December 30, 2010 A $400,000 earmark funds an organization that helps connect soldiers and their families at Fort Drum with private-practice doctors. The service was necessary because Fort Drum lacks its own hospital, but it has also helped bolster the region's health care assets as a whole.
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December 29, 2010 A yearlong investigation into the disciplinary actions taken against problem doctors uncovered serious shortcomings in the protection of patients. The specific findings are easy to find on a Google map.
The definitions for some mental disorders may change in the new edition of the DSM.
December 29, 2010 The American Psychiatric Association is revising its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual -- the official bible of mental disorders. But proposed changes to the DSM have been drawing criticism from an unlikely source: the psychiatrist who edited the previous edition.
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Go easy on the sprouts, especially if they haven't been cooked.
December 29, 2010 Salmonella has turned up again in the nation's food supply. This time people have fallen ill after eating contaminated alfalfa sprouts. Tests have also found salmonella in parsley and cilantro sold by a Texas company.
More people search for "calories" in January, and the volume of searches has increased over the years.
December 29, 2010 Two in three Americans are overweight or obese. Next month, a lot of us will be searching online for help with weight-related resolutions, according to data from Bing and Google.
Let me tell you a story about health costs.
December 28, 2010 A contest to find the best essays about the effect of doctors' orders on health costs has named its winners. The top stories were about people who had health insurance, but still struggled to pay their medical bills.
At the March signing ceremony for the health overhaul law, Vice President Biden had an idea for what to call the historic legislation.
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December 27, 2010 Even the wonkiest among us rarely refer to the law by its given name: the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. So what should we call the law remaking the nation's health care system?
December 27, 2010 Capitol Hill has 85 new House Republicans, nearly half of them political rookies. This week Morning Edition is profiling some of the incoming GOP freshmen. Among them is Paul Gosar, a dentist from Arizona, who wants the health care law repealed.
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December 27, 2010 Friends play a big role in a teen's decision to take that first drink. But researchers at Brigham Young University have found that teenagers who grow up with parents who are either too strict or too indulgent tend to binge drink more than their peers.
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President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Health Care for America Act during a ceremony at the White House on March 23.
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December 27, 2010 From its dramatic passage to efforts to repeal it or have it declared unconstitutional, the most sweeping change to federal health law in more than 40 years roiled the nation's politics in 2010. It promises to continue to do so into 2011.
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Lawmakers applaud President Obama after he signed the health care overhaul in March. The bill could be subject to funding battles in the next Congress.
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December 24, 2010 President Obama has been experiencing a string of victories in recent weeks, but he could still have major battles ahead. Many of the measures he has passed need funding, and in the next Congress, getting it could be difficult.
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Talk to the doc about free wellness exams.
December 23, 2010 The new health law lets seniors get free wellness check ups, starting in 2011. But there are a lot of questions about whether they'll take advantage of them, or what role doctors will play in promoting them.
December 23, 2010 Randy Shepherd has gone from a reluctant interviewee to an activist for transplant patients. That's because he needs a new heart. And in October, Arizona cut funding for him and 97 other transplant patients. Even though he's a private person, Shepherd is convinced that speaking out may save his life.
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An AIDS symbol is displayed on the North Lawn of the White House in December, 2010.
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December 21, 2010 Researchers say testing everyone in the country at least once a year could reduce HIV infections, but it would be costly. Even so, advocates say it would be money well spent.
December 21, 2010 Federal officials are pushing ahead with new rules that would let them weigh in on whether a health insurance company’s proposed premium increases are reasonable.
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