You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.
You have to be a pal and a confidante.
Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

You don’t have to be Blanche Devereaux to start your own Golden Girls home.

You have to be a pal and a confidante.

Learn about the real-life Golden Girls.

"Someone is dying aline in the night.

The hospital hums like a consciousness.”

When poetry meets medicine.

Tags: news world health

Is an AIDS-free generation on the horizon?

Not without the help of prostitutes like Hawa Abdallah. She knows how HIV spreads, she is tested regularly and she’s confident enough to insist that her customers use condoms every time.

Learn more about her life in Tanzania and the country’s HIV rebound.

Smoking has been banned in 843 parks and more than 150 beaches in the last 20 years. Supposedly this ban is to protect the safety of non-smokers. But a new article in Health Affairs says otherwise: public health officials are trying to get smokers to quit smoking.

Smoking has been banned in 843 parks and more than 150 beaches in the last 20 years. Supposedly this ban is to protect the safety of non-smokers. But a new article in Health Affairs says otherwise: public health officials are trying to get smokers to quit smoking.

Tags: smoking health

Despite having the highest health care costs in the world, the U.S. ranks only 27th worldwide in infant mortality.
Learn about one expert’s take here.

Despite having the highest health care costs in the world, the U.S. ranks only 27th worldwide in infant mortality.

Learn about one expert’s take here.

At the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center in Bronx, NY a medical procedure cost $38k. That same procedure cost $637k at the Stanford Hospital in Stanford, CA. 
A new report released by the federal government raises questions about how exactly hospitals determine the cost of treatment, after it revealed that facilities across the country are charging wildly different amounts for the same medical procedures.

Tags: health

One million babies die each year on the day they are born, according to a new study released by the international nonprofit Save the Children.

In its annual “State of the World’s Mothers” report, the group has ranked which countries are best (Finland) and worst (DR Congo) at helping newborns survive their first day of life.

Go here to learn more about the report.

Tags: babies health

Two-thirds of American office workers experience pain on the job and a quarter expect it. Not from physical exertion, but from too much hunching, sitting, clicking and staring at screens.

According to a recent study from the American Osteopathic Association, the average “work potato” misses the equivalent of three days on the job each year simply because they don’t move enough.

Are you a work potato?