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How Our Faith in Supermarkets, Nurses and Pharmacists Can Drive Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

The most significant health reform for people in the immediate term will happen at home, in our families and local communities.

Adding Life to the Days of Terminally Ill Children in India

Hila Mehr | Posted 02.17.2014 | Impact
Hila Mehr

The care is delivered to the patient and their family or support system, usually by a team of experts that include physicians, nurses, social workers, health aides, chaplains as well as support personnel."

How Do I Fail Thee? Let Me Count the Ways...

Kateri Allard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Health and Fitness
Kateri Allard

Failures of the medical field are incredibly complex, but like so many other things, fixing them is started with lessons learned in kindergarten. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Tell the truth. Say you're sorry. Use your words

How to Be a leader in Your Market... Wayne Gretzky Style

Mark A. Wallace | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Mark A. Wallace

The popular belief was that Texas Children's Hospital was preparing itself for a monumental waste of money and effort. But in the back of my head I remembered what Wayne Gretzky had said, "skate to where the puck is going to be", and I was doing just that.

Pay, But Negotiate

Dr. Andrew Agwunobi | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Agwunobi

"Reverse cost shifting" is a perverse and often financially devastating byproduct of an overly complicated hospital payment system in which different payers have different levels of information.

8 Ways Outsourcing Can Help Hospitals and Patients

Tom Lowery | Posted 01.31.2014 | Business
Tom Lowery

The results of outsourcing include decreased patient frustration, a financially solid bottom line, predictable cash flow and increased net revenue without sacrificing precious time, money, and resources. That's a concept that hospitals and patients can certainly benefit from.

How Autism Highlights Health Care Challenges

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

When health care systems are designed with the aim of ensuring the most vulnerable patients receive timely, accessible, high quality care, the result is a better, safer health care experience for every single one of us.

The (Robot) Doctor Will See You Now

AP | By TERENCE CHEA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

CARMICHAEL, Calif. (AP) — The doctor isn't in, but he can still see you now. Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam"...

I'm With Stupid: The Most Pathetic Phone Call You'll Ever Make

Todd Hartley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

For some reason, I always got a kick out of the notion of someone dialing 911 for himself or herself. The very idea seemed entirely ludicrous -- at least, it seemed ludicrous until I wound up in the dire straits in which I found myself Monday night.

Israel's Medical Care Reaches All Minorities

Anav Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

The story of Emek Medical Center in Afula is little known within the international community but Emek Medical Center's Director of Development and Public Relations, Larry Rich, is on a mission to change that.

How We Can Stop Hospitals From Over-Billing

David Belk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

I think there's one thing everyone should agree on though: No matter how we end up paying for our health care, we can afford a lot more of it once we stop being overcharged so much for what we're getting.

Health Care 101: Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Patients Happy

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

We provide and support ways to improve and maintain the personal health of our patients while our patients provide and support the health of our careers and livelihood. We depend on our patients as much as they depend on us.

Climate Change Impacting Food Supply...But Health Care Serves Up Solutions

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Michelle Gottlieb and Lucia Sayre Gottlieb and Sayre co-coordinate the Healthy Food in Health Care Program for Health Care Without Harm. Sayre is ...

Life After Cancer Surgery

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
William B. Bradshaw

The doctor said, "You have cancer." As anyone who has heard those words knows, it was devastating to hear. It was especially difficult for me because of where I was in life.

Nurses Take the Temperature of a Changing Climate

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe Mayan Prophecy did not bring civilization to a screeching halt as many feared, but atmospheric carbon dioxide surpassed the dreaded 400 parts per million mark.

Do I Need a Yurt to Have a Natural Birth?

Toni Nagy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Even though I gave birth in a hospital, I was also committed to having a natural birth. I am very grateful for my experience, and for all those who supported my effort. Here are some tips to have the natural birth you want -- regardless of being in a geodesic dome made from yack saliva.

Superstorm Sandy -- Lessons for Health Care in a Changing Climate

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Gary Cohen, President of Health Care Without Harm; and Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED® AP, Principal, Perkins + Will, New York, NY It has been a year...

The One Thing They Never Tell You About Medical School

Hammad Moses Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Hammad Moses Khan

There's one thing that no medical student panel touches on and no physician you shadow ever tells you about. It's the sirens. No one ever talks about the sirens. The high-pitched sounds that wail from the tops of ambulances stand as stark reminders of the fact that what we're learning is real.

Study: Hospital CEOs Get Paid Well Regardless Of Patient Outcomes

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — CEOs at nonprofit hospitals earned an average of $600,000 a year — and in some cases, more than $3 million — but there...

The Worst Part About Breast Cancer

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sarah O'Leary

The patients who reach out while in the quicksand of catastrophic illness, like the 49-year-old man who was terminated by his insurance company because he had the nerve to contract brain cancer, are equal parts heartbreaking and inspirational.

Honduras Healthcare System Collapsing

Marco Cáceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

Some 670 doctors remain on strike in Honduras because the Ministry of Health has not paid their salaries since January -- and in some cases as far back as 14 months.

Heroic Fight by Sutter Nurses Shows That Workers Can Fight and Win

Rose Ann DeMoro | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Rose Ann DeMoro

Thank goodness for the 3,000 RNs, and a few hundred techs, who work at Sutter hospitals and facilities in Northern California. They have just delivered an emphatic message to nurses and other workers everywhere. Stand up for yourselves, stand up for the public interest and the public will be with you and you can prevail.

Why My Ex-Wife Is A Real Pain In The Ass

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.28.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I state the following with no animosity at all -- if anything I say it with respect and admiration: my ex-wife Arlene is a pain-in-the-ass. How is that a compliment you may ask -- let me explain.

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

What About the Kids?

Martin Kleinman | Posted 11.20.2013 | New York
Martin Kleinman

Across the country, the ramifications of a deep cut to food stamps or the unwinding of the ACA would be disastrous, not to mention immoral.