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Bringing a Community Hospital Back to Life: The Story of Sonoma West Medical Center

Plumfund | Posted 11.26.2015 | Impact

Today, I saw a friend in the hallway by the Emergency Department and I asked if she was OK. She replied, "My husband is critically ill, and we are so thankful to you and all that you've done to reopen the medical center."

Vaccinate Yourself Against 5 Common Flu Myths

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Robert J. Szczerba

It's flu season again. And now, along with the barrage of helpful flu shot reminders, comes the annual outbreak of myths about the flu. First, here are some basic facts.

How to Thrive and Not Just Survive With Cancer

James Calder | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
James Calder

Kevin Touhey is an inspirational and motivational speaker and life coach who happens to be thriving with cancer. He coached college basketball for 1...

Luddites and Errors and Barriers, Oh My!

Lynn Vos | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Lynn Vos

Three separate studies published within the past few weeks make it pretty clear that the rapid pace of technological advancement too often comes to a screeching halt at the doors of clinical healthcare settings. That's astonishing.

Alice Tumbling Down the Disability Insurance Rabbit Hole

Jeff Woodward | Posted 11.20.2015 | Impact
Jeff Woodward

Forward The comprehensive budget deal that passed in Congress last week involved the temporary release of three hostages: One hostage was the debt ...

A Force of Nature

Lance Hosey | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Lance Hosey

In Washington, DC, this week at Greenbuild, the US Green Building Council's annual conference, Gail Vittori will receive the Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability, the most prestigious annual award for sustainability in the built environment. She is the first woman to win.

Everything You Think You Know About Herpes Is Wrong | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Kristine Thomason Hate to break it to you, but you probably have herpes. Turns out, nearly two-thirds of the global population is infected with h...

Diet Clinic Diary: Pounds and Prejudice

Setareh Sabety | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Setareh Sabety

The diet clinic here in Cannes, France, is part of a small sized hospital. So they can perform all kinds of check-ups and treatments to help the pat...

Finding the Way in the Dark

Lynn Vos | Posted 11.13.2015 | Technology
Lynn Vos

When a disruptive innovation detonates in an industry, large, well-established businesses often can be severely or fatally damaged. Think Wang after the IBM personal computer arrived. Or Tower Records after iTunes launched.

Old Drugs, New Prices: Why Drug Prices Spike and What Patients Can Do About It

Joshua Liao | Posted 11.13.2015 | Business
Joshua Liao

The public outcry and political scrutiny over the pricing policies of drug companies Valeant and Turing has amplified the national debate over high specialty drug costs.

Rise Up America: Meet Robby Wells

Tenille Livingston | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Tenille Livingston

Jimmy Carter's words left a stamp on Robby Wells and inspired him to one day run for president. Who would have known that the unborn child that his birth mother carried would one day run for President of the United States?

How Mindfulness Meditation Can Transform Health Care

Charles Francis | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

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.

Need Health Care in Rural Areas? There's a Drone for That

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.12.2015 | Technology
The Conversation Africa

The use of drones for military situations is increasingly being adapted for peaceful purposes. It is to be hoped that these constructive uses will come to dominate their use in the future.

5 Common Myths About Veterans And Military Families

Colonel David W. Sutherland | Posted 11.11.2015 | Impact
Colonel David W. Sutherland

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.

There's No Such Thing as a Free BBQ: Kickbacks Cost Physicians Too

Tim McCormack | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Tim McCormack

That the Government would pursue a physician for taking kickbacks should not come as a surprise; the Department of Justice has recently stepped up its enforcement of the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback statutes against individual physicians.

Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Specialists: The Time Is Now

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

During the time it takes to read this article two people will suffer a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States every 43 seconds and 735, 000 Americans have a heart attack every year. Of those, about 120,000 will die.

Sympathy: What's Missing From Our Health Care System

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

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.

Day 1 Faith and Science Series Part 7: Numbering Our Days -- Dr. Tom Long on Life and Death

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"Teach us to number our days," prays the psalmist in Psalm 90, "that we may gain a wise heart." But what does it mean "to number our days"? And how do we do that wisely in this age of medical science?

Why Sanjay Gupta Wants Everyone to Do Something That Scares Them

Cathy Chester | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Cathy Chester

I knew I'd be fascinated while listening to Sanjay Gupta speak at the recent New Jersey Speaker Series. He reminds me of the great neurologist and aut...

You Get What You Pay for: a Look at Transitioning From Volume to Value

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Dr. Stephen Ondra

If the U.S. auto industry ran like the country's health care system, all American cars would cost in excess of $100,000, resemble Rube Goldberg machin...

How Midwives Can Help the U.S. Attain the SDGs

Lorrie Kline Kaplan, CAE | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Lorrie Kline Kaplan, CAE

Our nation's more than 11,000 certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) are key players in achieving 2 SDGs in particular: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages (SDG 3) and Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls (SDG 5).

Follow Zoe Run Her 3rd Marathon With Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo credit Alexander Khalap Nov. 1 Zoe Heineman is running her third NYC marathon. You can track Zoe during the race by downloading this app. Her ...

America's Health Literacy Conundrum: A Key to Improving the Nation's Health

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

A 75-year-old woman with congestive heart failure fails to weigh herself daily and ends up in the hospital when her symptoms suddenly worsen. A 60-yea...

Start-Up Grand Rounds: The US Has Two Tiers of Medical Care, the Insiders and Everyone Else

Anna Shen | Posted 10.30.2015 | Technology
Anna Shen

Dr. Lawrence "Rusty" Hofmann faced a nightmare no parent would wish even on their greatest enemy: losing their child to a disease that no doctor could identify, much less treat. After a swim in California's Monterey Bay, his son Grady's eyes appeared yellow, a sign of possible liver failure.

Optimizing Outcomes for Women's Health Care: A Conversation With NOW President Terry O'Neill

Leslie Tolf | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Leslie Tolf

By understanding how women's health care issues affect the working world, we can begin to address the coverage inequalities that persist. I sat down with my colleague NOW President Terry O'Neill to discuss the challenges facing women today when it comes to healthcare, and the options for doing better in 2016.