When Doctors Give Patients Money

By: Danielle Ofri, M.D. New York Times.com Recently a few of my colleagues were sitting together and one asked if any of us had ever given money to a patient. There was an awkward pause, and then the stories starting coming out — a few dollars for a co-pay, or to help a frail...
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Featured Video: Nutrition Tips From the NBA’s Miami Heat (with an "Assist" From First Lady Michelle Obama)

Let’s Move.gov: Fighting Childhood Obesity With Diet and Excercise Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and...
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Movement to Stretch & Flex Class for Seniors ONLY – Guttenberg, NJ

It is no surprise during the bitter cold weather that stretching and flexibility movements tend to be the most overlooked and neglected among active adults and seniors. However, there is nothing more important to keeping an aging body limber, pliable and injury free. Gina...
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Pharmaceutical CEO: Cancer Drug Is Only For Westerners Who Can Afford It

Source: Think Progress.org In 2005, the FDA granted approval for a promising new cancer-fighting drug called Nexavar. Bayer took it to market shortly thereafter, and it is currently an approved treatment for late-stage kidney and liver cancer. That is, so long as you live in the...
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List of Smoking-Related Illnesses Grows Significantly in U.S. Report

Source: New York Times In a broad review of scientific literature, the nation’s top doctor has concluded that cigarette smoking — long known to cause lung cancer and heart disease — also causes diabetes, colorectal and liver cancers, erectile dysfunction and ectopic pregnancy. In...
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My Anorexic 9-year-old

Source: Salon.com My 9-year-old daughter was starving herself to death. And somehow, God forgive me, I didn’t notice until it was almost too late. We were busy running from soccer to swim lessons to play dates. But that’s no excuse. The mere idea of a fourth-grader becoming...
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