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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.

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Transgender Health Care to Oregon's Medicaid Program

Logan Lynn | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

History has, once again, been made! Transgender Oregonians on the Oregon Health Plan should be able to receive hormonal and surgical health care prescribed by their physician starting in 2015.

MRIs at the Mall and Other Disruptive Ideas from a Bush-Family Entrepreneur

Leah Binder | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

When it comes to health care, we are accustomed to pointless bureaucracies and record systems dating from the Mad Men era. But think how shocked the entire train of passengers would have been if this passenger was instead cajoling her bank into allowing her to withdraw cash.

Injecting Facts Into Controversy

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

The problem is, when you argue against this legislation because you think a medical school graduate's knowledge of anatomy is limited to dissecting a frog, you lose credibility and with it, you lose the argument. At least in my book.

Heart Attack Treatment: Timing Is Everything

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

When it comes to treatment for heart attack, minutes matter. Cardiologists have a saying, "Time is myocardium." Simply put, the faster you receive treatment, the more your heart muscle (myocardium) can be preserved and the less damaged your heart will be.

Scary Bedtime Stories: Health Care and the Patent Trolls

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

A true patent troll does not produce or sell any products of its own. It's a legal entity created specifically and solely to generate a revenue stream from patents, preferably through entering into licensing agreements, but also through litigation.

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

Dr. Sheila Nutt | Posted 08.08.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Sheila Nutt

One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. In order to prepare the future generation of STEM leaders, we must also increase the access to research labs and hands-on experiences in the biomedical sciences.

'I Like Jesus -- It's His Followers I Can't Stand'

Derek Penwell | Posted 08.06.2014 | Religion
Derek Penwell

There's a growing dissatisfaction with the traditional view of the church among emerging generations. This dissatisfaction has any number of causes, which the disaffected would name as anti-institutionalism, hypocrisy, judgmentalism, etc. But there's one area of vexation that always seems to come up: the Jesus Gap.

Pilgrimage to the Holy City of Copán

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Marco Cáceres

I would like to add the town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, to the list of holy cities. Strange, you might think.

Zach Carter

Barney Frank 'Appalled' By Obama Administration: 'They Just Lied To People'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a major political mistake by lying about the details of his health care plan, according to former House Fina...