We're making strides, but our nation's health care system must prioritize increased access to pain management for children so that needless pain and suffering can be alleviated.
Over time, I drifted to spending more and more time trying to figure out how to improve the health of low-income New Yorkers and the most vulnerable among our neighbors. What I have learned over the years is that poverty and health challenges are intrinsically intertwined.
For the first time, we have comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (CARERS) Act of 2015 is the most comprehensive piece of federal medical marijuana legislation ever introduced in the U.S. Congress.
You can't live in Connecticut and work on anything related to disability services and not know about Southbury Training School.
Some social programs are so embedded in our national consciousness and so indispensable to the people who use them that it seems like they've always b...
While this landmark anniversary represents an important opportunity to celebrate the remarkable successes of the Medicare program, it also provides a chance to identify ways to make Medicare even better over the next 50 years.
On June 25, 2015 the Supreme Court upheld President Obama's hotly debated Affordable Care Act in a 6-3 decision. For those following the debate intently, it is understood that the verdict now authorizes federal tax credits for eligible Americans living in states with their own exchanges and also those in the 34 states with federal marketplaces.
The findings suggest that text message-based programs could help improve sleep habits among smokers, which may in turn help them become smoke-free.
What does it take to survive for a century? Some credit beef stew; others, ...
As technology continues to advance and more people have access to mobile technology and the Internet, health care must keep up with advances not only in medicine, but also in patient communication and engagement.
As part of a pledge to protect the middle class, Hillary Clinton is taking a second look at aspects of the ACA that hurt working men and women. That's good news, and the only responsible position for politicians interested in providing more and better healthcare at lower cost.
The prevailing trend in healthcare today is best described as a Break-Fix model. This paradigm is all about being reactive instead of pre-active to future known events -- treating problems as they occur with medicine that only addresses the problem itself instead of the problem's cause.
It's not often that we hear that a disease or condition has been "eliminated" -- but that's what the World Health Organization announced a couple of weeks back when they confirmed that Cuba was the first country to be certified as having achieved this remarkable goal.
Even though the first 50 years of the 20th century were pretty barbaric due to two extremely bloody world wars, I still believe the arc of history bends towards progress and the pace has accelerated in the last 50 years.
Mindfulness is more than a great way to get healthy and stay healthy. It's a process of discovery -- full of solace and revelation. And your relationships, your work and your play will all benefit.
Typically, when we want to check our health and fitness progress, we step on the scale or look in the mirror. ...