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Prolonged Power Outages Can Be Deadly for People Who Rely on Durable Medical Equipment

Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H. | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Thousands of people in the United States rely on electrically powered DME to meet their medical needs at home. While they can manage their medical conditions well on a day-to-day basis, in prolonged power outages, that's when they need our help the most.

When Doctors Become Salesmen, Patients Pay the Price

David Magee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Business
David Magee

I ran the numbers. My 20 percent co-pay on their inflated price was more than I would have paid had I bought it online and left my insurance company out of it. It gnawed at me.

Why Is Doing Good So Hard?

C. Ugent | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
C. Ugent

Necessity is the Mother From the hospital, I called a patent attorney. I didn't have much else to do, and I was tired of hearing myself complain. ...

Medical Equipment From Walter Reed Hospital Heads to Latin America and the Caribbean

Hearly G. Mayr | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact
Hearly G. Mayr

Good lighting in operating rooms, comfortable beds for patients and quality furniture for examinations can often be a certainty in countries like the U.S. But that is not always the case in other parts of the world, even in the growing economies.

Vacations With a Purpose: How PhilanthroTravel Fuels Project C.U.R.E.'s Mission

Leanna Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Leanna Clark

Although I was on my third trip to Cuba, I shared the same nervous excitement as my travel mates who were there for the first time.