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Obesity Surgeries Control Diabetes – But With Risks


Bypass surgeries are working so much better for obese patients at reducing diabetes than the traditional methods of medication and healthier lifestyle changes. In some cases surgery has even reversed the effects of diabetes, although serious complications are still a possibility and need to be considered. A yearlong study was just completed and indicated that [...]

Legal Marijuana Markets are Pushing for Health and Safety Standards


Marijuana use in Colorado and Washington may become the norm for adults, but when it reaches that point, regulators are going to have to step in and put some safety standards on the books. They are still months away from legal sales of the drug and officials are having a tough time figuring out how [...]

Doctors In Boston Are Heroes To Many Bombing Victims


Marathon bombing victims were sent to a few different hospitals around the Boston area and many of them are extremely grateful for the expert medical service they received as they try to move on with their lives. It was a horrific event that killed 3 people and wounded over 170 more, including 11 amputations so [...]

Robotic Surgery Is The Future Of Medicine


Robot surgery is expanding its operation in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Although at this point it is still costlier than using a doctor, robot surgery is starting to branch out into many more categories. Robotic surgery is done by a multi-armed robot that is called Da Vinci, which used to only concentrate on small incision [...]

Oklahoma Dentist’s Office Exposes Thousands To HIV and Hepatitis


Around 7,000 patients who visited a dentist’s office in suburban Tulsa, Oklahoma may have been exposed to HIV and Hepatitis, according to health investigators. The dentist office of W. Scott Harrington had heath inspectors speechless at what they had found on the premises. Because of the neglect found at the doctor’s office, free HIV and [...]

American Academy of Pediatrics Supports Same-Sex Marriage

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As the polls continue to shift in favor of same-sex marriage, the movement just got a major boost from the nation’s most influential pediatric group. The American Academy of Pediatrics now have a new policy based on research that says parents sexual orientation has zero effect on the development of a child. When there is [...]

Does Chris Christie’s Weight affect His Political Future?


Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey has heard all the fat jokes over the years and will even join in to poke fun at himself, but his future political ambitions may be hindered if he doesn’t start getting serious about conquering his obesity. Doctors are concerned about a Chris Christie run for President that is [...]

The GOP’s “War on Women” Takes Center Stage


The Republican Party continues to wage war on the women of this country. From not being able to make decisions about their own bodies, to being told what rights they should have by male members of the GOP. Their latest confession about rape, submitted by Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin, is the same stance supported [...]

GlaxoSmithKline Drug Company To Pay $3 Billion In Fraud


Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline will plead guilty and pay a $3 billion fine for promoting 2 drugs that were not approved and failing to disclose safety information with the 3rd drug. This is the largest fraud settlement in U.S. history involving health care.   Today’s judgment will not only recover taxpayer dollars and punish the company [...]

Supreme Court Declares Health Care Law Constitutional


President Obama and the Democrats got a huge victory today when the Supreme Court upheld The Affordable Care Act by a decision of 5-4. John Roberts, who is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court , wrote the opinion and called the law a valid power for Congress to tax.   The individual mandate had [...]

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