health

Preventive Healthcare Initiatives and the Knowledge Gap

Costs are down (or even free) for preventative healthcare like birth control, mammograms and colonoscopies, but many Americans still don't take advantage. Can…

Why Women Still Face Barriers to Healthcare Coverage

While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded health insurance coverage to many previously uninsured women, troubling gaps still remain.

Workplace Well-Being: My Grandma Was Right About Health

Tim State of Humana explains how an employee well-being culture can result in improved health and drive a sustainable workforce.

Patient Education and Improving Access to Quality Healthcare

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more Americans are insured now than ever before. But many newly-insured patients don't know enough about wellness…

Extended Stay America Offers Shelter to Cancer Patients

Through a new partnership with the American Cancer Society, Extended Stay America is making treatment a little easier for the millions of folks…

Ignoring Scientific Evidence, Consumers use Alternative Medicines at Their Own Risk

The complete lack of scientific evidence substantiating any health benefits is the reality of the homeopathic medicine industry, but the sector still reaps…

Millennials Push Fast Food Revenue Off a Cliff

McDonald's faces a stark reality: Only 1 out of 5 millennials have ever sampled the signature Big Mac. With the emergence of millennials…

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found At Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sites In India

Pollution leads to a disturbing antibiotic resistance at Indian pharmaceutical plants, which supply almost a quarter of the world's generic drugs.

Drug Companies, Corporate Responsibility and the Prescription Opioid Crisis

On any given day, over 1,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for opioid misuse. In addition to the pain inflicted on countless…

Healthy Eating in America: Are We Really Changing the Way We Eat?

Consumers are bombarded with a plethora of healthy food products these days. But does all of this innovation mean Americans are actually eating…

This Small Alabama Town Highlights CSR Shortcomings in Natural Gas

Residents of a small Alabama town are still complaining of foul odors eight years after a mercaptan spill at a Mobile Gas facility.…

Can Probiotics Replace Antibiotics on the Farm?

An unexpected tool could help farmers reduce their use of unnecessary antimicrobials while keeping growth and nutrition consistent: probiotics. And no, we're not…

FDA Warns Against the Use of Homeopathic Teething Remedies

Last week, the FDA advised consumers to stop using homeopathic teething tablets and gels due to potential health risks. In an ongoing trend…

Rising Obesity and the ‘Fat Acceptance’ Movement: Finding a Middle Ground

Supporters of what is often called the “fat acceptance” movement say they want to stop the bias society often directs toward overweight people,…

Theranos, 23andMe and Zenefits: Why Medical Startups are Still Struggling

Innovative medical companies with the potential to transform the country's healthcare system are itching to take advantage of Silicon Valley's startup incubators. But…