Opinion / Commentary

Opinion / Commentary

Could the Supreme Court screw up Obamacare even worse than we thought?

April 14, 2015

University of Michigan's Nicholas Bagley has been one of the smartest legal commentators on King v. Burwell, the Supreme Court case that challenges the legality of Obamacare's insurance subsidies. So when he raises the possibility of a ruling against Obamacare that could be even more...

Children With Food Allergies Can Face Being Bullied

April 15, 2015

FARE, which stands for Food Allergy Research and Education has an "It's Not a Joke" campaign to raise awareness about food allergy bullying and help stop it. The campaign includes a public service announcement in which child-actors were used to showcase the feelings and stories of children who...

New Study Finds That High School Smoking Falls as E-Cigarette Use Booms

April 16, 2015

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows. The number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year - to more than 13 percent. 

The CDC...

Baby Fat: Why You Shouldn't Eat For 2 During Pregnancy

April 18, 2015

Oh, baby! In America, more than half of all pregnant women are overweight or obese.

Being too heavy boosts the likelihood that a woman will develop such pregnancy complications as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and preeclampsia. It also tends to make labor harder, and increases...

Dr. Chamberlin weighs in on Mayor Duggan's new Government transparency policy

April 18, 2015

New financial disclosure forms Mayor Mike Duggan required of his administration in an effort to promote transparency show few potential conflicts of interest nor do they raise other red flags.

Duggan announced the new requirement in February during a press conference promoting his...

Why Your Brain Doesn't Want You to Keep Weight Off—and How to Fight It

April 20, 2015

There’s nothing quite like the rush of seeing the number on the scale drop. When you've been pouring effort into living a healthy life, results are just the push you need to stick to your habits. But that weight-loss high is a major factor in that surprisingly bummed feeling you might get after...

Patients Hospitalized on Weekends Risk More Falls and Infections

April 21, 2015

Patients admitted to the hospital on weekends are more likely to get a preventable illness or injury during their stay than people admitted during the week, a large U.S. study finds.

"It isn't clear whether more aggressive prevention efforts are needed on weekends or whether patients...

Medicaid at risk for 600k in Michigan

April 22, 2015

The federal government is balking at Michigan's approval request to continue health care coverage for nearly 600,000 low-income residents, state officials say. The development, they say, threatens the program's future. Under state law, Michigan must, by Dec. 31, receive a waiver from the Centers...

Conservatives Argue The Obamacare Lawsuit Won't Be So Bad After All. That's Nonsense

April 22, 2015

Get ready for a new line from the crowd that brought a lawsuit before the Supreme Court threatening to devastate Obamacare and snatch health insurance away from millions of people: The lawsuit won’t actually devastate Obamacare and snatch health insurance away from millions of people.