News from association of american physicians and surgeons (aaps) A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Sep 15, 2014, 11:26 ET

Health Coverage Not Clearly Related to Mortality, according to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 Lack of health coverage is said to kill, but there is surprisingly little evidence to support this claim, writes Linda Gorman in the fall...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:43 ET

Third-Party Payment Key to Medical Cost Increases, Economists Write

 The rapid increase in medical costs starting in the 1970s is commonly ascribed be market imperfections. However, federal and state governments...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:31 ET

ObamaCare Equals Fraud and Incompetence, Doctor Writes

According to an investigation by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the enrollment system for the Affordable Care Act (ACA or...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:13 ET

Clinical Trials May Lead to Worse Medicine, Scientist Writes

 "Best practices" in medicine are based on clinical trials, which are supposedly at the highest level of evidence. But instead of bringing...

Sep 15, 2014, 09:56 ET

Attack on Coal Will Not Save Lives, States the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS)

The Obama Administration's attack on coal-fired electricity, through draconian "carbon" rules imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency...

Jul 07, 2014, 09:33 ET

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Calls for Congressional Hearings on Health of Immigrants

 The recent surge in illegal border crossings, especially by unaccompanied children, could cause a serious public health crisis in the U.S.,...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:42 ET

Statistical Malpractice Is Basis for Bad U.S. Policies, according to Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

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.,...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:31 ET

Collusive Lawsuits Cheat Public, Circumvent Constitution, Writes Physician in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

If Congress balks at enacting a costly and oppressive law, political activists often get around it by filing a lawsuit against an administrative...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:20 ET

Affordable Care Act Gives a High-Priced Illusion of Coverage, Doctor Writes

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "ObamaCare") promised superior coverage at lower cost, the reality is that millions who lost prior coverage...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:04 ET

Statin Drugs May Do More Harm than Good, according to article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 "Statins," already the most prescribed drugs in history, are being recommended for more and more patients as "primary prevention" for...

Jun 12, 2014, 10:49 ET

Radiation Is a Terror Weapon Because of Misstatement of Risks, Writes Doctor in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons

 The belief that radiation is unsafe at any dose is both false and itself dangerous, as Fukushima shows, writes Jane M. Orient, M.D., in the...

Jun 12, 2014, 10:22 ET

Obesity Much More Complex than Energy Intake/Output Balance, Doctor Writes

 Despite tons of research and constant anti-obesity campaigns, obesity is increasing, and its cause is not understood, writes...

May 07, 2014, 10:00 ET

Doctors Ditch Insurance; Help Colleagues Follow Suit

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), is hosting its 20th workshop on May 9th in Minneapolis, Minnesota to help doctors drop...

Apr 11, 2014, 11:12 ET

EPA Experiments Seek to Harm Sick Patients, States Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting older Americans with asthma, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and other maladies...

Mar 03, 2014, 09:42 ET

Brain Development in Down Syndrome May Be Enhanced, Doctor Suggests

Genetic diseases are generally thought to be untreatable, but the underlying mechanisms are biochemical and thus can possibly be modified, writes...

Feb 11, 2014, 09:48 ET

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Warns Against Proposed "Permanent Fix" to Medicare

Once again, the American Medical Association is calling on patients and doctors to barrage Congress with pleas to permanently end the...

Jan 10, 2014, 08:47 ET

D.C. Circuit Hears Challenge to ObamaCare by Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

 A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears a challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "ObamaCare") this...

Jan 07, 2014, 10:00 ET

Physicians Thank Congressman Paul Broun for Patient OPTION Act, HR 2900

Bill seeks to repeal ObamaCare and enable solutions that lower costs, increase access to high-quality medical care.  The Association of...

Dec 10, 2013, 10:05 ET

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Tells Congress: 25% Pay Cut Is Better than the Alternative

Every year there is a battle in Congress to stave off the automatic Clinton-Gingrich "sustained growth rate" (SGR) cut in Medicare physicians' fees...

Dec 03, 2013, 13:29 ET

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) Asks: Might ObamaCare Increase Cancer Rates?

 A key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or "ObamaCare") is forcing Americans to buy health plans that pay for "contraceptives,"...