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By Donald Lambro
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - American Medical Association
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.
The article "Judge blocks fetal heartbeat abortion ban" (Web, July 22) includes a report on a personhood amendment passed by the North Dakota legislature that voters will decide on in November 2014. Opponents of the measure, which will amend the state constitution to say "the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected," say it would force a single religious view — that life begins at conception — on everyone.
Even though the American Medical Association has recently declared obesity as an illness, others are disagreeing with this, saying that obesity is a voluntary lifestyle choice.
Being accepted to medical school was once seen as a ticket to a prosperous and fulfilling career, but today's students face far less certain futures under Obamacare.
The nation's most influential pediatrician's group says gays should be allowed to marry to help ensure the health and well-being of their children.
A Michigan hospital has settled a lawsuit that accused it of agreeing to a man's request that no black nurses care for his newborn.
It's been called one of medicine's "open secrets" _ allowing patients to refuse treatment by a doctor or nurse of another race.
Drug overdose deaths rose for the 11th straight year, federal data show, and most of them were accidents involving addictive painkillers despite growing attention to risks from these medicines.
After 25 years of practicing medicine, Dr. Tamzin Rosenwasser packed in her dermatology practice in 2011, barely a year after the passage of President Obama's health care initiative. The timing wasn't coincidental.
Commonly used steroid shots may worsen tennis elbow in the long run and increase chances that the painful condition will reappear, a small study found.
This is your brain on sugar _ for real. Scientists have used imaging tests to show for the first time that fructose, a sugar that saturates the American diet, can trigger brain changes that may lead to overeating.