As open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) gets underway, we know there are people eligible for coverage who remain uninsured and are looking for information and resources to understand their options and get covered.
The recent rise in popularity of mindfulness meditation is helping people live healthier lives by helping them cope with stress in ways that don't harm the body and mind. This will lower the demand for health care services, and exert downward pressure on costs, and upward pressure on quality.
For many, evaluating health care coverage options is a really big decision, as it affects both health choices and finances, but with the right information and tools at hand, the process of signing up for and later reporting health care coverage on tax returns is simpler than ever. Here are some important things to know.
Suddenly, we are faced with a system where the most important person in the system is also the most overlooked -- the patient. The patient and the doctor are no longer sitting at the proverbial kitchen table talking, and very few doctors show up at their patient's weddings and funerals.
Veterans Day seems the right time to educate and inform the American people about who we are by refuting the myths about what veterans and military families are not. We simply cannot afford to allow the sea of goodwill for our veterans turn into an ocean of apathy.
The purpose of this article is to show you that creativity spans many disciplines, including health and wellness. Getting fit does not always have to happen at the gym or box. It can happen anywhere and with anything.
Today's news builds upon the President's proven commitment -- one that he reiterated this summer at the White House Conference on Aging: to keep Medicare strong, accessible and affordable for the 55 million Americans who rely on it and for those who will come to rely on it in the years to come.
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Health insurance mergers will make things worse as consumers currently have too few choices and pay too much. The markets are already highly concentrated, and the mergers will result in higher premiums. Consumers are the ones who will suffer.
Patient-centered care thrives on two roles for patients and/or caregivers: partner and source of feedback. The patient or caregiver functions as a partner, working in collaboration with the health care team. Active participation in a partnership role is crucial for a successful outcome.
Healthcare today is reactive, retrospective, bureaucratic and expensive. It's sick care, not healthcare.
Some people love us. Some people hate us. I can promise you that you do not want to be a patient in my unit. If you are then that means you're really sick. But I can also promise you that if you end up here you will get stellar care by a team of the best health care providers available.
Just when the prospects for single-payer or full Medicare for everyone appear to be going nowhere, from Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley comes a stirring that could go national and make single-payer a reality.
Not all doctors are bad. In fact, most of them are really amazing people, just like you, who are unable to take care of themselves because life's demands have taken over. Have some compassion for them while deciding to take more responsibility for your life and your health.
Palliative care for people at the end of life is meant to ease their physical, psychological and spiritual suffering. However, in many parts of the world, especially in poorer economies, it is still unknown.