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Compassionate Care

When the Health Care System Lets Us Down

Susan E. Mazer | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Susan E. Mazer

This story is about a young man I know who began working in the IT department of a local hospital. His mother also worked in the same hospital. He was skilled, excited, and committed.

Healing Hands Bring Compassionate Care Home As Snow Falls and Waters Rise

Susan Northover | Posted 03.10.2017 | New York
Susan Northover

That's why a team of nurses from the Visiting Nurse Service of New York--some of whom were not even scheduled to work that day--traipsed on foot across the Bronx in fast-falling snow to knock on doors and deliver compassionate care to those who needed it but could not leave their homes.

Lost in Translation

Gregory Roloff | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients like President Carter, while others like Mrs. B remain lost in a biological dark matter. Above all else, I am drawn to the opportunity to fight in her corner once more.

Why This Doctor Believes Addictions Start In Childhood

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.27.2016 | Science

What causes drug addiction? One Canadian physician argues that the problem isn't the drugs themselves. Dr. Gabor Maté believes -- based on research a...

A Gettysburg Address Call to Arms -- Health Care Arms

Joseph Cooper | Posted 02.02.2014 | Home
Joseph Cooper

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago, Louisa May Alcott brought forth a collection of letters conceived in her relatively brief service as a volunteer nurse, and dedicated to the proposition that not all military hospitals were created equal.

10 Ways You Can Help a Loved One With Alzheimer's Survive Hospitalization

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Two weeks ago, I got a call that my mother had suffered a stroke, and that she was in the hospital. For someone with Alzheimer's, like her, hospitalization can be a traumatic and sometimes fatal event.