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Hospitals Services Performed Overseas

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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.

Doctors Are Warned on Fetus Care

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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.

New Food Pyramid Unveiled

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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.

Global Health Corps Proposed to Fight AIDS

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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.

Fewer U.S. Deaths Linked to Obesity

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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.

Establishing Proof

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

It took 15 years to discover the link between oxygen and blindness -- 15 years in which a mysterious disease haunted America's best hospitals.

Walking Proof

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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.

How Far Off The Mark?

Sun, 24 Apr 2005 2:58:57 GMT

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]!"