Monthly Archives: July 2015

Health Wonk Review for July 16, 2015

Thanks to Henry Stern over at InsureBlog for tackling this week’s edition of Health Wonk Review. He’s got a solid dozen posts that are surely worth your time. As always, we’re grateful to be included in the prestigious round-up. Our post this week: Amy Lynn Smith’s overview of gains in health coverage for the LGBT… Read More »

Marriage equality delivers equal insurance access

With the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, the LGBT community has plenty to celebrate. Marriage equality is a major victory in itself, but it’s also another step in the ongoing pursuit of equal access to health insurance for LGBT people. Before the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the availability of… Read More »

10 Signs You Really Need a Vacation

1 of 12 When to take a day off by Maria Masters You probably wouldn’t hesitate to call in sick if you had the flu. But would you take a day off when your stress levels have catapulted into the stratosphere? For many of us, the answer is no. In a 2011 survey of 1,546… Read More »

Gallbladder Problems: Everything You Need to Know

1 of 13 Gallbladder health by Catherine DiBenedetto Your gallbladder is like a little storage sac: It sits under your liver, collecting bile until the liquid is needed to help break down fats. After you eat fatty foods, your gallbladder contracts to pump bile into your small intestine for digestion. William Silverman, MD, a professor… Read More »

15 Weird Risk Factors for Kidney Stones

1 of 18 Can you prevent kidney stones? by Maria Masters Anyone who’s ever passed a kidney stone before has probably wondered how something so small (usually, anyway!) can cause so much pain. Unfair, we know. About 1 in 11 people will suffer from a kidney stone in their lifetime—and once you’ve already had one,… Read More »