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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...
Previous studies have found that mothers who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) during pregnancy are more likely to give birth to children with autism but a new study suggests otherwise, Reuters reports. The study, published in NEJM, examined 626,875 births from 1996 to 2005 and took note...