Health Care Goods and Services

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    Experts Take on the Two Sides of the GMO Debate

    A standout among the Brooklyn Food Book Fair's more agreeable events -- a talk about the Midwest's culinary identity, a conversation on social entrepreneurship -- was a contentious panel discussion on genetically engineered foods, presented by the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Two scientists, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2014

    How Democrats, Republicans, and Big Medicine Sabotaged Obamacare From the Start

    It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So President Barack Obama set out to deactivate the next bomb awaiting the U.S. economy, the one tic ... More >>

  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Film

    September 4, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Mark Dice Is Asking Long Islanders to Sign a Mandatory Euthanasia for Old People Petition [VIDEO]

    Remember back in 2010, when the new healthcare legislation was equated by Republicans with The Giver-style life planning, complete with executing newborns and murdering old people? After the apoplexy faded and Sarah Palin crawled back into her stasis pod, the debate entered a more reasonable registe ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 24, 2013

    The Monsanto Menace

    The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Getting The Meningitis Vaccine Wasn't Easy

    With the warnings out about how every active gay man in NYC should get the meningitis vaccine, I assumed it would be a breeze to make this happen for myself. But my doctor didn't even have the vaccine for people my age. He had to call it into a pharmaceutical chain and wait for them to get it, sinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Bloomberg, Pals Order Limit on Painkiller Prescriptions in City's Public Hospitals

    Kudos to Mayor Bloomberg, local prosecutors and medical folks for moving to sharply limit the amount of prescription painkillers doled out in emergency rooms in the city's 11 public hospitals. It's about time someone took on the over-prescribing of highly addictive drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012


    T Cooper discusses his ftm life

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Should Health Insurance Providers Pay For Sex-Change Operations?

    Yesterday, the group Transgender Legal Defense & Education announced that an insurance company has agreed to a settlement that will require it to pay for a sex-change operation for a transgender person.Ida Hammer, 34, was born a man but has been living as a woman for the past several years. Acco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Wendy Long, GOP Senate Candidate: Soldiers 'Didn't Die' for Reproductive Rights

    Wendy Long, New York's Republican U.S. Senate candidate, has lots to say about your ladyparts. As we reported last week, Long is apparently against abortion in all cases and anti-birth control. Now, news has surfaced indicating that Long has put contraception in a patriotic context, saying in stu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    New York Hospitals Bilk Poor People Out of Money: Report

    ​Some New York hospitals are in the business of screwing over poor people as much as they are in the business of providing healthcare, a new report has found. According to the Community Service Society, most of the state's medical centers tend to violate debt collection regulations -- which p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Anti-Fart Med Mix-up Might Put Many at Risk

    Farting isn't fatal -- but a recent mix-up at a factory that makes a popular antiflatulent med -- as well as common analgesics -- could be deadly. Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant that has given the world Gas-X, NoDoz, Excedrin, and Bufferin, recalled Sunday "select bottle sizes of Excedri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2011

    Narcissistic Jerk-Wads Make the Best Leaders, Study Says

    ​A study conducted by professors at IMD business school, Penn State, and Erlangen-Nuremberg University has led them to conclude that bosses who display narcissistic qualities often perform better than run-of-the mill executives. Frederick Allen, leadership editor of Forbes, writes that the stu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 19, 2011


    What would you give up for freedom?

  • Voice Choices

    October 5, 2011


    Where's Harrison Ford when you need him?

  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    June 1, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Mark Bittman Wants You to Know You Might Be Eating Frankenfoods

    inhabitat.comIt's alive!​In the second edition of his new op-ed column, Mark Bittman examines the regulations behind genetically modified foods. In short, the USDA now allows three types of genetically engineered foods to be used in food production and none of these will be mentioned on the la ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Orgasm Inc. Director Liz Canner Talks About Her New Film, Decriminalizing Clit Classes

    ​Stress abounds in the life of a documentary filmmaker, especially when the work involves gritty subjects like police brutality, globalization in Nicaragua, and the 1992 L.A. riots. Award winning director Liz Canner is proud to call those documentaries her own, but when the topics left her ree ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 8, 2010


    A family battles over a memoir

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Cuomo Gets More Insurers to Pay Up, Sues Holdout

    Since getting Ingenix and UnitedHealth Group to pony up for an independent rate database so health insurance customers won't get fleeced on out-of-network costs, attorney general Andrew Cuomo has been shaking down the rest of the insurance industry. This month he's gotten more than half a million fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Obama Calls for Safer Food

    In an interview on the Today show earlier today, President Obama said the Food and Drug Administration needs to step it up. With a salmonella outbreak in peanut butter blamed for eight deaths and sickening over 500 people, Obama said he wants to examine how the agency operates. "I think that the FDA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Cuomo Gets Aetna to Contribute $20 Million to Database

    Tuesday Andrew Cuomo announced he'd gotten Ingenix and subsidiary UnitedHealth Group to give up $50 million* to create a more transparent, independent database for calculating out-of-network health care costs than the one they'd been running. Today he announced that Aetna -- one of the health care c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Sorry, Pops: NY Firms Fail to Crack Older-Worker Top 25

    In 2002, AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50" included two (2) companies from the New York area. This year's list of 25 geezer-friendly firms includes no New York companies. Within commuting distance, if you can get your tired old bones out there, are Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    CDC Warns Against Toxic Satellite Fuel

    The stated rationale for the U.S. Navy shooting down a failed spy satellite is to protect us earthlings from the half-a-ton of super-toxic hydrazine rocket fuel stored inside the satellite. So perhaps it's only out of an abundance of caution that the Centers for Disease Control sent out a warning o ... More >>