Tag Archives: Needs

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Your Heart Needs More Than Six Hours of Sleep Nightly

When you think of methods to boost your heart health, you probably think about diet and exercise, but there’s another component that’s also important: sleep. Getting enough sleep each night, and quality sleep at that, has previously been associated with cardiovascular risk, and recent research also found that sleep is connected with subclinical atherosclerosis.1 Atherosclerosis… Read More »

When the Cat Needs a Painkiller

ImageCreditVictoria Roberts Q. We once had to have an elderly cat euthanized because of painful arthritis. The vet said there were no good long-term analgesics for cats. Why? A. The treatment of pain in cats is more problematic than it is in people, or even in dogs, in part because it has been hard to… Read More »