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Clinical Care

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

Empathy in Clinical Health Care

Ilyana Romanovsky | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Ilyana Romanovsky

We believe that in many cases, medical training not only does not select for or cultivate such personality traits, but actively selects and develops barriers against them.

Family Members: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at the Nursing Home

Marie Marley | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Marie Marley

Sometimes, there's friction between family members and nursing home staff. Sometimes, complaints are warranted and must be registered. But other times, as long as no harm is being done and the resident isn't complaining, it's best for the family to avoid protesting.

Do Dogs Experience PTSD After Trauma?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a society, we understand the need for a splint when a bone is broken. When "all" that is broken is one's composure or spirit, we often expect you to just get over yourself.

How Can Doctors Become Part Of The Obesity Solution?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With a nod to my many colleagues who are genuinely expert in weight management counseling, and have long addressed it well -- and especially to those who taught me to do so -- I must acknowledge that the track record for the large majority of our clan is not pretty.