In Maureen Dowd's recent piece, "A Stroke of Fate," she describes the case of her niece, Tara, a young and athletic woman who suffered a rare type of stroke caused by a separation of the inner layers of an artery supplying her brain.
Remember Blockbuster? In its heyday -- which wasn't so long ago -- Blockbuster had 60,000 employees and 9,000 locations. For most Americans, for a minute anyway, it was the place to rent a movie.
Bernie Sanders deserves the Most Impressive Democrat award this week, because he threw his hat in the ring. No, he is not Elizabeth Warren. But, more importantly, he is running to become president, which she is not.
Today, the Republicans' voted for their 'Work Harder for Less' Budget. It is another shameless attempt to repeal Obamacare, despite all the clear benefits of the health care law.
Question: Dear Steve, Hi - I have a question - my mother is in a nursing home, Medicaid pays for the home - she must turn over her social security a...
In the coming weeks, a single drug will revolutionize the U.S. pharmaceutical industry. Zarxio, a drug that reduces infections caused by chemotherapy, is about to become the very first biosimilar drug sold in the United States.
Questions like these underscore the breadth and complexity of the challenge before us. To win the fight against health disparities, we must catalyze action in every sector and at every level.
In a perspective piece recently published in Academic Medicine, my coauthors and I argue that our nation's leading AHCs, and the federal programs that support them, must make fundamental changes -- both in how they provide care and how they train the next generation of health care professionals -- to provide the kind of leadership our health care system needs now.
From reducing back pain to protecting against depression, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, several cancers and more, regular exercise is a critical component of healthy living. It's time we found ways to bring exercise into doctors' exam rooms and medical schools across the country.
Apparently unimportant to the House Majority is the potentially devastating impact of their budget resolution on everyday people -- the $4.5 trillion in cuts to domestic spending on which many Americans deeply depend, including food stamp programs, Pell Grants, Head Start, and Medicaid.
Most of the time, patients have named someone with whom they have not discussed their health care wishes. I often find myself talking about decisions with a son or daughter who never had a conversation with their parents about what they wanted.
More and more, we are discovering that increasing Hispanic diversity in the healthcare workforce might help reduce health disparities among Latinos. Education in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) creates opportunities in health care -- and so much more.
My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...
No, not quite 2016, but it is coming and now is the perfect time to start planning on next year's taxes so come New Year's you will have plenty of time to party.
The conflation of Medicare and Medicaid is not uncommon among, for example, speechwriters and junior staffers. Does that matter? It depends on whether you want the leader of the free world making payment policies for physicians based on only the most general understanding of the issues.
Rosalyn Carter said it best: "There are only four kinds of people in the world -- those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, ...