Medicine cannot be a backwater where historic inequities in care are much discussed, where the statistics of lives cut short are duly recorded, but not a finger is lifted to address systemic problems. Black lives matter in our streets, in our hospitals, in our clinics, and in our physician's offices.
I can see in my mind's eye several of nurses, both female and male who have helped me heal. I have had it proven to me that nurses, a heck of a lot of them, really care about their jobs and their patients. And, I am glad so many caring men are among those doing the healing.
Americans should not have to live in fear that they will go bankrupt if they get sick. People should not have to go without the medication they need just because their elected officials aren't willing to challenge the drug lobby. The public is fed up, and they have a right to be fed up.
Many people believe that electing a woman president will help. I'm not so sure. Does breaking glass ceilings constitute a real political strategy -- that's capable of improving women's lives? And does voting one's gender really translate to voting one's interest?
Last night, a mother hurriedly gathered clothes, insurance cards, toys, and medications. She was heading to the ER again because of her daughter's ast...
The emergence of Medicare, Medicaid, labor unions, private insurance companies, etc. resulted in care being based on formulas -- not individuals. Likewise, the significant medical and scientific advances in testing and treatments have saved countless lives but further distanced patients from their doctors.
On Monday August 24, 2015, a historic moment happened in Washington when people living with mental health conditions from all over the nation, along with dozens of diverse organizations, gathered to raise public awareness for change.
Today, 60 percent of seniors are online, growing at more than six percent every year. Although millennials are largest users technology, it can be easy to overlook the opportunities computer and mobile devices have to help those 65 and over.
High deductible health insurance plans are not right for everyone. However, while many people are initially turned off by HDHPs, they can be a reasonable choice for many and can be particularly valuable if you know how to use them effectively.
Hollywood is exploiting us while considering us unfit for trans-specific health coverage.
This is a great option if you're in the industry. It's not the best option for owners or employees. Why? Because there are multiple combinations of options that are not being offered by the "group healthcare" delivery system.
Advances in research, drug development and technology have evolved the practice of medicine bringing us new treatments, new cures and new ways of collaborating. Scientists, researchers, engineers and others are paving the future of health care in labs across the globe right now.
If you've ever felt the first twinge of a headache and immediately headed over to Google to look up your symptoms and find a potential treatment, you could be inadvertently contributing to a vision of the future. One where our regular GPs are replaced with automated diagnosis and robots.
The weather in most of the country has turned warm and even hot in some places. Yesterday I was walking for some "cooped up, crazy and need to get out...
This is a complicated story, but an important one. It's a story of determination, of progress and of creativity. It's part of the rich history of the larger social justice movement for LGBTQ communities in our country -- one that has not been at the forefront of the conversation.
"I'm amazingly healthy," the woman said beaming as she lowered herself onto the couch. My friend is an acupuncturist and she stared at the large woma...