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January 30, 2014

Responding to Critics, Gynecology Board Reverses Ban on Treating Male Patients

International Herald Tribune - Posted: January 30th, 2014, 8:51pm EST
The decision by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology was a reversal of a September ban and followed partial concessions it had made in an effort to mollify critics.img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640346/s/368d4b99/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/div class='mf-viral'table border='0'trtd valign='middle'a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/twitter/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F31%2Fhealth%2Fresponding-to-critics-gynecology-board-reverses-ban-on-treating-male-patients.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Responding+to+Critics%2C+Gynecology+Board+Reverses+Ban+on+Treating+Male+Patients" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/twitter.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/facebook/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F31%2Fhealth%2Fresponding-to-critics-gynecology-board-reverses-ban-on-treating-male-patients.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Responding+to+Critics%2C+Gynecology+Board+Reverses+Ban+on+Treating+Male+Patients" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/facebook.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/linkedin/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F31%2Fhealth%2Fresponding-to-critics-gynecology-board-reverses-ban-on-treating-male-patients.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Responding+to+Critics%2C+Gynecology+Board+Reverses+Ban+on+Treating+Male+Patients" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/linkedin.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/gplus/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F31%2Fhealth%2Fresponding-to-critics-gynecology-board-reverses-ban-on-treating-male-patients.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Responding+to+Critics%2C+Gynecology+Board+Reverses+Ban+on+Treating+Male+Patients" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/googleplus.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/email/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F31%2Fhealth%2Fresponding-to-critics-gynecology-board-reverses-ban-on-treating-male-patients.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Responding+to+Critics%2C+Gynecology+Board+Reverses+Ban+on+Treating+Male+Patients" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/email.png" border="0" //a/td/tr/table/divbr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/sc/1/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/sc/1/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/sc/1/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/sc/1/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/sc/1/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/sc/1/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/186530029650/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/368d4b99/a2t.img" border="0"/

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Well: When Doctors Give Patients Money

International Herald Tribune - Posted: January 30th, 2014, 11:07am EST
Recently a few of my colleagues were sitting together and one asked if any of us had ever given money to a patient. There was an awkward pause, and then the stories starting coming out.img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640346/s/3689a672/sc/36/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/div class='mf-viral'table border='0'trtd valign='middle'a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/twitter/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/twitter.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/facebook/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/facebook.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/linkedin/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/linkedin.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/gplus/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/googleplus.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/email/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/email.png" border="0" //a/td/tr/table/divbr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/a2t.img" border="0"/

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Doctors: When Doctors Give Patients Money

International Herald Tribune - Posted: January 30th, 2014, 11:07am EST
Recently a few of my colleagues were sitting together and one asked if any of us had ever given money to a patient. There was an awkward pause, and then the stories starting coming out.img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640346/s/3689a672/sc/36/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/div class='mf-viral'table border='0'trtd valign='middle'a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/twitter/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Doctors%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/twitter.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/facebook/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Doctors%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/facebook.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/linkedin/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Doctors%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/linkedin.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/gplus/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Doctors%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/googleplus.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/email/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fwhen-doctors-give-patients-money%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Doctors%3A+When+Doctors+Give+Patients+Money" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/email.png" border="0" //a/td/tr/table/divbr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/sc/36/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/187557204018/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3689a672/a2t.img" border="0"/

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Well: Low Vitamin D Tied to a Pregnancy Risk

International Herald Tribune - Posted: January 30th, 2014, 9:35am EST
Low vitamin D levels were associated with an increased risk for severe preeclampsia, a serious and sometimes fatal disorder of pregnancy.img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640346/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/div class='mf-viral'table border='0'trtd valign='middle'a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/twitter/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Flow-vitamin-d-tied-to-a-pregnancy-risk%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+Low+Vitamin+D+Tied+to+a+Pregnancy+Risk" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/twitter.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/facebook/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Flow-vitamin-d-tied-to-a-pregnancy-risk%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+Low+Vitamin+D+Tied+to+a+Pregnancy+Risk" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/facebook.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/linkedin/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Flow-vitamin-d-tied-to-a-pregnancy-risk%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+Low+Vitamin+D+Tied+to+a+Pregnancy+Risk" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/linkedin.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/gplus/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Flow-vitamin-d-tied-to-a-pregnancy-risk%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+Low+Vitamin+D+Tied+to+a+Pregnancy+Risk" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/googleplus.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/email/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwell.blogs.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Flow-vitamin-d-tied-to-a-pregnancy-risk%2F%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=Well%3A+Low+Vitamin+D+Tied+to+a+Pregnancy+Risk" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/email.png" border="0" //a/td/tr/table/divbr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"//abr/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"//abr/br/a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/a2.htm"img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/a2.img" border="0"//aimg width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/186529956814/u/0/f/640346/c/34625/s/3688a7ac/a2t.img" border="0"/

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From Our Children: Trapped by A.L.S., He Urged His Daughter to Fly Free

International Herald Tribune - Posted: January 30th, 2014, 8:00am EST
With my dad’s disease in focus, to cope with things I could not control, I set out to write a screenplay, determined to make the most of the time.img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640346/s/36890ca9/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/br clear='all'/div class='mf-viral'table border='0'trtd valign='middle'a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/twitter/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fbooming%2Ftrapped-by-als-he-urged-his-daughter-to-fly-free.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=From+Our+Children%3A+Trapped+by+A.L.S.%2C+He+Urged+His+Daughter+to+Fly+Free" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/twitter.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/facebook/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fbooming%2Ftrapped-by-als-he-urged-his-daughter-to-fly-free.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=From+Our+Children%3A+Trapped+by+A.L.S.%2C+He+Urged+His+Daughter+to+Fly+Free" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/facebook.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/linkedin/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fbooming%2Ftrapped-by-als-he-urged-his-daughter-to-fly-free.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=From+Our+Children%3A+Trapped+by+A.L.S.%2C+He+Urged+His+Daughter+to+Fly+Free" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/linkedin.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/gplus/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fbooming%2Ftrapped-by-als-he-urged-his-daughter-to-fly-free.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=From+Our+Children%3A+Trapped+by+A.L.S.%2C+He+Urged+His+Daughter+to+Fly+Free" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/googleplus.png" border="0" //anbsp;a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/share/email/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F01%2F30%2Fbooming%2Ftrapped-by-als-he-urged-his-daughter-to-fly-free.html%3Fpartner%3Drss%26emc%3Drsst=From+Our+Children%3A+Trapped+by+A.L.S.%2C+He+Urged+His+Daughter+to+Fly+Free" target="_blank"img src="http://res3.feedsportal.com/social/email.png" border="0" //a/td/tr/table/div

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