Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Check out these health stories

A couple of interesting health stories worth sharing:

The first is about the American Urological Association's support for a bill that would make changes to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the independent group that recently recommended against routine PSA screening for prostate cancer.

"We should be wary of any legislated efforts to invite the foxes to guard the hen house," warns the author, Dr. Richard Hoffman, an editor at the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation and a reviewer for Here's the link. is a great information source, published by Gary Schwitzer, who leads a team of more than two dozen people who grade daily health news reporting by major U.S. news organizations. While you're there, look for Schwitzer's blog, HealthNewsWatchdog. Here's the link.

The second story is called "How Your Chicken Dinner is Creating a Drug-Resistant Superbug," published by The Atlantic magazine. It's by Maryn McKenna, a former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter and author of "Superbug: The Fatal Menace of MRSA."

Her chilling report warns that treating urinary tract infections as a short-term, routine ailment rather than a long-term food safety issue risks turning the responsible bacteria into a major health crisis. Here's the link.


New York LASIK Surgeon said...

Interesting aritcles (and comments) Karen, thanks for sharing them!

Health News Article said...

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