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Dissent and cynicism: Learning from listening to doctors

An excerpt from The Doctor Crisis: How Physicians Can, and Must, Lead the Way to Better Health Care.  I just listened. They were very unhappy and angry. I was elected executive medical director in November 1998 but would not assume the leadership role until January 2000. This was fortunate. I knew that I needed time to […]

The Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in health centers

Obama administration awards over $35 million to support facility improvements in 147 health centers nationwide to deliver better coordinated care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $35.7 million inShow More Summary

Newtown Teachers Are Heading Back To School With Better Mental Health Training

Teachers are learning how to provide mental health "first aid" to students in need. The post Newtown Teachers Are Heading Back To School With Better Mental Health Training appeared first on ThinkProgress.

3 Ways to Cultivate Hope

I’m not a mental health professional. I’m a hope builder. I feel like that, more than anything else I do on this earth, is my purpose. Because hope, when you really think about it, is the only thing you need to get better (besides lots of drugs, exercise, fish oil, probiotics, friends, self-help books, doctors, […]

Fresh Ebola warning as regional crisis talks start in Ghana

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The Ebola epidemic gripping West Africa will get worse before it gets better, the head of the United States' top health body has warned, as health ministers from affected nations held crisis talks. The director of the Centers for Disease...Show More Summary

Better health care as important as controlling risk factors for heart health

Hamilton, ON (August 27, 2014) – Keeping a healthy heart may have as much to do with the quality of health care you have available as it does you avoiding risk factors such as smoking, bad diet and little exercise. read more

World Study Shows Better Health Care as Important as Controlling Risk Factors for Heart Health

The research shows that for better heart health, rich countries should continue to deliver high quality health care while trying to reduce risk factors, while poor countries need to avoid the rise of risk factors but also substantially improve their health care.

Can Ebola Be Stopped In Its Tracks?

by Dish Staff Kent Sepkowitz argues that better public-health infrastructure could stop the outbreaks: [W]hat this second 2014 Ebola epidemic likely represents yet again is the fact many countries simply do not have the health care dollars to deal with this sort (or just about any sort) of infectious disease. The infrastructure does not exist. […]

CDC Director: Ebola Will Get Worse Before It Gets Better

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – AUGUST 15: A sick woman lies in a classroom now used as Ebola isolation ward on August 15, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. People suspected of contracting the Ebola virus are being brought by Liberian health workers to...Show More Summary

Why The FDA Needs To Work Harder To Get More Women And Minorities Into Clinical Trials

The ongoing lack of diversity is ultimately undermining our ability to develop better health treatments. The post Why The FDA Needs To Work Harder To Get More Women And Minorities Into Clinical Trials appeared first on ThinkProgress...

Designing A Better Death

A designer's guide to improving end-of-life care. The world's population is aging. The World Health Organization estimates that by 2050, the proportion of people 60 years or older in the world will have doubled, from 11% in 2000 to 22% (2 billion people) in 2050. Show More Summary

Kind Healthy Grains Appeals to Your Health and Conscience

Summary: We are a holistic family. We limit refined sugar and flour. Some of us don't eat any bread. Some of us are gluten sensitive. We aren't the hippie-type family. We just feel better when we do these things. So when we are going up and down the grocery store aisles, we look at ingredients and brands and assess quality. Show More Summary

TellSpecopedia breaks down how ingredients affect your health

Few things in life are better than food, and even ridesharing companies like Uber are beginning to take note of this. Still, sometimes it's hard to know everything about the grub you're consuming, making you completely unaware of the impact certain...

Checking In : USC's Boyle Heights Medical Campus Getting a Mixed-Use Hotel

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

UPDATED 4:20 PM: Hey, hope that continental breakfast is better than the hospital food: There are plans in the works an extended-stay hotel to be built on the USC Health Sciences Campus in Boyle Heights according to a press...

Jobs for Better Health

Helping those excluded from the labor market reach their full potential will have a huge effect on healthcare and the economy.

Health in iOS 8: Explained

Health is the name for a new, built-in Apple app coming with iOS 8. It serves as both a repository for all the health-related data accumulated by your iPhone, your apps, and your accessories, and a dashboard to help you make better, more visual sense of it — a front-end for your quantified life. Show More Summary

Herbie of the Week: Joanne (She's Lost 20lbs & Committing to Do the Best She Can!)

Meet our Herbie of the Week: Joanne! I received a beautiful email from Joanne before the start of the "Spring Into Health" 28-day Challenge. In it, she explained how she embarked on a journey toward better health by adopting a plant-based diet. Show More Summary

Early Win-Loss Predictions for Memphis Grizzlies Next Season

The Memphis Grizzlies hold hope they can cash in on a healthy Marc Gasol and better scoring depth to reassert themselves as outside contenders. Then again, as recent Grizzlies history has shown, health is no guarantee. Rallying after injuries to key players is a recurring theme for this incarnation of the Grizzlies. Show More Summary

Attractive faces and good health may not be related

Facial symmetry, which many find attractive, isn't linked to better health.

US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

last weekNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable.

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