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Health Letter Issue Index, 2012

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January 2012, V28#1

  • Child Labor: Alive and Well on American ‘Farms’
  • A More Perfect Union
  • Outrage: 50 Million Uninsured in the U.S. Equals 50,000+ Avoidable Deaths a Year

February 2012, V28#2

  • Florida Sanctions Top Medicaid Prescribers — But Only After a Shove
  • Outrage: American Red Cross Violations

March 2012, V28#3

  • Osteoporosis Screening Needed Only Every 5 to 15 Years for Most Older Women
  • The Jungle: Meatpacking Workers, 100 Years Later
  • Being the Ghost in the Machine: A Medical Ghostwriter’s Personal View
  • Outrage: Dangers of Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

April 2012, V28#4

  • Industry Lobbies to Weaken Medical Device Oversight
  • Scientific Fraud on the Rise: Its Impact on Patients and Research
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Mystery Disease
  • Outrage: Treating Sick Rich Folks

May 2012, V28#5

  • States in the Spotlight as Single-Payer Resurfaces in Mainstream Discourse
  • Wide Variation in Rates of Second Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Nondrug Treatments for Neck Pain Better Than Medications
  • Outrage: FDA Helps Companies Exploit Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease

June 2012, V28#6

  • Ranking of State Medical Board Serious Disciplinary Actions, 2009-2011
  • Outrage: The Personal Face of Inadequate Doctor Discipline

July 2012, V28#7

  • Underrepresentation of the Elderly in Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Measuring Blood Pressure in Both Arms Could Help Predict Risks
  • FDA’s About-Face on Financial Conflicts of Interest
  • Obama Administration Sacrifices Children to Keep Agribusiness Happy
  • Preventing Heat-Induced Death and Illness
  • Outrage: Medical Center Shares Patient Information With Fundraiser

August 2012, V28#8

  • Financial Disclosure Requirements Delayed by Obama Administration
  • Public Citizen Fights for an End to Double Standard on Drug-Label Warnings
  • Outrage: Profiting from Obamacare

September 2012, V28#9

  • Choosing Wisely Project
  • Biased Data Can Lead to Substandard Drug Treatment
  • Bereavement: A Look at the Grieving Process and How to Cope With Loss
  • Outrage: Substandard Doctors Should Not Treat Louisiana Prisoners

October 2012, V28#10

  • To Nap or Not to Nap
  • Dangerous Lack of Evidence Characterizes Prescription Drug Use in Children
  • Outrage: Deficiencies of the Texas Medical Board

November 2012, V28#11

  • The American Medical Association and Its Dubious Revenue Streams
  • Angioplasty Offers Little Benefit for Low-Risk Patients
  • What You Should Know About Radon in Your Home

December 2012, V28#12

  • Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Highlights the Dangers of Compounding Pharmacies
  • As Online Drug Promotion Proliferates, Regulations Lag Behind
  • A Single-Payer System, Not the ACA, Is the Remedy for the National Health Crisis

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