Milions of people are walking around with titanium inserts, thanks to professor Branemark. Millions of people are smiling with confidence, thanks to "the father of modern dental implants", as he is often called.
All residents of the region served by CareFirst have a stake and interest in how that surplus is spent. As public officials in the region address that issue, DC Appleseed hopes those officials will seek public input to help ensure that the spending is fair and equitable.
Roughly one in five people are believed to suffer enduring loneliness and the incidence of loneliness tends to grow -- and is increasing -- among older populations.
It is essential to generate and communicate evidence in a way that enables decision-makers to understand the value of investing in prevention while taking into account their priorities, interests and constituencies.
For many chronic conditions epidemiologists agree that the correct point to choose is the point closest to the top-left corner of the ROC curve. As we stopped to think about it, it struck us as obvious that the way to choose this point is by using Pythagoras' theorem. But this was not what our epidemiologist peers and colleagues were doing.
In a time-tested CIO article, Stephanie Overby wrote, "When the first wheel was rolled out in 3000 B.C., just a handful of Mesopotamians had enough insight and risk tolerance to give it a whirl while others looked on from a safe distance." And today, the same phenomenon exists.
YBeBendy tackles the question: Is it safe to practice yoga after exposure to extreme cold? When I began research on this topic, I was struck silent...
There is a massive shift in health care today that will change the way in which all of us interact with hospitals. And I'm not speaking about actual medical care or even the quality of the food in the cafeteria. I'm talking about how we pay for our medical bills.
I've been thinking a lot about the world we've created. And I've come to the conclusion that it makes absolutely no sense. None. Not even a little.
The ACA remains controversial, and lawmakers have every right to propose changes in it. But let's try for a little more truth-in-advertising about what proposals would and wouldn't do, especially when they would affect large numbers of Americans.
The Affordable Care Act is the biggest coverage expansion in 50 years and is contributing to bringing health cost growth under control.
These are not goofy little news items dealing with such inconsequential matters as health care, the midterm elections and various conflicts around the world. Rather, they are the kind of important, socially significant and absolutely true stories that are the lifeblood of this column.
Whether we are living or surviving is a reflection of the quality of the relationship that we have with our emotions and the openness and availability of our mind to engage fully in that relationship.
As entrepreneurs, we have the power to fundamentally redesign health care within our companies -- and turn what's traditionally been an expensive burden into a tool to generate stronger growth and healthier, happier employees. But to get there, we have to rethink our approach.
I always say with pride that New York is a leading state when it comes to health issues. The late Governor Mario Cuomo deserves credit for establishing or laying the groundwork for many of our successful initiatives to improve health. I join the millions of New Yorkers and others throughout the nation in mourning his loss.
ICYMI, 2014 was not just any old year in health care. The problem isn't finding historic events to note, it's pruning the list. Here's a crack at some things that we at The Commonwealth Fund thought worth calling out.