Weight-loss surgeons from across the United States are attempting to distance...– Probably a good move. 1-800-GET-THIN centers criticized - latimes.com You can check out Antidote blogger William Heisel’s coverage of the 800-GET-THIN controversy here.
The number of neuroactive products being studied and brought to market today is...– Fascinating article… Experimenting With Nootropics to Increase Mental Capacity, Clarity - Ari LeVaux - Health - The Atlantic
Check out Jon’s surprisingly wonky interview with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius: (via The Daily Show with Jon Stewart - Political Comedy - Fake News | Comedy Central)
Proposed changes in the definition of autism would sharply reduce the...– This is going to be a very big deal. New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study Suggests - NYTimes.com
Gov.Martin O’Malley’s administration is proposing to establish a...– Enterprise zones for health? Sounds interesting. Maryland Health disparities: Enterprise zones would expand access to care - Baltimore Sun
Treating stroke patients with clot-busting drugs costs U.S. hospitals...– Troubling. Medicare shortchanges hospitals on stroke therapy | Reuters
Shaken Baby Syndrome: My Front-Row Seat at a... →
What you didn’t know about shaken baby syndrome, by RoH member Sue Luttner.
A University of Connecticut researcher who studied the link between aging and a...– Oops. U.S. researcher accused of fraud in studies on red wine compound | Reuters
The Year of the Retraction: A look back at 2011 «... →
400 retractions of research from medical and science journals in a single year? Wow.
Along with the obesity epidemic in America has come an explosion in weight-loss...– fascinating read: Young, Obese and Getting Weight-Loss Surgery - NYTimes.com
Traditional Chinese acupuncture seems little better than a “sham”...– Ouch! Acupuncture little better than sham for migraine | Reuters
This guy knows what he’s talking about…(via The long road to health care reform - Political Bookworm - The Washington Post)
For a recent health story, 2News’ Mary Nickles had a mammogram done to...– echoes of Katie Couric’s televised colonoscopy, with a different ending. Mary Nickles’ Journey: Fight Against Breast Cancer - Connect2Utah.com
One in every 30 babies born in the U.S. is a twin — an astounding increase over...– Wow. Credit older moms and more fertility treatments for the increase… More US women having twins; rate at 1 in 30 babies - Yahoo! News
Some adolescent girls who get the HPV vaccine to prevent cervical cancer wrongly...– A finding sure to reignite the controversy over the HPV vaccine for girls… Some girls overestimate HPV vaccine protection - TODAY Health - TODAY.com
President Obama’s health overhaul encourages prevention by requiring most...– great story on an undercovered topic: Preventive care: Free, except when it’s not – USATODAY.com
Five health reform dates to watch in 2012 - The... →
For your calendars…
My retired mom's prescription costs skyrocket from... →
In Daily Kos.
Vast Disparities in Kids’ Fitness →
Katharine Mieszowski’s California Health Journalism Fellowhsips project ran in The Bay Citizen over the holidays. Here’s more about her project.
Stamaril, the yellow fever vaccine made by Sanofi Pasteur, one of the world’s...– Malcolm Brabant explains (during a lucid period) what it’s like to have psychotic episodes in “How a routine jab sent me so mad I sobbed (and saluted) through the Royal Wedding - then became convinced I was the Messiah…” in the Daily Mail.
Neglected to Death →
A big investigation from The Miami Herald.
5 healthcare innovation conferences starting 2012... →
Might be some good stories at these events, listed by MedCityNews.
Q&A: How I Moderated My Drinking →
Great perspective (and great example of online care) from Rebecca Johnson in conversation with RoH member Maia Szalavitz at Time’s Healthland blog.