The Congressional Budget Office Delivers Welcome News on Obamacare

Source: If Republican press releases and reports from conservative and major media outlets are any indication, the Congressional Budget Office’s findings on the Affordable Care Act are simply brutal. National Review, which probably published its report before actually...

When Doctors Give Patients Money

By: Danielle Ofri, M.D. New York 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...

Pharmaceutical CEO: Cancer Drug Is Only For Westerners Who Can Afford It

Source: Think 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...

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...

My Anorexic 9-year-old

Source: 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...

Controversial alternative health provider charged

Source: A man accused of going beyond advocating dietary changes and using intravenous treatments on “patients” he housed at his avocado ranch in Valley Center pleaded not guilty Friday to 18 felony charges, including practicing medicine without a license and...