Apparently unimportant to the House Majority is the potentially devastating impact of their budget resolution on everyday people -- the $4.5 trillion in cuts to domestic spending on which many Americans deeply depend, including food stamp programs, Pell Grants, Head Start, and Medicaid.
Most of the time, patients have named someone with whom they have not discussed their health care wishes. I often find myself talking about decisions with a son or daughter who never had a conversation with their parents about what they wanted.
More and more, we are discovering that increasing Hispanic diversity in the healthcare workforce might help reduce health disparities among Latinos. Education in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) creates opportunities in health care -- and so much more.
My father had an announcement to make. Looking sheepishly at my mother and I, he said: "For three times a week, I will be away most of the day with s...
No, not quite 2016, but it is coming and now is the perfect time to start planning on next year's taxes so come New Year's you will have plenty of time to party.
The conflation of Medicare and Medicaid is not uncommon among, for example, speechwriters and junior staffers. Does that matter? It depends on whether you want the leader of the free world making payment policies for physicians based on only the most general understanding of the issues.
Rosalyn Carter said it best: "There are only four kinds of people in the world -- those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, ...
We are at a crossroads. The Republican budget seeks to destroy the legislative legacy of 1965 that made great differences in the lives of so many ordinary people. Democrats must defend our proud legacy and fight against the efforts of those who seek to devalue the worth of hardworking Americans.
Educational policy makers need to embrace what most researchers and educators have come to understand: academics and health don't need to be competing priorities, they complement one another. Healthy kids learn better.
The good news is that couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever before. While we have much left to do, research is steadily leading to a greater understanding of infertility's causes and risk factors, better technologies, and more personalized treatments.
As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the future of the ACA, the conversation has focused on the potential impact of the outcome. Specifically, that striking down federal subsidies for policy holders could create a nation of haves and have nots -- those with coverage and those without.
Do you need to sign up for Medicare? It depends on whether you have employer coverage and what kind you have. If you do need Medicare, enrollment is generally automatic if you have signed up for Social Security. You may also need to sign up for supplemental coverage.
Crowdfunding your medical expenses is a lot more complicated than you think. Consider fees and risks and explore your options before you set up an account (or donate to one).
Rita's example illustrates a relatively recent shift in health care, with decisions not handed down by the doctor from above but made by as a partnership between the doctor and the patient.
It bears pointing out that Cuba has had incredible, effective results, and is using them to reshape how developing countries tackle critical healthcare concerns in a world of economic constraint.
I don't want to have to lie to give blood. I don't want to have to hide who I am to help my kin. I do not need to be embarrassed about who I am to save lives.