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As Health Care Costs Increase, Cost-of-Care Discussions Can be Make or Break for Patients

By On March 19, 2019

Health care spending has reached astronomical figures, exceeding $3 trillion a year and straining the budgets of patients, according to CMS. Over the past decade, the percentage of patients who spend $1,000… Read More

Health Communication

How to Prepare for a Stay in the Hospital

By On September 5, 2018

Across the health care landscape, patients are being encouraged to take control of their own health. This means patients are often given the opportunity to decide their own level of comfort during a… Read More

Health Communication

Is it Time for Patients to Take Control of their Own Health? We Think So.

By On May 16, 2018

To truly achieve value-based care, patients must be placed at the center of the health care system. … Read More

Health & Wellness

How Art Classes at Retirement Communities Connect Past and Present and Build Future

By On April 3, 2018

Art classes honor what we have experienced and while creating an environment for discovering new prospects.… Read More

Health Communication

Making the Switch to Night Shift—How it Impacts Overall Health

By On July 6, 2016

Two years ago Time magazine examined the toll night shift takes on the brain over the course of a 10-year period. … Read More

Health Communication

PillPack Prevents Medication Errors with Smart Solution

By On June 17, 2016

Launched in 2014 as a start up, PillPack is a full-service pharmacy that personalizes medication management by organizing all of your pills into packs by time and date. … Read More

Doctor Patient Communication

Good Communication Between Provider and Patients Helps Both “Choose Wisely”

By On May 13, 2016

In 2012, the American Board of Internal Medicine launched the Choosing Wisely campaign, which aims to promote conversations between clinicians and patients.… Read More

Anti-Texting and Driving

Distracted Drivers Are Health Communicators Toughest Audience, Yet

By On May 2, 2016

Last year, there were more than 45,000 distracted driving crashes in Florida, resulting in more than 200 deaths and more than 39,000 injuries.… Read More

Health Communication

You’re Never too Busy to Make Time to Do Nothing

By On April 28, 2016

I absolutely abhor when someone answers the question “How are you?” with “Busy.” … Read More

Health Communication

Three Ways My Two Worlds Collided: Combining Motherhood and Child Life Practice

By On March 21, 2016

I always said that if I ever became a mother, I would stop my career as a Child Life Specialist. Well, my daughter was born in October, and I am still practicing,… Read More