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Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters'

Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.29.2015 | Black Voices
Meredith Melnick

When we talk about structural injustice facing the black community, we cannot forget our health institutions: From research institutions to hospitals to the very profession of medicine, representation of African Americans is woefully low.

Medicaid for Services Update

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

This past Friday, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued an official bulletin encouraging and guiding states to use Medicaid resources, where appropriate, to help provide the services complementing the affordable housing side of supportive housing.

Pinch me

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.26.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Two Charts Show Just How Many Americans Would Have Lost Health Insurance

FindTheBest | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
FindTheBest

In a major victory for President Obama, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act. The 6-3 ruling ends a lawsuit that challenged the legality of federally run health exchanges under Obamacare.

Now More Americans Agree With the Supreme Court on Obamacare

John A. Tures | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

For the first time since they've polled people on the Affordable Care Act, more Americans like Obamacare than dislike it. And an overwhelming majority of citizens like the tax subsidies. Most feel the law works but could be improved with changes. The change they want is different from what opponents are talking about, however.

SCOTUS Upholds Obamacare: A Shot in the Arm for the Rising American Electorate

Page Gardner | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Page Gardner

Let's not forget that, before the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted in 2009, members of the "Rising American Electorate" (African Americans, Latinos, unmarried women and millennials) were facing a serious healthcare crisis.

Rand Paul and AAPS Want to Bring You Liberty.... From Safe Healthcare

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Rand Paul may be many things -- a crusader, a protector of privacy and a conservative, but one thing he certainly isn't is informed on the value of and importance of oversight in American healthcare.

Ouch! 9 of the Least Safe Hospitals in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you want to make sure you get the best quality care from hospitals in your area, Consumer Reports' 2015 rankings of the safest hospitals in Illinois is a good place to start your research.

Artificial Intelligence, the Hope or Illusion of the Future

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 06.23.2015 | Technology
Paul Mashegoane

The race has begun, every decade brought a ground breaking technological innovation, this decade is starting to unravel a mystery that men like Alan M. Turing spoke about in the 20th century, where machines will be more intelligent than humans, improving by themselves over time.

Advance Healthcare Planning Part One: Not Just for Old People

Judith Johnson | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

There's been a big push in recent years to educate the public about Advance Healthcare Planning (AHP). The focus has been primarily on the forms ...

Cognitive Computing: Revolution's in the Air

Lynn Vos | Posted 06.18.2015 | Technology
Lynn Vos

The first intelligible words spoken over the telephone in March 1876 are reported to be, "Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you." So perhaps it's only fitting new technology that may be as revolutionary for global healthcare shares that surname.

Two Economic Concepts That Might Just Save Us: Part 1

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 06.18.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

This week and next, I'm going to explore two rather nerdy economic concepts. Not because I am an economist, but because I believe understanding these two ideas could be key to a better, healthier, fairer society.

8 Ways To Cut Your Wait Time At The Doctor's Office

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s 11:43am and you’ve been stuck in your doctor’s waiting room for exactly 73 minutes. Take heart, gentle pat...

Medicaid -- A Path to Housing & Services

Deborah De Santis | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Deborah De Santis

"I am too old and sick to be back out there on the streets. It kind of takes a toll on a person." These words, spoken to Kaiser Health News by a gentleman once facing homelessness and now in supportive housing, say it all.

Here's What Happens When Wall Street Runs Hospitals

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you think costs would come down if hospitals were all owned and operated by big for-profit corporations like Hospital Corporation of America, you might want to take a look at a study published last week by the journal Health Affairs.

3 Power Moves to Keep Your Parents Out of the Hospital

Anne Tumlinson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Anne Tumlinson

You don't want to start your caregiver journey in a hospital. This is sort of like taking your first tennis lesson at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, though, this is often where it starts -- you begin in a lovely state of denial about your parent's frailty.

Painting the Streets Healthy

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 06.11.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

As a medical doctor and Harvard Fellow in Global Health, it's my job to help find ways to unlock healthier populations. In particular, I work on a group of diseases known as NCDs - the-lifestyle related diseases linked with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and cancers.

Obama Exaggerates Effects Of Affordable Care Act

Factcheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. President Barack Obama made misleading and exaggerated claims in a speech boasting of the a...

Despite Dire Predictions, Health Care Reform Hasn't Hurt Employer-Sponsored Coverage Rates

John Arensmeyer | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
John Arensmeyer

Despite the obvious need for reform, critics pushed back hard against the new health care law. Opponents made dire predictions about its effects; chief among them was an allegation that the new health care law would force employers to drop coverage, leaving workers to secure insurance on their own.

The Side Effects of Obamacare Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Janis Powers | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Janis Powers

Healthcare tech is the defibrillator that is hopefully going to shock the life into an industry in need of a radical transformation. So remember, at some point in the near future, when your physiological data is transmitted to your doctor via the shirt on your back, you'll have Obamacare to thank.

How to Tell When a Household Member Is Impeding Your Loved One's Care

Marki Flannery | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

"Our interventions are often for a limited time, so it ultimately falls on the family to make sure the home environment is working. We're always happy and relieved when a family reaches out to us and asks how they can help."

Gluten-Free Medication Guidelines

Hannah Ross Crane | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Hannah Ross Crane

When I was prescribed a round of antibiotics to treat my seasonal allergy-induced sinus infection last week, my doctors and pharmacists hadn't the slightest clue which medications were gluten-free or not. Not only did they have no clue, but there was no guidance or support offered.

What the Medical Device Industry Can Learn From Starbucks

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 06.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

Last week, waiting for my iced coffee at Starbucks, I enviously observed the girl in front of me paying with her phone. Fast forward 30 seconds and b...

Retirees Enjoy Low-Cost, High Quality Healthcare In This Beautiful Latin American Country

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Bobby and Becca spent much of their lives devoted to educating Tennessee schoolchildren. But as retirement neared, the couple knew their teachers' pensions wouldn't be enough to allow them to continue living comfortably just outside Nashville. So they retired to Ecuador.

Friday Talking Points -- Double Standards and Hypocrisy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're going to begin today with a rather loaded question: How much attention do you think the media should be paying towards a presidential nominee who is right now getting 13 to 15 percent support in public opinion polls of their party's voters?