Megan Krietemeyer

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US doctors warn Congress cutting food stamps could mean higher medical bills

Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.<p>Among the health risks of hunger are spiked rates of diabetes and …

Sex Change Ruled “Medically Necessary”

A federal appeals court has upheld a trial ruling that requires taxpayers to pay for a murderer’s sex change. From the FNN story:<p>A federal appeals …

Sharing NHS medical records will be vital for improving healthcare

This month every household in England will receive a leaflet from the NHS. The leaflet – Better Information Means Better Care – explains the benefits of sharing your medical records and information about the outcome of NHS treatments you receive. The information will be anonymised and you can …

Medical marijuana could save my daughter's life

My 10-year-old daughter has big blue eyes and is a serious fan of the Chicago Blackhawks. She loves music, fairy tales, and driving under city streetlights at night. She also cannot walk, talk or feed herself, thanks to the uncontrolled seizures that have resisted all attempts at treatment since …

American Medical Association Classifies Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association is an extensive network of doctors and medical students that sets "standards and policy for the medical profession." Though they have no legal jurisdiction, the group is influential in its decision-making. This week they made headlines by joining many other health …