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Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Medicine and Health in 2013

John Weeks | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

In 2006, I began publishing annual The Integrator Top 10 lists for the emerging field of integrative health and medicine. Since 2011, these have shown...

Revolutionizing Healthcare in America: An Interview About Changing the System

Robert Piper | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

I spoke with the director and producer Matthew Heineman about some of the issues addressed in the film Escape Fire.

True Health in a Faux Health World: How CNN's Escape Fire Applies to Veterinary Medicine

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

In our zeal to manage our increasing health problems, we didn't notice that many health problems we are working to "manage" shouldn't even be there in the first place. I have seen this trend in veterinary care as well.

CNN's Visionary Documentary on Health Care

David Freudberg | Posted 03.10.2013 | TV
David Freudberg

To get a sense of how out of whack American health care costs are, we need only look to Canada, a society whose standard of living and culture are very similar to that of the United States.

Want to Help Fix Health Care? Start by Watching a Movie Tonight

Wendell Potter | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

You'd think that the country that spends the most on health care -- that would be us -- would have the world's best health outcomes. Far from it. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare describes how health care in America has turned into a business.

How Medical Mistakes Killed My Mother

Posted 12.09.2012 | Health News

Matthew Heineman's new documentary "Escape Fire" argues that the American healthcare system is broken, but not for the reasons politicians speak about...

Escape to the Movies This Weekend to See How We Can Create the World's Best Health System

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you want to get a clearer understanding not only of why the U.S. health care system fails so many of us but, more importantly, how we can transform it to make it the best in the world, go to the movies this weekend.

Lighting "Escape Fires" to Fix Health Care

James R. Knickman | Posted 10.27.2012 | New York
James R. Knickman

Committed, passionate people working inside a broken system find themselves trying to outrun the fire. Fortunately, though, I think we are at a unique moment in health care, with a rare opportunity for a true overhaul.

Free Speech Must Go Hand in Hand With Media Literacy

Caitlin Barry | Posted 09.23.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Hey, I'm on board with the first amendment; it's hard not to be, when I was taught to revere it. I'm afraid that removing drug commercials from the air might also lead to banning Huck Finn from public schools.