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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 | Home
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 | Home
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...

Jeffrey Young

Beyond NYU Hospital, Medical Facilities On East Coast Weathering Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

A handful of hospitals in New York and New Jersey closed and evacuated patients, while others are operating solely on backup generators, but most hosp...

Jeffrey Young

Emergency Responders: Hospitals Readying For Hurricane Sandy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 10.29.2012 | Business

Hospitals in the path of Hurricane Sandy have checked their generators and water pumps, extended hours and set up beds for their staffs, canceled elec...

Uninsured Student Advised To ‘Beg’ For Cancer Treatment (WATCH)

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.26.2012 | Health and Fitness

During his third year of law school, Freddie Effinger was diagnosed with late stage Hodgkin's lymphoma. While trying to cope with this news, Effinger...

HP Live: Suicide Over ER Bills

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.29.2012 | Health and Fitness

It has been suggested on the campaign trail that poor Americans can simply go to the emergency room when sick and get care for which they will not hav...

Counting Candles

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 10.25.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

"Amazing genes!" many would say when learning the ages of my 99-year-old grandfather and 94-year-old grandmother. "You'll live to be 100." "101," I would reply, as if entitled to some borrowed fortitude.

Synergy for Senior Care: Improving Partnerships Between Medical Services and Community-Based Care

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 12.24.2012 | Fifty
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

Care coordination and transitions are critical to providing services that should be offered at the right time by the right provider and in the right place. For people whose lives are on the line, this pathway can and should be as smooth as possible.

'Obamacare' and the Life and Death of Brian Anders

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

If you don't have health insurance, will you still get the medical care you need? A silly question, you're probably thinking: The answer is obvious -- agonizingly so for the nearly 50 million Americans without coverage.

Another Reason To Stay Out Of The Hospital

Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

The cost of the average American hospital stay nearly doubled from 2000 to 2010 while average stay length declined. The decade was a period of low inf...

How Avoidable Hospital Readmissions are Hurting the Economy, the Health Care System and the Patient

Lily Sarafan | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Lily Sarafan

We often mistakenly assume that we can't play a role in the efficiency of our institutions. We can prevent thousands of avoidable hospital readmissions by being proactive and availing ourselves of the resources in our communities.

Hospitals Are Crawling With Viruses..

Technology Review | Posted 12.17.2012 | Technology

Computerized hospital equipment is increasingly vulnerable to malware infections, according to participants in a recent government panel. These infect...

How Hospitals Can Stop Killing as Many Patients

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Books
Kare Anderson

Let us strongly urge our doctors, the administrators of the larger practices many of them are rapidly joining, and their affiliated hospitals to attract us as patients and as referrers for our loved ones and friends.