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...
Some things may seem self evident in terms of health and wellness, but until studied scientifically, they may not get the attention they deserve. For ...
The relentless Republican campaign to demonize the Affordable Care Act has put their candidates in a political bind, with no escape hatch. With so many people now benefitting from the ACA, Republicans candidates are forced to propose a replacement plan.
Unfortunately for the border, problems persist, in part, because politicians in Washington and Austin appear more worried about walls and guns and security instead of medicine and care giving.
How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumba...
Preparing for the next disaster by building back better is a rising refrain today among those of us engaged in disaster response and recovery efforts around the globe. In New Orleans, EXCELth is showing us all how to do that in a thoughtful way.