If we want to deliver high-value, quality care to patients and families, we need to invest in better ways to deliver care -- not undermine the agencies that are making real the improvements our health care system needs.
We've all had those periods of time -- it could be hours or it could be weeks or months or years. Periods of time when we get sucked up in the fabric ...
So, which states didn't make the grade? These are the places where women's reproductive rights are the most at risk.
After that relationship ended, I took some time to really look in the mirror, and really look at myself. While I may have made my body healthy, I destroyed my mind in the process.
Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines. And, although the transgender aspect of her "change" is clearly being addressed, her physical appearance is what seems to be garnering the most interest. It brings into focus the premium we place on what we look like.
To be able to lose the weight for good, it's important to understand that both well-intentioned diet advice as well as lifestyle habits can really hinder your success, sometimes on a very subtle level.
Preventive services like mammograms and birth control are provided without deductibles or co-pays under Obamacare. If the system is dismantled, get ready to pay up or lose these benefits altogether.
I'm grateful that I no longer look to other people to give me answers. I learned this the hard way, when I woke up at 50 realizing that I'd been living someone else's life, and it hadn't worked out well.
We know you're tired of being told to wear sunscreen, put on a hat, and hang out in the shade, but these practices can be life-saving.
The Global Moms Relay is one of my favorite HuffPost traditions, a collaborative effort to tap into our collective gratitude and love, not only for our own mothers, but for all mothers around the world. This year's theme is "What kind of world do you want for your family in 2030?" And we're using the HuffPost platform to bring more and more voices into this conversation and harness the power of social media for good.
It goes without saying that Father's Day is a time to celebrate the important role that a father plays in his children's lives. As a father (and, recently, a grandfather), this role has been the most rewarding experience of my life.
This year, Americans spent a record amount -- more than $20 billion -- on gifts in celebration of Mother's Day. Ironically, this also was a record year for maternal mortality.
Abortion is both a tricky and a touchy subject. In the midst of fervent pro-choice and pro-life debates today, we can lose sight of the fact that abortion actually has a long medical history.
Sure, some creams and lotions developed by dermatologists and hair professionals work, but take a quick look at the contents on your favorite jar of $100 miracle potion -- chances are, at least of the few "magical" ingredients included are essential oils.
Some of the sharpest drops in abortion rates occurred in states that are supportive of women's reproductive rights, such as Washington State, New York and Oregon. These states do not restrict access to abortion, and they do prioritize improving access to health care more broadly.
The women who need the most guidance and support are often those who have faced the toughest obstacles. To reduce the infant mortality rate and play a part in making our communities stronger and healthier, we must reach out to these women and help them access the healthcare and education they need because it truly takes a village to successfully raise a child.