The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy… Read More ›
The election debate has focused on warring narratives about whose approach to reforming Medicare is more harmful, as Democrats and Republicans promote competing solutions to lower Medicare spending. But outside of Washington, there is general agreement on one way to… Read More ›
Some bad news for workers facing stress on the job and elsewhere in their life, suggested by 2 studies published this week: stress may contribute to an increased risk of heart disease and may impair short-term memory. Workers who encounter… Read More ›
The last month or so, the Presidential campaign has often felt like a war over Medicare. Republicans have claimed that the Democrats have robbed the trust fund to pay for an entitlement for other people. They claim that the Affordable… Read More ›
Author Insight: When Prescription Drugs Become Available Over-the-Counter, Their Ads Fall Silent on Risks
When 4 popular medications became available to consumers over-the-counter (OTC), risk information all but disappeared from advertisements for the products, according to an analysis published today in JAMA. When the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began allowing direct-to-consumer advertising… Read More ›
With the Republican convention over and the Democratic convention under way, we will no doubt continue to hear charges and countercharges between the parties about who can be trusted to save Medicare.
As the 2012 presidential election approaches, the political debates on health care reform are consistently confused, often conflating the critical dimensions of any well-functioning health care system: access, equity, cost, quality, and choice.