September 25, 2017

Mental Health Impact of Major Disasters Like Harvey and Irma

Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 106th Rescue Wing fly over St. Thomas and St. John in an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter on 10 September, 2017. They're searching for people in need of critical assistance in the wake of Hurricane Irma. (Photo by New York National Guard, CC license)

After the storm is over, it's time to rebuild – and natural disasters can affect survivors' health for years to come. Read More »

How Can US Combat the Opioid Epidemic?

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The opioid crisis isn’t slowing down, but by providing services for individuals who are suffering from addiction and showing just a little bit of human empathy, we can take the first steps toward ending this crisis and creating a climate of recovery for these individuals. Read More »

Senate GOP Opens Health Care Debate. Now What?

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnel is keeping the Republicans effort to repeal and replace Obamacare live. (Photo by Gage Skidmore, CC license)

Mitch McConnell gets a win, and the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare will be debated in the Senate. Read More »

Republicans Fumble ACA Repeal: Expert Reaction

Speaker Paul Ryan informed President Trump that he could not get the American Health Care Act in the House. (Photo by Gage Skidmore CC license)

Trump cuts bait, Ryan loses his nerve – and the Obamacare repeal goes down without a vote. What's next for Congress and the GOP? Read More »

A Look at the House Health Care Plan

The new plan would allow the insurance companies to charge 30 percent more to a customer who wants to sign up for health care if that person does not have current coverage.  (VW photo)

The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare is consistent with many proposals that candidate Trump and others espoused. Yet key parts of it could favor the rich and hurt the poor and the aging. Read More »

Will Change in Medicaid Funding Work?

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President Trump has proposed a major funding shift for Medicaid, the joint federal-state program that pays for health care for about 75 million poor people. Would the safety net fray if he did so? Read More »

Support for Sanders’ Single-Payer Health Insurance Plan Fades

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According to a new opinion poll, 50 percent of Americans favor the single-payer health insurance plan idea of Senator Bernie Sanders, but the support is highly partisan: seven of 10 Democrats and two in 10 Republicans like it. Read More »

Oranges to the Rescue

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Orange is not just an incredible source of vitamin C. Its benefits go way beyond its taste. Read More »

12 Foods That Can Help You Lose Weight

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You can lose weight in absolutely natural way, if you become more imaginative about your eating habits and start exercising. Here are 12 foods that can help you shed those unwanted pounds faster. Read More »

Pakistan: Polio, Politics, Polemics & Personal Profit

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A fast resurgent polio virus has turned Pakistan into a “polio comfort zone” and is evoking fears of its export worldwide but Islamabad’s efforts remain bureaucratic and confusing, lacking effective leadership. Read More »