Monthly Archives: May 2013

10 Ways Healthcare Reform Might Help People with Disabilities

Tweet Healthcare reform discussions frequently center on the changes anticipated for the general population. But people with disabilities — about 56 million in the United States — are generally left out of the healthcare reform picture. That absence is not … Continue reading

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Personalized Medicine: Read the Chart!

Tweet This is a guest post by Ricki Lewis, PhD, who blogs at DNAScience, part of the PLOS blog network. Ricki is a science writer with a PhD in genetics. The author of several textbooks and thousands of articles in scientific, … Continue reading

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Will Patients Win with Transparent Hospital-Bill Mandates?

Tweet If you had a chance to read Steve Brill’s enormous piece on outrageous hospital bills in Time earlier this year, you probably found it an eye-opener.  Speaking before Physicians for a National Health Program meeting in New York last … Continue reading

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Backs Routine HIV Testing

Tweet The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force formally published its recommendation for routine HIV testing for all individuals age 15 to 65 in the Annals of Internal Medicine this week. An editorial and patient materials are all available free to … Continue reading

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