Tag: Healthcare
wendell-potter-2010-12-22
Interview
Airdate: December 22, 2010

Corporate watchdog and Deadly Spin author discusses his struggle with his whistleblower status and describes the post-healthcare-reform industry spin.

toni-yancey-2010-10-22
Interview
Airdate: October 22, 2010

UCLA professor of health services and author of Instant Recess explains why what’s good for the waistline is good for the bottom line.

olivia-newton-john-2010-10-18
Interview
Airdate: October 18, 2010

Singer-actress reflects on her 40 years in entertainment and 18 years as a breast cancer survivor.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
October 4th, 2010

“America is hemorrhaging talent. We can no longer waste the skills and dreams of countless young men and boys of color.” That truth was echoed throughout a two-day national town hall in Los Angeles to address the health disparities facing boys and young men of color across California and the nation. Researchers and community leaders [...]

nancy-brinker-2010-10-01
Interview
Airdate: October 1, 2010

Susan G. Komen for the Cure founder-CEO shares her thoughts on the controversy over mammograms and how often women should be screened.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
September 30th, 2010

I didn’t expect to get this disease. Although my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in her thirties, I felt that I had mitigated my risk by following the general guidelines for risk reduction. Babies before thirty, check. Breastfeeding, check. Organic food, check. But it happened, and at the age of 31, with my two [...]

kathleen-sebelius-2010-09-20
Interview
Airdate: September 20, 2010

HHS secretary de-bunks some of the myths that still surround the landmark bill.

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 29th, 2010

Recent reports about the rising rate of obesity are alarming. More adults are using canes and grab bars at younger ages to cope with obesity. New research shows that the impact of childhood obesity reaches into adulthood and affects a person’s social and economic outcomes. And even weight-gain during pregnancy is not off-limits. Citing an [...]

Headshot and poster by Diana Toshiko.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 29th, 2010

My earliest memories of even thinking I might be depressed were met with warnings by my mother that if I ever dare seek professional help for depression, even as a kid, my employers would one day find out and fire me. It did bother me that being depressed-but-employed versus happy-and-unemployed was the better of the [...]

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Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
July 27th, 2010

In my previous guest blog post for this site I described a hidden burden of poverty and illness resulting from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) in the world’s poorest countries. In addition to representing the most common infections of the “bottom billion” — people who live on less than $1.25 per day — I revealed that [...]

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