfeeding has long-term impact on a baby's intelligence, and the longer the lactation occurs, the greater the cognitive impact. Meanwhile, more and more moms are trying it, and more are breastfeeding longer.