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Attacks on health care facilities, dire security concerns escalating latest Ebola outbreak

On the evening of February 24, unknown assailants descended on the Ebola Treatment Center run by Doctors Without Borders/Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) in the northeastern city of Butembo in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), partially burning the crucial health care facility to the ground. The brazen attack came just three days after another MSF… Read More »

MedPAC’s Latest Bad Idea: Forcing Doctors to Join ACOs

By KIP SULLIVAN, JD At its April 4, 2019 meeting, the staff of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) asked the commission to discuss a very strange proposal: Doctors who treat patients enrolled in Medicare’s traditional fee-for-service (FFS) program must join an “accountable care organization” (ACO) or give up their FFS Medicare practice. (The staff… Read More »

Protein mania: The problem with the West’s latest diet obsession

By Nic Fleming THE bars and shakes were just the start. These days, there are high-protein cereals and high-protein yogurts, protein-fortified bread and cheese, protein-dense noodles and even ice creams loaded with the muscle-building macronutrient. What next, protein water? Well, yes actually. What will it be: still, sparkling or diet whey protein water? Stroll through… Read More »