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Doctors Fear Talk of Obesity Embarrasses Patients

by Laura Kelly / November 15, 2017

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. physicians say they don’t discuss weight loss with their obese patients for fear of embarrassing them, according to a survey examining barriers to treatment in the obesity epidemic. The ACTION survey, published last week in the journal Obesity, is one of only a few studies to compare perceptions of health care […]

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Senate Tax Plan to End Obamacare Mandate

by THOMAS KAPLAN and JIM TANKERSLEY / November 15, 2017

Senate Republicans have decided to include the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most people have health insurance into the sprawling tax rewrite, merging the fight over health care with the high-stakes effort to cut taxes. They also have made a calculated gamble to help speed their bill to passage on a party-line […]

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Guidelines: Half of U.S. Adults Have High Blood Pressure

by MARILYNN MARCHIONE / November 15, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New medical guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition. That means now nearly half of U.S. adults have it. High pressure has long meant a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90. That drops to […]

First Latina Named NIH Scientific Director Current News

First Latina Named NIH Scientific Director

by UCSF / November 15, 2017

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) has appointed Anna Maria Nápoles, PhD, MPH, as scientific director of its Division of Intramural Research. Nápoles, a UC San Francisco behavioral epidemiologist, is the first Latina to be named a scientific director at the National Institutes of Health. Nápoles has been a professor in […]

DACA Nursing Students Can’t Get Licenses Current News

DACA Nursing Students Can’t Get Licenses

by Eric Besson / October 16, 2017

At least two Arkansas nursing colleges have informed current students who received federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protections that they cannot obtain state professional licenses because of their legal status, officials said Friday. Read More

Industry Insiders Pleased With HHS Pick Current News

Industry Insiders Pleased With HHS Pick

by Ilene MacDonald / November 15, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., vowed Monday to vigorously oppose President Donald Trump’s nomination of a former pharmaceutical executive to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. But for the most part, hospitals and healthcare trade groups came out in support of Alex Azar. Azar, who served as the head […]


Equity in Health

by Cora Faith Walker

When I ran to represent Missouri’s 74th House District, I promised to continue to fight for access to quality healthcare. As a lawyer who specializes in health law and holds a Masters in Pubic Health, I know how important quality, affordable healthcare is to supporting local communities and developing economies. And now, as a member […]

Lonely Killers

by Harriet Fraad, Richard D. Wolff

Economically, he was one of the growing millions without a secure, meaningful, socially approved, well-paid job. He had previously amassed money by buying and selling real estate, but had no ongoing job. He lacked the relationships that flow from working with others to accomplish a shared goal where each person has a part to play. […]