I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific – LA Times

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my Paris apartment, reading a newspaper, when I became dizzy. The next thing I knew, my heart was beating violently. When the paramedics arrived, it was racing at 240 beats per […]

Dick Doctors Need to Stop Dicking Around Online

Image: Flickr User Vic/Ryan F Mandelbaum If you trust a doctor with information about your urinary tract or penis, you probably don’t want them talking about you online. You probably hope that their online presence is devoid of most unprofessional behaviors, in fact. The American Urological Association encourages its docs to be active on social […]

Is Trump Unfit to Be President? – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” The Unfit President Unlike George W. Bush and Barack Obama before him, Trump doesn’t seem to care about working out or eating healthy. Google Metadata Michelle Kondrich / The Atlantic When Teddy Roosevelt was in office, he had the White House basement coated with mats. An avid martial […]

The Daily 202: Trump’s health care ultimatum is straight out of ‘The Art of the Deal.’ It just might work. – The Washington Post

Donald Trump walks out of the White House to meet with truckers and CEOs on the South Lawn yesterday. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: If you read Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” substituting “conservatives” for “contractors,” the president’s ultimatum to House Republicans on health care is not […]

Tom Price Says States Should Decide on Vaccines

All Americans should have access to measles. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The realities of public health, much like those of climate change, bedevil American conservatism. It does this in a few different ways. One is that the logic of markets is ill-suited to the provision of health care. Medical treatment is not an ordinary good. […]

Ask Well: Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Weight Gain? – The New York Times

Continental breakfast is served at Hey Jupiter, a cafe in Adelaide, Australia.Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Times Q Does skipping breakfast cause weight gain? When I was younger, my mother said that if I don’t eat breakfast then I’ll “train” my metabolism to slow down, thus leading to weight gain and associated […]