Have we lost sight of basic humanity, and become a society of "every man for himself"? If that's the case, I can't help but be depressed about the whole thing -- enough so that it makes me wonder why I'm in the business that I'm in.
Both Congress and the administration are moving to relieve the backlog of veterans waiting for access to medical care by authorizing them to get priva...
An administrative process may not be as riveting as a Larry Kramer play or a massive AIDS protest, but anyone who cares about health care and access to treatment for those living with HIV and AIDS should be watching this case closely.
For most of us, the term "Big Data" sounds pretty remote from our own experience -- and not particularly relevant. An explosion of data, from millions...
A recent study of more than a thousand doctors, published in the medical journal Plos One, found that almost ninety percent of young doctors wouldn't want to receive CPR or cardiac life support if they were terminally ill and their heart or breathing stopped.
Doctors do hold tremendous power. The key to unleashing it lies in that critical moment when they have the rapt attention of their patients -- and importantly, within the prescription pad that only they hold.
So how does the VA compare? We don't know. We don't have much data publicly available to begin with, and we have virtually nothing that compares VA hospitals with other American hospitals.
It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of the physician healer. While there was no exact date provided, it was believed that his d...
It's been almost a year since the day Wendy Davis arrived on the senate floor in her now famous pink sneakers to bravely filibuster a bill that if passed would have huge implications on reproductive health care in the state of Texas.
The storyline here is clear. And tragic. Senator Puckett placed the interest of himself and his family above that of his constituents. jeopardizing the lives and health of thousands of vulnerable Virginians.
I don't need a Google search to tell me that Illinois has become synonymous with political corruption. Just look at our track record of governors: four out of the last seven have been to prison (or are still in prison).
When I spoke at a Capitol Hill briefing on the subject yesterday, I pointed out that if Hobby Lobby's attempt to distort religious liberty into a discrimination weapon is successful, it may have massive implications on the U.S. labor market and for religious rights in general.
A smiling receptionist is there to greet you as you enter the lobby of the Carol Ann Read Breast Health Center in San Francisco's East Bay. She directs you to the registration desk, where there's no wait. A nice woman hurries to finish up a conversation and is ready to help.
That veterans have to wait excessively to be treated is not the fault of the VA. The real reason is that that there is a shortage of doctors and not only for veterans but for the whole country.
Given past blunders, we have a ways to go with the industry as a whole, but I know that it is possible to integrate technology, maybe even video chat, with compassionate care.
As fathers of daughters and brothers of a combined 16 sisters, we cannot imagine working in a state where women do not have access to safe and affordable health care or the opportunity to plan for their families -- especially when faced with the horrors of rape or incest.