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Choosing the TEDMED 20 Great Challenges of Health Care

Rosina Samadani | Posted 06.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Rosina Samadani

Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.

Nasty Hospital Battle Brewing

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

A nasty fight between two health-care companies is brewing in Pittsburgh with one company CEO going so far as to accuse his rival of trying to "rape" ...

Why Does it Seem Most Doctors are Not Compassionate?

Quora | Posted 05.22.2012 | Health and Fitness
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Lou Davis, Emergency Nurse One Sunday a few years ago, one of my colleagues Dan was dealing with tr...

Hospitals Under The Gun For...

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business

Federal antitrust regulators are targeting the flood of hospital mergers that emerged in the wake of the new health care legislation. Hospital comp...

Uruguay Probes Possible Hospital Homicides

AP | RAUL O. GARCES | Posted 05.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Murder charges were filed against two male nurses Sunday and a female nurse was charged with covering up a crime in a case...

Music Therapy Intervention In Medical Settings

Ronna Kaplan, M.A. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ronna Kaplan, M.A.

Music therapy services in medical settings such as hospitals take many forms. Patient outcomes are individualized and specific. Although benefits are often described in medical terms, music therapy is clearly for the "whole person."

Good For Business, Less So For Everyone Else

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

As if hospital costs weren't high enough, prices may be about to ratchet up further in some locales. More U.S. hospitals are joining forces to weat...

Californians Caught in the Middle

Dave Regan | Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact
Dave Regan

What if your hospital charged you $21 per aspirin? And what if the same hospital charged a patient hit by a drunk driver more than the value of her house because she had no insurance? Well, that's California.

Jeffrey Young

Your Hospital Bills Could Get Worse With Mergers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

An uptick in hospital mergers is grabbing the attention of federal regulators, who are sounding alarms about potential increases in health care costs....

Why All Hospital Campuses Should Be Smoke-Free

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

A nurse shouldn't smell like she just smoked an entire pack of cigarettes. If my nose wrinkles at the foul odor of stale smoke on one of the hospital caregivers, imagine how the patient struggling with nausea must feel as the same nurse leans over them to listen to their chest.

Is Michael Graves the James Dyson of Healthcare?

Rosina Samadani | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business
Rosina Samadani

Michael Graves has noticed the deficit in understanding in the design of hospital rooms -- including layout, bathrooms, and even décor, and the tremendous need in assistive devices for patients.

On Their Own: More Workers Losing Health Benefits Along with Jobs

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

More Americans went without health coverage last year as unemployment remained high and even those who kept their jobs lost health insurance benefits ...

Staying Bedbug-Free in the Direct Care Industry

Michael Colongione | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

While there are no cure-alls for staying 100 percent bedbug free, there are steps to take to stay educated and aware to feel a little bit better about protecting yourself and your family while serving those in need.

Birthing While Black: An Experience I'll Never Forget

Denene Millner | Posted 03.31.2012 | Black Voices
Denene Millner

There are a ton of things I'll never forget about the first time I gave birth. What I most remember? That the hospital and workers where I had my first daughter sullied what should have been one of the most amazing days of my life.

Florida's Hospitals Have a Secret

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 03.28.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's medical secrecy laws are buried deep into Florida's statutes and are supported in part by federal laws. Hospitals are permitted by law to practice under a veil of secrecy that no public corporation or government division enjoys.

After Recent Revelations, Hospitals Must Finally Become Safety-First Environments

Pearl Korn | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Pearl Korn

For decades, and through one administration after another, the lack of safety in our healthcare system has gone un-addressed, placing us at greater and greater risk.

Growing Up Is Hard to Do: Forced Into Adulthood by an Aging Parent

Sarah Khan | Posted 03.12.2012 | Home
Sarah Khan

I texted the one person I know who would understand the unfamiliar emotions that left me so unsettled. "Being a grown-up sucks. I don't think I like it," I wrote to my brother. "No one does, Beany," he replied. "No one does."

Holiday Blues: Dealing With Crisis In December

Third Age | Posted 12.15.2011 | Fifty

I have had a lot of experience with sick people at the holidays. Five years ago my husband was recovering from a knee replacement and could barely hob...

The 'United State' Of Health Care

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Call it the united state of health care. Amid enormous pressure to cut costs, improve care and prepare for changes tied to the federal health-care ...

Health Workers Deliver First Aid to Protest Movements

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Movements are also discovering the connection between health and activism in another way, through medical workers joining the front lines to deploy their skills and their conviction.

Art With Heart: Nonprofit Decorates Hospital Rooms

Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact

If you've ever spent a night in a hospital room, you know that the bare-walled, drab rooms can be enough to make you feel sick in themselves. Lucky...

Laura Bassett

House Passes Controversial Anti-Abortion Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After an emotional floor debate, the House of Representatives on Thursday passed the so-called Protect Life Act, which prohibits women f...

Hospital Drug Shortages Present Deadly, Costly Crisis

AP | By LINDA A. JOHNSON | Posted 11.24.2011 | Healthy Living

TRENTON, N.J. -- A drug for dangerously high blood pressure, normally priced at $25.90 per dose, offered to hospitals for $1,200. Fifteen deaths in 15...

Yolanda González Gómez

Major Healthcare Provider For Latinos Risks Medicare Funding Due To Negligence

HuffingtonPost.com | Yolanda González Gómez | Posted 11.12.2011 | Latino Voices

DALLAS -- Parkland Memorial Hospital, which has been cited by federal regulators for continued threats to patient safety, plans to sign a "systems im...

Nonprofit Hospitals Running Out Of Cash, Face Downgrades: Moody's

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business

A dwindling number of patients, combined with oncoming Medicare and Medicaid cuts, are making more likely the prospect of nonprofit hospitals being is...