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HHS pick has one of worst campaign disclosure records in Congress

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Trump's pick for HHS Secretary, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), is one of the worst members of Congress in terms of disclosing required information about his ...

Here's How Doctors Are Organizing Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living

President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, so it’s not a huge shock that he picked Rep. Dr. Tom Pri...

HHS contenders: A crop of politicians with major funding from health sector

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Elevators close on Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) at Trump Tower Wednesday. Price and the other politicians in the mix to be HHS Secretary have received major...

Trump Might Actually Want To Give Health Care Fraud Betsy McCaughey A Cabinet Post

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.22.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone really wants Betsy McCaughey to be the next secretary of health and human services. This is remarkable even coming ...

Democrats Dig In For Last Stand On Heroin Funding Fight

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Republicans prepare to push through a comprehensive bill aimed at combating the heroin epidemic, Democrats are girding for a f...

Senators Urge Feds To Expand Access To Opioid Addiction Medication

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 22 senators, including Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, think the Department of Health and Human Services co...

Attention Women of All Ages: Take Control of Your Health

Nancy Brown | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

During National Women's Health Week, and every week, it's never too late to take control of your wellness and be the healthiest you. Just remember, there are women across the country who are doing the same, and who support you.

House Democrats Push Back On Obama Plan To Cut Drug Prices

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of House Democrats is organizing an effort that could slow down an Obama administration plan to reduce drug prices, according to...

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.

Obama Administration Offers Desperately Needed Help For People Addicted To Opioids

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a proposed rule on Tuesday to double the number of patients a doctor can treat...

Tick, Tock, Tick Tock: Flint's Disposable Poor Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.19.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Why are we wasting time apportioning blame before the problem is fixed and the poor children and families of Flint have fresh, clean water to drink and cook with and bathe in?

Heroin Bill Moving In Congress, But Leaving A Critical Piece Behind

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.15.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, the Senate took a major step forward in the effort to combat the opioid epidemic, sending a sweeping piece of legislation ...

Here's How Obamacare Is Keeping People Out Of The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

The Affordable Care Act was supposed to keep hospital patients from returning after discharge because of medical complications and poor follow-up care...

Letter Reveals Drug Courts Lobbied Against Key Addiction Treatment

The Huffington Post | Jason Cherkis | Posted 02.18.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of a nonprofit organization that represents drug courts lobbied the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services against increa...

Experts Weigh In On The Government's New Dietary Rules

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living

As of today, as far as the government is concerned, it is no longer possible to eat "too much" total fat. You don’t have to worry about the choleste...

Six Things To Know If You're Shopping For Obamacare This Year

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act begins on Sunday. And there’s no simple way to describe the health insurance options that people will fi...

What Obamacare Opponents Get Wrong -- And Right -- About Insurance Premiums

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics

Donald Trump is attacking the Affordable Care Act again. He says health insurance premiums are rising by 35, 45 or even 55 percent in some places. Off...

Healthcare.Gov Will Soon Let Consumers Comparison-Shop Between Plans

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

Consumers shopping for insurance on healthcare.gov in the next few months will be able to navigate the website with less fuss -- and more information ...

A Lesson For Those Fighting Alzheimer's From Those With Physical Disabilities

George Vradenburg | Posted 09.28.2016 | Fifty
George Vradenburg

On the heels of World Alzheimer's Day (Sept. 21), let's pledge to do something about it. Let's learn a lesson from what we are doing in our communities for those with physical disabilities.

Grant Awards Mark the Launch of Landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study

Nora Volkow | Posted 09.25.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

Today the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study officially gets underway, as the National Institutes of Health award 13 five-year grants to U.S. research institutions that will spearhead the landmark project over the first half of its roughly 10-year duration.

Another Argument From Obamacare Critics Is Starting To Crumble

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics

Millions of additional people now have health insurance thanks to the Affordable Care Act. But does that mean Americans actually have better access to...

Researching Marijuana for Therapeutic Purposes: The Potential Promise of Cannabidiol (CBD)

Nora Volkow | Posted 07.23.2016 | Science
Nora Volkow

CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.

Jonathan Cohn

Obamacare Enrollment Is 10 Million, But Supreme Court Ruling Could Shrink It Dramatically

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

Roughly 10.2 million people have insurance they have purchased directly through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, according to a report the Depar...

Alexander Howard

Meet The Woman In Charge Of Making The U.S. Health Department Smarter

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.01.2015 | Technology

She's the first woman to hold this job.

Jason Cherkis

Senate Bill Would Dramatically Alter U.S. Addiction Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) have joined forces to back legislation that would make medically assisted treatm...