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What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young people understand STD screening is a routine, essential part of taking care of themselves and protecting their future health.

Narrowing Provider Networks Is All About Cutting Costs, But It Also Can Lead to Lower Premiums

Bob Semro | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Many Americans are learning about health insurance for the first time, and others are adapting to changes. One area that seems to be ever-changing is "networks," as in doctors and hospitals "in network" and "out of network."

Less Is More: In Defense of Narrow(ish) Health Care Provider Networks

James R. Knickman | Posted 05.19.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

Access is an extremely important issue; having an insurance card is meaningless if you are unable to find a doctor or get care when you need it.

Are We Underestimating Primary Care Capacity?

James R. Knickman | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
James R. Knickman

Rather than relying on the traditional approach of almost begging young medical students to consider primary care, we should change regulations and energize the market so that care managers can deliver more aspects of primary care.

The Everyday Heroes

Pamela Barnes | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Pamela Barnes

Access to family planning is a basic human right. But making that right a reality requires so much to be in place beyond a well-run health facility.

Navigating Health Care and Information -- Health Care Journalists Share Insights for Consumers (Part 1)

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

With more consumers turning to the Internet to search for health information, the process can be labor intensive, leaving consumers confused and wondering if the information presented is accurate or just hype.

Physician, Speak No Harm

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

We can speak up when doctors betray our trust with their lack of professionalism. And we should seek out physicians who model healthy behaviors and promote wellbeing with competence and caring.

The Good Doctor

Jesse Dylan | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Jesse Dylan

We must acknowledge that our health care system is composed of people -- it doesn't just take care of people. Those people -- our cardiologists, nurse practitioners, X-ray technicians, and surgeons -- work better when they work together.

Bringing Public Health Home: A Response to 'What Can Mississippi Learn From Iran?'

Mary Ann Christopher | Posted 10.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Ann Christopher

This is where home- and community-based health care play a vital role, bringing comprehensive care to people where and when they need it, keeping costs down by emphasizing wellness, self-management and continuity of care.

Olympic Inspiration in the Clinic

Amy Rothenberg, ND | Posted 09.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Rothenberg, ND

Like any athlete, I put effort into getting into the zone with patients and creating easy access to that place. For me, it stems from being able to quiet my mind, especially in the exam room setting, regardless of the history that is unfolding.

Health Care Battle Likely Won't End With Repeal

Posted 06.26.2012 | Business

The health care battles could just be getting started. If health care reform is repealed this week, health care companies may file lawsuits in an a...

The Health Care Crisis No One Is Talking About

Cyrus Massoumi | Posted 08.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Cyrus Massoumi

The physician shortage problem is well-documented and should not come as a surprise to anyone. But while a scarcity of gasoline or smartphones would grip the nation, this far more dangerous shortage has drawn relatively little attention.

Is Logical and Effective Health Care Delivery Still Possible?

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

We all need to be part of the solution. If so, then everyone benefits from improved health, and health care services can be provided in a prudent, efficient and effective way.

Health Care Company Makes Billions In Profits While Overburdening Its Staff: Report

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

Kaiser Permanente, one of the country's largest health care organizations, is providing rushed and sloppy mental health treatment in California by an ...

Paying Off Our Real Debt

Ai-jen Poo | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Ai-jen Poo

Older Americans are the deepest source of wisdom, values, and character we have as a nation. We owe them a debt of gratitude more profound than any other. And we have a responsibility to care for them as they spent their lives caring for us.

It's Time For Doctors To Walk the Walk

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

You're still likely to find many doctors who don't live other elements of the healthy lifestyle that they urge their patients to adopt.

FDA Urges Docs To Report Misleading Drug Ads

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will begin asking doctors to keep an eye out for misleading drug advertisements as...

Why Health Care Can't Wait

Rep. John D. Dingell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John D. Dingell

I urge my friends, my colleagues, and the American people to join with me in making 2009 the year major health care reform legislation is delivered to the Oval Office.

Whatever You Do, Just Don't Get Sick

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

What's amazing to me is how many people I know don't really have doctors per se.