Health Cents Archive: October, 2012

Health reform will continue regardless of who is president

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By Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Mitt Romney says that, if elected, he would repeal Obamacare on day one. Obama, needless to say, would... Read more

Obamacare also tackles childhood obesity

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by Erica Cohen While public attention has focused mostly on the individual insurance mandate, other seemingly unrelated parts of the health... Read more

Has Romney become a socialist?

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. What exactly is socialized medicine? In 2007, Mitt Romney offered his definition. Referring to uninsured... Read more

Are we ready for bionic patients

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Hugh Herr, a roboticist (yes, that’s a real job title) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, boldly asserted at a conference... Read more

Welcome to Medicare – but what about the rest of the family?

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. About to turn 65? Congratulations. You will soon be eligible for one of the best health insurance... Read more

Fighting for your right to die

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by Erica Cohen Grace Lee, a paralyzed 28-year-old woman with an incurable brain tumor, wants to die. She has repeatedly requested that doctors... Read more

Separating truth from fiction in the presidential debates

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by Robert I. Field, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H. Wednesday night’s presidential debate felt at times like a walk through health care fantasyland... Read more

Medical residents: Overtired or undereducated - pick your poison

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by Erica Cohen You are wheeled into trauma bay A at 3 a.m, barely conscious after a severe car accident. A dozen medical professionals buzz... Read more