Melissa

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AAFP, Others Urge Hospitals to Stop Early Elective Deliveries

The AAFP, along with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and several other medical associations, sent a …

Richard Bruno, MD on Twitter: "Vote #yesfluoride to uphold journalistic (6 pdx papers endorse), scientific (majority of lit), and financial (no $ from Koch bros) integrity"

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Lack of Information on Medicaid Parity Provision Prompts Query From AAFP

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act put in place a provision to bring Medicaid rates for primary care services at least in line with …

Experts Agree: 'Psychiatry's Bible' Is No Bible

When the American Psychiatric Association releases its new <i>Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders</i> <i>-- DSM-5 --</i> this weekend, lots of journalists and commentators will refer to it as "psychiatry's bible."<p>That's a term that makes the manual's authors and other mental experts cringe.<p>"Bible …

#StyleCrave: Beach Shoes

These kicks are comfortable, convertible, breathable, AND durable<p><b>WHAT:</b> Olukai Convertible Shoe <b>WHY:</b> Summer's just over the horizon, and it's time for a little exploration! Before you pack your bags for Belize or another beachy destination, think about what you're going to put on your feet. The …

North Korea launches short-range missiles

North Korea has fired three short-range missiles from its east coast, South Korea's defence ministry says, but the purpose of the launches was unknown.<p>Launches by the North of short-term missiles are not uncommon, but the ministry would not speculate whether Saturday's launches were part of a test …

Jindal: IRS officials deserve prison

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will use a Saturday speech to Virginia Republicans to suggest the IRS officials who targeted conservative political organizations for scrutiny be sent to prison.<p>“You cannot take the freedom of law-abiding Americans, whether you disagree with them or not, and keep your …

When Alcohol Takes The Wheel: What's Your Limit?

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended lowering the legal limit of blood alcohol content for drivers to .05 or even lower. Currently, it's illegal to drive in all states with a BAC of .08 or higher. Host Scott Simon speaks with Dr. Anthony Liguori of Wake Forest School of …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

The best sentences we read today

-- "Witnesses say alcohol may have played a factor in the man's ill-advised science experiment."<p>-- "Watching [the new Star Trek movie] is like talking to a salesman who stops every 40 seconds to ask if you’re still with him,<p>and then slaps you in the face just to make sure."<p>-- "Cicadas with a …

Hyperbole and A Half Returns

Allie Brosh (previously), popular blogger and creator of the alot, took a year and a half off from Hyperbole and A Half to deal with depression. She …