Syndicated Newspaper Columns -- For Current Examples See "Medical Blog"


Scannell KA. Shedding light on the investigation on mortal loneliness. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (Opinion, p.A10). Sunday, July 8, 2012.

Scannell KA. The American eugenics movement – In our living history. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A11). Sunday, June 24, 2012.

Scannell KA. Exercising healthy judgment about exercise. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A15). Sunday, June 10, 2012.

Scannell KA. Medicine under the influence -- Abbott's off-label drug promotions. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A13). Sunday, May 27, 2012.

Scannell KA. Prescription: Take two clowns, call me in the morning Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A9). Sunday, May 13, 2012.

Scannell KA. Clearer statistics can result in better doctors. (Numeracy). Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A11). Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Scannell KA. Remembering dementia, one world -- and family -- at a time. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A15). Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Scannell K. Have diabetes? Weighing the evidence—Surgery for Type-2 diabetes? Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A9). Sunday, April 1, 2012.

Scannell K. Waiting for the end of days? Get care directive in order. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT/​Other Views p.A11). Sunday, March 18, 2012.

Scannell K. When doctors doctor the truth. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT p.A17). Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Scannell K. Picture this: Kids eating vegetables. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. (OT p.A17). Sunday, February 5, 2012.

Scannell K. Dying from a broken heart. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Scannell K. Health and safety of patients must not get lost in e-Doctoring. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 8, 2012.

Scannell K. The top 10 medical stories of 2011. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 25, 2011.

Scannell K. The high cost of our prescription drug shortage. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 11, 2011.

Scannell K. Luck’s uneven hand in health and well-being, (Viewpoint; pA19S-12)/​Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday,
November 27, 2011.

Scannell K. Can you be a doctor without ever touching a patient? (Viewpoint; pA11-12)/​Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday,
November 12, 2011.

Scannell K. Managing weight loss after dieting – A ghost of a chance. (Viewpoint; pA11-12)/​Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Scannell K. Physicians under the influence – Anatomy of Addiction and the Health of a Nation. Book Review. (Viewpoint; pA11-12)/​Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 23, 2011.

Scannell K. Defensive doctoring – Doctors testing the limits of health care reform. (Viewpoint; pA14-15)/​Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 2, 2011.

Scannell K. Ode to Watson: A supercomputer, 'Jeopardy!' champion, doctor, and scribe. (Viewpoint; pA13-14) Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Scannell K. Suffering Congress in this Post-9/​11 era. (Viewpoint; pA11-12)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 11, 2011.

Scannell K. Bad tests can hurt good medical care. (Viewpoint; pA11-12)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 21, 2011.

Scannell K. Congress is at the helm of health care’s sinking ship. (Viewpoint; pA11-12)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 7, 2011.

Scannell K. Betty Ford -- She changed much of how we think about medicine. (Viewpoint; pA11)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 24, 2011.

Scannell K. When patients treated like ATMs, conflicts sure to arise. (Devices – conflicts of interest) Tribune (Viewpoint; pA11)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 10, 2011.

Scannell K. Scared to death ... or maybe not: The FDA new cigarette warning labels. Tribune (Viewpoint)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Scannell K. The week in food: What a mouthful. For starters, let’s get say good riddance to the old food pyramid. Oakland Tribune (Viewpoint)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 12, 2011.

Scannell K. Fourth-grade class gives its prescriptions to doctors for better health care. Oakland Tribune (Viewpoint)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 28, 2011.

Scannell K. Sleep deprivation is wakeup call in air and on ground. Oakland Tribune (Viewpoint A9)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 15, 2011.

Scannell K. Ryan plan for Medicare is one giant wrecking ball. Oakland Tribune (Viewpoint A8)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 7, 2011.

Scannell K. Hoping for good medical care. Oakland Tribune (Viewpoint A6-7)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 17, 2011.

Scannell K. At the heart of Clinical Practice Guidelines -- At what price? Oakland Tribune (Viewpoint A7)/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 3, 2011.

Scannell K. How Elizabeth Taylor saved my patient (AIDS advocacy). Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 26, 2011. Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Sports on the brain, and assessing the damages. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 19, 2011. Viewpoint, page A8-9. Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Breast cancer surgery, another paradigm shift in medicine. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 20, 2011. Viewpoint, page A11-12. Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Food for thought about what we eat. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 6, 2011. Viewpoint, page A9. Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Excruciating mystery of health care reform. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 23, 2011. Viewpoint, page A7. Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. How the new health care law may affect the unliving. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 9, 2011. Viewpoint, page A11. Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Top Medical Stories of 2010. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 24, 2010. Viewpoint, A15, Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Social transformations on AIDS sustain hope. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 12, 2010. Viewpoint, A8, Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. A modest proposal of “Dancing with the Stars!” Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 28, 2010. Viewpoint, A13, Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. CT scans: Radiating hope and concern about cancer. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 14, 2010. Viewpoint, A10, Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. A Halloween tale: More chilling news about hormone replacement therapy. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 31, 2010. Viewpoint, A11, Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Nobel Prize in Medicine: Its fertile past, pregnant future. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 17, 2010. Viewpoint, A11, Oakland Tribune. Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. The Big “C” – the cost of health care. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 3, 2010. Viewpoint, A11, Oakland Tribune.

Scannell K. “Eggribusiness” – Lax food safety rules led to Salmonella. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 19, 2010. Viewpoint, A9, Oakland Tribune.

Scannell K. Palliative Care: in the wake of the “death panels.” Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 5, 2010. Viewpoint, A10, Oakland Tribune; Perspectives, Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Alzheimer's dementia -- and our epidemic of pre-diseases.
Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 22, 2010.

Scannell K. So do you know who really owns your spleen? Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 8, 2010. Viewpoint, A9, Oakland Tribune; Perspectives, Contra Costa Times.

Dr. Kate Scannell: The Avandia story -- science at the wounded heart of medicine
Posted: 07/​24/​2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
THE TROUBLING story about the diabetes drug Avandia concerns everyone — not "just" the millions of diabetic patients who have taken it.
It concerns everyone because it provides an instructive and cautionary tale about prescription drug evaluation and marketing in general. And, importantly, the Avandia story adds to the awesome burden of uncertainty and mistrust that already weighs down our health care system and drives up its costs.

Dr. Kate Scannell: UC Berkeley's novel "oral exams" - DNA testing of students
06/​27/​2010 - FOR MANY college students, "taking oral exams" is a rather routine experience. But never before has that meant students collecting CSI-type swabs of their oral cavities and submitting them for DNA tests.
Until now, that is.

Dr. Kate Scannell: Suicide - a deadly social burden
06/​13/​2010 - "THE MOST authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering." That . . .

Dr. Kate Scannell: Chickens for health care reform
05/​09/​2010 - SUE LOWDEN is a Republican Senate "hopeful" in Nevada. She hopes to unseat Democratic incumbent Harry Reid, as she also hopes to bring chickens to roost in the contentious field of health care reform.

Dr. Kate Scannell: A toast to new life! Or, whatever
05/​30/​2010 - NEWS MEDIA have been brimming with headlines these last couple of weeks, declaring that the creation of life — or something like it — has been accomplished by human hands. Wow! Now that's a definite attention-grabber!
Or so I thought.

Dr. Kate Scannell: Left to their own devices - When medical device makers mislead us
04/​24/​2010 - IN 2005, a 21-year-old college student died while bicycling with his girlfriend during spring break through a remote area of Utah. Four years earlier, his cardiologists had implanted a defibrillator in his chest, fully expecting it would correct the erratic life-threatening heart rhythms known to sometimes occur in people with his type of heart condition. But the defibrillator failed to shock the young man's lethal rhythm back to normal. He collapsed and died suddenly.

Dr. Kate Scannell: Who owns your genes?
04/​11/​2010 - CAN YOU patent a toe? A nose? An elbow? A gene? Should we allow private companies or universities to patent parts of the human body?

Scannell K. The Missing from the health debates: The “Super Nanny.” Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 28, 2010. Viewpoint, A7, Oakland Tribune; Perspectives, Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. The controversy over prostate cancer screening. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 14, 2010. Viewpoint, A12, Oakland Tribune; Perspectives, Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Doughnuts, soup, and health care reform. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 28, 2010. Viewpoint, A11, Oakland Tribune; Perspectives, Contra Costa Times.

Scannell K. Doctors and nurses on trial in Texas. (The Anne Mitchell case.) Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 14, 2010. Viewpoint, A12, Oakland Tribune; Perspectives, Contra Costa Times, A15.

Scannell K. When a (law)suit fits good for our disability community. Sunday, January 31, 2010. Viewpoint, A10, Oakland Tribune.

Scannell K. Prime Time Choice. Killer television – the big picture about our health. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 17, 2010. Viewpoint, A12, Oakland Tribune.

Scannell K. The top ten medical stories of 2009. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 3, 2010. Viewpoint, pA9 Oak Tribune.

Scannell K. Health care reform and holiday tidings. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 20, 2009. Viewpoint, A10.

Scannell K. The failed “private” insurance option. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 6, 2009. Viewpoint, A10.
Scannell K. Mixed signals on cancer screening guidelines. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 22, 2009. Viewpoint, A10.

Scannell K. A shot of ethics with that flu vaccination. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 8, 2009. Viewpoint, A11.

Scannell K. Educating doctors – when Pharma writes the script. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 25, 2009. Viewpoint, A9.

Scannell K. Aging in America – Muddled in the Middle. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 11, 2009. Viewpoint, A17.

Scannell K. Mandatory health insurance – paying too great a toll. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 27, 2009. Viewpoint, A13.

Scannell K. “Death panels” and other lethal notions about patients’ rights. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 6, 2009. Viewpoint, A15.

Scannell K. Let’s stop listening to Emily Litella speak about public health insurance. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 23, 2009. Viewpoint, A13.

Scannell K. No pill can compete. (DME recycling initiative – Home Cares) Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 2, 2009. Viewpoint, A14.

Scannell K. Food safety worries: When good cookies go bad. (FDA; E. coli in cookie dough; 2009 food safety act). Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 19, 2009. Viewpoint, A13.

Scannell K. Independence Day for Health Care Reform. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 5, 2009. Viewpoint, A13.

Scannell K. California’s budget cuts: Deep to the bone, shallow to the roots. (MediCal cuts) Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 14, 2009. Viewpoint, A13.

Scannell K. Making medical decisions for children presents hard choices. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 31, 2009. Viewpoint, A12.

Scannell K. Business of identity theft. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 17, 2009. Viewpoint, page A13.

Scannell K. Getting sick over all this flu news coverage. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 3, 2009. Viewpoint, page A13.

Scannell K. Preconceived notions – Parenting after death (Posthumous sperm retrieval). Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 26, 2009. Viewpoint, page A10.

Scannell K. Each one of us has a pre-existing condition. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 12, 2009. Viewpoint, page A15.

Scannell K. Faith, hope, and clarity at the end of life. Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 29, 2009. Viewpoint, page A14.

Scannell K. If Bernard Madoff were a doctor . . . Oakland Tribune/​Contra Costa Times/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 15, 2009. Viewpoint, page A15

Scannell K. Want to lose weight? Cut the calories. Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 1, 2009. Viewpoint, page A13.
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Scannell K. They killed Dr Kostin – The final episode of “ER” – Is primary care not too far behind? Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 15, 2009. Viewpoint, page A23.

Scannell K. Disclosure with a little backbone. (Physicians and conflicts of interest.) Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 1, 2009. Viewpoint, page A19.

Scannell K. There’s nothing like healthy and hearty community. Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 18, 2009. Viewpoint, page A19.

Scannell K. Top ten medical stories of 2008. Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 4, 2009. Viewpoint, page A16.

Scannell K. Product placement within your body? (Conflicts of interest – doctors and medical devices). Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 14, 2008. Viewpoint, page A18.

Scannell K. Americans are being let down by health care system. Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 23, 2008. Viewpoint, page A18.

Scannell K. Women have case for single-payer health care. . Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 9, 2008. Viewpoint, page A18.

Scannell K. Epidemic of prescription drug abuse. Oakland Tribune/​BANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 26, 2008. Viewpoint, page A17.

Scannell K. Sacrificing Information on HIV/​AIDS to politics. Oakland Tribune/​BANG. Sunday, September 28th, 2008. Viewpoint, page A16.

Scannell K. Dead wrong or dead right: Who defines death? Oakland Tribune/​ANG. Sunday, August 17th, 2008. Viewpoint, page A22.

Scannell K. Artificial joints, genuine concerns. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group East Bay Newspapers Sunday, August 3, 2008. Viewpoint. Page A13.

Scannell K. The AMA's apology to African American physicians. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group East Bay Newspapers. Sunday, July 20, 2008. Viewpoint. Page A14.

Scannell K. In health care, doing the math is never simple. (Legislation regarding competitive Medicare bidding for DME and MD paycuts). Oakland Tribune/​BANG. Sunday, July 6, 2008. Viewpoint. Page A16.

Scannell K. South Korea’s beef with American food safety. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group East Bay Newspapers. Sunday, June 15, 2008. Viewpoint, A16.

Scannell K. What you need to know about new genetic anti-discrimination law. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group East Bay Newspapers. Sunday, June 1, 2008. Other Opinions, A19.

Scannell K. Drug lawsuit preemption bad for American’s health. (Federal pre-emption device makers).The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, April 13, 2008. Viewpoint, News Page 15.

Scannell K. Ghost tales from the drug companies. (Pharmaceutical ghost writing). The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group East Bay Newspapers. April, 2008.

Scannell K. “Ill-literacy” abounds in health information age. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, March 30, 2008. Other Opinions, News Page 17.

Scannell K. Pharmaceuticals in Our Drinking Water. Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, March 16, 2008.

Scannell K. Pills, celebrity doctors, and artificial hearts. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, February 17, 2008. Viewpoint, News Page 10.

Scannell K. The color of pain. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, January 27, 2008. Other Opinions, Metro Page 17.

Scannell K. Top 10 Medical Stories of 2007. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, January 6, 2008. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Renewed concerns about CT scans’ radiation exposure. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, December 23, 2007. Viewpoint, Metro Page 5.

Scannell K. Medical device ads bypass health concerns. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, December 9, 2007. Other opinions, Metro Page 9.

Scannell K. Veterans don’t always thrive in homeland trenches. The Oakland Tribune/​Bay Area News Group Newspapers. Sunday, November 25, 2007. Other opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. What abandoning SCHIP tells our children. (Bush’s veto of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 4, 2007. Other opinions, Metro Page 6.

Scannell K. Corporations shedding health care obligations. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007. Viewpoint, Metro Page 3.

Scannell K. Children entering old age prematurely. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 5.

Scannell K. Health care reform in a moral dimension. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 9.

Scannell K. Being a good sport -- whatever that means. (Sports enhancements) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 19, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Food is eating at me, getting hard to swallow. (Food safety issues.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 5, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 9.

Scannell K. Where does “Doc” stand on health care debate? The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 22, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. First-time doctors in brave new world of medicine. (Attending the medical interns’ first day of work.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 8, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Racial disparities remain in health care. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 24, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Moving the goal posts in medical research. (Using surrogate end-points in research; the Avandia case.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 27, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 8.

Scannell K. Tracking the daily business of medicine. (Medical information in business news; the case of erythropoietin.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 13, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 8.

Scannell K. Are you waiting to buy the “Meryl Streep Knee”? (Advertising medical devices) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 29, 2007. Viewpoint, Metro Page 6.

Scannell K. The art of living with dementia. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Tuesday, April 24, 2007. Opinions, Metro Page 6.

Scannell K. Elizabeth Edwards: Living life her own way. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 8, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Outsourcing health care. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 18, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Doctor’s moral beliefs vs. good care. (Doctors and conscientious objection.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 18, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Cereal search not too fruitful. (Nutrition value of heavily-marketed children’s cereals.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 4, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Round 1: Government vs. the Drug Industry. (Government bargaining for Medicare drug prices) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 21, 2007. Other Opinions, Metro Page 9.

Scannell K. Not in touch with reality. (West Virginia’s differential Medicaid services determined by personal responsibility assessments) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, January 11, 2007. Op-Ed, Metro Page 6.

Scannell K. Pre-Christmas checkup for St. Nick. (A doctor’s ever-vigilant focus on infirmity) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 24, 2006. Viewpoint, Metro Page 7.

Scannell K. Changing the boundaries of organ donation (Donation after cardiac death) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 3, 2006. Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Eat, drink, and… be wary? (Resveratrol research and longevity.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 12, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Human health is not simply a fish story. (Mercury contamination of seafood). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 22, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Don’t leave the womb without it. (Health insurance -- denials for pre-existing conditions). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 1, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Win an Oscar, live longer (Fallibility of longevity statistics). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 17, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Raising the bar for people behind bars (Prison healthcare). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 20, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Cervical cancer vaccine offers breakthrough. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 23, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. (The first 6 months’ experience with Medicare pharmacy benefits managers) Pharmaceutical industry gets better treatment than patients do. AIDS epidemic, 25 years later. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 2, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 6.

Scannell K. The AIDS epidemic, 25 years later. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 11, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 5.

Scannell K. Lack of drug test transparency endangers patients. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 28, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Falls more frequent later in life. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 7, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Physicians as torturers and executioners. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 16, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Medical news distortions. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 16, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Fraud taints the “truthiness” of medical news. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 26, 2006. Other opinions, Metro, Page 7.

Scannell K. Getting our money’s worth from medical research. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 25, 2005. Other opinions, Local, Page 5.

Scannell K. Maybe time can’t change things, but you can. (A response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster and socioeconomic disparities).The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, September 11, 2005. Other opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Treating the patient and the disease. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 21, 2005. Other opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Another soft message from drug firms (about PhRMA’s issuance of voluntary guidelines regarding DTCA). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 7, 2005. Other opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Some choices about health care are completely meaningless. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 24, 2005. Viewpoint, Local, Page 4.

Scannell K. Do we need annual exams? The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, July 7, 2005. Op-Ed, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. What is mental illness, and what are its origins? The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 19, 2005. Other opinions, Local,
Page 7.

Scannell K. Medical devices must be monitored. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 29, 2005. Viewpoints, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. It’s diet and exercise, folks (Health care costs). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 15, 2005. Other Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. New thought for drug ads (New DTCA study). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 1, 2005. Other Opinions, Local, Page 8.

Scannell K. Hawaii trip was educational -- we just never left the hospital. (Emergence of MRSA in community settings.)The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 17, 2005. Other Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Lying to insurance firms. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, March 17, 2005. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. When health insurance fails. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 6, 2005. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Risky medicine: Doctors who need sleep. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 23, 2005. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Another look at medical top ten. (Top medical stories from 2004). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 2, 2005. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. The worst health care legislation (of 2004). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, December 30, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. AIDS has changed through time. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, December 2, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Vioxx withdrawal reminds us to think safety first with drugs. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 21, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 5.

Scannell K. Prop 71 proves too costly. (Critique of the stem cell proposition 71, CA ballot, 2004). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, October 28, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 9.

Scannell K. Schiavo case offers lessons on dying. (The Terri Schiavo case). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 24, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Candidates offer little substance on health care. (The 2004 presidential propositions).The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 17, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Another Medicare drug party: Few show up. (The failure of the President’s Medicare drug lottery) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 3, 2004. Opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. The dark side of off-label drug promotion. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 22, 2004. Viewpoint, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Women struggle in medicine. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, August 8, 2004. Viewpoint, Local, Page 5.

Scannell K. Faulty medical information has human consequences. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 25, 2004. Other opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. New barriers to breast cancer screening. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 4, 2004. Other opinions, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. It’s time to focus on information bias about drugs. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 20, 2004. Viewpoint, Local, Page 5.

Scannell K. Presidents’ health a public matter. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 30, 2004. Op-ed, Local, Page 9.

Scannell K. Deliriously dumbfounding drug discount cards (The President’s Medicare drug card program).
-- The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, May 16, 2004. Other Opinions, Local, Page 9.
-- The US Congressional Record. Wednesday, May 19, 2004. Page E909.

Scannell K. Living hells -- Survivors of sexual abuse by priests. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, May 6, 2004. Op-ed, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Dead men talking -- but few are heard. (Declining incidence of diagnostic autopsies.)The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 25, 2004. Viewpoint, Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Weapons of Medicare destruction. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinions. Sunday, March 21, 2004. Local, Page 7.

Scannell K. Medical record privacy is being threatened. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinions. Sunday, March 14, 2004. Local, Page 9.

Scannell K. For public health - Vote Measure “A -- OK.” The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinions. Sunday, February 22, 2004. Local, Page 9.

Scannell K. My AARP card -- To tear or not to tear? (AARP’s support of the Medicare drug legislation). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinions. January 25, 2004. Local, Page 9.

Scannell K. From SARS to cows, jittery year on medical front.
San Francisco Chronicle. Insight. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004. E4, E7.

Scannell K. Keeping New Year’s health resolutions elusive. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinion. Monday, January 12, 2004. Local, Page 5.

Scannell K. The Medicare drug legislation is a recipe for disaster. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Viewpoint. Sunday, December 21, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. A near-miss in a new discovery: A new way to treat heart disease. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op-Ed. Thursday, November 20, 2003. Local, Page 11.

Scannell K. Bush’s painful obsession with medical pot. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Viewpoint. Sunday, October 26, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. There must be a better way to fill health care void. (The health insurance crisis and the uninsured) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinion Page. Sunday, October 12, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. What to do about patients without a friend in the world? (Medical decision-making for the unrepresented patient without capacity.)The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinion Page. Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. Growth hormone for short children -- what measure of success? The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinion Page. Thursday, August 21, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. If Rube Goldberg legislated health care reform. (The drug importation bill passed in the House). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Opinion Page. Saturday, August 2, 2003. Page 6.

Scannell K. Hidden patients -- strain takes major toll on family caregivers. (Caregiver stress) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, July 20, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Lobbyists -- Money Is the Best Medicine: Government under the influence. Opinion. San Francisco Chronicle. Sunday July 6, 2003. D-3.

Scannell K. HRT no solution to dementia. (New HRT studies showing health detriment) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, June 15, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. What really happened at Board of Supervisors meeting. (Minutes from the public hearing about the closure of county clinics.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Thursday, May 29, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. Deepening health care crisis devalues the disenfranchised. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, May 18, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. Global cooperation necessary to contain SARS epidemic. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, May 4, 2003. Page 7.

Scannell K. Body Scans. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, April 20, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Hope for dementia, silent strokes. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Friday, April 4, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Fatalities that trigger a plea for sex education. (Killing of transgender teen in Newark). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, March 23, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Cold wars -- A $40 billion health care bill. (The common cold and its socioeconomic cost) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Thursday, March 6, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Dangers of dietary supplements. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, February 23, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. John Ashcroft, meet a cancer victim. (Re: Medical marijuana).
San Francisco Chronicle. Insight, Sunday, February 16, 2003. Page D3.

Scannell K. Ills within the American Medical Association. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, February 2, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Drug company gifts to physicians. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, January 19, 2003. Page 5.

Scannell K. The top dozen medical stories, trends in 2002. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, January 5, 2003. Page 9.

Scannell K. Medicare patients without doctors. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, December 15, 2002. Page 9.

Scannell K. Physical exercise advocacy a lasting holiday gift. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Thursday, December 5, 2002. Page 9.

Scannell K. Lifestyles of the sick and famous. (Celebrity promos for prescription drugs) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Op/​Ed Sunday, November 17, 2002. Page 5.

Scannell K. Learn about ovarian cancer. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, September 21, 2002. Op-Ed, page 7.

Scannell K. Drug industry’s new lawsuits against Medicaid. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, September 5, 2002. Op-Ed, page 7.

Scannell K. Violent legacy will haunt more generations. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, August 29, 2002. Op-Ed, page 11.

Scannell K. Alzheimer’s disease exacts personal as well as economic toll. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, August 8, 2002. Op-Ed, page 7.

Scannell K. Surprise. Bad or no medical research provides inaccurate results. (Problems in clinical research -- the WHI study regarding estrogen replacement). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, July 25, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Wrong patient surgery -- It happens. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, July 14, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Selling of Celebrex shouldn’t have to upset our stomachs. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Thursday, June 20, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. At the final hurdles: Global eradication of polio. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, June 2, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Peter Pan medicine: Who will care for the elderly? The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 21, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Herbal remedies -- Side effects and drug interactions. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 14, 2002. Viewpoint, page 7.

Scannell K. Emerging paradigm: Palliative Care. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, April 7, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Most hypertension remains under-treated. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 31, 2002. Opinions, page 7.

Scannell K. Cancers in the pipeline? -- MTBE stays in gasoline. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, March 24, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Playing chicken with antibiotic resistance is a health hazard. (The role of agricultural practices in promoting antibiotic resistance.) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 24, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Physician assisted suicide defies easy answers. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, February 10, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Uninsured face crippling prospects. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 27, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Mental health legislation remains as elusive as its definition. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 20, 2002.
Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. (Top 10 Medical Stories of 2001) Many health care promises didn’t materialize in 2001. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, January 5, 2002. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Human cloning needs and deserves public debate. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 23, 2001. Viewpoint, page 7.

Scannell K. Childhood obesity, diabetes -- a rising epidemic. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, December 2, 2001. Viewpoint, page 7.

Scannell K. Media unnecessarily promoted Cipro. (Other: Cipro-mania -- Media promotion of a Blockbuster Drug). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 18, 2001. Viewpoint, page 9.

Scannell K. Recording wars as human histories -- one by one (Book review: No Place Like Home: Echoes from Kosovo, by Melanie Friend; Midnight Editions, 2001). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, November 11, 2001. Opinions, page 9.

Scannell K. Terrorism in Winnemucca. (Bioterrorism) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday, October 28, 2001. Opinions.

Scannell K. Collective suffering is human (Suffering terrorism in the wake of the 9/​11 attacks). Opinion. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. September 24, 2001. Local - 5.

Scannell K. Another obituary: Moons, stem cells, and Dr. Barnard. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Opinions, September 16, 2001. Local -11.

Scannell K. Ruminations from the AIDS epidemic forefront. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, August 26, 2001. Local -9.

Scannell K. Speaking about death -- A very good way to start. (Advance directives, in light of the Robert Wendland case). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Opinions, July 15, 2001. Local -9.

Scannell K. Medical research is being sold to the highest bidder. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, August 19, 2001. Local -7.

Scannell K. Secondhand Smoke is a Firsthand Danger. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, August 12, 2001. Local -7.

Scannell K. Patients’ Rights Bill Should Be Amended. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Opinions, July 15, 2001. Local -9.

Scannell K. End-of-Life care in America gets painful recognition. (Controversies about pain management) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Opinions, July 8, 2001. Local -9.

Scannell K. Boom in drug ads hides dangerous side effects. (Direct-to-consumer advertising) The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, June 17, 2001. Local -7.

Scannell K. Pregnancy-related homicide. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, May 6, 2001. Local -7.

Scannell K. (Pharmaceutical Companies and drug patent manipulations) How to become a millionaire by doing nothing. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, April 22, 2001. Local -7.

Scannell K. Using children in research. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Sunday Viewpoint, February 25, 2001. Local -7.

Scannell K. Hospital experiences with heart survival (Investigation of angioplasty practices at local hospitals). News story. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001. Page 1, News.

Scannell K. Mercury’s ever-present threat to health warrants attention. The Oakland Tribune. Sunday, February 4, 2001. Opinion page, Local-9.

Scannell K. Many barriers to medical care for immigrants. The Oakland Tribune, Opinion Page. Wednesday, January 31, 2001. Local-7.

Scannell K. Where is voice for the poor? The Oakland Tribune. Opinion page. Tuesday, January 2, 2001. Local-7.

Scannell K. Fear of medical mistakes tops fear of flying. The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. December 24, 2000. Sunday Op-Ed, Local-7.

Scannell K. Doctor Honored for Care of Dying. (An interview with Dr. Joanne Lynn). The Oakland Tribune/​ANG Newspapers. Dec. 11, 2000. News, p.2.

Scannell K. Drug-running seniors. (Differential pharmaceutical costs for Medicare and uninsured patients). Op/​ed. The Oakland Tribune. Thursday, Oct. 19, 2000.