Benjamin Franklin once said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," yet 279 years later his words still have not been successfully put into medical practice.
Income inequality is a topic that hovers over our economy like the mother ship from Independence Day. It has a national impact as well as individual impacts to millions of Americans.
You've been trying to get pregnant for a year and it's just not happening. It isn't surprising that you may think you are headed straight for IVF since it's the most talked about fertility treatment option. However, your fertility journey will likely begin with tests followed by one of several low tech treatment options.
As parents and community members, we need to understand the elimination of racism from an early age will only serve to improve the health of our community.
I just returned from Findlay, Ohio where I addressed 25 people with Type 2 diabetes. Most of them use insulin and most rely on Medicaid for their insu...
How do you make drugs work on people who don't take them? That was part of the puzzle my team members and I were trying to solve as part of this year's Hult Prize Competition, the largest student competition in the world.
We can't expect to get appropriate care from our health providers if we don't come out to them. Conversely, our providers have to be well-versed in the healthcare needs of LGBT people. Aside from our romantic partners, our providers are the people who most need to be aware of our gender identity, sexuality, and sexual behavior.
Over half of the Fortune 500 companies in this country made a profit every year between 2008 and 2012. Yet together, those companies dodged a combined $73.1 billion in state income taxes.
Enactment of the Affordable Care Act legislation is transforming the delivery of health care, with an objective to make it more accessible and afforda...
There are orders, there is screaming, there is pain, there is chaos. For every second of my 12-hour shift, there is something. But then, as if the universe knows you're on your last leg, there is the patient who looks you in the eye and simply says thank you and you know they mean it.
During the recent Live Below the Line campaign I opted to eat rice and beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Having lived in poor countries in Afr...
To prevent a repeat of this tragedy, the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the leaders of the Phoenix Health Care System (HCS) must quickly turn to a third question: "How can the facility solve its seemingly unsolvable patient access problem?"
We need to talk about senior poverty. And we need to develop policies that acknowledge that income inequality exists and reflect the economic reality facing older adults today.
On July 1 across America, recent medical school graduates will engage in an activity that will be altogether new, and probably terrifying. Should those of us who might be on the receiving end of this rite of passage be worried?
In the 21st century, with one out four Americans affected by mental illness, our country urgently needs a mission to the mind; after all, the brain is the last unchartered territory on earth.
Opponents of the law have filed four lawsuits designed to stop families from obtaining the very thing that allows them to afford their health insurance premiums: tax credit subsidies.