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Your Doctor's Knee-Jerk Reflex: How Not to Get Kicked

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Clinical assessment that includes a test of the knee jerk reflex is fine. Clinical decisions driven by it are not, but they too, are out there.

Government's New Year's Resolution: Grant All Americans Affordable Health Care Coverage

Mark Steber | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

You may qualify for a tax credit to help offset the cost of health insurance. That credit is generally paid directly to your health insurance company. You, then, only pay the part of the premium that the credit doesn't cover. But, getting that credit requires you to file a tax return to reconcile your payments and actual credit due. Sound confusing?

Making the Most of the Waiting Room

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You have just arrived at the doctor's office or medical facility. You have an appointment, and you take a seat in the waiting room. Most likely, the ...

Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in Oklahoma

The 420 Times | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
The 420 Times

The Sooner State residing senator was also quick to point out that the perpetuation of the current prohibition of marijuana diverts the attention of law enforcement officials from more serious crimes.

Today, Obamacare Cost Me $2550: WTF?!

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Today, being liberal and wanting to live in a country where more Americans have access to affordable health care cost me precisely $2,550 dollars. And...

The Seizure of Our Dis(content)

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

"Bring new eyes to a world or even new lenses and presto, new world." -- John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent Years ago, one of my children...

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

Young Invincible On Affordable Care Act

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.04.2014 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Rayana Godfrey On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're t...

Bad News For Baby Boomers

Los Angeles Daily News | Susan Abram | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles

Economists and public health experts from the UC Berkeley found that the number of California's retiring baby boomers will increase from 4.8 million t...

Why the Assassination of JFK Matters 50 Years Later

Peter Cummings | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science
Peter Cummings

The truth has become buried in a quagmire of junk science and as a result, the underlying principles of this country, truth, justice and liberty for all, have been lost. Much more than John F. Kennedy died in November 1963; in many ways our nation died with him.

Health at an Impasse: The Case for Getting Past Collusion

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We could blame it all on the food companies that make the junk food, and the technology companies that keep inventing more ways for us to be sedentary. But as noted, the enemy is both them and us.

When Doctors Refuse to Prescribe Life-Saving Medication

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

Medical providers take an oath to protect the health of their patients, but in some instances, doctors may fail to prescribe life-saving medications o...

Bringing Mental Illness out of the Closet

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

There is a very important short film making the rounds in film festivals now called Illness that takes a hard look at mental illness and how it can affect a family.

Ted Cruz's Psychotic Obsession

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

Cruz's unreasonable, illogical and pathological obsession with overturning the Affordable Health Care Act reminds me a lot of John Hinkley's unreasonable, pathological, illogical obsession for Jodie Foster, albeit, with one tiny difference.

How Technology Is Changing the Medical and Health Care Field

Drew Hendricks | Posted 07.14.2013 | Technology
Drew Hendricks

The medical field has always brought together the best and brightest of society to help those in need. From treating cancer and delivering babies to dealing with heart attacks, doctors have developed technology and improved techniques.

Accessibility to Medical Professionals

Lia Seth | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

This is an important kind of accessibility that is severely lacking in the medical world. My doctor should be as accessible to me as her front office is. She should be as accessible as a designer is to his clients, as owners are to their dogs, as a manager is to her employees.

Filmmaker Sheds Light on Mental Illness

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

There is a new film hitting the film festivals with a very heavy subject. French filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has written and directed a short film about mental illness and the effects it has on a family.

Our Comfortable Affliction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The heroes of our flavor-of-the-day news cycles are not those who prove to be right or actually know what they are talking about. The heroes on any given day are the iconoclasts, conspiracy theorists, and -- just plain wing nuts. Affliction is the plat du jour, and these -- its master chefs.

What to Do If You Receive a Serious Medical Diagnosis

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If your doctor tells you that you've been diagnosed with a serious illness or condition, that news can be devastating. However, I've learned there are recommended steps patients can take to best navigate their suddenly challenging situation.

Can Pesticides Make Your Kids Fat?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 01.09.2013 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

This month, a new study identified a common pesticide sprayed on produce as an obesogen.

Your Most Embarrassing Health Questions Answered

Posted 12.30.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul We get the answers from doctors who have heard it all. If you've got a mortifying, bizarre, out-there problem, not to worry. We'...

Your Start-Up Life: Why Serving Is the New Leading

Rana Florida | Posted 09.11.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Mayo Clinic's president and CEO not only teaches us to surround ourselves with smart people and listen to them but urges us to exercise integrative thinking, to encourage innovation, and to lead through serving.

Lab Company Offered Discounts To Pass On Costs To Medicare

| Posted 06.17.2013 | Los Angeles

Story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung Southern California’s largest clinical laboratory and radiology company serving nur...

The Marie Antoinette of Health Insurance and How to Dethrone Her

Jamie Court | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Jamie Court

Health insurance rates are like a runaway train and there's no police force or firefighting squad with the power to stop them. Thirty-five states require health insurance companies to get permission before raising rates, but not California.

Lethal injection drug access could put executions on hold

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Kimberly Leonard, iWatch NewsA federal judge's decision to block imports of a drug used in executions will leave states to rely more on a substit...