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Why the Economic Crisis Shouldn't Mean Putting Off Health Care  

Why the Economic Crisis Shouldn't Mean Putting Off Health Care
By Monica Sanchez, Campaign for America's Future
We can't afford not to tackle our health care crisis. Read more »

 

Most Americans agree that fixing our health care system is long overdue. But how quickly should it be done? And what effects would that have on the economy? In a previous issue of Health & Wellness, Maggie Mahar, a frequent AlterNet contributor and Century Foundation Fellow, wrote a compelling argument against using health care reform as an immediate way to boost the economy. This week, Monica Sanchez makes a strong case for the opposite, citing a report from the New America Foundation that shows the big-picture costs of remaining idle on reform.

Also in this issue of Health & Wellness, we have a roundup of last week's most important health news items from some of the Web's best progressive sources. We will continue to post these highlights once a week, thanks to Lindsay Beyerstein from The Media Consortium.

Thanks for reading!
Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor

 

Industry and EPA Collaborated to Hide the Truth about How Natural Gas Drilling Is Threatening Drinking Water  

Industry and EPA Collaborated to Hide the Truth about How Natural Gas Drilling Is Threatening Drinking Water

One of the greatest threats to our water and our health may come from a process involved in natural gas drilling. But EPA is keeping mum. Read more »

Stem Cell Research Heads for a Renaissance  

Stem Cell Research Heads for a Renaissance

New stem cell therapies may be a step closer to being tested in humans. Read more »

Revealed: Gulf War Syndrome is Real, Caused by Pills and Pesticides  

Revealed: Gulf War Syndrome is Real, Caused by Pills and Pesticides

A groundbreaking study has found that pills given to U.S. and British troops to counter nerve gas is one of the causes of Gulf War Syndrome. Read more »

Meditation May Protect Your Brain  

Meditation May Protect Your Brain

Research is confirming the medicinal effects that advocates have long claimed for meditation. Read more »

This Week in Health  

This Week in Health

A roundup of this week's best independent, progressive reporting on health. Read more »

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Would Passing Universal Health Care Kill the GOP?  

Would Passing Universal Health Care Kill the GOP?

Signs point to yes. Read more »

Daschle as HHS Secretary: A Look at the Pros and Cons  

Daschle as HHS Secretary: A Look at the Pros and Cons

I'm okay with this selection -- and that's exactly as noncommittal a reaction as it sounds. Read more »

 

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