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Reproductive Rights and Zika: Why the Pro-Choice Movement Needs to Seize This Opportunity

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 02.03.2016 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

Latin American governments need to stop criminalizing women's preferences for how to live their lives and acknowledge that a woman's reproductive choices are part of the right to health many leaders so proudly advocate for all its citizens.

Are You Thinking About Getting Adult Braces?

Remie Lund | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Remie Lund

The idea of getting braces as an adult may well fill you with horror. For me it brings back images of thick silver train tracks, not to mention crue...

H.A.L.T., Democrats! Other People Pay the Price of Our Divisions

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

To my friends supporting Sanders and O'Malley, we share common dreams and values that our Democratic nominee must fulfill. We need a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress to build on the progress that has been made.

Hey, Politicos: Let's Talk About Trans Health

Corey Prachniak | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Prachniak

Many challenges the community faces are analogous to the problems faced by other vulnerable populations. Transgender people report high rates of poverty and homelessness, delay of medical treatment due to lack of funds, and a high burden of HIV.

4 Unbelievable Things Patients Said to Me Last Week

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I know my patients aren't crazy! What actually IS crazy is how their voices are becoming a reflection of how our health care system remains disjointed, with unnecessary burdens on patients and physicians.

Latest CBO Figures Give Incomplete Picture of Health Reform

Edwin Park | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Edwin Park

Some critics cite the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates of enrollment in health reform's marketplaces to argue that health reform is losing ...

I'm a Musician Who Can't Play Music Anymore -- I Feel Like I'm Letting My Heroes Down

William Cheng | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
William Cheng

Sometimes, suffering doesn't make us better artists. And that's okay. Acknowledging this un-glamorous fact may actually yield wisdom of a different stripe, wisdom about what it means to be wounded and fallible, yet unapologetically human.

To Students and Millennials: Take Another Look at Hillary Clinton

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.01.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

You may find when you go to caucus on Monday you will stand with others in your community and help make Hillary Clinton the nominee of the Democratic Party.

The Real Reason Your Wait At The Doctor's Office Is So Long

Inga | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty

I was hugely dismayed to walk into a local doctor's office recently and see the following sign: Please be advised that your waiting time could be extensive. If you are unable to continue your wait, please let the receptionist know and she will reschedule your appointment.

Making Phased Retirement Work for You

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.28.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Phased retirement is a catchall term that covers a variety of part-time and reduced-hour work arrangements for workers getting close to retirement age...

How Social Media Is Shaking Up Public Health and Healthcare

Shannon Dosemagen | Posted 01.27.2016 | Health News
Shannon Dosemagen

From clinical healthcare to public health campaigns, the health industry is increasingly turning to social media to support, promote and increase the spread of information and data in order to improve both personal and community health practices.

New Video Shows How Medicaid Expansion Helps States

Jesse Cross-Call | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics
Jesse Cross-Call

In just two years, health reform's Medicaid expansion has helped states make big gains in health coverage, increase access to health care services amo...

Life-saving Healthcare for LGBT People -- Telehealth

Chris Wood | Posted 01.26.2016 | Technology
Chris Wood

If implemented and regulated correctly, telehealth will provide quick access to medical professionals concerning physical illnesses and allow those who are homeless or without a stable home to keep vital health appointments when finances or transportation are limited.

Pancreatic Cancer Deaths Surpass Breast Cancer; It's Time to Wage Hope

Julie Fleshman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Fleshman

Thanks to years of research and advocacy in the breast cancer community, patients have better treatments, earlier detection and screening tools and deaths from the disease are declining.

Is This the End of Universal Healthcare?

Janis Powers | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Janis Powers

It's no secret that Americans disagree on their views about universal healthcare. Yet the divisiveness isn't about a lack of empathy for our fellow man. It's about a lack of clarity. There is no consensus about what services a universal healthcare program would cover, or how such a program would be funded.

In Philly, Nurses Are Fighting Back Against Healthcare that Puts Profits Before Patients

Patty Eakin | Posted 01.25.2016 | Business
Patty Eakin

In short, hospitals are increasingly acting like corporations. They're not the same not-for-profit, community-centered organizations that many of us like to remember.

When Treating Illness Is No Longer Affordable

Randall Horton | Posted 01.22.2016 | Politics
Randall Horton

When we in the U.S. get sick, we don't think about how we can recover, how we can endure the pain, or the spiritual significance of our pain; rather, we think of how we will pay for our bills.

State Prisons Turn To Telemedicine To Improve Health And Save Money

Pew's Stateline | Blair Guild | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily r...

Falling in Love With My Father Now That It's Almost Over

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photos courtesy of Riva Greenberg My father began to leave us, mentally, two years ago. We were looking at photos on my mother's computer when he ...

Ready to Reduce Health Care Costs? Dr. Nussbaum Will See You Now

Michael Levin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Levin

Eliezer Nussbaum, M.D. is one of America's most respected doctors, having founded the Miller Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Long Be...

An Economist Breaks Down Single Payer Healthcare

Michael Sainato | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Michael Sainato

A single payer healthcare system would correct the shortcomings of Obamacare, and save Americans billions of dollars. Instead of Americans soliciting healthcare from private insurers, everyone would have access to healthcare as right of American citizenship, similar to citizens of every other advanced capitalist nations.

At the Intersections of Medicine and Technology

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently spoke with Jeff Arnold - CEO of Sharecare and founder of WebMD - about his work at the intersection of medicine and technology. Here are ex...

10 States Most (and Least) Likely to Live Paycheck to Paycheck

GOBankingRates | Posted 01.18.2016 | Business

By Terence Loose, Contributor The state in which you choose to live can play a big role in how far your paycheck stretches each month. Some states ...

Sanders Releases Universal Healthcare Plan Before Democratic Debate

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2016 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released details on Sunday evening about his "Medicare-for-all" un...

Designing Medical Devices for the Poorest Four Billion

Krista Donaldson | Posted 01.15.2016 | Impact
Krista Donaldson

My plea is - particularly to funders - to focus support on the valley of death between proof-of-concept and commercialization. Without it, there is no impact at scale.