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AMA Tells Congress That Our Irrational Medical Liability System Fails Patients And Physicians

Ardis Dee Hoven, MD, chair of the American Medical Association (AMA), today told the U.S. House Judiciary Committee that the nation’s medical liability system is increasingly irrational and needs reform. Dr. Hoven shared results from recent AMA studies that show the system has become costly and unfair for patients and physicians, and offered a proven […]

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A Brief Historical Review Of The Current Debate Over The Title, “Psychologist,” With Suggestions For Compromise

This current article is a commentary (with an additional call for compromise) on recent articles by the Texas Psychological Association (TPA), “Texas Psychologists Under Attack” and National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), “NASP Argues Proposed Rule Change Does Not ‘Attack’ Psychologists”. I originally intended to post these thoughts in the comment sections of one or […]

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NASP Argues Proposed Rule Change Does Not “Attack” Psychologists

I am writing in response to a recent post, “Texas Psychologists Under Attack.” As President of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), I appreciate the opportunity provided by The Behavioral Medicine Report editor to correct misrepresentations in that post, which was a reprint of an e-mail sent to the members of the Texas Psychological […]

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Texas Psychologists Under Attack

David White, CAE, Executive Director of the Texas Psychological Association (TPA), released an urgent announcement to its members today. Mr. White explains that master’s level professionals in school psychology seek the use the legally protected title of “Psychologist,” which is reserved for those with a doctoral degree. This announcement includes brief background coverage of this […]

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CNN Reports That Federal Judge Rules Mandated Health Insurance Is Unconstitutional

CNN reported today that a federal judge ruled that government mandated private healthcare insurance, a key and controversial provision in the recent healthcare reform act passed by President Obama and mostly Democratic Congresspersons, is unconstitutional. CNN notes that this contradicts several other rulings that found the same provision to be constitutional. Included in this report […]

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Senate Moves To Delay SGR One Month – Your Continued Pressure Needed

On November 18 the Senate passed legislation postponing the 23% Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) cut one month through December 31, 2010. The bill (HR 5712) passed by unanimous consent and is expected to be considered by the House on November 29. Included in this announcement is a “call to action” with links and a suggested […]

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Youth Offenders Have A Significantly Higher Rate Of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A new study of young offenders has revealed they have a significantly higher rate of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than that expected in society as a whole. Researchers at the University of Exeter also found TBI was associated with a greater number of convictions and, when there were three or more TBIs, greater violence in […]

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