Year of the Caregiver?

Senate and House consider bills to support and fund caregiving. AARP Forum calls for recognition of caregiving.

Can We Really Die of a Broken Heart?

Medical research shows that poets and songwriters are right--we can indeed die of a broken heart.

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, Inaugurated

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's inaugural speech calls for civic leaders to ignite discussions on mental health, and to bring the topic "out of the shadows".

They Chose Guns Over Mental Health Care

"Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room." This kind of caring has put the nation into a state of emergency.

Can Trauma or Angst Heal in One Session?

A new psychotherapy offers the healing of years on the couch—but in just a few sessions. Really.

Is Wall Street Making Life or Death Decisions?

I believe that medical care shouldn't be considered an ordinary product, like athletic shoes or flat screen TV's. Rather, it is quickly becoming essential, like water. Yet there will be no easy answers when it comes medical care, in this brave new world in which DNA is already being tweaked to grow completely new organs. We are embarking on a new, complex and long chapter of history.