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Hormones Boost Bone in First 3 Years, Not After

Tue Mar 26, 2002

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) initially strengthens bones in postmenopausal women, taking the drugs for more than 3 years does not make bones even stronger, researchers report.

What's more, women who stop taking hormones do lose bone density, but no more rapidly than women who never took hormones, according to the report in the March 25th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Hormones Boost Bone in First 3 Years, Not After

Tue Mar 26, 2002

By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - While hormone replacement therapy (HRT) initially strengthens bones in postmenopausal women, taking the drugs for more than 3 years does not make bones even stronger, researchers report.

What's more, women who stop taking hormones do lose bone density, but no more rapidly than women who never took hormones, according to the report in the March 25th issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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New Medical Privacy Rules: '186 Pages of Mud'

by Wes Vernon, NewsMax.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2002 WASHINGTON – The government’s new medical "privacy” regulations appear to "obliterate even the minimum privacy rules that were in place,” according to a physicians group. The regulation, set to take effect in April 2003, confirms the worst nightmare of the patient – allowing doctors to disclose patient information without written permission.

"Another 186 pages of mud,” said Kathryn Serkes, counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

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New Medical Privacy Rules: '186 Pages of Mud'

by Wes Vernon, NewsMax.com

Wednesday, March 27, 2002
WASHINGTON – The government’s new medical "privacy” regulations appear to "obliterate even the minimum privacy rules that were in place,” according to a physicians group. The regulation, set to take effect in April 2003, confirms the worst nightmare of the patient – allowing doctors to disclose patient information without written permission.

"Another 186 pages of mud,” said Kathryn Serkes, counsel for the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

Rosie O'Donnell: Gays Make Better Parents

Monday, March 25, 2002

Rosie O'Donnell, who recently touted her gay lifestyle during a network TV interview, is now claiming that gays actually make better parents than their heteroseuxal counterparts.

O'Donnell makes the bizarre claim in a pre-taped interview set for broadcast tonight on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor."

Doctor Gets 62 Years for OxyContin Deaths

by NewsMax.com Wires

Saturday, March 23, 2002 MILTON, Fla. – Dr. James Graves, convicted of manslaughter earlier this month for prescribing fatal overdoses of OxyContin painkiller for four patients, has been sentenced to 62 years in prison. Under state guidelines he won't be eligible for parole for 53 years.

Graves, 55, was the first physician in the nation to be convicted of manslaughter by OxyContin.

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House Passes Bill to Protect Newborns

by Jim Burns, CNSNews.com

Thursday, March 14, 2002

The House voted late Tuesday to provide legal protection to babies who are born alive. Babies "born alive" would be recognized as a "person, human being, child or individual," under the legislation that passed on a voice vote.

Proponents said the legislation was needed to prevent the deaths of babies who survive late-term or partial-birth abortions. In the latter case, the baby is partially delivered, then killed before removal from the birth canal.

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Thoughts Used to Move Computer Cursor

NewsMax.com Wires

Thursday, March 14, 2002

In the latest science-fiction-come-to-life advance that may one day lead to the paralyzed being able to move at the drop of a thought, researchers have devised a system that enabled monkeys to control a computer cursor with their brain nearly as quickly as with their hands.

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