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Truth Squad: Will political appointees be making all of your health care decisions?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 03:11:00

At Tuesday night's GOP Presidential Debate in Hanover, New Hampshire, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann criticized the Affordable Care Act claiming the health care plan puts political appointees in charge of medical decisions that are currently made by patients and their doctors.

Money Magazine: Fight your insurer's claim denialupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 09:32:00

When a health insurance claim denial lands in the mailbox, do you figure the hassle of going to battle isn't worth it? Think again.

Ban unsafe chemical from baby bottles and cupsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 09:40:00

Last month, China banned companies from manufacturing, importing or selling baby bottles that contain bisphenol A (BPA), a potentially dangerous chemical routinely added to everyday plastic products.

2009: New fuel for BPA debateupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 09:40:00

A Consumer Reports study found lots of BPA in most canned foods. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports on the implications.

Pediatricians urge tougher chemical safety lawupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 09:23:00

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday called for an overhaul of the 35-year-old federal law governing toxic chemicals in the environment, saying it fails to safeguard children and pregnant women.

Why health reform won't be repealedupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 13:05:00

This week, the House of Representatives plans to vote to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It will succeed.

House could delay Medicare rate cutsupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 02:22:00

The House on Monday is scheduled to take up a $1-billion measure delaying by one month a 23 percent cut in federal Medicare reimbursements to doctors.

CNNMoney: Doctors: Congress should act fast on Medicare payupdated: Tue Nov 16 2010 15:36:00

Just back from recess, Congress is staring at a deadline that will result in a dramatic cut in Medicare payments to doctors if no action is taken.

CNNMoney: Congress reverses Medicare cutsupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 19:37:00

The House voted Thursday to reverse a 21% cut in government fees paid to doctors who treat Medicare patients.

Do women need a sex pill?updated: Mon Jun 21 2010 12:43:00

"The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is, 'What does a woman want?' "

CNNMoney: Doctors: Senators 'took a vacation,' left Medicare a messupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 13:29:00

The American Medical Association is launching an ad campaign pushing lawmakers to freeze a 21% cut to the fees doctors receive to treat Medicare patients.

CNNMoney: Doctors' Medicare payouts to be cut 21% June 1updated: Mon May 17 2010 06:04:00

For the fourth time this year, doctors face a potential huge cut in the fees that the government pays them to treat Medicare patients.

Latest high-fructose corn syrup study generates buzz, debateupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 16:30:00

Acolytes of "Food Rules" guru Michael Pollan and other well-meaning foodies who've made corn a scapegoat for the nation's health crises have welcomed a new study from Princeton University that suggests high-fructose corn syrup causes more significant weight gain than table sugar.

CNNMoney: Health care: Patients, doctors, insurers reactupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 21:49:00

The House's approval of a measure to reform and revamp the nation's health care system was praised Monday by consumer groups, given mixed reviews by doctors and got a thumbs down from insurers.

CNNMoney: Doctors threaten Medicare backlashupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 20:11:00

With a 21% cut to Medicare reimbursement rates set to take effect Monday, the nation's largest physician organization has informed its members about their options -- which include shutting off practices to new Medicare patients.

AMA, AARP back House health care billupdated: Fri Nov 06 2009 09:11:00

The push to overhaul health care received a major boost Thursday as the American Medical Association and AARP endorsed legislation drafted by top House Democrats.

Democrats push to reverse Medicare payment cuts to doctorsupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 20:31:00

Senate Democrats struggled Tuesday to find enough votes to pass a controversial measure intended to ensure that doctors experience no cut in Medicare reimbursement payments over the next 10 years.

Study: Cocaine vaccine could help addictsupdated: Wed Oct 07 2009 11:01:00

An experimental vaccine for cocaine addicts can help some users kick the habit, according to a new study.

Obama rallies doctors for health care reformupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 15:09:00

President Obama kicked off a crucial week in the health care reform debate Monday by castigating political opponents for spreading distortions about his plan.

GOP's Boustany urges bipartisan health care planupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 22:32:00

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany urged Congress to pass a health-care plan by "working together in a bipartisan way" in remarks delivered after President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday.

Commentary: Did Obama underestimate his critics?updated: Tue Sep 01 2009 09:26:00

One of the great puzzles this summer has been why President Obama seemed to have underestimated the intensity of the counter-mobilization he would face in proposing health care reform.

AMA open to government-funded health insurance optionupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 19:45:00

The new president of the American Medical Association, which represents the interests of the nation's doctors, said Wednesday the group is open to a government-funded health insurance option for people without coverage.

AMA's take on health care reformupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 19:45:00

Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen and AMA president Dr. J. James Rohack discuss health care reform.

Commentary: Polls don't make a presidentupdated: Tue Jun 30 2009 07:06:00

President Obama continues to enjoy high approval ratings.

What you need to know about health care reformupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:09:00

Five years from now, there's an excellent chance you won't have the same health insurance you have (or don't have) right now. That's because members of Congress are gearing up to reform the U.S. health care system, and unlike in 1993 when then-first lady Hillary Clinton tried her hand at changing the medical system, this time the important players -- doctors, insurance companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers -- seem to be on board. You heard a lot about health care reform this week, and you'll be hearing even more in the months to come. It's an incredibly confusing, complex issue, so in this week's Empowered Patient, we break it down for you with 10 frequently asked questions about health care reform.

Rating U.S. health careupdated: Fri Jun 19 2009 11:09:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen and Tony Harris talk about how the U.S. stacks up compared to the rest of the world.

Obama makes case for universal coverage, end of medical red tapeupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 20:51:00

Health care reform should mean all Americans can get coverage while allowing doctors to heal patients instead of being bureaucrats, President Obama told the American Medical Association on Monday.

Hidden tax for health care?updated: Mon Jun 15 2009 20:51:00

CNN's Nicole Lapin and Tony Harris talk about how the insured pay for the uninsured in America.

CNNMoney: Obama: Allow doctors to heal, not push paperupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 16:19:00

Health care reform should mean all Americans can get coverage while allowing doctors to heal patients instead of being bureaucrats, President Barack Obama told the American Medical Association on Monday.

CNNMoney: How they'll save $2 trillion on health careupdated: Tue Jun 09 2009 16:57:00

Advocating preventive care and streamlining administrative costs are among the steps being promised by the health care industry to help cut $2 trillion in health care expenses over the next decade.

Group wants R rating for any film with smokingupdated: Thu May 28 2009 22:39:00

Smoking in youth-rated movies has not declined despite a pledge two years ago by Hollywood studios to encourage producers to show less "gratuitous smoking," according to an anti-smoking group.

Christian doctors' group protests rolling back 'conscience' ruleupdated: Wed Apr 08 2009 21:13:00

An organization of Christian physicians argued Wednesday against an impending rollback of a federal rule allowing health care workers to refuse to provide certain reproductive services, saying it's discriminatory.

White House set to reverse health care conscience clauseupdated: Fri Feb 27 2009 17:31:00

The Obama administration plans to reverse a regulation from late in the Bush administration allowing health-care workers to refuse to provide services based on moral objections, an official said Friday.

Safety council urges ban on cell phone use while drivingupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 22:31:00

The National Safety Council called Monday for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving, a prohibition opposed by the industry.

Smoking quadruples risk for vision-stealing eye diseaseupdated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:43:00

Age-related macular degeneration is a baby-boomer disease that, according to the American Medical Association, affects more than 10 million Americans. It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over age 65. A study published in the July 2007 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that current smokers are four times more likely to develop this eye problem than nonsmokers.

Family doctor shortageupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:58:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at a new survey that finds half of all primary physicans surveyed want to leave their practices.

Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicineupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:14:00

Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative. Is High-Fructose Corn Syrup Really Good for You? updated: Wed Sep 17 2008 13:45:00

A new ad campaign by the Corn Refiners Association claims that high-fructose corn syrup is not as fattening as you think

Senate GOP pressured to stop Medicare 'meltdown'updated: Tue Jul 29 2008 11:31:00

Republicans were facing pressure Tuesday to vote for a rollback of across-the-board cuts in Medicare payments to health providers after a major doctors' group said the cuts could lead to a "meltdown" of the government's health care system for the elderly.

Congress rejects veto of bill to halt Medicare payment cutsupdated: Wed Jul 16 2008 14:54:00

Congress voted to halt planned cuts in Medicare payments to doctors Tuesday, overriding President Bush's veto in a battle that pitted health insurers against physicians.

AMA apologizes for racially biased policiesupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 15:09:00

The American Medical Association, the nation's largest organization of physicians, apologized Thursday for its history of discriminatory policies toward African-American physicians, including those that effectively restricted membership to whites. AMA Apologizes to Black Doctorsupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 11:00:00

The American Medical Association on Thursday issued a formal apology for more than a century of discriminatory policies that excluded blacks from participating in a group long considered the voice of U.S. doctors Study: Vitamin D Could Save Livesupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 17:00:00

New research linking low vitamin D levels with deaths from heart disease and other causes bolsters mounting evidence about the "sunshine" vitamin's role in good health Ricki Lake Fires Back at Doctor Groups Over Home Birthsupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 19:18:00

"I'm all about choice," says the former talk show host, who had her child at home Higher Suicide Risk for Smart MDsupdated: Thu May 08 2008 20:00:00

An estimated 300 to 400 U.S. doctors kill themselves each year -- a suicide rate thought to be higher than in the general population Study: Boomers to Flood Med Systemupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 12:20:00

Millions of baby boomers are about to enter a health care system for seniors that not only isn't ready for them, but may even discourage them from getting quality care Is Your Doctor Prescribing Placebos?updated: Thu Jan 03 2008 18:00:00

A new survey in Chicago finds that about half of doctors occasionally prescribe their patients sham treatments

Kevorkian Case: Appeals court dismisses defamation suit updated: Mon Dec 31 2007 10:02:00

Calling him "libel proof," a Michigan appeals court Monday dismissed Dr. Jack Kevorkian's defamation suit against two medical groups that called him a killer in their literature. Post-Op Rx: Get a Massageupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 12:20:00

Several new studies show that a simple backrub offers significant pain relief for patients after major surgery

Mental health crisis loomsupdated: Wed Aug 29 2007 23:05:00

Mental health crisis looms Fallout From the War at Homeupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 15:00:00

A new study shows soaring rates of child abuse and neglect in military families after a parent's deployment Shortage of Doctors Affects Rural U.S.updated: Mon Jul 23 2007 08:50:00

A national shortage of doctors is hitting poor places the hardest, and efforts to bring in foreign physicians to fill the gap are running into a knot of restrictions from the war on terror and the immigration debate

'Age management' is a controversial new medical focusupdated: Fri Apr 06 2007 10:47:00

Clothia Roussell draws inspiration from the prophets. "I've read in the Bible how we're supposed to live to see 120, and those prophets lived to be 400 or 500 years old," said the 49-year-old homemaker.

Medical evolutionupdated: Tue Jun 14 2005 10:48:00

Dr. J. Edward Hill is a week away from being inaugurated as the 160th president of the American Medical Association, which is no small accomplishment for a man who says he became a doctor because he wanted a steady job.

This week in the medical journalsupdated: Thu Jun 02 2005 14:48:00

Great news for seniors

Money Magazine: Is this the End of Lawsuit Lotto?updated: Tue Mar 01 2005 00:01:00

It's the American way. Trip and fall, find a fast-talking lawyer and a gullible jury, and you too can sue somebody and get rich. Kind of like that grandma who spilled scalding-hot coffee on herself...

Fortune: Are Mammograms Worth It? Breast-cancer screeningupdated: Mon Jan 07 2002 00:01:00

For all the pink ribbons and breast-cancer walks, how much progress has society really made in detecting and battling breast cancer, a disease that strikes one in eight women? Not as much as you th...

FSB: A Medical Alert Why doctors say herbs and drugs don't mixupdated: Thu Feb 01 2001 00:01:00

If you're one of the millions of Americans who dabble with herbal remedies, listen up. Doctors and other medical professionals are concerned about the dangers of mixing prescription drugs with thes...

Fortune: The Spotlight's on Health Care The No. 1 concern of small-business owners is how to pay for health care. Finally some politicianupdated: Mon Jul 10 2000 00:01:00

How can you tell a cashier at Sears from one at Pop's Bagels? Look at their teeth. Odds are, the Pop's worker has no dental plan. Odds are, he has no health plan at all and is skimping on medical c...

FSB: Focus on Health Care Help may be on the way for small business.updated: Sat Jul 01 2000 00:01:00

How can you tell a cashier at Sears from a cashier at Pop's Bagels? Just look at their teeth. Odds are, the Pop's employee has no dental plan. Odds are, in fact, the Pop's cashier has no health pla...

Fortune: How to Deal With Violent Co-Workersupdated: Mon Sep 27 1999 00:01:00

DEAR ANNIE: I work in a petrochemical manufacturing facility. About two years ago, an employee who has a very incendiary personality was fired for sleeping on the job. This person had threatened ab...

Money Magazine: Back Out Of Whack When your back goes out, is a chiropractor's office the place to go for help?updated: Sat May 01 1999 00:01:00

Spring is here, and as a winter-weary nation resumes outdoor activities like golfing and gardening, a resounding cry can be heard throughout the land: Oh, my aching back!

Fortune: Can Chainsaw Al Really Be A Builder? America's most ferocious cost cutter says he wants to make Sunbeam bigger. With help from Supdated: Mon Jan 12 1998 00:01:00

One more turnaround like the rest of them, and Al Dunlap will go to his grave known as Chainsaw Al. "The damn 'Chainsaw.' They'll put it on my tombstone. And then I'll come down and haunt 'em," say...


Fred Nahas is not your typical union activist. The 51-year-old doctor is a vascular surgeon in Somer's Point, N.J., and earns a comfortable six-figure income. His only experience with a picket line...


Next time you're killing time in the doctor's waiting room, ponder this paradox: Congress has concluded that there are too many, not too few, physicians in this country. Washington's remedy for thi...


Last year, graphic designer Sheri Wood found out that she had thyroid cancer. Isolated from big-city medical resources--she lives in rural Versailles, Kentucky--she turned to the Web to learn more ...


Ask just about any broker or financial planner, and you'll be told that doctors are not always the savviest investors. Even so, the American Medical Association has some investing advice for you. I...

Money Magazine: HOW WOMEN CAN STOP PAYING MORE THAN MEN FOR THE SAME THINGSupdated: Sat Jun 01 1996 00:01:00

Every day, women pay more than men do for virtually identical goods and services. You may already have heard that dry cleaners sometimes charge women as much as three times more than men pay to lau...

Money Magazine: LOWDOWN ON HEALTH INSURANCEupdated: Sun Oct 01 1995 00:01:00

Early retirees are increasingly getting stuck for the cost of their health coverage as part of corporate downsizing. For instance, Unisys, the information management company with headquarters in Bl...

Fortune: THE RIGHT TO FIRE HMO DOCTORSupdated: Mon Jul 11 1994 00:01:00

"Something absolutely terrible is going on," says Stanford University economist Alain Enthoven, a leading apostle of unleashing market forces to tame costs and improve the health care system. While...

Money Magazine: Doctors tell why they oppose Clinton's health plan updated: Fri Jul 01 1994 00:01:00

MAY'S MONEY NEWSLINE says that 49% of doctors' employees don't get medical insurance and intimates that physicians oppose the Clinton health plan because it would force them to provide healthcare c...

Fortune: Greed in (gasp!) the Senate, the undocumented life, a second opinion on executions, and other matters. DOCTORS CONFRONT THE DEATupdated: Mon Jun 27 1994 00:01:00

One worries that he behaved churlishly in his recent exchange of views with Dr. Lonnie R. Bristow, chairman of the American Medical Association. There was Lonnie, stuck at migraine-engendering O'Ha...

Money Magazine: THE SECRET REASON M.D.s HATE THE CLINTON HEALTH PLANupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

In the rancorous debate over health-care reform, the American Medical Association -- representing almost half of the nation's 653,000 doctors -- has opposed President Clinton's plan, which would re...

Money Magazine: THE MONEY JOB RANKINGSupdated: Tue Mar 01 1994 00:01:00

Computer systems analyst tops our 1994 ranking of 100 widely held jobs evaluated on such factors as salary, prestige and security (see the story for details). This table shows the data we used to r...

Money Magazine: WHY ARE DRUG PRICES SO HIGH? updated: Wed Sep 01 1993 00:01:00

As a pharmaceutical sales representative, I am getting tired of being painted as a deceitful and conniving person relaying "clever promotional schemes" to doctors. In your June story "Cut Your Spir...

Fortune: WHY WE NEED MORE DOCTORS Granting health benefits to 37 million uninsured Americans will inflate demand for doctors -- who are aupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

POLICYMAKERS have long argued that medicine is a market unto itself, governed by laws as strange as those of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland or Jonathan Swift's Lilliput. In fact, the forces driving up ...

Fortune: A long shot in the presidential race, greedy writers, a controversial nose, and other matters. CAMEL RIGHTSupdated: Mon May 18 1992 00:01:00

Your servant has been boning up on the great Joe Camel dispute, which takes a lot of boning. Like an amoeba, the dispute keeps fissiparously dividing itself into subsidiary disputes: Are those Came...

Fortune: A CURE FOR WHAT AILS MEDICAL CARE Call it the American disease. The symptoms: unchecked health care spending and too many uninsuupdated: Mon Jul 01 1991 00:01:00

How can America spend more per capita on health care than any country on earth, and still be the only developed nation that leaves about 15% of its population uninsured? How can U.S. companies cont...

Fortune: READ ALL ABOUT IT! A ROUNDUP OF NEWS FROM THE SPORTS WORLD PRO & CON updated: Fri Feb 01 1991 00:01:00

Question: Should boxing be banned?

Money Magazine: HEATED UP OVER HEALTH CARE updated: Fri Feb 01 1991 00:01:00

In ''A Cure Your M.D. Won't Like,'' printed in the special year-end edition of MONEY, you hope to ''shift the tide back toward lower-tech, lower-cost treatment'' in an effort to pay doctors less. G...

Fortune: BEHIND THE BATTLE OVER CHOLESTEROL Some people with lots of the stuff live to be 90; others with far less die young. Here's why updated: Mon Dec 18 1989 00:01:00

WOULDN'T IT BE NICE if all medical advice about life-and-death matters like heart disease were based on clear, unambiguous scientific evidence? But it's not. That disagreeable fact has left million...

Fortune: HOW I MADE $812 IN THE OAT BRAN CRAZE Our writer thought she could cash in by raising the trendy grain. She had a lot to learn, updated: Mon Oct 09 1989 00:01:00

YOU'VE HEARD BEFORE that farming is a crazy business. Now let me tell you how crazy. I'm a transplanted farm girl living in Washington, D.C., and I can't quite get farming out of my blood. When my ...

Money Magazine: AFRAID TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT MONEY? THAT'S A COSTLY FEARupdated: Sat Apr 01 1989 00:01:00

When Anna Brown, a courtroom interpreter in Los Angeles, was charged $400 for blood tests while hospitalized for surgery last year, her husband Jack shrugged, since his insurance company was pickin...

Fortune: ALCOHOLICS: CHIPS OFF THE OLD BLOCKupdated: Mon Dec 19 1988 00:01:00

New research into the baffling causes of alcoholism is unearthing ever deeper clues that it's largely in the genes. And now researchers are making headway in their search for genetic markers that c...

Money Magazine: Prescription drugs: How your doctor can cut your medicine bill in halfupdated: Sun Feb 01 1987 00:01:00

The high cost of medicine is enough to make you sick. Last year the average price of prescription drugs jumped 8%, while prices in general were rising only 1%. Doctors could help cure this inflatio...

Money Magazine: JUST TAKE 200 SHARES AND CALL ME IN THE MORNINGupdated: Mon Sep 01 1986 00:01:00

The American Medical Association's $4 million purchase of the mutual fund group PRO Services Inc., now called AMA Advisers, has raised a debate about why the AMA did it -- and why it should not hav...

Fortune: HOW TO HELP RESCUE A DRUG-IMPAIRED EXECUTIVE updated: Mon Jun 24 1985 00:01:00

Drugs in their variety affect users in a host of ways -- no single physical symptom provides sure evidence that someone is abusing them. A boss who suspects that a subordinate has a problem should ...

Fortune: Malpractice malaiseupdated: Mon Feb 18 1985 00:01:00

New York State approved a 52% increase in medical malpractice insurance rates, its largest increase in ten years. The hike cemented New York's place as the state with the highest malpractice insura...

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