The National Institutes of Health has funded four pilot projects to explore the use of genome sequencing in health care of newborns. Over the next several years, these pilot projects will yield useful information that will help us assess the potential for genome sequencing, its value in health care, and its ethical dimensions.
Hospitals should be places of safe health care delivery and recovery from acute or chronic illness. You should also be a smart patient. Take inventory of your kidney health prior to coming to the hospital and share these answers with your health care practitioner so that they are reflected in your medical records.
The U.S. is considered a sports-mad country but what we're really crazy about is sitting on our couches watching elite athletes play sports on our HDTVs. It's time to get out and play the games ourselves. Tennis. Basketball. Volleyball. Soccer. Whatever the sport, it's time to participate instead of watching from the sidelines.
The degree of success, whether a doctor or a hospital (or any business), isn't always measured by good outcomes. It is measured by what happens after a mistake. We all make mistakes because we're human. It's unavoidable. What is in our control, however, is the way we treat a person and family afterward.
Don't give up; not just on what you truly want, but also the seemingly useless and boring things that you have to do "just to get by." Everything has potential, every single opportunity is a piece of your puzzle. It's just a matter of figuring out where it fits -- and revealing the picture it creates.
Innovation in technology and advancements in the quality of dental materials have made it easier than ever to achieve desired cosmetic results. Using dental insurance can help cut down on costs, but it is important to know how the different plans work in order to get the most out of having insurance.
So here I am, 26 and paying out-of-pocket nearly more than I make in a week because a leading insurance provider, on an expensive Gold-Level plan, cannot give me the medication I need. In a country priding itself on innovation, we're doing a hell of a job making sure our young adults can take the risks necessary to push our country forward.
It's time to demand more of the relationship between technology and health. It should be interactive and personalized, and it should leave you feeling empowered, not anxious. As we learn more about the deleterious effects of stress on our health, ensuring peace of mind - across all facets of health care delivery -- should be of paramount concern.
Fall, school and back to work. This includes Congress, whose members are set to return to the nation's business next week. Although there are many issues that will compete for their attention, there is one that lays in wait for consideration that simply can't be put off any longer, one that affects every American -- fixing America's broken mental health system.
ACA dead-enders will stay at it, fighting Medicaid expansion and filing creative, hopeless lawsuits. They'll stop Medicaid expansion in some states, denying coverage to millions of the most needy. But the ACA will survive. In health care policy, the arc of history has taken a decisive turn toward human decency.