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Focus on Shooter’s Mental Health Frustrates Experts

by LINDSEY TANNER / February 22, 2018

Frustration is mounting in the medical community as President Donald Trump’s administration again points to mental illness in response to a mass shooting. “The concept that mental illness is a precursor to violent behavior is nonsense,” said Dr. Louis Kraus, forensic psychiatry chief at Chicago’s Rush University Medical College. “The vast majority of gun violence […]

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Trump Wants to Ease Rules on Health Benefits

by ALISON KODJAK / February 22, 2018

The Trump administration wants to allow insurance companies to offer more policies that have limited health benefits and that can reject customers if they have pre-existing medical conditions. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says the plans, which don’t meet the legal requirements for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, will allow consumers […]


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Google Wants to Use Artificial Intelligence to Predict Heart Disease

by Edward C. Baig / February 22, 2018

I can look into your eyes and see straight to your heart. It may sound like a sappy sentiment from a Hallmark card. Essentially though, that’s what researchers at Google did in applying artificial intelligence to predict something deadly serious: the likelihood that a patient will suffer a heart attack or stroke. The researchers made […]

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Texas Women Fight to Lower Maternal Mortality

by Courtney Friedman / February 22, 2018

SAN ANTONIO – There is a long list of causes that lead to maternal mortality, women dying within a year of giving birth. Those deaths are reported to be higher in Texas than anywhere else in the U.S and many other developed countries. Some women are at higher risk than others. Read More


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Nurses Slam AMA for Stand on Independent Practices

by Meg Bryant / December 4, 2017

AMA opposes what it calls “inappropriate scope of practice expansion,” while the nurses group says care from nurse practitioners is safe and typically more efficient than care from physicians. “The American Medical Association has asserted, once again, its commitment to put the profit of its physician membership ahead of patients and their access to high-quality […]

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Trump Appeals Judge’s Ruling on Birth Control

by New Haven Register / February 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge’s decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. Lawyers filed the notice of appeal to the 9th District Court of Appeals on Friday, nearly two months after Oakland-based […]


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Bad TV, Bad Medicine

by Esther Choo

Along with a dwindling number of my medical colleagues, I’ve been watching Fox’s new TV show “The Resident,” which documents the experiences of an intern fresh out of medical school (the charming Manish Dayal), along with his chief resident (a brash but dedicated Matt Czurchy), and an assortment of other residents, nurses (including the wonderful […]

Seniors Will Pay

by MARGARIDA JORGE and ETHAN ROME

On the campaign trail, President Trump made a lot of promises, including the declaration that he would not cut Medicare as president. But that’s exactly what he’s doing with his proposed budget for 2019. Trump’s plan includes $554 billion in cuts to Medicare, the federal health care program that provides insurance to 55 million Americans […]