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Eliminate the Choice Between Food or Medicine

David Waters | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics
David Waters

Hi-tech medical treatment can be complicated and costly, especially for those with life-threatening illnesses. But sometimes things that should be simple and affordable, like food, can have the greatest impact on health care costs.

8 Percent Optimistic After JPMorgan's Health Care Conference

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Just as most Americans use the new year as an opportunity to make resolutions, the health care industry uses the (in)famous JPMorgan Annual Healthcare...

The Upside of Getting Lost in Managing Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Photo courtesy of Riva Greenberg This year I've noticed something within me compelling me to slow down. It may be age, for my like-aged friends agre...

Electricity: The Stuff of Dreams

Robert A. Freling | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Robert A. Freling

Several promising vaccines for Ebola could become available in the coming months. But how will these vaccines be stored at their required temperatures in parts of Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone where electricity supply is limited or non-existent?

The Surprising Role That Social Media Can Play In Healthcare

Benn Grover | Posted 01.14.2015 | Impact
Benn Grover

How can we leverage these new social platforms to forge unique opportunities that bring the right people, resources and strategies into a conversation that will create new and needed solutions?

The Top 7 Healthcare Books of 2014

Leah Binder | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Leah Binder

The list includes three books that confront head-on the difficult issue of patient death, three more on politics and money in healthcare, and finally, my vote for The Most Memorable Book of 2014.

Lima Climate Negotiations Ignore the Largest Energy Issue Facing Developing Countries: Access

Gemma Hume | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Gemma Hume

Millions more who become sick with perfectly treatable conditions have no hope of recovery because their hospitals don't have access to electricity. There are no incubators, no life-saving equipment and no refrigeration to store essential vaccines.

Change Management at CHLA

Greg Woodburn | Posted 01.07.2015 | Impact
Greg Woodburn

CHLA invests in technology due to practices mandated by the Affordable Care Act -- such as electronic medical records -- and due to other innovations that have the potential to improve health outcomes and financial performance.

Let 2015 Be the Year of Good Health in America

Ray Flynn | Posted 03.02.2015 | Fifty
Ray Flynn

Let's make 2015 the Year of the Elderly in America and when we start seeking alternative solutions to good health and a positive outlook on life. We owe that to ourselves and those who love and depend on us.

SHOP Includes Some New Small-Business Friendly Features for Entrepreneurs Looking for Health Coverage

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.01.2015 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

As small business owners consider renewing their health care coverage, it's important for them to know there are some small business-friendly features of the new health care law coming their way.

Innovative Vision-Saving Program Launched in Djibouti

Ethan Chorin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Ethan Chorin

This past week 11 clinicians and medical students in the Red Sea country of Djibouti received training and began a 3-month pilot program to perform tests to detect Diabetic Retinopathy (DR), a degeneration of the lining of the eye, often associated with diabetes.

This Holiday, Give Yourself the Gift of Health

Carol J. Carter | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Carter

This holiday season, some people are facing health care decisions for themselves or a loved one. And for those not facing those decisions now, inevi...

On Thankfulness

Connor Belson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Travel
Connor Belson

The Kamuzu Central Hospital stands tall on a hill in the center of Lilongwe, the capital city of the southern African country Malawi. The largest of the tertiary health centers in the country, Kamuzu Central Hospital sees the widest variety of patients from the widest variety of communities.

25 Tips for Living With Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

These tips are in no particular order, and they won't all apply to you. However, if you find one or two you can put into practice, your life and your health may vastly improve.

10 Things to Expect When You Have Cancer

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

The life of a cancer patient can be summed up in one word: access. Everybody wants access to you. Whether it's the lab tech taking your blood or the chemo staff giving you an infusion, there are lots of "ins and outs" when you have cancer. You'll get used to it.

We're Here, We're Queer, We're Covered!

Julian Aldana | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Julian Aldana

This year, young LGBTQ adults who still lack health insurance have another chance to sign up and reap the benefits of coverage. Some of those benefits include free HIV screenings, depression screenings, well-woman visits and preventive services such as pap tests and mammograms.

Universal Health Coverage: A Smart Investment

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Jim Yong Kim

Just as a patient with a weak immune system is more susceptible to disease, the Ebola crisis reminds us that a nation with a weak health system is more susceptible to epidemics.

Aging in Place: An Intergenerational Priority

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Designing environments for seniors to age in place is an important part of the benefits communities can provide for individuals in the 21st century. And everyone -- across all generations -- will benefit from this emphasis on promoting better health across the life cycle.

Health of a Nation

Ali Ansary | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Ali Ansary

On days like today, when this country faces incredibly tough public health challenges, it is Vivek Murthy who is the best voice of science and diplomacy.

Life And Death On Your Terms

Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN

Hospice and palliative care are both available to provide end-of-life care. The major differences between the two involve the expected length of time until death and whether or not curative treatment is still being provided.

Massachusetts Chronic Individual Homelessness Pay for Success Initiative

Deborah De Santis | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Supportive housing works. So much so that we have witnessed a nearly 50 percent decline in the number of chronically homeless individuals over the past decade as supportive housing has taken hold and proliferated.

BUILDing Better, Healthier Communities

Brian Castrucci | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Brian Castrucci

Our consequences-based approach to health care will lead to a lifetime of medication, countless doctor visits, and the need for surgery and other costly interventions for those who are chronically ill.

Education, Action and Remembrance: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day for the past two years, The Pollination Project has made seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. We are happy ...

3 Startling Facts About Mental Illness Stigma and 3 Ways You Can Fight It

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

The more we talk about mental illness the same way we talk about physical illness the faster the perception and stigma will change. Your story, or a loved one who has had a victory over mental illness or addiction can inspire others.

Immigration: Three Families, Three Stories

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

There are those who argue that anyone who is in this country illegally should [not] receive benefits. That may, however, be an overly simplistic -- not to mention cruel and unusual -- answer to a very complex issue.