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Health Care Rationing: The Roar and the Silence

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No discussion means no probing, no deep thinking, no careful exchange of ideas. We do, indeed, ration health care in the United States; we just don't talk about it, with the result that we ration it altogether irrationally.

Outrageous Fortune

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In his famously febrile ruminations, Hamlet contemplated suicide as perhaps the one and only way to avoid the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune...

The Irrational Rationing of Health Care

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As I detailed in my prior column, Manny Alvarez is a 23-year-old college student with the misfortune of having not just a devastating cancer -- but th...

College Student Crowdfunds His Own Custom Cancer Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.11.2015 | College

His cancer is exceedingly rare. His insurance company likely won't pay for experimental treatment. Against all odds, a Miami college student began a c...

Rare Disease, Rare Indifference, and the Case for Our Righteous Indignation

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There are times when the addition of insult to injury warrants more than our forbearance. Sometimes, it warrants righteous indignation, and a revolt. ...

Zombies Are HURTING AMERICA, Fox News Claims

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 10.21.2013 | Weird News

Zombies haven't even attacked yet, and they're already chewing through the artery of the United States of America. At least that's what Fox News' D...

Janean Chun

Struggling Business Owner Fears Hurricane Sandy's Effects: 'Now Here Comes Something Else' | Janean Chun | Posted 10.29.2012 | Small Business

Hurricane Irene dealt a major blow to Frank Vazquez's business. Now Sandy threatens to destroy it. Vazquez co-owns Euro Lounge, an upscale Spanish ...