From Kaiser Health News Network – Their latest podcast, What the Health, episode 20, We have numbers! Democrats won some unexpectedly large victories in last off-off-year elections, putting health care squarely back on the political map.
By Kayla Matthews – Embryonic stem cells are one of medicine’s great mysteries. Since the first application of these stem cells in the late 1980s, they have been used to treat upwards of 80 different diseases, cancers and genetic conditions.
By Carrie Hallock – Patient activation has been shown to improve patient experience, outcomes, clinical indicators, adherence, health behavior, and participation in care. Some studies also show a correlation between patient activation and reduced symptoms, readmissions, overnight stays and use of the ER.
By Ana B. Ibarra – During a 15-minute recess, the elementary school students trooped from the playground toward nurse Catherin Crofton’s office — one with a bloody nose, a second with a scraped knee and a third with a headache.
By Sharon Arnold PhD – Signs of support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month emerge each October—pink ribbons on bumper stickers, pink sweatbands on football players, and seas of pink T-shirts on runners enrolled in charity races to “find the cure.”
From our host of Healthcare de Jure – Matt Fisher is a Partner with Mirick O’Connell and the chair of the firm’s Health Law Group. When he is not practicing law, interviewing someone on his radio show. or parenting, he is penning thoughtful posts on healthcare. ICYMI we have you covered.