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Happy 50th Birthday, Medicare!

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

On this day in 1965, United States President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the landmark legislation into law. Do you know who were the first Medicare beneficiaries? It was President and First Lady Truman.

Is the Cadillac Tax the Tipping Point for Employers?

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

Companies will not automatically, dollar for dollar, increase taxable wages to compensate for cost increases passed on to employees. That doesn't occur now when businesses are forced to pass increased health-care costs to its workforce.

'Be Healthy and Be Rewarded' -- With Rewards in Health Care... Everyone Wins!

Michael Dermer | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Dermer

A decade ago, financial rewards for healthy behavior was a "fringe" technique in some circles and morally offensive in others. It was common to hear ...

The Separate Orbits Of Medicare And Moore's Law

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | Technology
Eric J. Topol, M.D.

Every other sector of our day-to-day lives--financial, telecommunication, retail, travel, and entertainment--have been irrevocably changed. But to date essentially none of these technological triumphs have been leveraged to reduce the cost of health care, no less to achieve better outcomes for patients.

Three Months Later: Rural Survival in Post-Earthquake Nepal -- the Achham Model of Durable Healthcare

Duncan Maru | Posted 07.28.2015 | Impact
Duncan Maru

Among the over 8,700 victims of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015, the vast majority of them were living in rural areas.

Latinos Are Making the Call for Climate Action. Now Leaders Should Listen.

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 07.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

Latinos don't need to be told that climate change is a problem that needs addressing. For many of us, environmental issues aren't abstract or far-off problems; they are realities that have severe impacts on our families and communities each and every day.

When Wound Care Management Gets Personal

James Calder | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
James Calder

My parents have been through hell and back during the past two years. My dad was diagnosed with non-smoking lung cancer during the fall of 2013.

Grants Help Communities Replicate Successful FUSE Model

Deborah De Santis | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Generous support from the Open Society Foundations and Capital One are behind recent grants designed to help communities plan and implement the eviden...

A Killer Toothache: How U.S. Dental Care Became a National Emergency

Nisarg Patel | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Nisarg Patel

130 million Americans -- over 40 percent of the population -- do not have dental insurance. Over the last ten years, millions of patients have been showing up with dental pain to hospital emergency departments instead of dental practices, at the cost of billions to hospitals.

A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti's Health Care Workers

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 07.20.2015 | World

JEAN DENIS, Haiti -- At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away f...

It's Time to Change the Way We Do Health Care

Katerina Pozzi Baratta | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Katerina Pozzi Baratta

We have a problem. People are living longer than ever before, but quality of life is sliding down a slippery slope. We're adding years to our live...

Planetary and Human Health -- One Coin, Two Sides

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Alessandro Demaio

The latest from The Lancet presents another strong call for greater unity, co-mitigation strategy and collaborative action with regards to climate change, and global human health. The climate science is clear and the human consequences are alarmingly apparent -- the only question is, how do we tell our leaders?

How NewYork-Presbyterian Is Leading the Way for the Future of Health Care

Aurelia Boyer | Posted 07.20.2015 | Technology
Aurelia Boyer

As technology continues to advance and more people have access to mobile technology and the Internet, health care must keep up with advances not only in medicine, but also in patient communication and engagement.

Strengthen Health Systems to Reduce Premature Deaths

Bjørn Lomborg | Posted 07.16.2015 | World
Bjørn Lomborg

Last year, life expectancy on the planet reached 70. This is remarkable progress -- just 115 years ago in 1900, life expectancy was around 30. In Roman times, life expectancy was about 22 years. Compared to a century ago, each of us has now been granted more than two lifetimes.

The Arc of History Meets the Supreme Court

Tom Allon | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Tom Allon

Even though the first 50 years of the 20th century were pretty barbaric due to two extremely bloody world wars, I still believe the arc of history bends towards progress and the pace has accelerated in the last 50 years.

10 Ways to Get the Most of Your Doctor's Visit

Kathy C. Maupin MD | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kathy C. Maupin MD

If you prepare for your doctor's visit ahead of time and actively participate with your doctor in your care, then you will have fewer questions about what you are to do next, and you will not feel like you are at the mercy of the "medical system" that seems to rush through everything.

Rising Stars of Nursing in London

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I recently had the opportunity to share my story and appreciation to a group of 25 rising stars of nursing that were being honored in London for their outstanding contributions to healthcare.

Why You Should Be Concerned About America's Soda Consumption

Narayani Gupta | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Narayani Gupta

A soda tax is not a ban on sugary beverages. It's simply a more comprehensive reflection of the full costs individuals and society bear due to excess consumption.

Physician Burnout: Will ICD-10 Drive You Over the Edge?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Don't let the additional work of ICD-10 drive you into physician burnout In my work with hundreds of over stressed and burned out physicians, one thi...

Learning from Colorado's Contraception Success

Mark Edwards | Posted 07.06.2015 | Denver
Mark Edwards

There is a lot to celebrate about the stunning reduction in teen pregnancy and abortion rates as a result of Colorado's initiative to reduce unintended pregnancy. Among other things, the initiative ensured that women in Colorado got access to the most effective forms of contraception.

People Disgusted by CrossFit's 'Open Diabetes' Coke Tweet

Riva Greenberg | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In a tweet Monday CrossFit's CEO Greg Glassman took credit for the above image. It created a backlash on social media. Mostly among people with Type...

Community Colleges and Health Care

Tom Snyder | Posted 07.01.2015 | College
Tom Snyder

Programs that lead to an RN are expensive to run, and finding qualified instructors with a master's degree in nursing is challenging as these nurses can typically earn more money working in direct care.

After Celebrating: The Hard Work of LGBT Equality Continues

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

In the last half-century, LGBT people have experienced a widening circle of acceptance. With each step of the circle outwards, more Americans got to know their LGBT friends, family and neighbors for who they are, and together we became more aware of our commonality than our otherness.

Malagasy Citizen

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

World leaders must change the course of history and the focus of their modus operandi or leave room for new leadership with alternative horizons. Africa must gain visibility and increasing importance in twenty-first century Earth.

Why John Roberts Deserves a Lot More Praise for This Health Care Decision Than the Last One

Brianne J. Gorod | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Brianne J. Gorod

Despite all of the talk about how Roberts saved Obamacare, he actually helped kill a part of it, concluding that the law's expansion of Medicaid was unconstitutional because it violated the Constitution's Spending Clause. Although the Court allowed the expansion to go forward so long as states would not lose existing Medicaid funds if they chose not to expand Medicaid