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Close Friends May Be Key to Teens’ Drinking

November 22, 2014 – 10:09 AM |

(HealthDay News) — Close friends have more influence on teens’ alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says.
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Republicans File Suit Against President Obama and Health Law

November 21, 2014 – 1:33 PM |

ObamaHouse Republicans, led by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), have sued President Barack Obama for what they claim was an abuse of executive authority when the president implemented the Affordable Care Act.

According to the New York Times, the lawsuit accuses the Obama Administration of acting unilaterally and without Congressional authority in delaying the employer mandate provision of the Act, which requires companies with more than 50 employees to offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties.

According to the suit, “one fundamental tenet of our divided-power system of government is that all legislative power is vested in Congress, and Congress alone.” The Obama administration violated that tenet, Republicans claim. Read the full story »

Maybe the Crowd Can Finally Tell Us The Cost of a Mammogram

November 21, 2014 – 10:04 AM |
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How much does it cost?  That’s the big, unknown question in healthcare.  The same medical procedures cost different amounts depending on too many variables.  Patients …

FDA Approves ‘Abuse-Resistant’ Narcotic Painkiller

November 20, 2014 – 5:34 PM |
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THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Seeking to make it tougher for people to misuse prescription painkillers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on …

Many People Who Drink a Lot Aren’t Alcoholics: CDC

November 20, 2014 – 3:53 PM |

By Steven Reinberg
HealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Most people who drink to excess or binge drink are not alcoholics, a new U.S. government …

Medical Practices Must Be Careful When Firing Incompetent Staff

November 19, 2014 – 12:39 PM |

By Arlene Switzer Steinfield
Most group medical practices are subject to a variety of state and federal employment laws, depending on the number of employees.  While physicians …

Childbirth in America Becoming More Dangerous for Women

November 19, 2014 – 10:13 AM |

By David A. Grimes, M.D.
One of the world’s most beautiful buildings, the Taj Mahal stands as a monument to maternal mortality. Mumtaz Mahal died in …

Doc: Pain Sufferers Need to Make Informed Decisions for Relief

November 18, 2014 – 3:56 PM |

By Dr. Aristotle Economou
My private practice in Beverly Hills focuses on delivering a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to providing medical care to patients in pain. Unfortunately, many …