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Hospital Stay

Why We Switched Hospitals Mid-Cancer Treatment

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 11.10.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Medically, the first hospital did everything right. I am grateful for that. The surgeon who removed my son's tumor was one of the best pediatric neurosurgeons in the U.S. The nurses on the oncology floor did their job well. But I was miserable.

12 Ways To Stay Safe In Hospitals

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

By and large, doctors and nurses are well-meaning, and most of the time, the system is working well and you will get good care. However, mistakes do happen. Follow the tips above to make sure that you are safe and well during every hospital stay.

Our 5-Hour, $10,000 Visit to the ER

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

It's easy, when you have a degree of financial security, to have a real disconnect from the financial challenges that so many Americans face today. Yet our ER experience brought those challenges into sharp relief for me, and the impression wasn't pleasant.

What Not to Say to a New Mother

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 12.03.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

It should be a priority for all who work with pregnant folks and new parents to try to get their tone right as often as possible. To slow down, remember that that new dad holding his baby is far more likely to be riddled with insecurity and self-doubt than he is to actually drop the baby.

5 Essentials for Making Your Hospital Stay Bearable and Your Frustrations in Check

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

All in all, your stay in the hospital will be what you make it. With a little preparation, you can improve your stay.

The Anthem Robo Call: The First Place Health Care Needs Reforming

Don McNay | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business
Don McNay

-I hope this letter finds it way to you. -R. Dean Taylor (Indiana Wants Me ) I had a health scare over the past several weeks, which included a co...

Tips For Bringing A Loved One Home From The Hospital

Leann Reynolds | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leann Reynolds

What can make the difference, as well as lower hospital readmission rates and costs, is to have adequate home care lined up before leaving the hospital in the first place.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Hospital Menu in the Modern Age

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

Medical technology has made dramatic leaps in the past hundred and fifty years. Oddly, one aspect of the hospital stay has remained surprisingly constant -- the menu.

The Visitor / Reducing Stress in a Hospital Stay

Craig Garner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Garner

The hospital stay is often a time of great stress for patients and their families alike. Lying in a hospital bed surrounded by tubes and monitors, the patient is in a vulnerable state both mentally and physically.