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Why Millennials Can Fix Healthcare

Emily Cerciello | Posted 10.30.2014 | College
Emily Cerciello

In 1991, Neil Howe and William Strauss first described their theory of generations as a four-turn cycle that expresses the attitudes and moods of Amer...

Are We Playing God By Consciously Choosing Life Or Death?

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Misee Harris

I am thankful to live in a society where such beliefs can be freely developed and expressed. My hope as a health care professional is for a higher commitment to public awareness and a deeper understanding of how the human body works.

HHS Secretary: The Affordable Care Act Helps Women Detect Breast Cancer Early, Pay for Treatment

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

With awareness, more affordable screenings, better quality of care, and new research and development, we can save millions of women's lives.

The Influential In-box

Connie Dieken | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Connie Dieken

It's time to think outside the in-box. Email is inefficient. It's bloated and broken.

What Exactly Is Emotional Health?

Jenny Florence | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jenny Florence

We use the term mental health and of course we talk about physical health, but we very rarely talk about emotional health. And yet our emotions are absolutely integral to the way in which we relate and engage with our world.

When "at First glance" Deserves a Second Look

Ellie Hollander | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact
Ellie Hollander

This particular measure, which usually takes a back seat to the official poverty rate in the news and media reports, paints a far more realistic portrait of what seniors in America are really experiencing.

How Ebola Spreads

Abby Norman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Abby Norman

If someone with Ebola sneezes and you get snot on your arm, then you have had direct contact with the virus. If someone sneezes in the room with you, and you do not get sneezed on directly, you wouldn't be exposed.

5 Common Medicare Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am about to turn 65 and am eligible for Medicare. But it appears that things between me and Mr. M are already off to a rocky start. Frankly, I think he's a lying cheating bastard who promises to love and care for you like nobody's business but then -- at least from what I keep hearing from friends who have already spent time in his company -- it turns out he's all talk and no action.

Capitalism: Republicans and Regulations

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

Despite their claims to the contrary, regulations and restrictions are a staple of the Republican agenda, and they always will be as long as the Republicans and their friends are the ones who benefit in the end. Just follow the very clear money trail.

Apple and Facebook Cover Egg Freezing Costs: Why Is This a Controversy?

MeiMei Fox | Posted 10.20.2014 | Women
MeiMei Fox

In my humble opinion, this condemnation of the egg freezing benefit is cynical and ridiculous. Why can't we just be grateful for companies wanting to offer coverage of an expensive out-of-pocket healthcare procedure and, even more importantly, provide women with more options about what to do with their bodies?

Women Must Vote for Democrats in 2014

Adrienne Elrod | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Adrienne Elrod

Women represent more than half the population, but hold less than 20 percent of the seats in Congress. Government should reflect the people it represents. We need more women to be elected officials. And more women are elected when more women vote.

Making Progress in Medicare Matters

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

People are fatigued with political staredowns and want Democrats and Republicans to work together to develop solutions. One of our most important domestic challenges involves the Medicare program.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Our Plan to Contain Ebola

Randi Weingarten | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Randi Weingarten

Our nation boasts the most advanced healthcare system in the world. We have the capacity and know-how to address this public health issue. If we listen to the voices of our nurses and health professionals, we can keep our communities safe and healthy.

Leaders Dedicated to Paving a Way Forward for Health Care Policy

Hadley Heath | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics
Hadley Heath

Our health care system is in crisis, and believe it or not, the worst is yet to come. The same policies that devastated the individual insurance market last year will begin to hit the employer-provided market in January as large companies are forced into Obamacare

'Touching' on Something Bigger -- in New Book, Betsy MacGregor Says Medicine Shouldn't Be Divorced From Empathy

Helen Riess, M.D. | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books
Helen Riess, M.D.

Medical technology is part of the miracle of medicine. However, without humanity, we miss the essence of meeting others at their most vulnerable and frightening journeys, where an empathic partner can help them cross the most poignant thresholds of what it means to be human.

Missouri Coalition Pushes State to National Leadership on LGBT Health

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

After today you might want to rethink the charms of the Show Me State. For the last year a local coalition has been pushing adoption of LGBT-welcoming policies at hospitals. In this week's release of HRC's Healthcare Equality Index, Missouri zoomed from 37th in the country to sixth in the number of local LGBT leader hospitals.

Michael Graves: Five Decades of Architecture, Art and Design

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's hard not to marvel at the multifaceted arc of Michael Graves' 50-year career -- and three events this fall will allow his followers to do exactly that.

Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter Benefits Cut Your Taxes

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Money
Jason Alderman

For millions of Americans, 2015 open enrollment for employer-provided benefits is right around the corner. While it may be tempting to simply opt for the same coverage you have this year, doing so could cost you hundreds -- or thousands -- of dollars in tax savings.

The Grim Reality of Digital Health Today

XPRIZE | Posted 10.14.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the past five years, we have committed $33 billion in taxpayer dollars to digitize our nation's health care data. The need was unquestionable, and the potential gains are tremendous. However, the system that has emerged has essentially replicated the acute care-focused health system that has been failing us for decades.

Empowering Rural Women, One Loan At A Time

Julie Abrahamsen Cornell | Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact
Julie Abrahamsen Cornell

It is a bright, warm morning in rural southern Peru where women are streaming into the San Bernabe Health Center. As they enter, they are greeted warmly by the center's staff, then either head to the second floor to the bank, or remain on the ground floor to see one of several healthcare providers.

The United States Is Number 1 -- But in What?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

American politicians are fond of telling their audiences that the United States is the greatest country in the world. Is there any evidence for this claim?

Beyond Borders: An Unexpected Trip to Mexico With a Dying Man

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 10.13.2014 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

I didn't expect to be on a flight to Mexico. I thought I would spend most of today completing multiple unfinished writing projects that I have long neglected. Things changed when I met Ramon.

7 Empowerment Tips From a 'Professional Patient'

Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

If you live with a chronic disease, you may be able to relate to me. Everyone wants to feel good. After all, it's hard to check off our bucket list and accomplish life goals if we can't get ourselves out of bed. So how can we obtain our best health and health care when battling a chronic and/or incurable illness?

Here's Why Medical Debt Is Crippling Millions of Americans, and What You Can Do About It

Napala Pratini | Posted 10.09.2014 | Money
Napala Pratini

Credit card and financial debt may get all the hype, but medical debt collected by third-party collections agencies is roughly three times as large as both combined.