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Proceed To Article Supreme Court Denies Right To Sue HMOs In Federal Court
In a pro-HMO decision, the US supreme court handed down a unanimous verdict denying a patient the right to sue her HMO in federal court for denying her needed medical tests. In a candid decision, Justice Souter flatly stated that HMO care is rationed care mandated by Congress to hold down costs. However, legal pundits say that HMOs will face many cases in state courts, rather than federal courts. More...

Proceed To Article Finding Drug Information For Your Patients
Recognizing the public's concern for good information about available medicines, the National Library of Medicine has enhanced its consumer health Web site, MEDLINEplus, with extensive information about more than 9,000 brand name and generic prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Because the articles are intended for the use of patients, they are written in non-technical language.More....

Proceed To Article You Can Accurately Guess The IQ Of Others Within Seconds
According to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, it takes less than a minute's worth of conversation for most college students to accurately assess a fellow student's intelligence. The guesses are usually accurate within a few points of his or her actual IQ. More...
Proceed To Article Study Findings Show Pioglitazone HCl Improves Glucose Control And Lipid Profiles
Study Findings Show Pioglitazone HCl (ACTOS ®) can significantly improve lipid profiles among subjects with type 2 diabetes, according to data presented today at the American Diabetes Association's 60th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Antonio, TX. More...

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