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Consumer Driven Health Care Is One Answer, Not the Answer

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Technology and access to information do not magically confer gravely ill individuals with medical expertise. Moreover, a collective desire for self-directed care does not displace the requirement for expert, compassionate guidance made available to every patient -- whether requested or not.

CVS, Good for Public Health and Good for Shareholders

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

CVS/pharmacy announced on February 5, 2014, that it would pull tobacco products from its stores by October. The benefit of improved heart health, reduced chronic burden of disease, and household economies saving money on the direct cost of cigarettes? Priceless.

Reimagine Digital Health

Farai Sikipa | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Farai Sikipa

Our mission may be big, but it certainly has started small. We have focused the improving people's everyday health and lifestyle choices. Why?

Prozac in Poultry Is Better Than Penicillin

Michael Greger, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Greger, M.D.

While consumers may be more shocked by pink slime or the feeding of Prozac to poultry, the routine feeding of millions of pounds of human antibiotics to chickens presents a much graver threat.

Is Consumption Consuming You?

Christina Pirello | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Pirello

Life is precious. This little cliche is thrown around in a world where all the evidence points in the opposite direction. We abuse ourselves, our animals, our neighbors, our planet.