Category Archives: Health

Pushing Patients to Seek Value, Whatever That Is

Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times

This story appears in The New York Times ‘Your Money’ section on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. Peter Kreutzer is, in many ways, an ideal patient. ... Read More »

Navigating a Transformed Insurance Marketplace

Matt Roth for the New York Times

Tips to evaluate your options under the plans offered by the Affordable Care Act. ESSENTIAL benefits. Flexible benefits. High deductibles. Coinsurance. Bronze, silver, gold, platinum. ... Read More »

Mayor Reed urges Medicaid expansion in Georgia

Photo courtesy of U.S. Conference of Mayors

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal have been getting along famously, working together on landing federal funding to deepen the Port of Savannah ... Read More »

Con Men Prey on Confusion Over Health Care Act

There has been of clamoring of people seeking benefits since open enrollment for the Affordable Healthcare Plans started on October 1, 2013. State and federal authorities ... Read More »

Study: Sleeping in on weekends doesn’t help

Study shows that after being sleep-deprived, getting two days of "recovery" sleep, does not improve your performance back to baseline.

ATLANTA - Sleep is a precious commodity for a lot of working folks. Many don’t get enough during the work week, so they try to ... Read More »

Cuts in Hospital Subsidies Threaten Safety-Net Care

Donna Atkins has no insurance and went two years with what she thought was a sore throat. She recently had cancer surgery. Photo: Stephen Morton for The New York Times

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The uninsured pour into Memorial Health hospital here: the waitress with cancer in her voice box who for two years assumed she ... Read More »

Precious Eyes

Andrew Sullivan for the New York Times

Andrew Sullivan for the New York Times This article gives new meaning and brings much needed attention to the world of guide dogs. It also ... Read More »

Think Like a Doctor: Gut Feeling Solved!

Think Like a Doctor: Gut Feeling

                              I don’t know about you, but there a few things ... Read More »

Living With Cancer: Tumbling Blocks

Credit: New York Times

Three of my former graduate students have received a cancer diagnosis. Why are these people so young, and why are there so many? This cannot, ... Read More »

Duly Noted: Twitter is hot, trans fat is not

Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg

It was quite a scene as Twitter stock began trading today. In a major change of policy, the Food and Drug Administration has directed food ... Read More »