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For the past few years, my colleague, health and fitness editor Emily Leaman, and I have worked together to produce our annual “Top Doctors” feature. This year, when we sat down with editor in chief Tom McGrath to plan what we’d do, there really only seemed to be one option. As Tom put it, “This is the only time we’ll ever be able to introduce our readers to Obamacare.”
Catherine Zeta-Jones, who has bipolar disorder, has checked herself into the hospital for treatment. Her publicist has explained this a proactive visit, and a source told TMZ the hospital stay is "maintenance." As a result, the National Alliance on Mental Illness' medical director has commended Zeta-Jones: "It's great that she is getting help for herself and serving as a role model."
Courthouse News Service reports that Seneca Hardwood Lumber Co., of Cranberry, PA., is getting to proceed with its lawsuit against ObamaCare's requirements that it cover contraception for its employees. The company is co-owned by Catholics—one of whom has 13 children—who have even built a chapel on the business premises, and who object to the requirement on religious grounds. They want to keep providing health insurance, however, also on religious grounds.U.S. District Judge Joy Flowers Conti granted the business's request for an injunction against the requirement, saying the owners stand a chance of winning at trial. "Plaintiffs are faced with having
Some employers say that Obamacare's new requirements that all Americans have health insurance is too expensive for them to comply with. The Wall Street Journal reports on one:Gary Epstein, owner of Firstaff Nursing Services Inc. in Bala Cynwyd, Pa., has similar plans. He intends to stop offering health insurance benefits at his home health-care company.Mr. Epstein, 52, employs about 250 workers and currently provides health insurance to his 20 office personnel. If he were to start covering the 100 or so nurses and nursing assistants that work full time, his annual health-insurance costs would jump to roughly $600,000 from the
Let’s just declare this up front: Alisa LaPolt Snow gave the wrong answer.Let’s also stipulate that Snow, a lobbyist representing the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, was in a challenging situation when she testified before the Florida legislature last week. It was a hearing that took place as the same time abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell went on trial in Philadelphia—charged with murdering babies born alive in his clinic—and the Gosnell example was clearly on the mind of legislators.
Turns out all those red eyes around town aren't from sad sports fans lamenting the latest Flyers/Eagles/Phillies/Sixers loss. CBS Philly reports that Philly has moved up five spots to No. 25 on a list of the nation's worst cities for allergy sufferers. The Allergy and Asthma Foundation looked at pollen scores and medicine prescriptions in making the determination; last year's mild winter lengthened the allergy season and helped move the city up the rankings. “Last year was a pretty strong year, so I think it will probably be similar in strength but different in timing," said Bryn Mawr Hospital's chief of