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Pediatricians’ Group Opposes Legal Marijuana

January 26, 2015 – 9:56 AM | One Comment
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MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Marijuana shouldn’t be legalized because of the potential harm it can cause children and teens, the American Academy …

Measles Outbreak Leads Doc Group to Urge Vaccination

January 24, 2015 – 3:54 PM |
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The measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in Anaheim, California has now affected more than 78 people across six different U.S. states. The nation’s premier group …

Supreme Court Battle Brewing Over Medicaid Fees

January 12, 2015 – 11:43 AM |
Medical Law

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — Rita Gorenflo’s 7-year-old son Nathaniel was in severe pain from a sinus infection.
But since the boy was covered by Medicaid, …

Medicaid Patient Access At Stake In U.S. Supreme Court Case

January 12, 2015 – 11:34 AM |
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WASHINGTON – Jan. 12, 2015 – The American Medical Association (AMA) and a coalition of several health care organizations have filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. …

Cancer Groups Urge More Regulation of E-Cigs

January 8, 2015 – 5:11 PM | 2 Comments
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THURSDAY, Jan. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The potential health hazards of e-cigarettes remain unclear, and more regulation on their use is needed, say two …

Surgeon General Still Has Important Role to Play

December 31, 2014 – 12:13 AM | One Comment
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(HealthDay News) — The Surgeon General has an important role in educating and mobilizing the public and shaping policy on public health issues, according to …