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Till Death Do Us Part

Ana McGinley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

While little can be done to lighten or remove the feelings of loss and sadness at seeing a life partner suffering due to illness, we can help to ease the daily burden of care by encouraging older couples to accept the services available to them.

A Health Care System That Works

Jasmine Jaksic | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jasmine Jaksic

The beautiful thing about Slovenia, like so many other developed countries, is when you are a citizen and need medical care, you don't think about whether your insurance is good enough and what you can and cannot afford; you just get treated. It's extremely affordable even for non-citizens like me.

How Chief Digital Officers Transform Businesses

Vala Afshar | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Vala Afshar

Healthcare is undergoing a major transformation and IMS Health, a multi-billion supplier of health care and prescription data along with related services, is responding by putting Chief Digital Officer Richie Etwaru at the helm of a digital transformation effort.

Sodium Reduction Saves States Health Care Costs

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Until the FDA acts on sodium reduction, they'll continue to be responsible for the loss of billions of health care dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives.

The One Thing Missing on Your Post-grad Checklist: Obamacare

Hannah Ross | Posted 05.18.2015 | College
Hannah Ross

While everyone is ordering their caps and gowns, applying to jobs, continuing their education, or just planning for the future, there's one important factor that often gets overlooked: health care.

Why It's Not Your Fault You're Struggling With Your Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

You decide as you roll over and pull yourself out of bed that today will be different. Today you'll stick to your diet, eat only healthy foods, start ...

Dodging a Bullet

Randi Miller | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Randi Miller

I'm not sure which frightened me more -- the embolism itself, or the helpful nurse who asked me if I had a will and an advance health care directive. Regardless, I feel I've been given a tremendous gift, and I don't want to waste it. As soon as I can take a deep breath again, I intend to shout that from a rooftop.

Supportive Housing Summit Moves Us Forward

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

It is clear supportive housing will continue to grow and adapt. It is enlightening to learn just how far our partners are going to transform the traditional view of supportive housing, pushing envelopes to ensure housing and services meet the needs of our most vulnerable populations.

Why Jamie Oliver Wants The World To Pay Attention To Diabetic Amputations

James Calder | Posted 05.15.2015 | Impact
James Calder

Today is Food Revolution Day, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. His passion, dedication and his approach to food truth and global changes in nutrition education are impacting the world.

Second Day of Summit

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

The CSH Summit: Supportive Housing Innovations is in its second day here in Chicago and the intensity surrounding the discussions has taken our learning and sharing to a whole new level.

10 Signs You're Being Raised By A Nurse

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Shelly Lopez Gray

You have to be bleeding to death or unconscious to go to the emergency room. When my dad started complaining of chest pain in the middle of the night and said he wanted to go to the ER, my mom warned him that it better not be his gallbladder.

Driving Your Life: The Shifting Paradigm in Modern Healthcare

Morena Duwe | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Morena Duwe

Raquel Baldelomar at her home in Santa Monica Like the Age of Enlightenment where intellect flourished, we have entered an Age of Awareness. With so...

The Hidden Lives of Moms as Caregivers

Gail Gibson Hunt | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Gail Gibson Hunt

The good news is that women don't have to be alone in the caregiving journey. Men are increasingly taking on caregiving responsibilities. Workplaces and employers are becoming aware of the needs of caregivers, including employee benefits such as flexible time and paid family and medical leave.

Moms Driving Change Around the World

Jennifer Dulski | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Dulski

This Mother's Day I wanted to take some time to celebrate all the moms around the world who are taking action on on the issues they care about.

Children With Special Needs Deserve America's Support

Ray Flynn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

Children and adults with special needs deserve America's best effort. As I said recently on national radio, America can do much better than it's doing in the health care field.

She's Got a New Title: Chief Medical Officer

Lynn Vos | Posted 05.05.2015 | Women
Lynn Vos

A new study's key findings make clear that women are now overwhelmingly the healthcare decision makers for both themselves and their families. They are setting healthcare agendas, making treatment decisions, selecting healthcare coverage and providers.

Quiet Fortitude in the ER

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

In Maureen Dowd's recent piece, "A Stroke of Fate," she describes the case of her niece, Tara, a young and athletic woman who suffered a rare type of stroke caused by a separation of the inner layers of an artery supplying her brain.

A Handy Guide to Rate Your Doctor's Bedside Manner

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

The older we get, the more likely it is we need doctors. Finding the best physician, or other healthcare provider, can become a challenge no matter what your age. It's particularly challenging for midlifers and beyond, however. You may be older than your healthcare provider, have more complex medical issues, or be used to a model of care that is no longer followed today.

Nurses: Crimefighters Without Capes

Davian Hoffman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Nurses contribute to the criminal justice system every day, but they rarely get recognized for it. A friend who is a nurse, remembering my story, used the Internet to help the police identify an unconscious Jane Doe who landed in her ICU, shaving hours off of notifying her family.

Women in Business: Arlinda Lee, PhD, Senior Healthcare Analyst, MLV & Co

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dr. Lee has more than ten years of experience as a senior analyst covering Biotechnology, with expertise in fundamental research and pipeline assessments across therapeutic areas. She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and conducted her research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory through Stony Brook University and holds a B.A. in Molecular and Cell Biology with a double-major in Rhetoric from U.C. Berkeley.

Overturning Obamacare and the Death Spiral Peril

Jane Yan | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Jane Yan

A mere seven words located within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) could be enough to wreck the United States' health insurance market. King v. Burwell is the most recent Supreme Court case disputing the provisions of the ACA, usually referred to as Obamacare.

Silence Kills: Can Technology Drive Meaningful Cultural Change In Health Care?

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Robert J. Szczerba

What if technology was not necessarily limited by culture, but, if applied correctly, could actually be used to drive a desired cultural change?

How Do I Get My Medical Records Transferred?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 04.30.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

While you are largely at the mercy of the medical providers' attentiveness to your needs, understanding your rights and employing a few tips could ensure those records make their way to your new doctor as soon as possible.

Women in Business: Heather Aton, Chief Innovation Officer, Dudnyk

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.30.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

As a healthcare industry veteran with over 15 years' of marketing and strategic planning experience, Heather has successfully built and launched major...

The Empty Chair

Eric J. Hall | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to include an empty chair at his management meetings to represent the customer, who should always be a presence, uppermost...