There is perhaps no other fundamental right that is under more ferocious attack than the right of reproductive choice -- and we need you to help us fight back now.
I can't be silent when -- at a time of need for care, empathy, and community -- my colleagues in the Oklahoma state legislature are using the last days of session to further restrict Oklahoma women's access to health care.
This is a time when you're making big decisions about the future. You might be embarking on a new career, transitioning to a different city. I'm sure the last thing you're thinking about is health insurance. But unfortunately, the unexpected can happen.
I'll be desperately trying to hold on to my physical and mental health, in order to stave off the moment when, on Mother's Day, my kids present me with my own personal robot.
After my sister died from breast cancer three years ago, I asked, during my mammogram, whether I should get tested for the breast cancer gene. I was warned that doing so, particularly if I tested positive for the gene, could mark me as an individual with a so-called pre-existing condition.
I don't know if my mother could have been saved, or simply had her life extended, if she had better access to medical care. It's possible that for her, there wasn't anything else to do. For so many other mothers though, that is not the case.
Angelina Jolie's openness about her decision to undergo mastectomies because of the BRCA1 mutation can help inspire countless women to face this difficult decision. Yet several obstacles exist that deserve attention, concerning doctors and costs of testing.
Who will care for you when you get old? If that's a scary or uncomfortable question, you are in good company. Most people don't want to think about their long-term care needs and when they do, they tend to have major misperceptions of what it costs and what the government will pay for.
Medicare's governing body, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), has made strides to cut healthcare spending by establishing accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of medical practitioners who coordinate treatment options for their patients.
Everyone is talking and worrying about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which became law in 2010. What has received less attention are the provisions for preventive care and potentially increasing access to health care providers who practice from a whole person, naturalistic perspective.
Fearing someone may get something for nothing and scam the system, we punish the least among us who deserve respect and contribute to society as best they are able.
In the same week, IBM put out two press releases on cloud analytics. Who would have thought that possible a few years ago? Did the big, rigid, and smart IBM of mainframe, Deep Blue, and Watson fame really migrate to the cloud?
Moving into assisted living or a memory care community can be hard on both the person and their family. The good news is there is much family members can do to ease the transition. Here are eight tips that will bring more ease into the initial assisted living experience.
Being aware of what's happening in the room -- paying attention to the process -- requires an intention, a willingness to be present, to show up and engage with our patients in a way that is mutually respectful.
States should take the important step of adopting the option to provide coverage for former foster youth from other states (if final rules maintain this as an option), as this is an extremely mobile population.
Today, for nearly the 40th time since it's been the law of the land, House Republicans staged yet another repeal vote in their latest attempt to turn back the clock on progress and deny Americans health insurance coverage they can count on.