American Medical Association

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Rick Perry Doubles Down on Stupid Talking About Conversion Therapy

    We should probably be used to it by now. Governor Rick Perry went on CNBC earlier this week and said something that, were it to have come from anyone else, would've been stunning for its intellectual dishonesty. In the midst of an interview, which you can see in full below, Perry told Squawk Box's ... More >>

  • News

    January 30, 2014

    The Politely Evil Empire

    How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    The State Senate Approved a Massive Anti-Abortion Bill

    And there it is: Late last night, the Senate approved SB 5, a massive set of abortion restrictions that combine all the worst parts of most every anti-abortion bill filed in the regular session of the legislature. Well, all the worst parts, with one notable exception: The bill's author, Republican S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    A Dallas Anti-Aging Clinic is Entirely Too Proud of Its "Breakthrough" Penis Enlargement Shot

    Juan Ponce de Leon got some bad information. The Fountain of Youth isn't in Florida, as the 16th-century Spanish conquistador eventually figured out. It's actually a thousand miles to the west in an otherwise unremarkable Preston Center storefront, conveniently sandwiched between the Park Cities and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    New Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer, But at What Cost?

    We thought we'd take a break from writing about fried meats to mention that a new study just came out about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Spoiler: Vegetarian diets are good for you, which is probably not a surprise. What is surprising is that there are numbers to back it up now: over a s ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2008

    Fighting Fire With Fire

    Does an unproven treatment that combats drug addiction with drugs promise more than it can deliver?

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Chantix "Increasing Likely" to Cause "Agitation" and "Suicidal Behavior"

    Doctors this morning are receiving, courtesy the American Medical Association's Morning Rounds news wrap-up, an extensive briefing about the smoking cessation drug Chantix -- known around here, of course, as the drug Carter Albrecht's friends and family blame, in part, for his violent behavior the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Needle Point

    This morning down in Austin, the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services is set to hear public testimony on Senate Bill 308 -- which, for those not keeping score at home, is the legislation proposed by Sen. Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) that would legalize needle-exchange programs in Texas. (Deuell, ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    Gator Done

    Crustaceans launches an "a-salt" on the taste buds

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Dr. Disaster

    When the world is falling to pieces, emergency doctor Paul Pepe makes order from chaos

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Delayed Pain

    Plus: Viva la Alcaldesa!; Donkey Kong

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Young Doctor

    Dr. Lyla Blake-Gumbs

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Green Giant

    Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Enough to Make You Sick

    In the struggle for a shrinking pot of money from asbestos litigation, the sickest victims are getting nickels and dimes while lawyers get their millions

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    A Real Bangfest

    Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy

  • News

    October 14, 1999

    Cult of Madness

    Seeking help for depression, Martha Hurt turned to therapists. That's when her insanity truly began.

  • News

    February 11, 1999

    The Fugitive

    Child psychiatrist Robert Gross claims malicious federal prosecutors unfairly charged him with fraud and forced him to flee to England. Is it the doctor or the judicial system that is out of touch with reality?

  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • News

    March 19, 1998

    Dr. Bombastic

    Dallas oncologist Dennis Birenbaum claims he's been given a bad rap by the state and media. Now he's going to make them pay.

  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Blue-collar blue bloods

    Phil Gramm and the R's cozy up to the average working guy