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Time to Let the Sunshine In

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

By AARP Executive Vice President Debra Whitman, Ph.D. and AARP Director of Health Services Research Leigh Purvis Starting today, AARP members and con...

One Incarcerated, Transgender Buddhist's Experience With Medical Care in Federal Prison

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Christopher Zoukis

"Frankly, I'm terrified I won't be able to walk anymore. Prison in a wheelchair... I can't imagine it."

Sincere and Sincerely Wrong: Making Children Less Safe In The Name of Safety

Lauren Harris | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Lauren Harris

There are several reasons people choose not to vaccinate their children, primarily born from misinformation from anti-vaccine advocates.

Learning To Use Genomics Safely, To Improve Children's Health

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan E. Guttmacher

The National Institutes of Health has funded four pilot projects to explore the use of genome sequencing in health care of newborns. Over the next several years, these pilot projects will yield useful information that will help us assess the potential for genome sequencing, its value in health care, and its ethical dimensions.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.

Sport For All Campaign Needed to Attack Health Crisis

Ken Reed | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

The U.S. is considered a sports-mad country but what we're really crazy about is sitting on our couches watching elite athletes play sports on our HDTVs. It's time to get out and play the games ourselves. Tennis. Basketball. Volleyball. Soccer. Whatever the sport, it's time to participate instead of watching from the sidelines.

Prescription for the Angry Patient: Communication

Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN | Posted 09.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN

The degree of success, whether a doctor or a hospital (or any business), isn't always measured by good outcomes. It is measured by what happens after a mistake. We all make mistakes because we're human. It's unavoidable. What is in our control, however, is the way we treat a person and family afterward.

Millennials: To Survive, You'll Have to Improvise

Abby Norman | Posted 09.22.2014 | College
Abby Norman

Don't give up; not just on what you truly want, but also the seemingly useless and boring things that you have to do "just to get by." Everything has potential, every single opportunity is a piece of your puzzle. It's just a matter of figuring out where it fits  --  and revealing the picture it creates.

Partnerships That Put America Back to Work

Fred Dedrick | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Fred Dedrick

At a time when the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. is at its highest and public approval of Congress is at its lowest, it is heartening to see some renewed focus on significant workforce development issues.

Why Pregnant Women In The Developing World Are The Biggest Losers In The Global Health Care Crisis

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact

The disparity in the number of health care workers between the developed and developing world is having an unintended consequence on pregnant women. ...

When it Comes to Our Economy, Washington Can Do Something Before the Mid-Term Elections

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.18.2014 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small businesses have been doing their part -- outperforming big business on the job creation front every month for the past year. But, they can do more if Washington will only step up and take a role in helping fuel this engine for growth.

Hospital Executives Beware: Impatient Patients Are Taking Charge

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Without a change in course, hospital executives are danger of going the way of the railroads -- this industry held an unquestioned monopoly... until it didn't. If executives don't adapt to the new realities of health care, they too could wake up one day to find that they've become obsolete.

Dental Insurance Questions Debunked By a Dentist

Alina Lukashevsky DDS | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alina Lukashevsky DDS

Innovation in technology and advancements in the quality of dental materials have made it easier than ever to achieve desired cosmetic results. Using dental insurance can help cut down on costs, but it is important to know how the different plans work in order to get the most out of having insurance.

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

How Obamacare Is Failing Young Entrepreneurs

Amanda Glassman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Amanda Glassman

So here I am, 26 and paying out-of-pocket nearly more than I make in a week because a leading insurance provider, on an expensive Gold-Level plan, cannot give me the medication I need. In a country priding itself on innovation, we're doing a hell of a job making sure our young adults can take the risks necessary to push our country forward.

How Baby Boomers Are Redefining Healthy Aging

Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D

For many decades, medicine, like so many other aspects of American life, was concerned with treatment on a mass scale. In the second half of the 20th century, healthcare became less of a calling and more of a business.

Restoring the Human Element of Health Care: Online

Hope Starr Yates | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Hope Starr Yates

It's time to demand more of the relationship between technology and health. It should be interactive and personalized, and it should leave you feeling empowered, not anxious. As we learn more about the deleterious effects of stress on our health, ensuring peace of mind - across all facets of health care delivery -- should be of paramount concern.

It's Time to #Act4MentalHealth

Mary Giliberti | Posted 09.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Giliberti

Fall, school and back to work. This includes Congress, whose members are set to return to the nation's business next week. Although there are many issues that will compete for their attention, there is one that lays in wait for consideration that simply can't be put off any longer, one that affects every American -- fixing America's broken mental health system.

What Interns Need to Know About Health Insurance

PolicyGenius | Posted 09.08.2014 | Money
PolicyGenius

A few weeks ago I was quickly preparing to make the big move up to New York City from my hometown in suburban Florida. While I was finding housing, packing up all my belongings and preparing for my internship, I can't say health insurance ever crossed my mind.

Can Health Care Success Be Health Care Disaster?

Deane Waldman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Deane Waldman

How can success be disaster, even in health care? As the Michael W. Smith song says, "Let me show you the way."

More Jobs That Pay Decent Wages: How to Fight Poverty in the United States

Deniz Igan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Deniz Igan

There are 10.6 million poor people who have a job, and often head households with children. Modest policy efforts can help change the negative dynamics that poverty creates. Luckily, there are tools that can help and which have a proven track record.

Under Quarantine: Ebola's Impact on Women and Girls in Liberia

Emily Teitsworth | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Emily Teitsworth

As in many public health emergencies, adolescent girls and young women are among the most marginalized and at-risk population during this crisis. In the face of this national disaster, the Let Girls Lead (LGL) network of organizations in Liberia is working to save families from Ebola.

Not Just The Government's Playbook

Mike Loukides | Posted 08.21.2014 | Huffpost Code
Mike Loukides

Whenever I hear someone say that "government should be run like a business," my first reaction is "do you know how badly most businesses are run?" S...

Can I Skip My Annual Pelvic Exam?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The American College of Physicians has issued a controversial new guideline recommending against performing the annual pelvic exam in non-pregnant women who have no gynecological symptoms that may require medical attention. Is it time to celebrate and cross that dreaded exam off your to-do list?

Why the Courts Won't Kill Obamacare

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

ACA dead-enders will stay at it, fighting Medicaid expansion and filing creative, hopeless lawsuits. They'll stop Medicaid expansion in some states, denying coverage to millions of the most needy. But the ACA will survive. In health care policy, the arc of history has taken a decisive turn toward human decency.