Health Care

Robert Reich: Trump’s Drug Pricing Scam

Robert Reich: Trump’s Drug Pricing Scam
Trump promised to rein in drug prices. Big surprise - he was either lying or just caved to Big Pharma.
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Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?

Why Are We So Sleep Deprived, And Why Does It Matter?
Not many things matter more to our health than a good night’s sleep, but fewer and fewer of Americans are getting one.
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Mothers Dying After Childbirth Is a Overlooked Medical Issue

Mothers Dying After Childbirth Is a Overlooked Medical Issue
Even as the U.S. rate of infant mortality has decreased, the rate of maternal mortality has increased.
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Republican Changes to Medicaid Would Hurt People With Disabilities

Republican Changes to Medicaid Would Hurt People With Disabilities
And the stakes are high: For people with disabilities, Medicaid is an important lifeline as well as a facilitator to gainful employment.
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2017 Saw a Surge of Pro-Choice Bills in State Legislatures

2017 Saw a Surge of Pro-Choice Bills in State Legislatures
“We know there’s a growing momentum to engage around a more affirmative agenda."
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Want to Lower Health Care Costs? Stop Wasting Our Money

Want to Lower Health Care Costs? Stop Wasting Our Money
Hospitals throw out so many valuable supplies that a cottage industry of charities has sprung up to collect this stuff and ship it to the developing world.
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Dr. Strangedrug or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big PhARMA

Dr. Strangedrug or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big PhARMA
I watched the Super Bowl with my father, and as a cord-cutting member of the millenial generation I will admit that the most expensive ad buys of the year are a guilty pleasure. My fave was definitey Mt. Dew Kickstart’s “Puppy Monkey Baby”. Great dose of weirdness for a product I will never buy. The real shocker though was an ad for a new drug, taking care of a problem one would like to think only a small, small minority of Americans face. Surely the market of people suffering from Opioid-Induced Constipation is not so great as to justify a multi-million dollar Super Bowl ad buy…. but apparently it is.
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World AIDS Day – Dec 1, 2015 - Act Now

World AIDS Day – Dec 1, 2015 - Act Now
There is no better time than World AIDS Day to recommit ourselves to achieving an AIDS-free generation. This year, we will celebrate the tremendous progress we have made together in expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care services, and focus on the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.
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ProPublica Partners with Yelp to Bring Big Data to Bear on Healthcare

ProPublica Partners with Yelp to Bring Big Data to Bear on Healthcare
Yelp may be best known for its restaurant and nightclub reviews, but the site’s seeds were actually planted when CEO Jeremy Stoppelman had trouble finding recommendations for a local doctor. Health providers now account for a rapidly growing six percent of Yelp’s reviewed businesses. Thanks to a new partnership with ProPublica, the site’s star ratings system is being supplemented with objective healthcare data.
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CO Congress Takes a Shot at Type-2-Diabetes Racial Gap

CO Congress Takes a Shot at Type-2-Diabetes Racial Gap
Congresswoman Diana DeGette stood in the workout room Monday at Denver Indian Health and Family Services to announce legislation aimed at curbing the devastating rates of diabetes in communities of color.
“According to Centers for Disease Control nearly half – nearly half – of all minority children born in 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime,” said DeGette. “These disparities need to be addressed immediately.”
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