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Tax Loophole Users, Companies with Negative Tax Rates, Exacerbating US Income Inequality

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The fact that companies are paying no taxes when America's working families are still struggling to winter what Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to recognize as a failed or failing recovery is a prime example of what is exacerbating income inequality in America.

What You Don't Know About A Life-Saving Vaccine

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 01.10.2012 | Fifty

Like many other grown-ups, I hadn't given any thought to what we used to call the D.P.T. vaccine -- for diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus -- for decad...

Heavy Drinking Costs Economy Hundreds Of Billions Every Year

Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

Heavy drinking is costing the U.S. economy more than $200 billion a year, mostly in lost workplace productivity, a U.S. health agency said on Mond...

What No One Tells You About Breast Cancer

Michele Weldon | Posted 12.13.2011 | Women
Michele Weldon

Given all of the hoopla around Breast Cancer awareness, it's easy to think when you're diagnosed that you will immediately be enveloped in a fluffy pink cloud of support

Louisiana's Listeria Scares Have Centered Mostly On Meat Products

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.10.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Wary shoppers are checking fruit and vegetable stickers after Jensen Farms cantaloupes in Colorado and romaine lettuce from a California grower were linked to listeria last month.

Listeria Deaths Keep Rising

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.04.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials have raised the death toll to 18 in an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Aging HIV/AIDS Patients Face New Challenges

sunherald.com | ANDREA K. WALKER | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

BALTIMORE -- When Malcolm Coley was diagnosed with HIV, he began preparing to die. The Baltimore man, a former heroin user who suspects he contract...

Listeria Makes Its Political Debut

Posted 11.29.2011 | Denver

A political flier has been upsetting some Denver residents who say that its allusion to the deadly listeria outbreak is in poor taste. The fliers were...

Bonnie Christian

World Rabies Day: Feral Cat Colonies Targeted

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Christian | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

As public health officials raise awareness about rabies on World Rabies Day this Wednesday, a hot debate has emerged in public health and environmenta...

On 9/21/11 (UN Day of Peace): How Peaceful Is the World?

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

That the economics of peace have had such a hard time prevailing in policy conversations is, in part, because the dominant language, lobbies, and learning environments are all geared toward the mechanics of war.

Cargill Recalling 36 Million Pounds Of Ground Turkey Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.03.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that has killed one p...

Do Parents' Rights End at the Schoolhouse Gate?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.10.2011 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Helping America's teens make positive, healthy and responsible lifestyle choices is a worthy goal, but it must start with parents within the home.

Schakowsky Announces Winners of the 'So Be It' Awards

Rep. Jan Schakowsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Of the hundreds of amendments being offered by Republicans to their bill, H.R. 1, we offer 10 up for you to judge whether or not they are worthy of note, ridicule, or an end-of-a-long-week chuckle.

Treating Doctors the Way We Treat Teachers (Part Two)

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In order for the United States to remain economically competitive and "win our future," so to speak, we must ensure that we have and maintain a healthy workforce.

CDC: Nearly 60 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance

Reuters | Maggie Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases t...

Denver One Of Nation's Most Relaxed Cities: Forbes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After analyzing data in six different stress-causing areas, Forbes has confirmed what Denverites could already have told you: Denver is one of Americ...

How HIV Prevention Has to Change

Chris Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Collins

Without important changes in the way our country addresses HIV/AIDS, in five years the annual rate of 56,000 new infections is more likely to grow than to decline.

CDC Chief Picks 6 'Winnable Battles' In Health

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Where would you start if you were charged with keeping the nation healthy? Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Con...

10 Practical Diabetes Tips for the Budget Conscious (PHOTOS)

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

"Self-management" isn't a term doctors use much when they talk to patients about most illnesses. But with diabetes, self-management, with guidance from a medical professional, is key.

It's Time for Parents to Turn the Tide on Childhood Obesity

David Kirchhoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirchhoff

The problem of childhood obesity is particularly concerning and simultaneously vexing to solve because the issue with childhood obesity is not children, but the environment in which they live.

Home Alone With Autism

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Many people with autism require constant supervision and cannot be left alone for 5 minutes, much less home alone to fend for themselves.

Autism Awareness -- Spring: Tis the Season for Autism Awareness

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Spring is here and with Spring comes April, and with April comes Autism Awareness month, a mixed blessing as far as I'm concerned.

Some Hopeful Signs in the War on Malaria , But a Long Way to Go

Joseph B. Treaster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joseph B. Treaster

The latest data compiled by the World Health Organization shows little change in recent years: 863,000 deaths and 243 million cases of malaria.

A Socialist Primer: Rick Perry, Health Care & the Texas Governor's Race

Joe Cutbirth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Cutbirth

I'm wondering what it's going to take for my former colleagues in the Texas press corps to call out Rick Perry for using the term "socialism" over-and-over to describe the insurance reform Congress passed last week.

When a Girl Dies

Madeline Wheeler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Madeline Wheeler

Should we be expected to acknowledge the 579 girls and young women murdered annually in America? I think so.