Survey: Big Business May Shift Retirees, Part-Timers To Insurance Exchanges

exchangeCorporate America is taking a hard look at moving retirees and part-time workers into health insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act, suggests a survey by the National Business Group on Health.

To a lesser extent large companies also expect coverage for their full-time workers and spouses to shift to the online, Continue reading

Midwives Improve Pregnancy Care and Birth Outcomes: Study

midwifeThey often get looked down upon by conventional OB/GYNs, family physicians and other mainstream doctors, but midwives may actually be better equipped to safely deliver babies than the labor and delivery staff at your average hospital. This is according to a new review recently published in The Cochrane Library, which found that mothers who choose a midwife as their primary care provider throughout pregnancy are more likely Continue reading

STRIKE: Fast Food Workers Demand ‘Living Wage’ to Keep Serving Food that’s Killing Everybody

fastA series of rolling fast food “walkout” strikes makes it way to the South this Thursday, August 29th. Thousands of workers from Dallas, Houston, Austin, Memphis, Tampa and over a dozen other cities are planning to walk off their jobs to protest the fact that they aren’t being paid $15 / hour to serve GMOs, high-fructose corn syrup, soybean-assisted “meat” burgers and aspartame to their customers.

Yet I say it’s a call for Continue reading

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Benefits of Fatty Fish

fattyEach step on the stairs is like a cattle prod to your knees. Bending over to tie your shoes shoots waves of pain from your fingertips to your spine.

When you’re suffering through a painful bout of rheumatoid arthritis, you stop twirling through your days with the grace of Ginger Rogers, and start lumbering along like a stiff– Continue reading