Health & Healing
Healing a broken system.
The Story of Cosmetics
posted Jul 21, 2010
- What's in your shampoo, anyway? Annie Leonard explores the toxins in our bathrooms, and what to do about them.
Health Care Happy Endings
by Dr. Ken Fabertposted Jul 14, 2010
- New Zealand's health care system still allows for happy endings. But what about the U.S.?
Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
by Rev. Wendy L. Bellposted Jun 25, 2010
- The Rev. Wendy L. Bell reviews Kathleen Dean Moore latest book.
The School Lunch Revolution
by Mark Winneposted Jun 07, 2010
- A new book uncovers the best reasons yet for unconditional school food reform.
Health Care Economics 101
by Ken Fabertposted Jun 02, 2010
- When it comes to health care, everyone can't have everything right away. But we can make smarter choices that don't leave anyone out in the cold.
New Challenges for Community Clinics
by Tom David, Jane Elizabeth Staffordposted May 04, 2010
- Now that a version of health care reform has passed, what will happen to the institutions that have helped the poor and uninsured cope: community clinics and health centers?
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution: Teach Every Child About Food
posted May 03, 2010
- Oliver passionately urges us to get food smart to live longer.
Beyond Vaccines: Addressing the Social Causes of Poor Health
by Roseanne August, Beverly Bellposted Apr 21, 2010
- One health clinic in Port-Au-Prince is using art, education, and community to help its patients heal. What can international aid agencies learn from their model?
The New Zealand Way: Another Approach to Health Care
by Ken Fabertposted Apr 08, 2010
- When I ask New Zealanders if they would rather have a system like that in the United States, the response is a unanimous and unequivocal “No!”
Holy Week: A Journey Toward Community
by Pastor Don Mackenzieposted Mar 22, 2010
- The journey through Holy Week is a journey “out of Egypt,” because it frees us from the practices and stereotypes that keep us from moving toward a more positive future.
A Second Opinion on Health Care
by Ken Fabertposted Mar 15, 2010
- In medicine, it's a time-honored tactic to obtain a second opinion if the diagnosis is unclear or if the therapy isn't working. Physician Ken Fabert went to New Zealand to experience another possible way of providing health care to America's uninsured.
Why Everyone Suffers in Unequal Societies
by Brooke Jarvisposted Mar 04, 2010
- An interview with epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson, whose research shows that what the healthiest and happiest societies have in common is not that they have more, but that what they have is more equitably shared.
by Caitlin Battersbyposted Feb 01, 2010
- Mystified by all the labels? How to buy humane eggs and meat.
Is Laughter the Best Medicine?
by R. Morgan Griffinposted Jan 07, 2010
- Feeling rundown? Try laughing more. Some researchers think laughter just might be the best medicine, helping you feel better and putting that spring back in your step.
In Search of Care :: International Adventures in Public Health
by Michael Foxposted Sep 29, 2009
- Michael Fox has sought medical care in more than a dozen countries. One of them stands out as the most difficult place to get treatment: his native United States.