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No self breast exams?

The recommendation *not* to teach exams throws the whole report into question for me. If we are changing the frequency of mammograms, should we also change the recommendation to do self exams? Won’t the first change the effectiveness of the second? In the news, the report by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. … Continue reading

AMA opposes marriage and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

November 10, 2009, delegates to the AMA interim session approved resolutions recommending that the AMA oppose same sex marriage bans, urge redefinition of marriage under federal and state laws. They also recommend the ending of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in the military. “Report 1″ – “REPORT 1 OF THE COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND … Continue reading

Judge denies lawsuit to stop embryo destruction

Citing other legal rulings that embryos aren’t “persons” under the law, a Federal judge (report, here ) denied the right of others to sue on their behalf or to sue to save them from being destroyed under new rules at the National Institutes of Health. I’ve said it before: “law” does not a person make. … Continue reading

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