I recently read about an amazing program that recruits and trains cancer survivors to act as peer navigators, or "cancer coaches," to newly diagnosed cancer patients.
They already know that their wellness programs are paying dividends that will only get better over time. It's time for all companies large and small to make the investment, as it's one of the best things you can do for your company and for your employees.
Too often, companies entice consumers into purchasing health care products based on deceptive advertisements that overstate the potential benefits of the products and omit key information about risks.
I am humbled by and grateful for the help I was given and hope that these programs continue to get support and funding so more people have a chance at being able to rejoin society at a level where they too can give, to help the next person.
The small business community, including self-employed and micro-businesses, welcomed a major benefit this tax year: a new, streamlined IRS home office standardized deduction.
Without Medicaid, millions of Americans must delay getting care because they are afraid of incurring costs they cannot afford. In states that rejected expansion, low-income people often rely on hospitals for emergency and other needed care.
Doing something stupid is not always better than doing nothing. And imposing a travel ban is high on the list of stupid things. Apart from what this would do to efforts to contain Ebola in the countries now suffering from the epidemic, there is the more basic problem that it won't work.
ICE stands for "in case of emergency." All hospital, police, firemen and paramedics know what ICE means. If something happens to you or someone you love, emergency personnel will search your phone for a contact called ICE.
With an engineering education, Kiani brings a slightly different, and refreshing, perspective to the complex challenges facing the health care industry.
Well... here I go. My job is ending, and I need health insurance coverage with a pre-existing condition (Type 1 diabetes). My heart starts to race jus...
Our health care system is in crisis, and believe it or not, the worst is yet to come. The same policies that devastated the individual insurance market last year will begin to hit the employer-provided market in January as large companies are forced into Obamacare
Instituting these six essential elements for eradicating Ebola are by no means easy, but neither was putting a man in space, irradiating diseases like smallpox or curing certain types of cancer.
By embracing the notion that sitting is the new smoking, we have actionable steps we can take to save lives and change behavior in the same way the tobacco control movement has saved the lives of millions during the last half century.
You can't just expect any nurse or any doctor or any health care worker or layperson to understand the deconning procedures by way of some kind of pamphlet or 10-minute training video. Not only is it mentally rigorous, but it's physically exhausting.
How Google Glass Will Change Healthcare from ...
Ezekiel Emanuel is a very distinguished scientist... Needless to say, his 5,000-word piece evoked a lot of debate, although everyone agreed he makes some important and startling points. They are his reasons for saying that he hopes to die at 75 and that, after he turns 65, he plans to discontinue all his health care -- no flu shots, colonoscopies, surgery, pacemakers.