July 2012

When Politics Trumps Healthcare

Americans haven’t worried about polio for a long time; vaccines have effectively eliminated the disease in America and much of the rest of the world. However, there are three countries that are still facing polio epidemics: Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. Global Polio Eradication Initiative Plans to Vaccinate The Global Polio Eradication Initiative, partners with UNICEF

Healthcare Can Be Fixed

One of the most frequent complaints I get about health care today is that it’s too impersonal. Patients don’t feel like people; they feel like numbers or objects. Their physician may rush through the exam as if the patient doesn’t matter, or fail to explain things fully to the patient. Doctor appointments no longer feel

Bad Medicine Isn't What I Need

CBS news has discovered that some doctors are using medicine even Bon Jovi wouldn’t approve of — at least 79 U.S. medical practices have been identified by the federal government as purchasing cancer drugs from foreign or unlicensed suppliers. Foreign Drugs are Illegal These drugs are illegal for doctors to purchase, as they are not

Celebrities Selling Shampoo, Credit Cards, and Disease Awareness?

Since radio stars started hawking products in the 30s and sports heroes began dominating the front of Wheaties cereal boxes in 1958, stars have advertised all sorts of products. Nearly every commercial break on television features at least one celebrity endorsing a product or service. Tina Fey graces hair dye commercials, William Shatner offers the