| Jun 21, 2013
| 1:33 PM
I can’t quite wrap my head around the American Medical Association’s decision to label obesity a disease.
Obesity, especially in children, can and often does lead to many diseases, but I’m not ready to equate it with diseases that...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:37 PM
As a registered dietitian with the Washington County Health Department, Tammy Thornton has a simple rule at home for her children: No cola allowed.
She also knows that sometimes kids don’t always follow the rules when they’re out of Mom&...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
When the American Medical Association this week declared obesity a disease — a move that instantly labeled one third of Americans as sick — it launched a controversy not seen since alcoholism received the disease designation.
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 5:35 PM
The American Medical Association announced Wednesday that it will now recognize obesity as a disease, opening up new possibilities for treatment and prevention.
The policy's change in definition also changes the way the medical community will treat...
| Jun 20, 2013
In declaring obesity a disease, the American Medical Association has erred, as its action will provide an excuse for those who have the ability to control their weight, but elect not to do so.
There is plenty of blame to go around for the obesity...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Good luck to Jessica Weiderholdt in keeping her 70 pounds off ("Teacher adopts new diet, lifestyle," June 20). However, the article looks like an advertisement for Beachbody exercise and Shakeology drinks.
The American Medical Association has agreed...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 5:34 PM
A study by a Harvard pediatrician, published in the influential Journal of the American Medical Association, suggests that states with more gun laws have lower mortality rates from firearms. But the author acknowledges that he can’t prove that...
| May 5, 2013
You now can go to a Walgreens and get examined by a medical professional. Maybe your blood pressure is a little high, or you've suffered from asthma for years. Walgreens has prescription and over-the-counter medications for you.
And, on your way out...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 4:35 PM
As pointed out by the left-wing news and views site the Daily Kos, the National Rifle Association maintains a list on its website describing its known opponents (in the view of the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action) that includes some obvious anti-...