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RICHMOND (AP) — State medical board officials have administratively punished two Northern Virginia obstetricians who had immunity from being sued over catastrophic, birth-injury cases, the first time the state has taken such action in two decades.
The Washington Times in its Jan. 2 editions incorrectly described the role of the Association of American Medical Colleges and its position on physician surpluses. The group, a national association representing medical schools and teaching hospitals, is not an advisory board to the federal government and stopped projecting a physician surplus in 2002. In addition, Dr. Jordan J. Cohen retired as president of the group in 2006.
Obesity exacts a sizable toll on the workplace: Overweight workers are slower and less efficient than their slimmer counterparts — costing their employers an average of $1,800 a year in lost productivity, according to research from the University of Cincinnati.
Somewhere in the hectic rush among homework, soccer practice and piano lessons, parents may want to sit down with their daughters and eat more meals together.
A Coast Guard officer is suing his agency and the Homeland Security Department for a religious exemption from a requirement to take the hepatitis A vaccination, which uses cells that the lawsuit says are derived from abortions.
CHICAGO (AP) — Breast-feeding helps prevent babies' allergies, but there's no evidence for avoiding certain foods during pregnancy, using soy formula or delaying introduction of solid foods beyond six months.
The District's push to impose new regulations on drug companies is steamrolling toward a court battle, industry representatives warn.