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2014-07-07 12:28:37

TUCSON, Ariz., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent surge in illegal border crossings, especially by unaccompanied children, could cause a serious public health crisis in the U.S., according to the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. There is a high risk of bringing deadly diseases, both familiar like measles and unfamiliar like dengue ("bonebreak") fever, to a vulnerable population. The proper public health response is to confine the risk and alert...

2014-06-12 12:29:47

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public policy is often based on studies that are statistically flawed at the start, or are misrepresented in the press. William M. Briggs, Ph.D., explains six common fallacies in layman's terms in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. For example, the radon scare illustrates the "Everyone Else Said It Was True" Fallacy. A Danish study that showed no association between indoor radon levels and lung...

2014-06-12 12:29:32

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Congress balks at enacting a costly and oppressive law, political activists often get around it by filing a lawsuit against an administrative agency, very often the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency isn't really an opponent in the lawsuit. Rather, it welcomes it as an opportunity to expand its power. Through a collusive consent decree, costly rules can be imposed on an industry without even the bother of a...

2014-06-12 12:28:22

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Statins," already the most prescribed drugs in history, are being recommended for more and more patients as "primary prevention" for cardiovascular disease. Nearly 900 studies have been published on the adverse effects of these medications, and a look at their mechanism of action suggests ample reason for caution. Neurospecialist and pharmacologist Timothy M. Marshall, Ph.D., discusses the controversy in the summer issue of the...

2014-06-12 12:27:15

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite tons of research and constant anti-obesity campaigns, obesity is increasing, and its cause is not understood, writes neuroendocrinologist Hermann Borg, M.D., in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. It's more than the simplistic balance of energy input and output, Dr. Borg explains. More complex concepts such as the "adipostat" and "slow metabolism," however, have not been helpful....

2014-05-07 12:29:39

Say dropping insurance improves patient care while slashing bills in half. MINNEAPOLIS, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), is hosting its 20(th) workshop on May 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota to help doctors drop insurance participation. Seven practicing physicians from across the country will tell their stories about transitioning to a direct pay practice. Reports reveal that cutting ties with insurance companies is a...

2014-04-11 12:21:24

TUCSON, Ariz., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting older Americans with asthma, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and other maladies to volunteer for experiments. The purpose of the experiments is not to study a new treatment that might make people well. The purpose is to harm people, states the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS). That is not what volunteers are told. Frequently Asked Questions...

2014-03-03 12:26:14

TUCSON, Ariz., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Genetic diseases are generally thought to be untreatable, but the underlying mechanisms are biochemical and thus can possibly be modified, writes Los Angeles obstetrician P.J. Baggot, M.D., in the spring issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. Down syndrome results from an extra copy of chromosome 21 (trisomy 21), and thus three copies of each gene instead of two. Either excess or deficiency of various factors...

2014-02-13 12:26:45

ABILENE, Texas, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Medical Board and its former president, Roberta Kalafut, DO, won a complete and total victory when U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel for the Western District of Texas, (The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. vs. The Texas Medical Board, et al) ordered that the AAPS "take nothing" in a lawsuit brought against the board and Dr. Kalafut, in her official capacity and also in her individual capacity. Despite testimony...

2014-02-11 12:26:24

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once again, the American Medical Association is calling on patients and doctors to barrage Congress with pleas to permanently end the Clinton-Gingrich Sustained Growth Rate (SGR) formula for cutting Medicare costs. The SGR threatens increasingly draconian cuts to physicians' fees, which have been postponed by 16 last-minute "patches," lest patients lose access to physicians who can no longer afford to care for them. The...


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  • A spider.
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