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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Hearing the words from your doctor "You have breast cancer" is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United...

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
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SreyRam Kuy, MD

Medicaid Industry Who's Who Series Dr. SreyRam Kuy was recently interviewed by Brandi Emerson and Clay Farris at Mostly Medicaid. This interview was...

Easy (And Free!) Screenings To Help Keep You Healthy

Julie Stich | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Stich

Did you know that your health insurance covers a variety of screenings, counseling services and immunizations at NO cost to you? Zero, zip, zilch out ...

A Clean Bill of Health Can Be Deadly: The Power of S.M.A.R.T. Thinking

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

High reliability organizations take action every day towards achieving the benchmark goal of zero preventable harmful events. They constantly weigh the cumulative impact of daily choices and actions.

Health Caring for Mom: 3 Ways to Let Your Mom Know You Love Her on Mother's Day

Diane Archer | Posted 05.07.2016 | Fifty
Diane Archer

Mother's Day is the time to show your mom some serious love. But how? Most of us love flowers and chocolate. So, consider getting mom a little of both. What we really treasure, though, is the priceless gift of time and conversation. And there are few things more important to talk about than your mom's health.

This $22 Standing Desk Is The Ultimate Ikea Hack

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business

Interested in trying a standing desk but put off by the price? Check this out. Colin Nederkoorn, founder and CEO of Customer.io, has designed a si...

From Birth Control to Culturally Competent Care, Affordable Care Act Breaks Down Health Care Barriers

Joan Malin | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Malin

The Beltway media and politicians continuously deride the Affordable Care Act and its legal and political challenges ahead. They also seemed to be ready to pounce if healthcare.gov did not work perfectly upon open enrollment on November 15. But what is virtually never discussed are the many benefits that the law has brought to millions of individuals and entire communities.

Second Semester Grades for Obamacare: How Is the ACA Doing?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In March, I gave my first semester grades for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known generally as Obamacare), and it received a C grade for a GPA of 2.0. Now, a semester of health care later, how is it doing?

One Thing That Every Smart Woman Should Do Now

Napala Pratini | Posted 05.27.2014 | Women
Napala Pratini

For many, medical needs will go above and beyond the standard preventive care amount and will have to come out of your pocket if you're uninsured. Factoring in the risk of the unexpected, therefore, indicates that signing up for health insurance now may save you money in the long run.

Should You Buy Pet Insurance?

Jason Alderman | Posted 04.21.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Pet insurance shares many features with human health insurance: Policies typically have monthly premiums, annual deductibles, copayments and exclusions, and some limit which veterinarians, clinics and hospitals you can use, while others set no such restrictions. But there are numerous differences as well.

A Free #BirthControl Generation, Thanks to the ACA

Clare Coleman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Clare Coleman

With all eyes on the Supreme Court this week, birth control and its coverage as a preventive benefit for women without a co-pay will once again take center stage in the national conversation.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Losing Patients: Inside The Fight For Black America's Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices

This article is part of a Huffington Post series examining the state of Black America. To read more, click here. For her 40th birthday in October 2...

GOP to Constituents: We Want to Deny Your Freedom to Start a Business

Ethan Rome | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Among the many life-changing freedoms Americans gained under Obamacare was the option to leave jobs at big employers to start their own businesses. But Republicans are fighting to take away this important new freedom.

GOP Again Tries to Take Away Health Care From Millions of Seniors, Women and Families

Ethan Rome | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

The ACA is raising the quality of care, halting skyrocketing health costs, providing preventive care without co-pays, and eliminating the worst insurance company abuses. Instead of improving health care, the Republican repeal plan would take it away.

Prevention Does the Body (and America's Wallet) Good

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

Prevention delivers real value as a cost-effective way to keep Americans healthy and improve their quality of life. Everyone wins when we prevent disease rather than treating people after they get sick.

Think Outside the Box

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

The beauty of integrative medicine is it is a paradigm of health optimization. It is a paradigm that can ultimately improve the quality of the life experience. If there are people out there who object to this, then I must ask what they have to lose by embracing change.

Forewarned Is Forearmed, Except When It Isn't

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

As told most famously by Shelley, the kingdom of Ozymandias fell to ruin in the desert sand. We are misguided to think we are too mighty to do the same. Signs of our vulnerability abound.

Women for Men Just as Much as They Are for Obama

Lamees El-sadek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lamees El-sadek

The positions President Obama and Governor Romney took on the Women's Amendment is indicative of their social, economic, and political values. Here are facts behind the mandate to inform your vote.

Health Care Matters in This Election

Linda Bergthold | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

I've been reminded of how important it is to remember the personal stories at this point in the election season. Talking heads will pontificate about who won what debate and what poll is really accurate. But there are real consequences to this election.

A Day for the History Books on Women's Health

Debra L. Ness | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

The Affordable Care Act is the greatest advance for women's health in a generation. Let's make sure it stays on the books and in the history books.

The 'New Normal' in Republican Abortion Politics Is Immoral by Any Standard

Ethan Rome | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

While we're accustomed to anti-abortion rhetoric from the right, consider this: the new normal for Republican politics is to deny women access to abortion even in the case of rape, incest, or threats to a woman's health. That's downright scary.

Waiting for Godot -- Supreme Court Style

Linda Bergthold | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the play Waiting for Godot, Godot never arrives, but the entire play is consumed with hand-wringing about what might happen if he did appear. In the case of the Affordable Care Act, there is similar hand-wringing over the Supreme Court decision about the fate of health reform, although we know the answer will arrive by the end of June. What are the possibilities for a Court decision on health reform and what might the impact be in each case? If the entire Act is declared unconstitutional, Americans could lose a number of benefits that have already been implemented; or, we could lose the opportunity, once health reform is fully implemented in 2014, to choose a health plan through a state exchange. With that loss, we would see a revival of the high cost of individual insurance plans and the chance of being rejected for coverage.

Eco Etiquette: What Would Health Care Repeal Mean For The Environment?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. What's the Green stance o...

Why Prevention Is In Peril

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As I write this, the Prevention Fund is about to undergo -- or has just undergone -- a $5 billion amputation. For those of us dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion, this is a very cruel cut indeed.

The Cost Of Being Female: How Much The Average Woman Spends On A Lifetime Of Basic Health Care

GOOD | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women

The Institute of Medicine has named eight preventive services that women should get for free under the new health care law. Exactly how much money are...