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Hospitals Services Performed Overseas
A movement toward greater use of telemedicine is widening the spectrum of care doctors can provide from afar and enabling more outsourcing of services overseas.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
Doctors Are Warned on Fetus Care
The Bush administration issues guidelines advising physicians and hospitals that they are obligated to care for fetuses "born alive" naturally or in the process of an abortion.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
New Food Pyramid Unveiled
The federal government unveiled a makeover of this well-known icon that emphasizes eating a variety of food, including healthful fat, and underscores physical activity.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
Global Health Corps Proposed to Fight AIDS
The federal government should create a corps of AIDS specialists and deploy them in the hard-hit countries targeted by the Bush administration's five-year, $15-billion global AIDS program, according to a panel of experts.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
Fewer U.S. Deaths Linked to Obesity
A new government study has concluded that obesity causes about 112,000 deaths each year in the United States, far fewer than a previous, highly publicized estimate by another part of the same agency.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
Establishing Proof
It took 15 years to discover the link between oxygen and blindness -- 15 years in which a mysterious disease haunted America's best hospitals.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
Walking Proof
An exercise demonstrated that middle-age, out-of-shape women who wore pedometers and were instructed to take at least 10,000 steps daily walked more than those who were told to take a 30-minute walk.
04/24/2005 02:58 AM
How Far Off The Mark?
Eating healthfully can sometimes seem daunting.
"Who are they kidding?" a Lean Plate Club member from Frostburg, Md., complained in an e-mail soon after the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines were released in January. "Two cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups of vegetables [daily]!"
04/24/2005 02:58 AM