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What Can We Learn From Denmark?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Denmark is a small, homogenous nation of about 5.5 million people. The U.S. is a melting pot of more than 315 million people. No question about it, Denmark and the United States are very different countries. Nonetheless, are there lessons that we can learn from Denmark?

The Physician Shortage: A Place for Immigration Reform

David J. Skorton | Posted 04.22.2013 | Politics
David J. Skorton

The U.S. already faces a shortage of physicians in rural and inner city areas. Through enlightened immigration policies, we can address our physician shortage and be a beacon for the rest of the world.

Being American Is Bad for Your Health

Marty Kaplan | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Stark income inequality and poverty separate us from other wealthy nations, who also have more generous safety nets and demonstrate greater social mobility than we do. In America, the best predictor of good or bad health is the income level of your zip code.

America's Best-Kept Secret: We All Die Too Young

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics
Mary Anne Mercer

Did you know that, as an American, you're likely to have worse health and die younger than someone in virtually any other rich nation in the world? This is true regardless of who you are or what you do to live as healthy a life as possible.

The Downside of American Freedoms

Terry Newell | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics
Terry Newell

In a recent poll, those aged 18-34 said that their "individual freedoms" were "the best" or "above average" in America, compared with other industrialized nations. But those views diminished considerably when Americans were asked about their health care and economic systems.

Does America Really Want Change?

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

The real problem is that the big dollar incentives don't line up. The folks with the most skin in the game (insurance and pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and large medical associations) profit dearly from the status quo. More care equals more money.

Picking Botox Over Preventative Care?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Americans are starting to see the doctor again, but more often for cosmetic procedures, such as Botox treatments, rather than cancer screening and...

4 Human Beliefs That Enable Harmful Health Policies

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alison Rose Levy

Why do we praise healthy food, but never get around to calling our Congressman to let him know our wishes for the Food Safety bill?

The Way To Avoid Health Care Crisis In America

Bernie Siegel, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bernie Siegel, M.D.

The present health care crisis is not just related to health care; it is a crisis related to what is happening in our society.

Routine Maintenance: Health Care's Contract With America

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

An under-exercised and overfed population has lost the will and the ability to care for itself and goes trotting off to the specialist to treat the problems caused by themselves.