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LGBTQ Advocates Horrified By Trump Administration's Civil Rights Appointment

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 03.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ―While the nation was fixated on the meltdown of Trumpcare, the Donald Trump administration quietly appointed a former conservative think...

Trump Worked A Few Weeks On Health Care. White House Claims He Gave It 'His All.'

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The White House desperately tried to spin the looming failure of the GOP health care bill Friday afternoon, insisting that if it went d...

Trump’s 'Beachhead' Teams Host Dozens Of Former Lobbyists

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 03.24.2017 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

by Ashley Balcerzak and Niv Sultan Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has been mired in questions about his investments in the healthcare ...

Why Fitness Trackers Are Bad For Your Workout

Francis Sanzaro | Posted 03.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Francis Sanzaro

Thanks to all the new gadgetry, we can track our pulse, GPS coordinates, step count, distance, vertical gain, length of ride, calories burned, metabol...

The Hidden Provision In The Affordable Care Act That, If Lost, Will Quickly Lead To Poorer Health

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 03.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

While the attention of Obamacare repeal is focused on insurance, there’s a hidden and oft overlooked provision that, if lost, will lead to poorer he...

Mental Health Patients Worry They Won't Survive Paul Ryan's War On Medicaid

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.20.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump indicated in his first federal budget that his administration is committed to investing in programs that tackle mental illness,...

Trump’s Budget Would Be Devastating To Poor Victims Of Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women

Advocates working with victims of domestic violence reacted with alarm to President Donald Trump’s first budget blueprint, warning that his proposed...

The Insidious Health Risk You Need To Know About: Noise Pollution

Carrie Sturrock | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Carrie Sturrock

Most people don’t know when permanent hearing damage is occurring. So they listen to loud concerts. Or sit in booming movie theaters. Or pressure wa...

America’s Health And Health Care Depend On Preventing Chronic Disease

Linda P. Fried | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Linda P. Fried

The United States is in the midst of another divisive fight about how health care is delivered to Americans from coast to coast. But no matter what me...

The Affordable Care Act Has Saved Hospitals More Than $12 Billion In Health Care Spending – Don’t Repeal It

John Toussaint, MD | Posted 03.09.2017 | Politics
John Toussaint, MD

President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of the United States Congress on Feb. 28. There, among many other campaign topics, he spoke of the ne...

White House Weighing Policy Of Separating Mothers And Children Crossing U.S. Border

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 03.03.2017 | Politics

Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the ...

Gutting EPA Endangers The Health Of Millions Of Americans

Elliott Negin | Posted 03.02.2017 | Politics
Elliott Negin

During his nationally televised speech before Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump vowed to “promote clean air and clean water.” Is that rig...

Trump's Health Nominee Thinks The Poor Should Pay More For Health Care

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.16.2017 | Politics

Seema Verma is about to become the most powerful woman in Washington you’ve never heard of. On inauguration day, President Donald Trump nominated Ve...

Masters Of 'Alternative Facts': Big Tobacco

Laurent Huber | Posted 02.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Laurent Huber

“Alternative facts” have been in the news frequently in the last few weeks. While this phrase is new, the tobacco industry and its executives have...

Senate Democrats Boycott Key Votes On 2 Top Trump Nominees

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Senate Democrats deployed a dramatic eleventh-hour maneuver to deny committee votes to two of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks ...

France Bans Free Soda Refills In Latest Effort To Fight Obesity

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.30.2017 | Home

Unlimited sugary beverages are now a thing of the past in France’s public eateries. In a new rule that went into effect on Friday, the country outla...

Celebrities Want You To Know The Obamacare Enrollment Deadline Is Jan. 31

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.30.2017 | Entertainment

It’s been a tumultuous few days for the Affordable Care Act. Last week, the Trump administration ordered staffers at the Department of Health and Hu...

Alternative Twitter Explodes Over Alternative Facts And Gag Orders

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics

It started with tweets by Badlands National Park on climate change in defiance of a gag order by the Trump administration. When those tweets were dele...

This Agency Is Trying To Remind Federal Workers They Still Have Rights

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal investigative agency, wants to remind federal employees of their rights. Amo...

Trump Health Pick Favors Insurance For People With Prior Illness

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living

President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told a U.S. panel on Tuesday that he wants to ensure people...

Trump's Health Care Nominee Doesn't Have Much To Say About Trump's Plans

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― “I’ve had conversations with the president about health care, yes.” That line ― delivered by Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President ...

Trump’s Agriculture Pick Slashed Food-Safety Funding In Georgia Before Deadly Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue, nominated as agriculture secretary by President Donald Trump, would face the task of helping ensure the safety and q...

Health Groups Want To Know If Tom Price Shares President's Dubious Views On Vaccines

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― An array of public health advocacy groups wants to make sure President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Hu...

Trump Health Pick Says It's 'Imperative' People Get To Keep Obamacare Coverage

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the Department of Health and Human Services, just put down some potentially imp...

Donald Trump’s Health Secretary Pick Is Dividing America’s Doctors

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living

A small but vocal minority of doctors have cited the “fundamental pledge” they made to protect their patients as reason to oppose Rep. Tom Price (...