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Advancing global mental health action: lessons from Canada

Melanie Walker | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Melanie Walker

Originally published by the World Bank Group here co-authored with Patricio V. Marquez, Shekhar Saxena A portrait of Miliett Kangar at JFK Medica...

What We Know About 'TrumpCare' So Far

Nisarg Patel | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
Nisarg Patel

Donald Trump’s health care campaign promises stand in stark contrast with the policies proposed by his administration. Moving forward, it’s smarte...

Putting People at the Centre of Health Care

OECD | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

By Angel Gurría and Michael Porter OECD economies already spend nearly 10 percent of GDP on average on health care, and this will only rise as popu...

Prevent Opioid Abuse: Turn In Unused Medications

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Unused prescriptions in home cabinets are at risk for misuse and abuse. Take action today.

A Call To End HIV/AIDS In America

Robert C. Gallo, MD | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Gallo, MD

Unless we develop a program to fight HIV infection, our urban centers and the rural south will continue to face an even more daunting epidemic. To improve the health of millions of Americans and to reduce HIV infection rates, the next administration should craft and implement a domestic HIV/AIDS plan targeting our inner cities and the rural south.

This Is Not A Time For Political Neutrality

Robert Stavins | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
Robert Stavins

In my view, that would be a mistake. The fate of the United States and the fate of the world are really in our hands. If you are an independent, please do not sit out this election. It is much too important.

Rx for Innovation, the Transition Team and the Room Where it Happens

Margaret Anderson | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Margaret Anderson

The nation's innovator community has clear ideas for the next president and administration. We should know. Through FasterCures' Rx for Innovation pro...

A Medical Journal Asked Both Candidates About Health Care. Guess Who Responded

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.27.2016 | Healthy Living

Hillary Clinton’s plan for improving U.S. health care is outlined in a leading medical journal on September 28, and in her plan the candidate descri...

The Value Of 'Social Comparisons' in Medicine: How Patients Can Be Affected When Doctors Are Compared to Each Other

Joshua Liao | Posted 09.29.2016 | Science
Joshua Liao

Among health care leaders and policymakers, there is growing support to improve the value of US health care by providing doctors with feedback about their performance relative to that of their peers (i.e., comparing doctors to each other).

Once A Nurse, Always A Nurse

Rep. Lois Capps | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Rep. Lois Capps

Nursing issues were also a key component of the Affordable Care Act. When it became law in 2010, our nation took its first steps toward moving our health care system from one that only focused on those who were sick to one that also emphasizes wellness and prevention.

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Why The Opioid Epidemic Impacts More Women Than Men

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 08.26.2016 | Women
Society for Women's Health Research

Women with chronic pain conditions are more likely to be treated with prescription pain relievers, like opioids, at higher doses and also use them for longer periods of time than men.

Congress Passed An Important Bill On Opioid Treatment -- Now They Need to Fund It

Travis N. Rieder | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Travis N. Rieder

The bill did not include complete funding for the proposals, which Republicans insisted be voted on separately after the summer recess.

MACRA: A Focus On Your Patients, Populations And Practice

Jay Bhatt | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt, DO, Chief Health Officer, Illinois Health and Hospital Association Heather Lavoie, Chief Strategy Officer, Geneia MACRA (the Medicare Acce...

Sleep-Friendly Schools: There Oughta Be A Law

Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Terra Ziporyn Snider, PhD

I used to think school start times should be a local decision -- until I spent 15 years working to get my district to delay a 7:17 a.m. school bell that made my children sick and chronically sleep-deprived.

Shaping the Next Administration's Response to HIV in the U.S.

David Holtgrave | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
David Holtgrave

Reasonable people may disagree on the details of how best to address the U.S. epidemic through 2025, but we hope that everyone will agree it is time to truly "end AIDS" in the U.S., and that the next administration has an absolutely critical role to play in writing that history.

Top Integrative Pain Researcher Urges End to Reductionist Dominance

John Weeks | Posted 04.26.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

Cherkin is offering a key ingredient. Restructuring priorities from the presently reductionist biomedical approach to pain is the stock that will provide a necessary base for the hearty soup of real health care reform.

Chronicle of Health Creation: Are Integrative Health and Medicine Part of the National Pain Strategy?

John Weeks | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The medical industry's uptake of complementary and integrative health and medicine is wildly uneven. This is true even in pain treatment, an area that drew most people to integrative practices and practitioners.

Oklahoma's Proposed Medicaid Cut Won't Pass Federal Muster

Jesse Cross-Call | Posted 03.11.2017 | Politics
Jesse Cross-Call

Oklahoma's Senate is considering legislation, which its House passed last week, to end Medicaid coverage for 110,000 very low-income parents. But eve...

Obama Budget Strengthens Medicaid and CHIP

Edwin Park | Posted 02.09.2017 | Politics
Edwin Park

The President's budget includes sound improvements to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including: Three years of full fed...

Dismantling Kynect Could Mean Higher Costs, Less Coverage for Kentuckians

Judith Solomon | Posted 01.20.2017 | Politics
Judith Solomon

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's plan to dismantle Kynect, the state's health insurance exchange, and transition to the federal exchange would hurt Kentuckians, despite what some contend.

Congress Should Enact Obama's Medicaid Proposal

Judith Solomon | Posted 01.14.2017 | Politics
Judith Solomon

Congress should quickly enact a proposal, which President Obama will include in his 2017 budget, to give all states three years of full federal funding when they expand Medicaid -- whether they've already expanded or will in the future.

More Evidence of Medicaid Expansion's Positive Effects

Jesse Cross-Call | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics
Jesse Cross-Call

As state legislative sessions get underway and governors in states like Alabama, Louisiana, South Dakota and Wyoming prepare to push for Medicaid expansion in 2016, this latest research underscores why expansion is the right choice.

Home Health Aides: Unsung Health Care Heroes

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Home health aides, an often overlooked part of the health system, can make the difference between comfort and dignity vs. suffering and neglect. Aides are lifelines for elders in need and family caregivers who often have extensive caregiving duties on top of their work and other responsibilities.

Coming of the Light: The 2015 Integrator Top 10 for Policy and Action in Integrative Health and Medicine

John Weeks | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

The Integrator Blog News & Reports annually marks the winter solstice with a Top 10 list in integrative health and medicine. The focus is on positiv...