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Mental Health Parity: Local organizations help patients bear the burden of enforcing the law
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Mental Health Parity: Local organizations help patients bear the burden of enforcing the law

Since 2008, federal law has required “parity” for most health insurance coverage of mental illness (including substance abuse) on the ...

Not Only the Good Die Young
January 16, 2019 No Commentby

Not Only the Good Die Young

Life expectancy is not supposed to decline in wealthy First World countries. As I wrote two years ago reporting that ...

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”
July 4, 2018 No Commentby

Family Separation: A Need for “Common Sense and a Heart”

My friend of some years asked to remain anonymous as she explains the dangers of the federal government policy of ...

Tattoos at the Cellular Level
February 14, 2018 No Commentby

Tattoos at the Cellular Level

Skin cells continuously shed and regenerate, so how does the ink of a tattoo stay permanent? While the outer layer ...

TattooMedics: Shattering Your Misconceptions
February 14, 2018 No Commentby

TattooMedics: Shattering Your Misconceptions

Richard Rosol wants to eliminate the phrase “tattoo regret” from our lexicon. “Tattoos can be more like a piece of jewelry ...

Alt-Health: The 2018 Flu Epidemic
February 7, 2018 No Commentby

Alt-Health: The 2018 Flu Epidemic

With the sheer number of other horrifying diseases plaguing mankind, most of us have come to think of the flu ...

HPV Vaccine Conundrum
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

HPV Vaccine Conundrum

When I got the call asking to write this article, I have to admit I was a little split on ...

The Road to Recovery
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

The Road to Recovery

For some of us, the rising deaths from drug overdose are just numbers on a page. But for many others, it is ...

PR Saline Shortage Affects the Mainland
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

PR Saline Shortage Affects the Mainland

When Hurricane Maria flattened Puerto Rico in September, the damage and loss was catastrophic. But unless we had family ties ...

Family of None
January 10, 2018 No Commentby

Family of None

“Why would I want a mini-me?” she asks, annoyed at the suggestion that someday she might want to have kids. ...