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Health

The rise of “Generation Health”

The rise of “Generation Health”

After rising for a decade, life expectancy in America has begun leveling off and has even declined for some groups. Diabetes, heart disease and obesity along with stress, anxiety, and depression are now major issues. The situation is almost as if the technologies that have improved life in so many ways are now slowly killing us. Meanwhile, maverick quantified [...]

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New $2 million NIH grant aims to improve health of ‘grandparent caregivers’

New $2 million NIH grant aims to improve health of ‘grandparent caregivers’

As the number of grandparents caring for grandchildren full-time continues to swell, so do the stress-induced health risks associated with such a demanding responsibility. Now, a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing to refine and test a [...]

February 2, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on New $2 million NIH grant aims to improve health of ‘grandparent caregivers’

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

Over the past few days, our inboxes have been flooded with letters from doctors and medical researchers whose lives have been shaken up by President Donald Trump’s executive order, which, among other things, restricts immigrants and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. We’ve heard from foreign-born health care workers who are trapped [...]

February 2, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on How Trump’s immigration ban threatens health care, in 3 charts

Uganda’s Health Pyramid

Uganda’s Health Pyramid

Living in a poor country with one of the worst doctor-patient ratios in the world – about one for every 24,000 people – it’s perhaps no surprise that many Ugandans are tempted by alternative remedies, even though there’s often little evidence to support the claims made about their efficacy in treating or preventing disease. But [...]

February 2, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Uganda’s Health Pyramid

Republicans Start to Get Real on Health Care

Republicans Start to Get Real on Health Care

Now that Republicans control both the executive and legislative branches, their plans to replace Obamacare — yes, they exist — will amount to more than just hot air. One new proposal shows they’re beginning to take their newfound responsibility seriously. The bill, introduced by Senator Bill Cassidy of Louisiana with three Republican cosponsors, would keep the [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Republicans Start to Get Real on Health Care

A crappy health care “compromise”: GOP’s new Obamacare “replacement” bill is sure to be wildly unpopular

A crappy health care “compromise”: GOP’s new Obamacare “replacement” bill is sure to be wildly unpopular

The first legislative replacement for the Affordable Care Act of the Trump era has been unveiled, and it seems almost certain that everyone will hate it. The bill, which is sponsored by a handful of Republican senators, tries to accomplish every health care policy goal at once: It tries to preserve (most of) the Affordable [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on A crappy health care “compromise”: GOP’s new Obamacare “replacement” bill is sure to be wildly unpopular

Ottawa still failing to provide adequate health care on reserves: report

Ottawa still failing to provide adequate health care on reserves: report

An assessment of First Nations health care produced by the federal health department early last year shows the government is aware that it is failing in almost every respect to deliver adequate treatment and medical services to people living on reserves. The review was conducted for Health Minister Jane Philpott after the Canadian Human Rights [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Ottawa still failing to provide adequate health care on reserves: report

Emma Stone’s Trainer Swears By These 3 Full-Body Exercises

Emma Stone’s Trainer Swears By These 3 Full-Body Exercises

In La La Land, Emma Stone goes on a sing-and-dance journey through Los Angeles—and boy does all that tap dancing look tiring. We wondered what Stone did to build the strength and stamina needed for long days of dancing and singing on set, so we reached out to her personal trainer, Jason Walsh. Here, he shares the three exercises [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Emma Stone’s Trainer Swears By These 3 Full-Body Exercises

Get health insurance at work? Here’s how ACA repeal could affect you

Get health insurance at work? Here’s how ACA repeal could affect you

Recent attention about the planned repeal of the Affordable Care Act has focused on the 20 million people who might lose their health insurance if President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is dismantled by Republicans in Congress. But people who get insurance through their employers – an estimated 150 million Americans – may also [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Get health insurance at work? Here’s how ACA repeal could affect you

Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

President Donald Trump, hours after assuming the mantle of the White House, made his first executive order, aimed at Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The 45th President of the United States sat at the President’s formal desk in the Oval Office and signed the order, which was described by his Chief of Staff Reince [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Full text: Donald Trump’s health care executive order on Obamacare

Trump Stays Silent On Health Law In Speech, Then Sets Tone For Repeal

Trump Stays Silent On Health Law In Speech, Then Sets Tone For Repeal

Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act has been considered the new Trump administration’s top priority. But you wouldn’t know that from the new president’s earliest speech. President Donald Trump’s brief inaugural address mentioned many of the issues he raised repeatedly on the campaign trail — jobs, immigration and trade policy. But there was not [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump Stays Silent On Health Law In Speech, Then Sets Tone For Repeal

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts

Shortly after the end of his inaugural parade, President Donald Trump issued his first executive order: instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law.” The executive order is a powerful political statement about the health care law, one that directs agencies to “waive, defer, grant [...]

January 21, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts