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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Health

“Improved consumer education on the adverse health effects of excessive consumption of beverages containing added sweeteners should be a key part of any multifaceted campaign to combat obesity.”The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician group, voted today at its Annual Meeting to adopt policy addressing the obesity epidemic.

“While there is no silver bullet that will alone reverse the meteoric rise of obesity, there are many things we can do to fight this epidemic and improve the health of our nation,” said AMA board member Alexander Ding, M.D. “Improved consumer education on the adverse health effects of excessive consumption of beverages containing added sweeteners should be a key part of any multifaceted campaign to combat obesity.”

A number of studies have shown that intake of sugar-sweetened beverages has been strongly and consistently associated with increased body weight and a number of health conditions

Maimonides Medical Center, in partnership with a broad array of medical, mental health, social service organizations, insurers and a labor union, has just received a  highly competitive three-year $14.8 million Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant to improve care and reduce treatment costs for adults with serious mental illness who live in southwest Brooklyn. 

The Center for Medicaid and Medicare Innovation received 3,000 applications and has awarded 107 grants across the country, with 12 in

URINFO, a new medical device from Israel inspired by agricultural technology, takes the guesswork out of diagnosing a kidney injury.

In critical-care units, nurses monitor urine output hourly to help determine kidney function and detect possible damage from injury and illness.

But today’s tools for measuring urine output are primitive. Urine is collected in a container with a plastic bag and must be measured manually – the last of the vital signs still measured this way. The number can be

NYC Health Commissioner Thomas Farley is strongly discouraging the practice of metzitzah b’peh as a part of brit milah, Jewish ritual circumcision. (NY1 Screen Cap) See Metzitzah B'peh Controversy, page 38 See NewA leading New York health professional spoke out strongly last week against the Jewish circumcision ritual of metzitzah b’peh, cautioning practitioners and parents about the serious health risk the ritual can pose to infants.

New York City’s Health Commissioner Thomas Farley strongly discouraged the continuing performance, by mouth, of metzitzah, or the drawing of blood, on newborn Jewish males last Thursday (June 7), saying he had successfully reached agreements with local New York hospitals to

How often have patients said things like “I was very happy with the Viagra so I figured I could give some to my friend”? Little does the patient realize that just figuring wrong can endanger his or her life and the lives of others.The Importance of Trusting One’s Doctor

There are three little words, that coming from a patient, strike fear in the heart of the doctor. Those words are, “So I figured”. How often have patients said, “I felt better so I figured I didn’t need the rest of the pills” or “I was running out of pills so I figured I would cut them in half and they would last longer” or “I didn’t see any more blood in the urine so I figured it wasn’t important” or “I was very happy with the Viagra so I figured I could give