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Inside 2013's Health Care Trends (And Why They Matter)

Oliver Kharraz, M.D. | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Oliver Kharraz, M.D.

Health care is perhaps the most important service we consume. Our lives literally depend on it, every day. But how much do we really know about our own relationship with the health care system?

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 1: Uganda

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

This groundbreaking technology is changing lives in Uganda. And it is affordable -- with a cost equivalent to about $1 per patient visit.

The Physician-Patient Relationship

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Physicians need to lose the paternal attitude, embrace the new doctor/patient paradigm and gain some new partners who can help us prevent disease, manage big health global concerns (heart disease, cancer, hypertension) and shape a healthier world.

Envisioning Tomorrow's Hospital

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Tomorrow's hospital will use the new technology to drive seven health care trends -- and enable real-time collaboration between clinicians and patients to improve outcomes while lowering costs.

Avoiding a Health Care Bubble

Ralph Snyderman, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.

The recent jobs report from the Department of Labor raises an important question: Is the expansion within the health care industry a good thing for our economy and nation, or is it an emerging bubble that will inevitably burst?

Beyond the Exam Room: A New Era in Health Care

Stephen J. Downs | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen J. Downs

It's is exciting and it's quite possible that one day, treating a patient without data from her day-to-day experience will seem as quaint as looking at the belly without the aid of a handheld ultrasound.

Healthcare Trends Around The World (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on when discussing healthcare is that the current U.S. system is not working. Forty-five million Ame...