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Ten Reasons Folks Should Care About the Hyde Amendment
It's more than a little ridiculous that we still need to make a case for reproductive justice, but this is a good list
abortion  women  health  healthcare  politics  post 
15 days ago by kwon
The Rising U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Demands Action from Employers
"The business community has a unique opportunity to leverage its health care purchasing power to improve maternity care"
health  healthcare  post  women 
28 days ago by kwon
I have cancer. Don't tell me you're sorry
Sharp perspective from Prozac Nation author Elizabeth Wurtzel
health  women 
january 2018 by kwon
The best weekend activities are most likely not the ones you're currently doing
"We need to be as vigilant about the quality of our free time as we are about the quality of our work."
productivity  health 
july 2017 by kwon
Once upon a time, being a doctor was great. Not anymore
Wish I could have taken care of patients in that world
healthcare  doctors  health 
february 2017 by kwon
Care for the Vulnerable vs. Cash for the Powerful — Trump’s Pick for HHS
I am in favor of giving doctors a voice in government, but advancing physicians' economic interests at the expense of patients is not the solution to the healthcare crisis
health  government  politics  doctors 
january 2017 by kwon
How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth of the Cost
"As a poor country, Cuba can’t afford to equivocate... This pressure seems to have created efficiency. Instead of pouring money into advanced medical technology, the system is forced to keep people healthy."
health  global 
december 2016 by kwon
Gene Wilder Was Right: Gilda Radner Didn’t Have To Die, And We Need To Talk About Why She Did
Radner's ovarian cancer diagnosis, which eventually killed her at age 42, was delayed despite symptoms of vaginal bleeding, weight loss, pelvic pain, and infertility because of what sounds like misattribution to anxiety, depression, constipation, viral infection, and so on and so forth. It's easier to blame the individual doctors responsible, but the underlying problem is unconscious bias against gender medicine
health  women 
august 2016 by kwon
50 Reasons Why Everyone Should Want More Walkable Streets
Nice list, though admittedly I've already drunk the Kool-Aid on this one. I spent the last week at my parents' in suburbia, where they literally don't even have sidewalks because it's that driver-centric, and it bummed me out so hard
urban  health 
august 2016 by kwon
What we know about the health of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Politics aside, Trump's letter reads like a boastful child describing himself. Clinton's reads like that of an actual physician
politics  health 
august 2016 by kwon
Shape-changing metamaterial developed using Kirigami technique
This technology, based on the ancient Japanese art of paper-cutting, is currently being investigated for use in a wheelchair that would shift with the user's weight to provide support (via STAT Morning Rounds)
health  disability  tech 
august 2016 by kwon
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
"The core problem with working longer hours is that time is a finite resource. Energy is a different story."
health  productivity 
july 2016 by kwon
Lesbian, bisexual women benefit from tailored health plans
"One way to build good relationships with lesbian and bisexual female patients, researchers said, was to take a healthy-at-any-size approach... 'We found a group of obese women whose blood sugar was fine, cholesterol was fine, and their triglycerides and blood pressure were all in normal ranges.'"
health  lgbtq  obesity 
july 2016 by kwon

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