Uganda desperately needs surgeons. In a country of 32 million people, there are only about a hundred specialist surgeons. As a result, accident victims with critical injuries must sometimes wait weeks or months for operations.
Doctors are supposed to help overweight patients lose weight, since those extra pounds boost the risk of diabetes, heart disease and many other illnesses. But those patients might be better off going to Weight Watchers, according to new research.
The health care battles didn't end for doctors with the passage of the federal health law last year, and their lobbying shows it.The American Medical Association was the biggest spender for lobbying operations among health care groups last year.