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Calories and Health Care Reform?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Counting calories as part of health care reform--who knew? But apparently it's there on page 455. There will now be a national effort at posting calorie counts in chain restaurants.

Why Don't Patients Take Their Meds?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

A good chunk of those beautifully printed, fully legible prescriptions never make it to the drug store to be converted into actual pills.

The End of Private Practice?

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

With the shift toward the left among physicians, perhaps there will be a stronger momentum toward a single-payer-plan.

Two Steps Forward for America's Health

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Getting the young adults in our society -- the next generation who will be contributing to our country -- to have adequate health insurance? Doesn't sound so nefarious to me.

Interpreter of Maladies and Medicine

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

I do spend time doing the things I learned in medical school like diagnosing disease and writing prescriptions, but that turns out to be only a part of the job, often a very small part.

The Truth About Medicare

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Medicare writes the checks. It doesn't operate on the wrong leg, over-radiate a cancer patient, miss a cancer, or give people too many prescriptions.

The Secret of Patient Care: Lessons From A Bathroom Wall

Dr. Larry Dossey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Larry Dossey

When physicians express caring, empathy, and compassion, the duration and severity of illness are often reduced and the body's immune system is stimulated.

What is a Myelogram?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

A myelogram can help your doctor make a diagnosis or plan the appropriate treatment to help relieve back or leg symptoms.

Radiology, Rising Healthcare Costs and Self-Referral

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Their expertise increases the potential of capturing the right image for the clinical concern and even more importantly their interpretation of that image is without motivation to suggest surgery or intervention.

Hilarious Video: Health Insurance Companies Ruining Your Love Life?

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

Insurance companies want to do everything they can to stop us from having a public choice because they like having a monopoly and driving up costs (and their profits). And they'll win, unless you help us stop them.

Too Young For This: Patient of Courage Nomination

Alice Crisci | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alice Crisci

I recall choking out "its cancer," for the first time, two small words with a mere nine letters that bear so much weight on the human heart, few can top them. Is this what courage means?