Money manager Tim McCarthy has worked in the U.S., Russia and Switzerland, and has seen doctors in all three countries for Hashimoto disease, a condition in which his immune system attacks his thyroid. He has no doubt which health system is best.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy is fueling debate among the thousands of women at risk of developing breast cancer who want to know how, if and when to have their breasts removed.
Brandi Griffith, a South Carolina small-business owner who considers herself a conservative, shares a dislike of President Barack Obama’s $1.3 trillion Affordable Care Act with Nikki Haley, her Tea Party-backed Republican governor.
Better-educated Americans increasingly live longer than everyone else, and children from higher-income families in the U.S. are getting more education than other people. These are two of the most disturbing trends in the U.S., and it’s entirely plausible that they are related.
Singaporean Richard Mui joined the ranks of the world’s longest-living retirees when his career ended in 2010. Three years on, the 54-year-old can no longer afford to pay his father’s medical bills, and worries about putting his two children through university.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg’s exhortation for women to "lean in" to their careers has encountered more than a bit of pushback. But if there is one thing women need to seriously lean into, it is planning for what comes after the career: a long post-work life.
One of the biggest questions in determining the future sustainability of our health-care system is this: Will the 21st century witness as large an increase in the average life expectancy of the rich countries -- 30 to 40 years -- as occurred during the last century?