Homecare Workers Flood #fightfor15 Rallies,
Wait for President Obama to Act

Tweet Homecare and direct care workers were out in droves last night in New York’s #fightfor15 rally that stretched from Columbus Circle to Times Square. Initially billed as an event for fast-food and retail workers, the #fightfor15 day expanded to home care workers, adjunct professors, and low-wage workers in general. In fact, health and home

7 Disruptive Ways to Celebrate Mothers’ Day

Tweet It’s about time that we looked at Mothers Day expansively and rocked the boat. Lots of positive vibes could be set in motion. Some of my thoughts: 1.     Press for action and donate to organizations devoted to preventing unnecessary maternal deaths around the world and in the United States.  Every Mother Counts is worthy

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 unusual. According to Lisa Iezzoni, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Institute for

Writing About Alzheimer’s and Dementia Gets Complicated

Tweet Now that I have spent three days listening to expert neurologists, demographers, caregivers, and policy people talk about Alzheimer’s, I come away from the meeting with a sense that the story is complicated, and that I hope it is not reduced to talking points and sound bites. I didn’t feel that it was at