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Blog posts tagged "healthcare"

July 15, 2014

The Case for Increasing Access to Medicaid

July 15, 2014

A recent White House report found that millions of uninsured Americans continue to lack access to health care coverage because a number of state lawmakers and/or governors have chosen not to broaden access to Medicaid.

March 5, 2014

Can we get to 80% screening for colon cancer?

March 5, 2014

Getting a colonoscopy is no oneŠ—'s favorite activity. Yet, I am reminded just how important getting a routine colonoscopy is when I see that colon cancer will kill an estimated 50,000 people in the U.S. this year.

January 17, 2014

New Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s Report Calls for Tobacco End Game

January 17, 2014

This morning at a White House event, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak released the 32nd Surgeon GeneralŠ—'s report: The Health Consequences of Smoking Š—– 50 Years of Progress. The report is an important compilation of the more than 50 years of strong scientific data showing how the tobacco epidemic has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy.

August 12, 2013

Dr. Len: Palliative Care Is About Quality Of Life Throughout The Cancer Journey

August 12, 2013

The American Cancer Society's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Len Lichtenfeld posted a great blog on palliative care recently that I wanted to share with all of you. It explains the differences between end-of-life care and palliative care, and highlights the importance of ACS CAN's work to pass legislation that will increase access to palliative care services for cancer patients and their loved ones.

October 2, 2012

Presidential Candidates Offer Plans for Defeating Cancer

October 2, 2012

With 35 days until the election IŠ—'m sure youŠ—'ve seen the presidential candidates spreading their message on TV, on the radio and across the web. Where I live in Virginia, I see an ad for President Obama or Gov. Romney just about every time I turn on the TV. And tomorrow night, weŠ—'ll hear the candidates defend their stance on issues such as the economy and health care in their first debate.