Health & Science

Health & Science
1:22 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Dr. Howard Koh on Obamacare

Dr. Howard Koh, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, says the implementation of Obamacare marks an historic time in the history of U.S. public health.
Credit Courtesy / Office of Public Health Service

Last week, President Barack Obama announced more than six million people had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

The deadline to enroll – or at least get started on the process – is midnight on Monday, March 31st.

In the weeks leading up to the deadline, the Obama Administration has been on a major public relations push to spread the word, and the pace of enrollment has picked up dramatically.

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Health & Science
6:22 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Episode 144 - Natural Sponges

Health & Science
5:24 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Episode 143 - Artificial Sponges

Opinion - Health
2:27 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

School Districts Need a Uniform Policy for Allergens in the Classroom

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.
Credit Courtesy / Abraham Schwab

In a 2013 comedy special, Louis C.K. provides a provocative contrast of good thoughts and bad thoughts he calls “Of course . . . But maybe” (Ed.: video contains content some readers may find offensive).

His first example: “Of course” we should protect children with nut allergies by segregating their food. Of course we should. “But maybe” if you touch a nut and it kills you, you’re supposed to die.

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Health & Science
11:05 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Episode 142 - Electromagnet

Health & Science
5:48 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Episode 141 - Mimicry

Health & Science
10:25 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Episode 140 - Camouflage

Health & Science
9:11 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Episode 139 - Dolphins

Opinion - Health
3:58 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

The Hidden Costs of Health Care

IPFW Associate Professor and medical ethicist Abraham Schwab.

Westchester Medical Center recently had to reverse positions. Their decision to refuse all insurance plans available on the New York Health Insurance Exchange was met with moral outrage. As a result, they now accept one of the seven plans available.

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Health & Science
4:20 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Episode 138 - Vaporization