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Letting Someone You Love Die: The Irony Behind a Living Will

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Candi K. Cann

In the end, living wills are a gift -- to yourself and to your family. Because even though I wanted more than anything to leave my mother on life support, I knew that by taking her off of it, I was supporting her vision of life, and helping her control how she died.

How to Check Up on Your Hospital

Jim T. Miller | Posted 12.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What resources can you recommend for researching hospitals? I need to get a knee replacement next year, and want to find a good, ...

Hospitals Need to Teach Their Staff Hospitality

Eric J. Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

While health,care and hospitality today are different businesses, they are the same in that both are about caring for people who come to you for a service. There are still vast differences, however, in how they approach that service.

The Appropriate Role of the Hospital

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Hospitals are often the most convenient setting for patients to receive care. Unfortunately, hospitals also are by far the highest cost setting. Curre...

Jeffrey Young

Big Pharma's Money Ties To Doctors Revealed. Kind Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

The Obama administration unveiled a website Tuesday that will shed some much-needed light on Big Pharma's relationship with doctors. Just not quite to...

ER May Reveal Basic Problems in Hospitals

Frank A. Weil | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Simple common sense, coupled with organized thinking, ought to be able to produce better medical benefits and patient care at substantially lower costs.

Headed to the Hospital? 5 Things to Know Before You Go

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

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.

Hospital Executives Beware: Impatient Patients Are Taking Charge

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Without a change in course, hospital executives are danger of going the way of the railroads -- this industry held an unquestioned monopoly... until it didn't. If executives don't adapt to the new realities of health care, they too could wake up one day to find that they've become obsolete.

Melissa Rivers' Courageous Decision

David Kessler | Posted 11.05.2014 | Impact
David Kessler

I've helped thousands of people with end-of-life decisions and I can tell you that the process is beyond stressful. It's extremely confusing and it's racked with guilt. As we mourn the death of Joan Rivers, here is what we can learn from her daughter's brave decision.

Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

He was getting first rate medical care but he was not feeling cared for. What seems to be missing in this scenario is empathy, the ability to recognize emotions being experienced by another.

A Benefit Corporation Steps Up to Purchase a Chicago Hospital

Christine C. Franklin | Posted 10.05.2014 | Chicago
Christine C. Franklin

Community First Healthcare of Illinois ("Community First"), an Illinois benefit corporation, recently announced plans to purchase Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center (formerly Northwest Hospital) in Chicago from Presence Health.

Shopping for Your Health Care: Can You Tell if the Price Is Right?

Joshua Liao | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Joshua Liao

I believe in a tomorrow with more transparency and greater consumer awareness; one with troves of information at our fingertips; one where we can make health decisions with our eyes open. So for all of their limitations, the most recent Medicare releases are steps in the right direction.

And Access for All: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.19.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week in Daily Giving, we continue making two seed grants every day to social change visionaries around the world. Please join us as a member of ...

It Is So Obvious That You Work the Hospital Night-Shift

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

When we secretly identified your friendship with phrases such as "small doses" and "could go either way," we certainly did not imply a willingness to rid you from our circle of friends, only to see you figuratively and literally slip into the night.

Some Smart Ways to Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates

Eric J. Hall | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

If you have ever been hospitalized you know how many health care professionals -- doctors, nurses, technicians, therapists on several shifts -- come into your room to talk with you. You have little time t o learn their names or understand their roles, let alone what they are telling you about your condition.

What Keeps the CEO of the Nation's Largest Pediatric Hospital up at Night?

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Mark A. Wallace

A lot of CEOs in health care worry constantly about changing reimbursement models or the impact of new health care laws. While there's no disputing that these have a great potential to influence the way we provide care, it's not what occupies my thoughts.

Biblical Hospital Advertising: Message of Hope or Despair?

Maria Mayo | Posted 08.29.2014 | Religion
Maria Mayo

"At times of great spiritual anguish for patients and families, I find it completely inappropriate that the hospital that is charged with their care would make promises about God they simply cannot keep"

Top 10 Safest Hospitals in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.23.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A new list released by CosumerReports.org has named the safest hospitals in Illinois based on their abilities to avoid infections, readmissions, cesarean sections and surgery-adverse events.

Want To Watch Your Entire Life Pass By In An Instant? Just Do This

Al DeLuise | Posted 06.21.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

They say that when you are dying your entire life passes before your eyes in just an instant. There is another way to experience that sensation, of your entire life passing so quickly before you, one that leaves you in a much less permanent state of death. You want to watch your entire life pass before you in an instant? Just have kids.

Hospital Execs Increase Minimum Wage By Scrapping Their Own Bonuses

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.14.2014 | Good News

Workers at Dallas' Parkland Hospital have reason to smile today, after executives there voted for pay raises, which will be funded with money that wou...

'Community Benefits' A Windfall For Some Nonprofit Hospitals

Capital and Main | Bill Raden & Gary Cohn | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email update...

7 Things You Should Absolutely Know Before Going To The Hospital

The Huffington Post | Rachael Grannell | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Let’s be honest: No one goes to the hospital to relax. Getting there, whether for a medical emergency or a scheduled appointment, is overwhelming --...

How to Become a Health Care Employer of Choice by Investing in Your Workforce

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions

Enactment of the Affordable Care Act legislation is transforming the delivery of health care, with an objective to make it more accessible and afforda...

Brace Yourself, Here Come The Doctors

Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S.

On July 1 across America, recent medical school graduates will engage in an activity that will be altogether new, and probably terrifying. Should those of us who might be on the receiving end of this rite of passage be worried?

Obama's New Scandals

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

How Obama reacts to both the "outing" of the C.I.A. station chief in Afghanistan and the ongoing problems at the Veterans Administration will wind up reflecting on his presidential legacy, for better or worse.