Monday, January 5, 2009

Health Care Reform Now! | Are Older People Happier? | My Life with HIV

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January 5th, 2009
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Health Care Reform: Good for Patients, Good for Workers, Good for Women  

Health Care Reform: Good for Patients, Good for Workers, Good for Women
By Amanda Marcotte, RH Reality Check
Health care reform would give us the opportunity to create jobs that pay us back tenfold. Read more »

 

Health care isn't just about health. It's an issue that runs through all others, whether it's the economy, the environment, foreign policy or reproductive justice. And, as Amanda Marcotte shows in this week's top Health & Wellness story, tackling health care reform would simultaneously help us tackle other problems. Besides providing some long overdue relief for the 46+ million people without health insurance, reforming the system would create demand for labor -- jobs that both men and women could fill. The government could even take an extra step in helping more women move into health careers like nursing by setting up 24-hour daycare centers similar to those created during World War II.

Also in this issue of Health & Wellness, we take a look at the correlation between age and happiness, let readers sound off about America's broken health care system and hear about HIV from a man living with the diagnosis. Stay tuned next week for more great content, including a guest post from Niko Karvounis at Health Beat on whether the media will derail health care reform.

As always, thanks for reading,
Heather Gehlert
Managing Editor

 

Five Years On: My Diagnosis and Mission Living As HIV-Positive  

Five Years On: My Diagnosis and Mission Living As HIV-Positive

This year, I am telling my story so that people know why HIV/AIDS research is crucial for the entire population. Read more »

Are Older People Happier?  

Are Older People Happier?

New research shows that happiness may have little to do with youth, mental sharpness or even physical health. Read more »

World's Worst Job? Meet the Couple Who Clean Up After Messy Deaths  

World's Worst Job? Meet the Couple Who Clean Up After Messy Deaths

One couple have built a business helping people deal with the very messy reality of death by cleaning up after murders, suicides and the like. Read more »

Readers Write: Lessons From an Emergency Room Nightmare  

Readers Write: Lessons From an Emergency Room Nightmare

Medical misdiagnosis is alarmingly common and potentially deadly. AlterNet readers discuss this and other pitfalls of America's broken health system. Read more »

How D.C. Pharmacies are Failing Patients  

How D.C. Pharmacies are Failing Patients

Most professionals need an acceptable excuse to miss work. Pharmacists can refuse to do their jobs for any reason. Read more »

Want to Live Longer? Start Laughing More  

Want to Live Longer? Start Laughing More

A good chuckle doesn't just cheer us up. Doctors are discovering that it can ease pain and even help fight disease. Read more »

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Selling 'Safer Cigarettes'?  

Selling 'Safer Cigarettes'?

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