OB/GYN Group Recommending Birth Control Pills Over the Counter

ACOG, the [lobbying] group of obstetricians and gynecologists, has issued a recommendation that birth control pills be made available over the counter, without a prescription. This has some pluses and some minuses.

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Today’s Heros–Class at St. Lucie West Centennial High School

…for voting–unanimously– to elect Hakam Daley their Homecoming King. Hakam has spend much of his life in foster homes and suffers from cerebral palsy and learning disabilities. This young man is wheelchair dependent but is an honor roll student.
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Medical Errors–3rd Leading Cause of Death in America

That’s according to Dr. Peter Pronovost, a critical care physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital. In fact, studies found that medical mistakes kill more than a quarter million people each year in this country.
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Reader’s Digest Article Exposes Hospital Billing Practices

An excellent article by Kimberly Hiss of Readers Digest details hospital billing practices, and is something everyone who goes to a hospital should read.
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When Do You Need Medical Tests?

A CNN article today outlined the top reasons to get medical tests, and what kind of tests would be needed for various medical conditions or symptoms. Take a look here. It could save your life:
http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/29/health/medical-tests-you-need/index.html?eref=rss_mostpopular
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