Opinion

Women deserve factual medical information, even about abortion care

Decisions about medical procedures and patient care should be left to clinicians and their patients - not to politicians. As a family physician, I understand this.

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“Obamacare” fight could determine nation's future

This fight needs to be looked at in the context of the bigger, rougher national argument over what kind of country and what kind of people we are going to be.

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Deadly Spin - an inside account of insurance industry lies

Wendell Potter, a former top health insurance public relations executive, warned the Senate committee overseeing health care reform not to believe a word insurance companies said.

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Fast food blues

Not only is fast food bad for your physical health but there is mounting scientific evidence that your mental health also suffers.

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Ryan budget: A nightmare in the making

House Republicans approved a budget that is far worse than any reasonable person could, up to now, have imagined would ever come out of a U.S. Congress.

Meat, money, and markets: More bad news

We've known for some time that having too much red meat in our diets has negative health consequences.

Sugar: the toxic spoonful

The people who make Sugar Frosted Flakes were on to something when they dropped "sugar" from the name of their product.

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Senate leader Mitch McConnell: Marijuana use risks death

Has Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell been watching too many reruns of Reefer Madness?

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Birth control is not attack on religion

The Obama administration made the right move when it mandated that all employers be required to offer free family planning services to women through their insurance plans.

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Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: another attack on women

It's disturbing that the Komen Foundation has bowed to the Republican right in pulling its funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer prevention services.

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