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Crafting Viable PPPs: Lessons From Turkey's Public Hospitals

Zeynep Kantur Ozenci | Posted 10.18.2016 | World
Zeynep Kantur Ozenci

Back in the mid-2000s, Turkey's health ministry was seeking advice on how best to use Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to overhaul the country's pub...

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Founder of "Spoon Theory" Needs Your Help

Puja Rios | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Whether you have Fibromyalgia, Lupus, CFS, depression or any invisible disease, you know the guilt that comes along with it. Asking for help feels lik...

The Emerging State of Medical Care In Our Nation's Emergency Rooms

Dr. Sudip Bose | Posted 10.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sudip Bose

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD Oct. 4, 2016 -- People who go to a hospital emergency room cannot be turned away regardless of how sick or injured they actuall...

4 Questions You Must Ask And Get Answered Before You Leave The Hospital

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

The emergency room and hospital can be a scary and stressful place. And many people just want to get out as fast as possible. But please be sure to get these questions answered before you leave. It will be worth your time.

Millie Brown's EXPO CHICAGO Artistic Takeover

Brandon Patterson | Posted 09.22.2016 | Chicago
Brandon Patterson

Millie Brown is a British performance artist, who began her career at the age of seventeen. Constantly praised as one of the new YBA's (Youth British Artists), Brown is an artist who explores the synergy and separation of mind, body, and spirit. While she is mostly recognized for her artistic collaborative projects with global icons like Lady Gaga, Millie is committed to expanding her work and continuing to shed light on the natural beauty of the world.

Stephen Burlingham Going Beyond Art for Youth with Cancer

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Jim Luce

Cancer. The word that terrifies us, at any age. But when a young person is struck by it, it seems all the more tragic. To help cope with this harsh re...

One Size Fits All Medical Solutions Suck

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Galina Nemirovsky

One of the concepts (and there are MANY) from My Big Fat Greek Wedding which I relate to is the father's obsession with the ubiquitous usage of Windex...

The Truth About Being A Fearless Woman

Lisa Cox | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Lisa Cox

Can you be fearless and still be fearful from time to time? Absolutely! That's doesn't mean you're contradicting yourself, it means you're human. ...

The 3 Forces: The Perfect Storm Making Medical Errors the 3rd Leading Cause of Death

John Weeks | Posted 09.06.2016 | Healthy Living
John Weeks

I previously posted twice on the scientific review paper led by Hopkins' researcher Martin Makary, MD, that concluded medical errors are the nation's ...

Moving Medical Rehabilitation from Hospital to Home

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

One in six Americans--about 53 million people--have a physical disability, and at least 2.2 million use a wheelchair. Disabilities involving visual, h...

To Heal Our Hospitals, Embrace New Models

David Sandman | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
David Sandman

It is no secret that many of New York State’s hospitals are in trouble. Officially, 28 of them are on a “watchlist” created by the New State Dep...

Private Or Public Hospitals? 5 Things To Consider Before Making Your Health Care Choice

Toby Nwazor | Posted 08.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Toby Nwazor

The debate will rage on with or without this article, but this article at least narrows the points down so you can identify the main points you should consider while making a choice. So while it largely depends on you, you should still consider these areas.

Better Mental Health

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.

Illuminating The Hallway: A Search For A Life After Cancer (Part One)

Licia Morelli | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

The vulnerability is like a plague, constantly exposing me and creating the immediate awareness of my true self without the layers of protection I've so deeply laid throughout my life. And it's the relationships that I forge (both the invigoration of old and the infusion of new) throughout the process that will hold me accountable to remain in this truth.

What Will It Take To Reduce Infections In The Hospital?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Preventing infection is a team sport. Cooperation -- among doctors, nurses, microbiologists, public health officials and patients -- will be required to control the spread of Zika. Such teamwork is required to prevent more mundane infections as well.

Why Are More Parents Considering Home Deliveries?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Don't be afraid to explore your options, especially if you are wary about delivering in a hospital. After all, it is your baby, and as long as you are not putting him or her at risk, it is up to you to decide what is best.

What My Kidney Stone Taught Me About Sexism In The ER

The Establishment | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
The Establishment

The good news about my research and confirmation from other women is that it means I wasn't overreacting. The bad news is that the more times women have to insist those issues aren't the problem, the longer everyone is suffering -- and the faster a fatal disaster could occur.

Private Rooms Come With A Bigger Bill... Sometimes

Nurse Katz | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

In addition, if you happen to be given a private room because there were no semi-private rooms available, you should NOT have been billed for a private room.

World's Only Flying Eye Hospital Provides Eye Care To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

The nonprofit Orbis International is using an unconventional method to deliver eye care ― a rehabbed cargo plane. The Flying Eye Hospital, a program...

Side Effects May Include: HLH

Ben Harvey | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ben Harvey

While I may not be quite as blissfully happy as the guy smelling flowers in the Humira ad, I know how lucky I am to be alive.

When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than The Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact

Danielle Cook's oldest son was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune s...

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

As Heroin Epidemic Rages, Nurses Who Treat Addicts Need Resources -- and Respect

Patty Eakin | Posted 06.27.2016 | Women
Patty Eakin

Addiction involves a complex interplay of brain circuitry, genetics, and environmental factors. Like other diseases, it can be quiet and barely noticed, or it can tear families apart and turn worlds upside down. My heart has broken as friends and colleagues have suffered through near-fatal accidents and tragic losses.

Getting Mental Health Care Shouldn't Be This Difficult

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

The mental health aspect of our health care system is barely functional and in need of massive repair. No matter how hard you try, getting someone the help they need is like an Olympic event.

Value-Based Care Explained Through Analogies

Kyle Hill | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Hill

A few weeks ago, I was at the sold-out University of Southern California (USC) C-Suite Invitational in Los Angeles where I watched keynote speaker, Dr...