Daily Rounds: 'Biggest Loser' Study; Denial of Insurance; 'Myth Of CSI'; Hospitals Lure Doctors; Vaccine Language

'Biggest Loser' workouts drop fat without losing muscle mass -"The grueling boot-camp workouts on NBC's The Biggest Loser help contestants lose large amounts of body fat while preserving their muscle mass, a new study shows."(USA Today)

Insurers Denied Coverage to 1 in 7 - "The four largest U.S. for-profit health insurers on average denied policies to one out of every seven applicants based on their prior medical history, according to a congressional investigation released Tuesday." (Wall Street Journal)

The myth of CSI - The Boston Globe "The quality of American crime scene forensics is wildly inconsistent: many labs have poorly trained investigators, antiquated equipment, and cases backed up for weeks. In some labs, investigators have purposely altered test results in order to get findings that favor the prosecution." (Boston Globe)

Hospitals Lure Doctors Away From Private Practice : NPR "Last year, half of new doctors were hired by hospitals, according to the Medical Group Management Association, a professional organization for physician practices. According to a 2009 report by the American Medical Association, 1 in 6 doctors works for a hospital, and the number is quickly growing." (

Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Vaccine Case Against Wyeth - "Much of the argument concerned the meaning of the word 'unavoidable.'" (The New York Times)

This program aired on October 13, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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