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More than 2,000 physicians want a single-payer system similar to Canada’s and say the Affordable Care Act didn’t go far enough<p>A group of more than 2,000 physicians is calling for the establishment of a universal government-run health system in the US, in a paper in the American Journal of Public …

Health Care

How to Make a Week’s Worth of Dinners for Under $25

College kids, recent grads and busy young professionals seriously don’t have the time (or the money) to splurge on expensive meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise and sink into a fast food or takeout rut. We’ve created a recipe series that is fast, easy, cheap and takes the guesswork …

Cooking

How doctors want to die is different than most people

Dr. Kendra Fleagle Gorlitsky recalls the anguish she used to feel performing CPR on elderly, terminally ill patients.<p>"I felt like I was beating up people at the end of their life," she says.<p>It looks nothing like what people see on TV. In real life, ribs often break and few survive the …

Why This Is The Best Of Times To Be A Physician In America

This is the best of times to be a United States physician. But it also is among the most challenging.<p>My optimism about the professional lives of physicians today has ample basis in reality. The trust and respect patients feel for their personal physicians still runs extremely high. The number of …

Birth control for beginners: What’s preventing women from getting access to the full range of contraceptive options?

Long-acting contraceptives get left out of the conversation, in favor of methods with a higher human-error factor<p>A single half-day training that teaches medical clinics how to provide better birth control can radically improve outcomes for patients, cutting unplanned pregnancies by half according …

High cost of hepatitis drug reflects a broken pricing system

Jane Blumenfeld isn't sure when or how she contracted<p>hepatitisC. All she knows is that back in 2000, when she tried to donate blood, the lab told her she had it.<p>After that she shared the nightmare of millions of hepatitis C victims.<p>Hoping to stave off the disease's most dire outcomes — progressive …

Aspects of Daily Life That Introverts Feel Guilty About

By now, I've lived life on both sides. Up until just a few years ago, I thrived on opportunities to be social, and was the picture of misery when my outgoing personality characteristics were not being fed and stroked by plans, phone calls, and general "happy hour" style adventures. I always needed …

Introverts: You Don't Have to Find Your Voice

As an introvert, how many times have you been coached to "find your voice"? Or warned not to be too quiet in meetings? To be heard? I used to think that was a prerequisite for being a great leader and for having a seat at the table. For introverts, that feedback can be daunting.<p>Personally, I've …

Why Doctors Are Frustrated With Digital Healthcare

A large-scale survey of U.S. doctors conducted by Decision Resources Group tells us that doctors are using digital tools and willing to receive data feeds from their customers, but they are quite frustrated by poor usability of digital healthcare tools and difficulty getting measurable …

Digital Health

We Need Antibiotics. They’re Not Profitable To Make. Who Pays?

Within the slow-brewing crisis of antibiotic resistance—which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention kills 23,000 Americans each year—there are a lot of failures: of health care personnel who prescribe drugs when they should not; of patients who take drugs badly and encourage …

My 6 Pet Peeves About Middle-Aged Men's Online Dating Profiles

I have been a member of a popular online dating service for a little over a year now, and I have to say that, overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of men I've met online. While I haven't yet met "the one," I remain hopeful that eventually, I will. Yet despite my generally positive …

Why You Keep Getting a Pimple in the SAME Exact Spot

Show that zit who's boss—for good.<p>Can you predict the location of your next zit as accurately as the date of your next period? If you said yes, we feel your pain. Luckily, there are steps you can take to end the vicious cycle of super stubborn, frustrating pimples, says Joshua Zeichner, M.D., …

Skin Care

Healthcare too costly? Don't fear telling your doctor

Despite high medical costs topping Americans' list of financial concerns, many of us have a hard time telling our doctors that the care they're prescribing may break the bank.<p>As part of a recent awareness campaign called "I Wish My Doctor Knew," the online health social network Inspire asked …

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

A solid snooze can be yours in one minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, holding your eyes wide open, counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p>What is it?<p>The 4-7-8 …

11 Things Every 'Type A' Person Wants You To Know

Ambitious. High strung. Perfectionist.<p>Type A individuals are known for rather uptight behavior, but just like any other personality trait, there's more to us than what you see on the surface. To know a Type A person is to love them -- flaws and all. Below are just a few things Type A people want …

This Mental Practice Can Lower Stress Levels, Even In The Intensive Care Unit

It's hard to imagine a more stressful environment than a surgical intensive care unit, where events happen fast and decisions are literally a matter of life or death. Yet even in the ICU, new research suggests that mindfulness -- the cultivation of a focused, nonjudgmental awareness of the present …

When the Catholic Church owns your doctor: The insidious new threat to affordable birth control

Eight of the largest health systems in America are now Catholic-owned. More and more won’t prescribe conraception<p>Angela Valavanis had already had one bad encounter with the Catholic health care system when St. Francis Hospital, the hospital in Evanston, Ill., where she delivered her second baby, …

10 Most Effective Butt Exercises to Shape Up Your Body

Everyone wants to get in shape as soon as they sense that summer is around the corner. However, shaping up means different things to different people.<p>…

For Headaches, A Lifestyle Change May Be Better Than A Doctor Visit

Terri Bradford has suffered debilitating headaches all her life. Some days the pain is so bad, she says, "By 11 o'clock in the morning, I'm on the couch in a darkened room with my head packed in ice."<p>"I've had two spinal taps; I've had so many nerve blocks I've lost count." - Terri Bradford<p>Over the …

10 Reasons Why People Who Like Sleeping Naked Are Healthier People

The individual health benefits of sleeping naked are more than you'd suspect. Once you know what they are, you'll put away the pajamas forever.

Bill Maher, American hero: Laughing at religion is exactly what the world needs

Maher’s stances get him called a bigot. We should thank him instead, for taking a necessary battle to the faithful<p>Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s "Real Time," is a shining beacon of the New American Enlightenment, radiant with goodness and hope.<p>But first, a bit of background.<p>No matter what anyone …

Quit Saving So Much Money For Retirement If You're Not Taking Care Of Yourself

That’s not the most politically correct way to start a retirement article but I’m sick of being nice about it. I’ve often said that your health is your real wealth and that one of the best ways to make a smooth transition into the next phase of life is to be mentally and physically prepared. …

Retirement

Losing my religion for equality

The impact of these religious beliefs touches every aspect of our lives. They help explain why in many countries boys are educated before girls; why …