The selection of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as the running mate for presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney could have serious consequences for the Medicare program. Ryan, Budget Committee chair for the House of Representatives since Republicans gained control of the chamber 2 years ago, is best known for budget proposal, which includes a plan to overhaul Medicare and transform it ...

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The world's largest breast cancer charity used misleading statistics and deceptive statements about mammography to promote breast cancer awareness and screening, authors of an opinion piece asserted. In promotional material for the 2011 Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen for the Cure suggested large differences in breast cancer survival among women who undergo screening mammography and those who do not. ...

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The majority of killers involved in recent mass shootings had encounters with the mental healthcare system before they committed their acts of violence, with some even being legally compelled to seek help. Few seemed surprised when it came out over the weekend that James Holmes, 24, who allegedly killed 12 and wounded 58 others at a movie theater shooting in Aurora, ...

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Utter confusion could result if the Supreme Court invalidates the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate while upholding other parts of the law, a physician expert predicted ahead of Thursday's expected decision. And a split decision is, indeed, likely, said Randy Wexler MD, MPH, of Ohio State University in Columbus. That will create chaos, he said, which is something other ...

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