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Shopping for Surgery?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

If you're an uninsured New Yorker shopping for a hip replacement, the going rate in Manhattan is $18,260. If that sounds steep and you're willing to try medical tourism, the rate drops to $7,500 in Boston, $7,099 in Baltimore or $6,399 in Washington.

Dave Jamieson

One Of The Biggest Labor Unions Just Got Bigger

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest labor unions in the U.S. will get a bit larger on Thursday, when the 1.5-million strong American Federation of Teache...

We Know What Works in Nursing. Now Let's Do it.

Christina Patterson | Posted 04.11.2013 | Health News
Christina Patterson

It's almost every day. On Tuesday, it was the nurse who phoned the wrong family five times to tell them that their mother, who was sitting up in her h...

The Dishonorable Republicans

Ethan Rome | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ethan Rome

While Republican governors like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas play games with people's lives to throw red meat to the extremists in their party, Kasich and the a growing number of GOP governors put the needs of their state before their political party.

In Psychiatric Emergencies, Emergency Rooms Not Always Safe

Mona Shattell | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Communities need specially-designed psychiatric emergency departments. Private insurance companies should provide more and better community care for persons with psychiatric problems, and more community alternative programs for persons in emotional distress should be developed.

Spiritual Support At The Hospital Is The Soul Of The Healthcare System

Gina Ryder | Posted 03.31.2013 | Religion
Gina Ryder

Small gestures of personal consideration is everything when it comes to humanizing the automatic world of modern day medical care.

Mississippi's GOP Governor Says No American Lacks Health Care

Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.25.2013 | Business
Jeffrey Young

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) doesn't like President Barack Obama's health care reform law. It's too expensive and too intrusive, he says. And Bry...

Improving Medical Education in Rwanda

Adam C. Levine | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
Adam C. Levine

One of the wonderful things about knowledge and training is that they are inherently renewable resources. Unlike drugs and equipment, knowledge never has a stock-out, never breaks down, and never stops working when the power goes out.

A Doctor's Best Friend

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

As a man who assumes the community role of a health care provider and the personal role of a chronic hypochondriac, the potential for canines in medical care may just be the last straw I need to finally become the dog owner that I never thought I'd become.

Penalizing Hospitals for Re-admissions: Will It Work?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

It raises questions about the quality of care provided while a patient is under observation, and it seems like an ideal way for hospitals not to lose up to 3 percent of their Medicare reimbursement going forward. So, will penalizing hospitals for re-admissions work?

I'll Be Home for Christmas

Patrice Bendig | Posted 02.09.2013 | Impact
Patrice Bendig

Instead of decorating our Christmas tree that week, we spent hours in the hospital watching my mom go through major heart surgery, fight for her life connected to tubes, and then reconcile with the fact that her life would never be the same.

Cut Medicare? Cut Fraud!

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

It is morally abhorrent to cut benefits to any current or future seniors before much greater efforts are made to stop large scale raids on the Medicare coffers by nefarious corporations.

Jeffrey Young

Where Are The Jobs? Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Doctors' Offices

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

Health Care + IT: A Brave New World

Eduardo Garcia | Posted 02.05.2013 | Technology
Eduardo Garcia

Over the past couple of years, a lot of attention has been placed on our health care system. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects t...

Three Reasons Why It's So Obvious You Work in a Hospital

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Best-case scenario: removing a stethoscope from your coat or purse prior to arriving to the after-work event. Worst-case scenario: mistaking a packet of lubrication you had to carry around during patient rounds for a stick of gum while socializing at said event.

Some Claimants Opt Out Of Proposed BP Medical Settlement

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.

GOP Governors Pressured On Anti-Obamacare Stance

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business

Republican governors who have threatened to deprive poor people in their states of health care coverage under President Barack Obama's health care ref...

The Happy Factory (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 01.12.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

An organization that started as one Utah couple making hand-carved wooden toys in their garage for their grandchildren has now grown to make and provide toy cars to over one million children across the globe.

Single in the City: 'Excuse me'

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Rym Tina Ghazal

Despite what people like to think or say, it is still a man's world, particularly in this part of the world. It doesn't matter which city, it is usually the same story -- and in some cities, it is much worse.

Doctors and Nurses: A Relationship in the Works

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Here are the two most common issues that have come up during conversations that only break the surface of what we as physicians can work on when it comes to enhancing the relationship between nurses and doctors.

In Hurricane's Wake, Decisions Not to Evacuate Hospitals Raise Questions

Sheri Fink | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Sheri Fink

New York City hospital and nursing home patients and their loved ones might reasonably have believed they were safe as Hurricane Sandy approached. Mayor Bloomberg had exempted hospitals and nursing homes in low-lying "Zone A" areas of the city from his pre-storm evacuation order.

Who's Really Serious About Fixing Health Care?

Dr. Marty Makary | Posted 12.03.2012 | TED Weekends
Dr. Marty Makary

People seeking health care often feel that they are forced to walk in blind. Yes, you can choose where to go for your health care but in reality, you often have had no useful information to make your decision. Until now.

Re-Engineering Health Care to Keep Patients Safe

Peter J. Pronovost | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Peter J. Pronovost

Can you imagine that most doctors learn little about the third leading cause of death in medical school?

Scott, Perry Could Create Huge Problem

Forbes | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

The nation’s state and local public hospitals may face an increase of more than $50 billion in the costs of uncompensated care by 2019 if states dec...

Jeffrey Young

Hospital Defends Failed Generators That Forced Evacuation During Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

The failed backup power generators that led to the evacuation of the New York University Langone Medical Center in Manhattan are adequate, a spokeswom...