Healthcare is a team sport. And you – the patient – are the No. 1 draft pick. It’s your body, your health, your life. Why shouldn’t you have a voice – and a strong one – in your own care?
In 1968, just six months after finishing medical school, I was made a captain in the Air Force and sent off to Vietnam. I found that there’s much to be learned from war that applies to medicine.
As 2013 winds down, we’re all wondering: What will the government do for healthcare -- and what will healthcare do for the people of the United States.
Americans talk about our healthcare “system.” But it’s not really a system at all. It’s a hodgepodge. Here’s how we, in healthcare, can find efficiencies that have worked in other industries.
One out of every three American adults are now obese. While new treatments are underway, will they be enough to prevent American healthcare from being crushed by the massive costs of treating obesity and its consequences?
America, get ready. You’re about to wake up to a whole new world of healthcare. We are moving from a healthcare system of the 1950’s into a model better suited for a population of the 21st century.
Technology has touched every facet of medicine. It’s helped us diagnose, prevent, monitor and treat patients. And we’re only becoming more technologically dependent.
Providing care is a two-way street between a doctor and patient. Working together, you and your doctor get the best results. Follow these 4 tips to live healthier and promote a good partnership with your doctor.
The practice of medicine for tomorrow's physicians will be increasingly dependent on technology -- advancing from today's electronic medical records, robotic surgery, telemedicine and advanced imaging.
There are non-infectious diseases that are destroying millions of lives at this very moment. One of these diseases is preventable; another mostly can be prevented; and the third is completely out of our control and threatens the lives of millions.