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Too Much Medical Care Can Be Unhealthy

Basim Khan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Basim Khan

Are we being harmed because we receive too much, instead of too little, medical care? For many Americans, the answer is increasingly "yes."

For More Sticker Shock, Look Beyond the Pump

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

A massive, cross-country occupation, with doctors and other healthcare personnel joining in, would make the point to the insurers that the public is sick and tired of the gross, despicable, inhumane behavior of an industry that holds our lives and wellbeing in its clutches.

Healthcare Infected With Tapeworms: ACA, ACO, EHB and IPAB

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Washington's recent effort at reform of healthcare has produced the mother tapeworm, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA protects the bureaucracy, not the patients.

WARNING: Congress Expected to Cut Funding to Address America's Number-one Preventable Cause of Death

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Spending money now to prevent chronic disease and curb the growing obesity rates in America is the right thing to do. Prevention programs are imperative to controlling the exploding growth in health care costs.

The State of the Union Is Not Strong

David M. Walker | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
David M. Walker

There are many things President Obama must cover in his State of the Union address. But our nation's finances are in such dire straits that they are reaching a critical condition.

If You Suddenly Needed $1,000, Where Would You Turn?

Posted 10.11.2011 | Business

Asked what they'd do if unexpectedly required to come up with one thousand dollars, the vast majority of Americans say they would look to means outsid...

Efforts To Lower Health Costs, Improve Care

Posted 09.14.2011 | Healthy Living

At Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, comparative research made physicians realize that inducing early childbirth in healthy women created unnec...

When the Medical Debate Becomes Personal

Stu Kreisman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

The past week a member of my family had a medical emergency. One gets to thinking and reevaluating priorities when faced with family crisis like this.

Nurses' Main Street Campaign to Rebuild America

Deborah Burger | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Our message, which parallels the voices ringing out this year in the streets of Madison, Lansing, Columbus, and other embattled cities, is America's workers built this country, and we're going to take it back.

Healthcare Costs Double In Less Than A Decade

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

U.S. healthcare is so expensive that records are broken even when cost increases slow. According to a new report by Milliman, a global consulting ...

Is Qigong For You?

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arthur Rosenfeld

Ranging from simple to quite complex, this popular mind-body exercise represents a uniquely Chinese method of uniting good intentions with specific results.

New York's Long-Term Health Care Challenge

Kimberly Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kimberly Williams

To reduce institutionalization and costs of care, we must address the mental health needs of people at risk of placement in institutions.

Cost Curve

Andrew Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Rubin

Can anyone put a price tag on the remaining time we have in our last days and months? With healthcare consuming 20% of our economy by 2019, we aren't going to be able to ignore the question much longer.

How Diet And Puberty Are Linked

Spencer Wells | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Spencer Wells

As we learn more about fat, we're discovering that it plays a variety of roles in the body's complex web if chemical interactions It's not simply a passive storehouse for extra calories, but rather an active organ.

Prevent the Senate From Gutting Prevention

Matthew L. Myers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew L. Myers

The Senate can ease complicated rules for business without compromising the core principle that we should -- and absolutely can -- prevent the very diseases that ultimately cost us the most to treat.

Healthcare: Employers Pass Increased Costs Onto Workers

latimes.com | Noam N. Levey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Reporting from Washington --Strained by rising healthcare costs and the sour economy, U.S. employers are pressing workers to shoulder the added burden...

India and the US Working on a National Broadband Plan

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

Broadband is just not simply high-speed Internet access -- it is an investment in the communications infrastructure. An infrastructure that connects...

The Dark Side of Healthcare Technology

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

In nearly every economic sector, technology drives costs down. But in healthcare, technology has had the opposite effect. At long last, though, that's changing through scalable technologies.

The Wrong Debate

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

Suppose, instead of our being primarily concerned with paying for our overpriced, under-performing health care system, we focus on why our system is the way it is.

When Washington DC Fails: A California Statewide Health Insurance Option

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

Citizenship in this country should be a two-way street. We should all pay our fair share of taxes but in return should expect our medical needs met so we can contribute to our family and society.

A Call For a Bipartisan National Campaign to Overturn Insurance Companies' Exemption From Anti-Trust Laws

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

We need a broad coalition to immediately repeal the insurance industry's exemption from complying with Federal anti-trust laws.

Dollar, Inflation, Recession Optimism

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

A world expert on economics delivered a cogent and optimistic analysis of the meltdown, its causes, its cure and its effect on the future at the recent Global Business Forum in Banff, Alberta.

O'Reilly Endorses Public Option, Which He Previously Called "Socialism"

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night on Fox News, Bill O'Reilly actually told a Heritage Foundation scholar who was fear-mongering government-backed health care that he favors ...

4 Countries With Better Healthcare Than Ours

usnews.com | Rick Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the healthcare systems in Canada and Europe are so much worse than ours, somebody ought to tell the Canadians and Europeans....

The Path to One Trillion Dollars

John Kenagy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Kenagy

President Obama said last week his health care reform plan requires about $1 trillion in health care savings over the next 10 years. How can we save $1 trillion without significant care rationing?