Archive: Health Care

Psychiatry's failed paradigm

The solution to mental illness has seemed to lie in application of drugs. If a serious psychiatric disorder arises, the reasoning goes, it must be centered in the brain - and, the reasoning further assumes, the most successful treatment is a biological one. Or is it? In his book, "Doctoring...

By Steven E. Levingston | January 4, 2010; 05:30 AM ET | Comments (11)

Health Care Lessons From Israel

In the debate over health care reform, what can the United States learn from Israel? Dr. Dani Filc, author of "Circles of Exclusion: The Politics of Health Care in Israel," has some ideas. Filc is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University and...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 24, 2009; 05:30 AM ET | Comments (10)

Health Care, Race and Political Polarization

Race has leapt back into the political conversation following former president Jimmy Carter's assertion that many of the attacks against the White House were motivated by the color of President Obama's skin. The debate underscores not only the country's racial sensitivities but also the American political divide. Authors Marc J....

By Steven E. Levingston | September 21, 2009; 05:30 AM ET | Comments (18)

President Obama: Don't Forget About Doctors

(istock photo) GUEST BLOGGER: Richard M. Scheffler With President Obama heading to Capitol Hill this week to lay out his prescription for health care reform before a joint session of Congress, we asked guest blogger Richard M. Scheffler for his perspective. Scheffler is author of "Is There A Doctor...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 4, 2009; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (4)

 

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