Tag Archives: Needs

Why the Western diet needs to shift to a 'planetary health diet' in the age of climate change – ABC News

Related Story: Separating health from hype for a diet that’s kind on your heart Related Story: Aussie blokes, you’re eating twice as much salt as you should The food that we eat is damaging humans and the planet we depend on. The “Western diet”, with its high proportions of meat and highly refined, processed foods,… Read More »

As renewed debate over health care reform begins to simmer in Washington, can journalists give the topic the attention it needs?

Dec. 14th’s lower court ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional has again thrust health care back on the national agenda. It also gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves from what I have argued has been poor news coverage that helped fuel the public backlash against the law from the beginning. A lot… Read More »

Physicians Don’t Talk Enough with Patients About Non-Medical Needs

Most patients wish their doctors would have a conversation with them about non-medical issues. The Doctor-Patient Conversation, a survey conducted for the Samueli Foundation by the Harris Poll, examined how patients feel about their health, healthcare, and relationships with physicians. The Samueli Institute, has several missions including integrative health with a focuses on evidence-based practices… Read More »