President Obama

Obama addresses his plan to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Yesterday we discussed the pros and cons of President Obama’s plan  to tackle the pressing issue of antibiotic-resistant bacteria from critics, which causes 2 million illnesses each year in the United States and 23,000 deaths. Today, the announcement was made officially, and the president has commented on the issue at hand. “There are parts of […]

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Did Obama really make the vaccine-autism link? Really?

The vaccine debate continues to roll on, but it’s clear that President Obama knows where he stands when he calls the science behind vaccines “indisputable. … I just want people to know the facts and science and the information. And the fact is that a major success of our civilization is our ability to prevent […]

The people speak: We need a Surgeon General. Seriously

With the Ebola crisis and many other issues in the news, a Surgeon General is important for keeping some sanity around here. But getting Dr. Vivek Murthy actually in position following his nomination has been put on hold because Congress just won’t have it. The office of Surgeon General has been a proud and independent one. Surgeons General […]

Marijuana legalization: “D.C. now stands for dank chronic”

On last night’s Colbert Report, the legalization of marijuana in Washington D.C. was highlighted, and Stephen astutely pointed out that should the munchies take hold, a Domino’s pizza guy could simply jump over the fence to the White House. “Thanks to the new law, we are never going to get Lincoln off that damn couch,” […]

Is the Affordable Care Act all it’s cracked up to be?

So far the Affordable Care Act seems to be doing its job. But there is more to examine in the details. The New York Times has broken down the main issues involved and taken a point to highlight what is and isn’t working. A perfect measurement of the numbers of people affected by the law […]