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Joe Peyronnin

The TBI Alliance

Joe Peyronnin | Posted June 5, 2012

Every 15 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a significant brain injury; about 2 million American adults and children sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. The injuries are inflicted on battlefields as well as football fields. The victims come from all walks of life....

Kevin Hansen

Nudge the U.S. Out of Its Obesity

Kevin Hansen | Posted June 5, 2012

Last Wednesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled his administration's latest salvo in its war against obesity. This time, it's a soda regulation to prohibit movie theaters, food trucks and fast food chains from serving sugary drinks in cups that hold more than 16 ounces. To its...

Abdulrahman El-Sayed

Banning Big Gulps Won't Fix Our Big Obesity Problem

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted June 4, 2012

When a high-profile politician makes tackling the country's most dangerous health threat a top item on his agenda, public health people like me usually feel a certain contentment -- that something is right in the world.

But when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced last week that his administration...

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

OC 87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted June 4, 2012

Bradford (Buddy) Clayman is a 47-year-old, white, upper-middle-class, Jewish only child from Philadelphia. While awkward and teased as an adolescent, it was not until the end of high school and during his time as a film and TV student at Temple University that he developed major mental illness. He reports...

Michelle Chen

Nurses, Patients Voice Frustration Over Avoidable Hospital Staffing Crisis

Michelle Chen | Posted June 4, 2012

It's a universal health care frustration: the emergency room. Endless waits and doctors who treat patients like products on an assembly line. A new study confirms the exasperation: A large portion of patients believe they’re being treated poorly by an overstretched system.

According to the survey,...