End-of-Life Care: Who Will Speak for You?

No one wants to consider their own mortality. Eventually, though, it’s something we all must face, so it’s best to make some hard decisions now, to guide our loved ones and healthcare providers about what we want at the end of life.

Healthcare ROI: We Are Living Longer Lives Worldwide

Humanity got a wonderful gift between 1990 and 2013 — six years of extra life. While the average person born in 1990 could expect to live to age 65.5, those born in 2013 can look forward to a 71st birthday. That’s an enormous leap. Many factors contributed to this immense gain for humanity, but the most salient is this: better healthcare.

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4 Things You Should Know About High-Deductible Health Plans

High-deductible health plans are on the rise. For example, according to a recent study, by 2015, nearly one in three large companies will offer only high-deductible health insurance plans to employees. If you’re unfamiliar with these plans, here is the basic idea: You buy an insurance plan that comes with lower premiums than traditional plans. … Read More

As Your Medical Care Advances, Is There a Price?

In many ways, the rising cost of healthcare is the price of a job well done.

American medicine has made astonishing strides over the past 50 years. It’s given people longer, better lives. Training, research and technology advancements have enabled us to lengthen the average person’s life by nearly a decade. We’ve also improved quality of life for people, not only as they age but also as they deal with illness or injury.

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Healthcare’s Finest Hour: Technology Drives Advances

It’s a whole new world. The old way of practicing medicine is just that — an old way of doing things. While it took us a while to get to this point, I can say confidently this new world of healthcare will be better for all of us. Patients, doctors, and the people who pay for healthcare services all will benefit.

The Day of the Passive Patient Is Over

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?