You couldn't have scripted it any better. On one hand you have Bernie Sanders, a democratic socialist, and on the other, Donald Trump, a multibillionaire. Where Sanders inspires hope, Trump instills fear.
To solve the health care conundrum, fix the system and survive its dysfunctionality I wrote from my experience and analyzed statistical data available in public records and medical literature. It became clear to me that to survive and even thrive in this mess we must get tough, strong and focus on our personal prevention and wellbeing.
By Max Berlinger for DETAILS. (photo: Getty Images) Do you ever think that it's kin...
Thirty years of extensive travel have left me with a wealth of wonderful memories, and a wealth of medical "experiences" and near crises. This is not an exhaustive list of medical tips, but a personal one.
I have a confession. I've been avoiding writing about Medicaid. It's so complicated it scares me. But, Medicaid can be really important to daughterhood because someday you might have to decide if it's right for your parent. So you have to get smart about it.
Gregg Pauletti, Laurel House's Thinking Well Coordinator and Education Counselor, in Thinking Well's program space in Stamford, Connecticut. Credit:...
Since I'm single and haven't been to the doctor in years, I've always chosen the cheapest option, which offers low coverage. I'm getting older, though, and next year I'd like to take better care of myself, starting with a checkup, without going broke. How can I choose a health plan that's right for me?
Last week United Health Care, the country's largest health insurance company, announced that it was considering leaving the health care exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act. Naturally, the prospect of UHC leaving the exchanges delighted foes of Obamacare.
Humans are fallible. Humans entering data into healthcare records are no different. Even if there is internal reliability (within a hospital), in the era of data sharing across institutions on variable EHRs, there is increasing room for error.
I did not give birth in Tanzania, although some people had asked me if I would, given my professional focus on maternal healthcare in the country. Des...
Pharmacists, physicians and researchers have tried for decades to understand why the same medication, at the same dose, can work well for some people but not for others, or why some people need higher or lower doses of the same drug, or why some people have side effects, while others do not.
This is a daunting problem, and one of the many problems in mental health that former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has been trying to solve for over 30 years.
Our union represents more than a quarter million hotel, food service and gaming industry workers who make at most $50,000 per year in wages and benefits. The majority of UNITE HERE's members are women and immigrants. Most drive modest family cars--not Cadillacs--if they have a car at all.
For most Americans, going to the dentist isn't at the top of the list of things we want to do, but we go anyway, because dental care is necessary for our health and well-being. However, many of the poorest children in America don't have the luxury of dreading a trip to the dentist.
It's time we joined our Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and started leveraging health solutions at the site of greatest opportunity: the individual. Mindfulness can unlock this vast and under-utilized health resource. So what is mindfulness?
By Paul Marantz, M.D., M.P.H. The American Cancer Society (ACS), an advocacy organization that has fairly recently (and very positively) taken a more...