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ASSOCIATED PRESS Matt Nadeau (background) produces a beer called "Vermonster." The Hansen Beverage Co. makes Monster energy drinks and wants him to change the name of his product.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Three of the four doctors applauding President Obama at an address on health care reform were donors to his presidential campaign. They are Dr. Mona Mangat (left) of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dr. Hershey Garner (second from left) of Fayetteville, Ark., and Dr. Amanda McKinney (right) of Beatrice, Neb. Second from right is Dr. Richard A. Evans of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

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File - Father Damien, a Belgian priest who ministered at a leprosy settlement in Kalaupapa, Hawaii, in the 19th century, is seen here two months before he died of the contagious disease in 1889. Patients from the island will be traveling to his canonization at the Vatican this month. (Oct. 1, 2009/Associated Press)

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Associated press photographs Syrian military intelligence appears to be providing assistance to the U.N. special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri to shield Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (above) from blame.

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Motorists pass a billboard encouraging people not to text while driving in Indianapolis, where drivers younger than 18 are banned from using cell phones. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Rep. Paul Broun, R-Ga., holds up the Republicans version of a health care reform bill, standing with other republicans. (Allison Shelley / The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Associated Press)

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getty images President Obama downplays the angry health care debate, telling conservative radio talk-show host Michael Smerconish on Thursday that "passing a big bill like this is always messy."

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Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel argued against the Association of American Medical Colleges' doctor shortage prediction. He's said it’s not a lack of physicians, but poor management and distribution of resources that account for a perceived physician shortage. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Obama introduces his nominee for surgeon general, Dr. Regina M. Benjamin of Alabama, in the White House Rose Garden in 2009.

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associated press photographs JonBenet Ramsey (above) and Aarone Thompson are two Colorado girls who lived vastly different lives, but their deaths have produced cases with striking similarities. The girls were named after their father and were 6 years old when they were last seen alive.

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Dr. Jullette Saussy, director of emergency medical services in New Orleans, has to deal with a health infrastructure that was decimated in the aftermath of Katrina. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) **FILE**

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** FILE ** Jon Caldara, president of the Independence Institute, fires up the crowd at Colorado's Capitol in Denver during a 2009 rally condemning President Obama's proposed health care plan. (Valerie Richardson/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** This mouse was produced from stem cells coaxed from skin tissue of adult mice and then reprogrammed. Two teams of Chinese scientists have made a major advance in the development of a new kind of stem cell that doesn't involve destroying embryos. (AP Photo/Nature, Dr. Qi Zhou)

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NOT THIS Jeremey Renner, actor; Brigadier General Loree Sutton, M.D., director of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury; and Brandon Millet, president of the GI Film Festival answer questions from audience at a screening of The Hurt Locker. (Photo by Renae Kleckner)

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, is critical of the CBO analysis on the Democrats' health care bills. (Katie Falkenberg/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Rebecca Miller, an animal keeper at the National Zoo, brushes the teeth of Summer the seal. The seals get their teeth brushed every day with a regular toothbrush and seafood-flavored toothpaste. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS John Daigh, assistant inspector general for the Department of Veterans Affairs, tells lawmakers Tuesday that the findings of a review of VA medical centers “troubled me greatly.”

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getty images The Women's Health Care Services abortion clinic, which now serves as a memorial to Dr. George Tiller's death in Wichita, Kan., will be "permanently closed," the Tiller family has said.