Susan J. Douglas, contributing author to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything discusses the media's portrayal of women.
Twenty-five percent of the U.S. population is composed of underrepresented groups, yet these minorities represent only 10 percent of the individuals in health professions and are growing very modestly.
Statement from John D. Podesta on Senate passage of historic health care reform legislation.
It's been a while since we made women stitch scarlet A's to their clothes as one of their many punishments for having babies out of wedlock. That kind of public shaming—being shunned and branded as a harlot, slut, sinner, whore—went out of style a few hundred years ago. But a new version of female shaming, 21st century style, has just been written into the Senate version of the health care bill.
Try these tips the next time you're stuck shoveling snow to avoid harming the environment with toxic deicers.
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite interviews Christian evangelical Tyler Wigg-Stevenson about his project to eliminate nuclear weapons.
The ratio of health providers to patients in underserved areas is especially concerning, as limited access to care affects an individual’s health as well as the health of the community at large.
Michael Ettlinger gives some options for handling the expiration of the Bush tax cuts at the end of next year.
Rebecca Lefton, Andrew Light, and Daniel J. Weiss on what you need to know following the United Nations International Climate Change Summit.
People who do not have regular access to primary care go without the preventive and routine services that can stop the root causes of disease and detect illness in the early stages when treatment is most effective.
The United States and China have an unhealthy and codependent economic relationship. That needs to change, writes Sabina Dewan.
Home is where the heart is, and Bracken Hendricks explains how new incentives could jump start the economy and make that home a clean-energy home.
Michael Kimmel, contributing author to The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything discusses how men's roles are changing.
Michael Werz at the Center for American Progress in Washington argues that Barack Obama has shouldered a great burden at the Copenhagen Climate Summit and his negotiating skills were crucial to save the agreement. With regard to domestic policies like health reform and climate legislation Obama's position has been strengthened and it looks as if the White House will be successful in achieving its major legislative goals.
Many individuals struggle to obtain routine but needed care that can prevent the occurrence of more serious health problems.