The Costs of Being a Woman!
It's no secret that chronic illnesses are costly to treat. But until now, few had any idea just how costly. A recent study examined three diseases that strike women especially hard - cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stress urinary incontinence. The results show that these diseases have the potential to cripple you financially as well as physically.
Don't Be Such a Pain!
Science in the Spotlight
Pain is an unpleasant subject. Whether it's a knee that acts up when the weather changes or that nagging twinge in your lower back, pain is something we all experience occasionally. Pain is nature's way of telling you something is wrong, so it's not something to be ignored - as if we could.
Respect Your Elders
Get Mad Column
We see them sometimes on the evening news-stories about another scam targeting the elderly or the discovery of an employee physically abusing residents of a long-term care facility. The images are sickening: seniors, often isolated from families and friends, are victimized by opportunistic strangers, caretakers, even family members.
This Election's Unhealthy Debate Over Health Care
By Daniel Perry
The just-finished political campaign was a missed opportunity by candidates from both political parties to talk about how to truly improve health in America. Now that Election Day is behind us, let's hope our elected officials can move past the heated rhetoric and start to really make positive changes in the U.S. health care system.
Frank Mankiewicz: "Revolutionary" On the Inside
If you're a lobbyist for a well-known Washington, D.C., public relations firm, it pays to know people. In fact, knowing people is pretty much what you are paid to do.