It's no secret that our nation's jails and prisons house individuals charged with or convicted of crimes. What most Americans don't know is that more Americans with a mental illness or addiction reside in jail and prison than in health care institutions.
As we celebrate Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the signing of the declaration, we face the hard truth that we are falling far short of protecting human rights around the world. In no area is this clearer than the failure to protect far too many young girls.
We asked some docs about the mistakes that people make before, during, and after they come in for a checkup -- and how to optimize those precious few minutes you get with a real, live physician.
If we can bring quality health care to those who need it most while making payment and reimbursement less confusing or burdensome for all, we are definitely taking steps in the right direction.
As Puerto Rico's financial crisis deepens, so will its impact on the most vulnerable populations, including the poor, seniors and the chronically ill. Our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico deserve the right to access healthcare.
Our efforts to improve, and similar efforts in other communities, would be more likely to succeed with policy changes to facilitate multiple government supported health services operating on one electronic record system.
HealthTech companies need intense research and regulations, not to be rushed to market.
With threats to health reform and its Medicaid expansion continuing to loom, it's worth looking at some of the successes that such an effort would endanger. Specifically, the 30 states and the District of Columbia that have expanded Medicaid under health reform have realized big drops in their uninsurance rates and substantial budget savings.
As a member and incoming Chair of the County Board of Supervisors, and the head of the coalition representing Los Angeles' non-profit community clinics and health centers, we have much to celebrate.
When I know there's a special occasion or season coming up that may involve overeating, I prepare my mind and body.
Research confirms that employee sleep is a critical asset that impacts employee productivity, performance, health, safety and the bottom line of your company. Far from being a time waster, sleep makes everyone more productive, healthier and safer.
I wanted to bring to your attention my recent experience at one of your offices. As a fellow business owner, I would want to know when one of my customers had a bad experience since transparency and feedback are great remedies. In that spirit I wanted share my recent experience at your office.
The Senate-passed budget reconciliation bill would boost the number of uninsured Americans by at least 22 million starting in 2018, relative to current law. Thus, virtually all (at least 92 percent) of the historic health coverage gains that CBO expects health reform to achieve by 2018 would be lost.
When the Daraprim story broke, politicians saw an opportunity to tackle an issue that had drawn ample media attention -- the cost of pharmaceutical treatments.
Evidence from the states that have expanded Medicaid to non-elderly adults with incomes below 138 percent of the poverty line demonstrates the Medicaid expansion's substantial benefits, all of which would be lost under the Senate Republican leaders' bill