Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Morning Smattering

The year's biggest lie: That health reform is a government take-over of health insurance.

Backers of the 9/11 health care bill are optimistic. Let's hope they're right. Here's why.

The need for mental health services is growing on college campuses.

There is a shortage of pediatricians in parts of the country, leaving almost 1 million kids without doctors.

The Senate passed the food safety bill again, after an error in procedure sent it back to the House after the first time.

It's okay. You can soak your feet in Vodka. I can't believe I just wrote that!

A brain anomaly leaves a woman without fear. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

A majority of US adults had troubled childhoods, according to the CDC.

The FDA examines the health effects of mercury fillings. About time.

Top spine specialists reap royalties, Medicare payments.

Blue Cross of Michigan is fighting a lawsuit that says that they have anticompetitive prices with hospitals. It's called most favored nation status. Lots of insurers do it -- force providers to accept less from them than they do from any other payers. I'm watching this one carefully since it may be the first of many.

The health benefits of having a pet -- Emily and I already knew this!

As we run up to the holidays -- and vacation -- enjoy today's headlines. Jennifer

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