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Improving Health Care

Patients First (Part II)

Karl Ohaus | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Karl Ohaus

While health care is full of very talented and dedicated people, they are working extremely hard in systems that are, quite frankly, completely broken. Even worse, these wildly talented people are not being effectively used to fix the problems.

Holistic vs. Fragmented Health Care

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

While I applaud educating physicians to be better communicators, a prescriptive "say this... not that" as suggested in the Wall Street Journal is not going to solve the problem. Genuine empathy is only partly conveyed by the words you say.

First, Health Care Excellence

Russ Gerber | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Having a higher thought model, an ideal of excellence in all aspects of health care, is the first step toward improving today's health care system and our own health practices.

Should You Fire Your Specialist?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

The way most doctors practice medicine right now isn't working. Not only does this hyper-focused approach to medicine dehumanize patients, it also ratchets up health care costs.