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Black Hospital Patients Given Cold Shoulder In Disturbing New Study

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science

Could the color of your skin affect the medical care you get at the end of your life? A disturbing new study published in the January issue of the Jou...

Things You Should Know as a Hospital Patient

Quora | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Quora

Most people feel that the equation to survive your hospitalization predominantly involves the expertise of your surgeon and the disease at hand.

The Oncologist's Office

Licia Morelli | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

For the oncologists out there -- medical and surgical alike. Oncology. There's something about an oncologist's office that's different than any othe...

Alzheimer's Patients in Hospital Emergency Departments

Allan S. Vann | Posted 12.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Hospital Emergency Department staff simply must become more educated about the special needs of AD patients, particularly those with anxiety issues, and understand that they have a responsibility to try to discharge AD patients to a less frightening environment as quickly as possible.

The Power of Tears

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 12.18.2016 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Is there someone going through a hard time you've been propping up with your good intentions? Who is this person? Are you willing, the next time you meet with him or her, to stop trying to save them from their pain and simply let them feel what there is to feel?

What's Driving Variation in New York's Hospital Spending and Prices?

James R. Knickman | Posted 12.16.2016 | New York
James R. Knickman

We need better information about both the costs and the quality of care delivered to understand whether more spending is associated with better care, or if that spending is wasteful and avoidable.

The Hospital, the ER, the ER, and the Hospital

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.09.2016 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Imagine a scenario in which you enter the hospital for routine, outpatient hernia surgery. You know you are brewing a cold (or worse), but you don't want to have to reschedule the surgery, so you don't tell your doctor you are getting sick.

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

Plumfund | Posted 11.26.2016 | Impact
Plumfund

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."

One Can Help Many

Victor Imbimbo | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Victor Imbimbo

Every November we acknowledge the special services our nation's 43 million family caregivers contribute to their loved ones and our country. Family ...

I Am Thankful

Natalie Romero | Posted 11.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Natalie Romero

I have a lot to be thankful for. I am married to my best friend. Someone I can laugh and cry with. Someone who challenges me and always has my back. W...

Courageous Refugees, Cowardly Politicians

Donna McKay | Posted 11.19.2016 | World
Donna McKay

At a time when these courageous individuals need the world's protection the most, many politicians are using the Paris attacks for political gain, introducing hateful policies they don't even have the authority to implement.

One of the Nation's Largest Catholic Hospital Systems Says It Can Deny Women Emergency Care Because of Its Religious Affiliation

Brigitte Amiri | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Brigitte Amiri

I suppose it shouldn't really have come as a surprise. But there it was in black and white in a recent court document: Trinity Health, one of the largest health care systems, saying that because of religious exemption laws, its Catholic affiliation allows it to violate the law and refuse to provide pregnant women with emergency medical care.

Hey NICU Mom, I See You

Natalie Romero | Posted 11.17.2016 | Parents
Natalie Romero

You are not alone.

Post-Traumatic Stress and the NICU

Natalie Romero | Posted 11.09.2016 | Parents
Natalie Romero

Now that we are years out of it, I am able to recognize that what I suffered from was post-traumatic stress. What saved me was my ability to talk about it. My willingness to be an open book helped me work through some of my feelings. It wasn't easy, especially considering the fact that many people were very uncomfortable talking about my experience and my feelings surrounding it.

The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.14.2016 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

6 Ways to Be Better at Visiting Your Friend in the Hospital

Avelist | Posted 10.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Avelist

Everyone wants to do their best, so here is some advice on what to do and what not do to help your hospitalized friend, coming from someone who has been the one in that hospital bed.

A Nurse Did That

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 10.09.2016 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

The one who sat next to me the first night, as my newborn was whisked away and a medical team swarmed like honeybees around him. The one who passed tissues, held my hand, rubbed my back. Without her, my tears and I would have been alone as I whispered fervent prayers for my son's life to be spared. A nurse did that.

Gratitude in Our Brief Visit to the Pediatric ICU

Louise Storm | Posted 10.05.2016 | Parents
Louise Storm

The night air was crisp as we stood next to our minivan on the exit shoulder; I hoped it would cool our feverish and frightened toddler. Her condition had been worsening during the long drive home and we were now afraid she was in danger.

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Jakub Wants Animal Pictures to Color in Hospital

Elbi | Posted 09.24.2016 | Impact
Elbi

Jakub here is stuck in hospital, recovering from 5 organ transplants. Like every child on the planet, Jakub loves Minions. What makes him a bit different is his Hirschsprung's Disease.

One Man's Vision to End the Wait for Women in Kenya

Kate Grant | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
Kate Grant

While working in rural West Pokot County, Kenya, as a newly-trained medical doctor many years ago, Dr. Mabeya noticed a significant number of women presenting at his facility with obstetric fistula, an injury caused by prolonged and obstructed labor.

Thank You, NICU Nurse

Natalie Romero | Posted 09.17.2016 | Parents
Natalie Romero

NICU nurse, I don't know if you know the impact you had on our family. I don't think I thanked you. I hope it's not too late. Thank you for rocking my baby when I couldn't be with him at night. Thank you for making feel like a normal mother in the moments when I felt anything but normal.

How My Estranged Father's Death Healed Our Narrative

Sara Bobkoff | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Sara Bobkoff

Alzheimers is a disease that takes the story of your life and throws the pages of memory up in the air. Many blow away. But some land right in your hands.

Is Obamacare Punishing Hospitals The Wrong Way?

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

An elderly homeless man is admitted to the emergency room complaining of a fever and cough. Doctors take an X-ray and diagnose him with pneumonia. The...

Accountable Health Care Incentives: The "Spoonful of Sugar" Approach Must Ensure "the Medicine Goes Down"

Christian Moritz | Posted 09.04.2016 | Business
Christian Moritz

There could be a problem with current incentives and funding for support structures for accountable care organizations (ACO). This "spoonful of sugar"...