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Preventative Care

The Elephant in the Waiting Room

Gary H. Cohen | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Gary H. Cohen

Amid the Obama administration's mismanagement of the electronic enrollment process in the health care marketplace and Republicans' obsessive calls for repealing the Affordable Care Act, neither party is addressing the fundamental flaw in the entire health care system -- we only know how to treat sick people.

Are Oreos Addictive?

Leo Brown | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Leo Brown

As a nation, our eating habits are out of control. Instead of fixating on the latest study, we need to reject the status quo, vote with our grocery dollars, and call for the government to reallocate public funds to stem the spread of cheap junk.

WATCH: Danica Patrick's Words For Women During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is racing to get the message to women across the country. Patrick and he...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Drop Birth Control Demand

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans aren't attaching a birth control provision to the latest version of their government-funding bill. The so-called "c...

Kate Sheppard

House Republican Spending Bill Would Allow Employers To Opt Out Of Birth Control Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans included a so-called "conscience clause" in the government funding bill in a plan they approved early Sunday. The H...

Three Essentials For Women's Healthcare, From Dr. Lauren Streicher (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Dr. Lauren Streicher stopped by Mondays With Marlo to share her three essentials to make sure women are in tip-top shape. First, you need a partner --...

A Healthy Start: Protecting Great Gains for Children in the Affordable Care Act

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Next week marks the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the federal health reform legislation, which has been a giant national step forward in reaching the goal of ensuring that all children in America receive the healthy start they need and deserve.

Good News For Women Who Drink Coffee

www.aarp.org | Posted 01.11.2012 | Fifty

That cup of French roast might turn out to be more than just a tasty pick-me-up: Two new studies have found that women who drink several cups of coffe...

Obesity and Diabetes: Research Points to a Better Path

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If losing weight and getting more exercise were easy, then chronic diseases, like diabetes, wouldn't be as much of a problem. Those lifestyle changes are notoriously difficult. But there's a glimmer of hope.

Just Say 'Yes' to Access for Women's Reproductive Health, Contraception

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 10.15.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Moves to increase access to preventative services are just common sense, including in the area of contraception.

Catherine Pearson

Does The UK Lag Behind The US In Integrative Medicine?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

In spite of recent cuts to publicly funded advertising campaigns, the UK has led the charge in effective public health campaigns aimed at promoting pr...

Emma Gray

Workplace Wellness Programs: Bringing Preventive Care Into The Office

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Gray | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

“Work” and “wellness” are not often used in the same sentence. For many Americans, preventive health care is completely disconnected from ...

Picking Botox Over Preventative Care?

Posted 07.18.2011 | Healthy Living

Americans are starting to see the doctor again, but more often for cosmetic procedures, such as Botox treatments, rather than cancer screening and...

Medicare Debate Can't Only Be About Cuts

Tommy G. Thompson | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Tommy G. Thompson

Instead of focusing on broad cuts to Medicare spending, lawmakers should get to the root of the problem and fix the underlying payment system. One model for fixing this problem is already at work in California.

A Prevention Revolution

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Seven out of 10 deaths in America are attributable to largely preventable chronic illnesses. Until now. As implementation of the recent health-reform legislation begins, our nation is finally putting prevention into practice.

True Health Care Reform: 10 Missing Pieces

Dr. Frank Lipman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Frank Lipman

If we don't change why we are unhealthy, not only are we unlikely to secure better medical outcomes, but it will probably bankrupt us too.

Obama's Preventive Care Pitch

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

This week I underwent a colonoscopy with cameras rolling in an attempt to remind people that a screening colonoscopy can save your life.

Rebutting the CBO's Preventative Care Cost Analysis

Chris Fey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chris Fey

The United States can no longer afford a system where 70 percent of deaths and nearly 80 percent of health care costs stem from the same preventable chronic conditions.

What's Missing From The Health Care Debate

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The nationwide debate over health care reform touches on many issues, from affordability to access. But one crucial element has been largely missing f...