The Quality Of Health Care You Receive Likely Depends On Your Skin Color

29 Jun

Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark report showing that minority patients were less likely to receive the same quality health care as … Read More »

ICYMI: What Your Birth Month Says About Your Health And The Story Behind America’s Obsession With Perfect Teeth

13 Jun

ICYMI Health features what we’re reading this week. This week, we couldn’t put down emergency doctor Craig Spencer’s account of recovering from Ebola in New York City last year. We were also awed by video footage of a nipple tattoo … Read More »

ICYMI: People ‘Borrow’ Stories And The Disturbing Way We Get Brain Injuries

6 Jun

ICYMI Health features what we’re reading this week. Our news diet this week took a depressing, gender-based turn after we read a disheartening report about how science is still viewed as a male profession around the world. We learned that … Read More »

How Hawaii Became One Of The Healthiest States In The Nation

29 May

Edmund Garman | Flickr Hawaii isn’t just a nice state for a vacation. It may also be the healthiest state in which to live, at least according to one metric: Only 19 percent of Hawaiian residents suffer from obesity. That’s … Read More »