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Supplement retailers pushing creatine and testosterone boosters to teen athletes

Researchers posing as 15-year-old high school football players wanting to increase their muscle strength phoned 244 chain and local health food stores in the U.S. and asked sales clerks what supplements they would recommend. If the sales clerk didn't mention creatine or testosterone boosters, the "student" specifically asked the clerk about them.As...
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Docs vs. Glocks: Court of Appeals Sides with Docs

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, sitting en banc, has struck down a Florida law that forbade physicians from inquiring into gun ownership as part of routine medical assessment. In doing so, it overruled a 3-judge panel of the same court which had previously ruled in Florida's favor and upheld the law.In 2011, the Florida Legislature ...
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Tennessee bills allow chiropractic "physicians" expanded scope; provide "direct primary care" to patients

​The American Chiropractic Association is pushing to refashion chiropractors as primary care physicians. Four bills pending in Tennessee help the ACA toward its goal.A couple of years ago, the ACA announced "Six Key Elements of a Chiropractic Practice Act," a template for amending state laws governing chiropractic practice that would give chiroprac...
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Debasing the concept of Hero

I was in the Physicians lounge (it sounds impressive. It isn't. A couch & two chairs that predate me, a TV and a pair of computers) checking my schedule for the day and while I waited for the EMR to boot (the new sign of infinity is the Windows hourglass, supplanting the old 8 on its side) I looked up at the Physicians Weekly on the wall.The Ph...
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What does DC, ND and ABIHM have in common?

You might remember a few weeks back the brouhaha over the antivaccine screed by the Cleveland Clinic's Daniel Neides, M.D., medical director and chief operating officer of the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Dr Neides is part of the staff the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine staff, purveyors of a wide variety of...
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