Tag: Hank Green

Why Can’t America Have a Grown-Up Healthcare Conversation?

Good morning, Hank. It’s Tuesday. So, you know the Obamacare insurance exchanges that, depending on your political perspective, are either the cause of or the solution to so many of America’s health care problems? Only about six percent of Americans actually get their insurance through those exchanges. Now, that’s obviously very important to those six…


The Structure & Cost of US Health Care: Crash Course Sociology #44

The health care system in America is…complicated. Doctors, hospitals, insurance and drug companies – it can be hard to navigate all the moving parts of healthcare, and it’s even harder if you’re trying to do it when you’re sick. Theory and statistics can give us a broad understanding of the social and cultural forces that…


Health Insurance Terms You Need to Know (in the U.S.)

Let’s start with a breathing exercise. Okay? In through the nose… and out through the mouth…. Today we’re getting into a calm frame of mind, because we’re gonna talk about health insurance. [♪♩INTRO] Health insurance can be a super confusing and frustrating thing to deal with. But it’s a huge part of adulting! Since we…


The Economics of Healthcare: Crash Course Econ #29

Adriene: Welcome to Crash Course Economics I’m Adriene Hill Jacob: and I’m Jacob Clifford. Today we are going to talk about the Economics of Healthcare. Healthcare is different than some of the other markets we’ve talked about. Adriene: If you’re having a heart attack, you’re not going to shop around for the hospital with the…


大发体育Health & Medicine: Crash Course Sociology #42

As we launch into our final segment of Crash Course Sociology, I’m sure one of the things that you’ve learned by now is that sociology touches on everything。 It helps us understand every aspect of society – even those that we think are strictly personal, like religion, sex, and gender。 And the same is true…


大发体育Population Health: Crash Course Sociology #43

A person can be healthy…but can a country be healthy? Population health indicators measure the distribution of health throughout a given population. These kinds of indicators are what sociologists use to study patterns in health outcomes across different social groups. Because, like all things sociological, we want to understand the wider patterns of health. So,…


5 Things Your Nails Can Say About Your Health

大发体育Fingernails and toenails, they’re not just for decoration. They protect your fingers and toes and help you pick up tiny things, like splinters or that piece of spinach stuck between your teeth after lunch. And they can also tell you a lot about your health. Nails are collections of dead cells that grow from a…


大发体育Emotion, Stress, and Health: Crash Course Psychology #26

Did you know that astronauts in space have a hard time communicating without words because their weightless bodily fluids make their faces all puffy and hard to read? Have you heard that Botox can actually improve your mood, and not by smoothing wrinkles but actually by easing depression? Or that this “come here” gesture is…


Metabolism & Nutrition, Part 2: Crash Course A&P #37

大发体育Here’s a couple of words you might find useful in the study of human metabolism. They also happen to be two words that I enjoy in general. Brunch. Buffet. I’d throw in “all you can eat,” but that’s kind of implied, and then it would be six words, unless you hyphenate them. But still, brunch…


大发体育Biological Molecules – You Are What You Eat: Crash Course Biology #3

大发体育Hello, and welcome to the kitchen. I wanted to invite you here today because last week we started off in my bathroom and kinda feel bad about that. And also because as I’m making lunch today I wanted to sort of use it as a lab. During this time in my kitchen I’m going to…


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