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January 1st was a "historic day in the health care community" as hundred of thousands of people across the United States began to enjoy the health care coverage under the new Affordable Care Act, The New York Times reports. "Many provisions of the 2010 health care law offering new benefits and protections to...
Reuters reports on a new NIH-sponsored study published in NEJM that has examined the effect of distraction on novice and experienced drivers. The findings showed that, amongst novice drivers, the risk of crashes or near-crashes increased when drivers were dialing a cell phone, reaching for a cell phone or...

Richard Amerling, MD on Healthcare Policy

How Will Healthcare Guidelines Affect Medical Care in the US?

Healthcare guidelines are supposed to aid physicians in treatment options for their patients, but are they driving up healthcare costs? Richard Amerling, MD, Present-Elect of the Association for American Physicians and Surgeons, discusses the third party payment system, who it really benefits, and the...