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California Bill Would Start School Later To Protect Teen Sleep

Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD | Posted 04.24.2017 | Education
Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD

A landmark school start time bill crossed its first legislative hurdle earlier this week when California’s Senate Education Committee passed a bill ...

It’s Time for a Single-Payer Healthcare System

FIXCapitalism | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics
FIXCapitalism

We have had “Obamacare” and now the Republicans have fallen short in replacing it with “Ryancare” (a.k.a. “Trumpcare”). Both plans have th...

Uncertain Fate Of Obamacare Causes Some Hospitals To Halt Projects, Hiring

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing someU.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or tak...

The Health Risks Of A Muslim Ban

Kelly James Clark | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Kelly James Clark

Co-authored with Breanna Kooienga Two of my best Muslim friends are physicians in my hometown. Dr. Aly Abdel-Mageed is a pediatric hematologist-oncolo...

AMA Joins Increasingly Loud Chorus Of Health Groups Opposing Repeal Bill

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics

The American Medical Association just announced that it “cannot support” the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The AMA announced...

Leading Nurses Association Takes Official Stance Against Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.23.2017 | Politics

The American Nurses Association has taken an official position opposing the death penalty for the first time in its organization’s history. The orga...

Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida Law Banning Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

Doctors in Florida can legally counsel patients about gun risks under a federal appeals court ruling that strikes down the state’s controversial “...

Hundreds Of Health Groups Plead With Trump To Look At Scientific Evidence On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.07.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Hundreds of state and national medical groups on Tuesday sent President Donald Trump scientific evidence debunking the theory that chil...

Medical Group Urges Protection For Doctors, Patients After U.S. Travel Ban

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living

The largest U.S. physician group urged President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday to protect international doctors and seriously ill patie...

Doctor’s Orders: Don’t Repeal Obamacare Until You Have A Plan To Replace It

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

The largest and most influential organization of American physicians has sent two stark messages to the Republican Party: Don’t mess with Obamacare ...

AMA, Other Leading Medical Organizations Urge Insurance for Non-Pharma/Integrative Pain Care

John Weeks | Posted 12.17.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The nation's crisis in pain treatment and need to reduce opioid dependence has lifted a powerful chorus of voices to change insurance practices. The A...

'Green News Report' - June 30, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.30.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: US, Canada and Mexico sign major clean energy pact; New report finds mill...

Stricter Gun Controls Are Now Inevitable

Harlan Green | Posted 06.25.2016 | HuffPost Home
Harlan Green

You know the tide has turned against gun violence when even the American Medical Association calls it a public health menace at the finish of its annu...

Why Are So Many Kids Dying From Undiagnosed Type 1 Diabetes?

Peg Abernathy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Peg Abernathy

An Open Letter To The Non-Diabetes Medical Community At Large and All Parents With Kids of Every Age, Everywhere! Dear pediatricians, nurses, medical...

When Your Blood Pressure Reaches 180/100

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.12.2016 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have never been in the best of shape. Of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of course, when I was younger, I had a lot more muscle. Over time, I traded some of that muscle for fat. With my weight gain came a variety of health issues.

Fighting a National Epidemic by Investing in Prevention

Steven J. Stack | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Steven J. Stack

Recently, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell announced significant cost-savings from the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP), and groundbreaking steps HHS will likely soon take to extend the program to Medicare beneficiaries at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

The Economics of Obesity & Bariatric Surgery

Don McNay | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business and eventually degenerates into a racket." -Eric Hoffer "Lesson number one: Don't underes...

Reduced Use of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture to increase growth and as a prophylactic measure to prevent disease in crowded conditions also contributes to antibiotic resistance. In fact, about 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in meat and poultry farms.

This Holiday Season, Let's Fight The 'Silent Killer'

Nancy Brown | Posted 12.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

One of the best things about the holiday season is the emphasis on spending time with friends and family. While many of these gatherings include swapping gifts, the real treasure is simply being with the people who mean the most in our lives.

Doctors, Death and Dignity: The Semantics of 'Suicide'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Death is the enemy, and it is not. Death is simple and inevitable, and inexplicably complicated.

Health Insurance Mergers Make Executives Richer, Policyholders Poorer

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.24.2016 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If regulators approve the recently announced mega-deals in which Aetna, Inc. would buy Humana Inc. and Anthem Inc. would buy Cigna Corp., will consumers benefit? Or will the winners be limited primarily to the executives and shareholders of the companies involved?

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Amanda Terkel

Top Medical Group: 'No Medically Valid Reason' To Block Transgender Individuals From Military Service

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The American Medical Association gave its unanimous approval to a resolution Monday that concludes there is "no medically valid reason t...

Jason Cherkis

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Alter U.S. Addiction Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have joined forces to back legislation that would make medically assisted treatm...

Medicare Reform Paves Way for Better Health Care

Robert M. Wah, M.D. | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Wah, M.D.

On April 14, history was made. America's physicians commend members of Congress for coming together in a bipartisan, bicameral way to pass long-overdue, monumental Medicare reforms to end the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment policy and create a framework for a more stable and sustainable Medicare program.