Monday, December 8, 2008

Doctors' Fat Prejudice | Year-Long Mammogram Waits | Bra Making You Sick?

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December 8th, 2008
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Fat: What the Experts Don't Know About Obesity  

Fat: What the Experts Don't Know About Obesity
By Maggie Mahar, Health Beat
A recent documentary shows how fat prejudice is keeping even some doctors from understanding obesity. Read more »

 

We have a big range of content this week on everything from obesity to Obama's health plan. Maggie Mahar takes a close look at doctors' limited understanding of obesity and shows how fat prejudice can be keeping them from really helping their obese patients. Abby Christopher explains why many radiologists are shying away from reading mammograms, creating a shortage of mammography services for women across the country. Marie Cocco examines some potential pitfalls of Obama's health care plan. And Igor Volsky discusses Sarah Palin's idea of a health plan. We have all that and more!

Thanks for reading,
Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor

 

Why It Can Take a Year to Get a Mammogram in the U.S.  

Why It Can Take a Year to Get a Mammogram in the U.S.

More radiologists are shying away from breast imaging, creating longer waits that may be leading women to put off or forgo screenings. Read more »

Obama's Health Care Reform Plan Is Based on the Clintons' Failed 1990s Model  

Obama's Health Care Reform Plan Is Based on the Clintons' Failed 1990s Model

Look only to the Detroit automakers' current economic straits to understand why. Read more »

Headache and Indigestion -- Is Your Bra to Blame?  

Headache and Indigestion -- Is Your Bra to Blame?

Bras aren't just about looks; a poor fit can cause health problems. Read more »

Renowned Psychiatrists on Drug Company Payrolls  

Renowned Psychiatrists on Drug Company Payrolls

Money from pharmaceutical companies has corrupted much of the psychiatric profession. Read more »

Attacking Alzheimer's with Red Wine and Marijuana  

Attacking Alzheimer's with Red Wine and Marijuana

Two new studies point to a wonderful way to ward off Alzheimer's disease and other forms of age-related memory loss. Read more »

Sex Ed for Seniors  

Sex Ed for Seniors

Yes, seniors have sex. We need to create resources for them to learn about safer-sex practices. Read more »

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Palin's Health Plan Focuses on 'Outdoor Activities' and Consumption of 'Wild Game'  

Palin's Health Plan Focuses on 'Outdoor Activities' and Consumption of 'Wild Game'

A moose a day keeps the doctor away. Read more »

Obama Must Use Health Care to Fix the Economy ... Here's How  

Obama Must Use Health Care to Fix the Economy ... Here's How

The financial crisis isn't an excuse to push off health care reform until the economy grows. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Read more »

 

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