Last hour guest, Dr. Betty Martini reported on the latest developments on aspartame (NutraSweet). After 8 years we have finally found the studies on aspartame the FDA had under seal because they were too bad for the public to see, she shared, adding that the information shows that the very studies used for approval should have prevented approval (related article).
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Mount Sinai School of Medicine is adding a Department of Family Medicine. It is now one of the only top medical schools to offer family medicine as a specialty for its students.
In this issue of the magazine, Atul Gawande writes about why we have the most expensive health care in the world. Here Gawande talks about the town with the highest health-care costs in the country, McAllen, Texas, and the way his visit there changed how he practices medicine. He also talks about the Dartmouth Atlas interactive map that shows what different U.S. communities pay for health care.