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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...

The Card That Could Mean The Difference Between Life And Death

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

You have your credit card to make purchases, your drivers license for identification, but what about a card that could save your life in an emergency?...

LA Lawsuit Against VA Demands Accountability and Treatment

Hal Donahue | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

"War can take a serious toll, both physical and emotional, and it is shameful when our wounded warriors return home and are left to live on our street...

Using New Technology as Early Detection to Fight Costly Silent Killer

Hilary Kramer | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Hilary Kramer

Healthcare-acquired infections, or "HAIs", have not been given a lot of airtime in the continuing debate on healthcare. This is really surprising give...

Cuba's Much Lauded Health Care System No Longer Has Even Aspirin to Give Us

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 08.05.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Given the choice between the Hippocratic oath and ideological fidelity, many physicians prefer to violate the privacy of their patients rather than to oppose, with the truth, the State that employs them.

Job Available: No Experience Preferred

Ron Ashkenas | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business
Ron Ashkenas

If you are looking to dramatically transform your organization then you might want to consider the idea of bringing in managers who don't fit the traditional mold.

Dave Jamieson

Nurses On The Attack: Hospital Workers Fight Layoffs By Blasting Executives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In recent months, the management at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has approached workers with a set of proposals that includ...

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.