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A Practical Approach to Military PTSD Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

A Practical Approach to Military PTSD

It is time to commit to programs that will serve our troops with the same fidelity with which they have served us.

Mobile Health Tech: From Novel Startups to Global Industry Mobile MIM

Mobile Health Tech: From Novel Startups to Global Industry

Last week's mHealth summit in Washington, D.C., gave tech leaders an opportunity to evaluate the field and its future.

Great Health Care Requires Great Medical Educators Library of Congress

Great Health Care Requires Great Medical Educators

Education is not an industrial process; it is a human one.

On the Sordid Sale of Screening Tests Flickr

On the Sordid Sale of Screening Tests

If your church is endorsing a "health screening fair," it must be good, right?

An Arthritis Treatment Worthy of the Pope and Kobe EphemeralScraps/Flickr

An Arthritis Treatment Worthy of the Pope and Kobe

Regenokine isn't approved by the FDA (yet), but the procedure for joint pain is promising.

Breaking the Cycle of Prescription Drug Costs ChipEast/Reuters

Breaking the Cycle of Prescription Drug Costs

Examining the roots of the dysfunction, and how we can change it without passing on medication costs to the sickest among us

Self-Diagnosing: On the Proper Role of Sites Like WebMD superfantastic/Flickr

Self-Diagnosing: On the Proper Role of Sites Like WebMD

Despite increasingly significant influence on care, online health resources should be valued for what they are: in their infancy.

Insurers Prepare for Exchanges, but Are Exchanges Ready for Them? epsos.de/Flickr

Insurers Prepare for Exchanges, but Are Exchanges Ready for Them?

Many governors are delaying or refusing to even contemplate health insurance exchanges.

Would You Want to See Everything Your Doctor Writes About You? Flickr

Would You Want to See Everything Your Doctor Writes About You?

We might not like everything we read, but a new trial found that giving patients easier access to our exam notes gets us more involved in effective care.

The Cost of Assuming Doctors Know Best BenjaminBenschneider/AECOM

The Cost of Assuming Doctors Know Best

The success of a hospital system in Washington state should be a strong signal that patient decision aids are powerful quality-improving, cost-cutting tools.

So There's Arsenic in Our Rice—Now What? Flickr

So There's Arsenic in Our Rice—Now What?

Unsure where it's coming from, it's nearly impossible to regulate.

The Origin of Fat Albert: How Bill Cosby Did Obesity Right Concord Records

The Origin of Fat Albert: How Bill Cosby Did Obesity Right

Amid his outspoken advocacy of childhood nutrition education, the comedian stands by his iconic 1967 character. We should, too.

A Community Success Story: Combining Public and Private Sectors for Health Care and Education Health Clinic at Broughal MS (George White)

A Community Success Story: Combining Public and Private Sectors for Health Care and Education

How a local government, university, hospital, medical school, non-profit, and corporation in Bethlehem, Pennslyvania are working together.

The Fight for Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD

The Fight for Service Dogs for Veterans With PTSD

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder swear that support dogs lead to remarkable improvements, but research has yet to support their widespread use.

Understanding U.S. Health Insurance Access: It's Like an Airplane AdrisLateef/Reuters

Understanding U.S. Health Insurance Access: It's Like an Airplane

The old axis of access ­in U.S. health care is being replaced by the kind of gradations and complexity for which the airline industry has become (in)famous.

Where Surgery Comes With a 90-Day Guarantee

Where Surgery Comes With a 90-Day Guarantee

The Pennsylvania health group that's betting on standardizing practices to improve care, and winning

Study: Even Minimal Improvements in Neighborhood Poverty Improve Mental Health Reuters

Study: Even Minimal Improvements in Neighborhood Poverty Improve Mental Health

For residents who remain poor, reducing poverty rates in their communities can still result in long-term health benefits.

Bill Cosby on 5-Hour Energy and Thinking of Your Pancreas

Bill Cosby on 5-Hour Energy and Thinking of Your Pancreas

Protein and carbs, in deliberate ratios, help the comedy legend avoid "that 2:30 feeling" and highlight his call for social responsibility in nutrition education.

Who Are the 6 Million Americans Paying the Individual Mandate Tax? Jason Reed/Reuters

Who Are the 6 Million Americans Paying the Individual Mandate Tax?

An early read on the population incurring the landmark penalty rather than purchasing health insurance

Think of the (Fat) Children: Minnesota's 'Better Example' Anti-Obesity Campaign Minnesota Blue Cross

Think of the (Fat) Children: Minnesota's 'Better Example' Anti-Obesity Campaign

Urging people to set better examples for their kids plays on a moral imperative that lies in the gray area between educating and shaming.

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