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.

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

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Don’t Live Your Life Focused on Disease

For a person with a complex, chronic illness, too much healthcare can be as dangerous as too little. It’s easy to become overly dependent on medical interventions, on drugs and treatments that while useful, are not enough in themselves to help a person achieve real health.

What Accountable Care Means for Patients

Let’s say you are a full-time office worker (which you may be). Is your salary based on how many tasks you perform during the day? How many reports you file? How many people you call? With some exceptions, the answer is probably no. Your salary is based on how well you do your job, including … Read More

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