Erien Matsueda

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How Canadians and Americans view each other’s health system

<i>The authors</i>' <i>book</i> Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada <i>is now out with Routledge</i><p>Canadians like to think we know our American neighbours well, and it is not without a certain amount of smugness that we tend to size up what we see as Americans' shortcomings. One of the most …

B.C. doctors urge provincial ministers to take a stand on public health care

Provincial and territorial health ministers will gather in Banff this week and advocates of Canada's public health-care system are urging them to protect medicare while they are there.<p>Dr. Vanessa Brcic of the B.C. Health Coalition said a lack of federal leadership on health care has led to a …

Your Questions About The American Health Care Act

We've been reporting a lot lately on the troubled rollout of President Obama's signature health care law. But at the same time, there are rumblings of a major shift in the way companies offer <i>private</i> health insurance to workers.<p>It involves what are called "private health care exchanges." These are …

AMA warns against push by private health insurers into 'US-style care'

The Australian Medical Association has issued a pre-emptive warning to the government against a major expansion of the role of private health insurers, arguing the public did not want a US-style “managed care” system in primary care and hospitals.<p>The AMA president, Brian Owler, said the government …

People's Choice: In This Fall's Open Enrollment More Health Care Via Private Exchanges

Walgreen, Sears and Aon Hewitt, among the earlier pioneers in this new approach, give employees a credit to buy insurance in an online marketplace.<p>Already an estimated 3 million Americans are getting insurance from their employers this way, which is triple the number of active employees that were …

Beat the Freshman 15

Hey guys! Long time no see! First, I want to apologize for not posting in a while. I moved into my dorm two weeks ago and it has literally been a …

The Truth About the Freshman 15

Late-night pizza binges and snacking on chips might be part of the typical college routine, but a new study says that the college lifestyle isn't …

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6 Life Hacks That Will Help You Succeed In College

The answers covered everything from going to professors' office hours to scouting out the best bathrooms on campus.<p>Here's some of the best advice we found:<p>"Find a professor that you like, and keep in touch with them often. Go to their office hours with questions, e-mail them, and keep them in the …

Freshman girls know how to eat healthy but lack confidence in their ability to do it

Female college freshmen understand the benefits of eating healthy foods and know which foods they should include in their diets. But they lack …

The Food Lab: Make Your Own Just-Add-Hot-Water Instant Noodles (and Make Your Coworkers Jealous)

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>Thinking back on it, I must have cooked more instant ramen than any other food in my life (with the exception, perhaps, of chocolate chip cookies). It's what I cooked when I was home alone as a kid. It was a staple that took me through college. It's what I make …

The Myth of The Freshman 15: How to Survive The College Diet

Lucky Charms for every meal? A whole pizza at 3 a.m.? Gaining the "freshman 15' is largely a myth, but surviving the college diet takes effort.<p>Read more here.