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AAMC Commends The President For Supporting NIH Research And Medicare

AAMC (Association of American Medical Colleges) President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., issued the following comments on the Obama administration's FY 2011budget proposal: "President Obama's budget blueprint includes some wise investments that will yield long-term benefits for the health of all Americans. The administration's proposed $1 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recognizes the need for sustained, predictable growth in the nation's medical research enterprise. This boost to NIH funding will help find new cures and treatments; strengthen our economy by creating skilled and high-paying jobs; and produce new products, industries, and technologies.

GI Diet And Risk For Diabetes - Type 2

Recent studies have lead to the now well accepted idea that high GI is associated with a higher risk to develop diabetes type 2. These studies have shown that individuals under a diet composed of foods having GI of 75 or have 30-60% higher risk to develop diabetes type 2 compared to individuals ingesting a diet composed of foods with GI's of 25 or lower. These findings are supported by numerous studies showing that high GI diet is associated with an increased risk to develop a metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and a high insulin concentration after fasting. The sudden increase in blood glucose that high GI foods lead to a high secretion of insulin, and the fast absorption of glucose will be mainly stored as fat if there is a poor physical activity.

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Congress Faces One-Month Deadline On Doctor Payment Fix

The doctor payment fix and several marketplace issues, such as insurance red tape and malpractice cases, continue to loom while health care reform efforts stall. The Hill: "At the end of February, a short-term measure enacted late last year will expire, exposing doctors who treat Medicare patients to a 21 percent reduction in their fees. The American Medical Association (AMA) and other physician groups are continuing to lobby lawmakers to enact a costly permanent reform to the complex formula that calculates the payment levels." But the Senate's plan for pay-as-you-go budgeting might ease the problem. That legislation requires lawmakers to "offset all new spending or tax cuts with cuts to existing spending or tax increases.

Hangovers Part 2 - Treat a Hangover With Vitamins

Well, you did it to yourself and now you're paying the price. Too much alcohol can cause a severe hangover in several ways. Sometimes the symptoms can last for days. Here we will discuss how a hangover happens and what you can do about it. There are remedies for hangovers that are actually harmful, so do your homework. Alcohol pulls water from all parts of our bodies. When it does this, it causes our muscles, tissues, brain and organs to flush out their vitamins, electrolytes, and become dehydrated. While your cells are in this dehydrated, vitamin deficient state, they can't clear out free radicals and toxins. This can leave you feeling poisoned, with symptoms such as nausea, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, diarrhea, anxiety, irritability, impaired night vision, no depth perception, and more.

Obama's Budget To Boost Medicaid Funding, Broaden Global Health Approach

President Obama's budget proposal tops $3.8 trillion, and would draw a $1.3 trillion shortfall in 2011 despite efforts to freeze and cut spending and channel an extra $100 billion to immediately attack the high unemployment rate, The Washington Post reports. "The 2011 blueprint repeats many of Obama's grandest ambitions from his first budget, including an expensive overhaul of the nation's health-care system' (Montgomery, 2/1). "The White House will include an additional $25 billion in Medicaid funding for states in the federal budget to be released Monday, spending that Democrats originally hoped to include in their health overhaul, " The Wall Street Journal reports, noting that this proposal shows "how the government is already adapting" to the changed scenario for health reform on Capitol Hill.

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Alleviate Hemorrhoids Naturally

Hemorrhoids affect almost everyone at some time in their lives. They are very painful, sometimes have an intense itch, and if you experience them, you are most likely frantic for a cure! Here we will go over what causes hemorrhoids, how to treat them, and how to prevent them from coming back. Hemorrhoids can occur internally, externally, or both inside and outside of the anus. Most people have both at once. Hemorrhoids are swollen and irritated veins. Veins that are under pressure will swell up and stretch, sometimes creating a hemorrhoid. There are many things that can encourage hemorrhoids to flare up. Being overweight or pregnant can put added pressure on the pelvis and colon, causing veins to bulge and become inflamed.

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