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Health Communication

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

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Death & Dying

6 Tough Decisions Seniors Should Consider During Bereavement

By On January 8, 2019

There will come a time in many seniors’ lives when they’ll have to move on solo after losing their spouse. The aftermath of such a loss is difficult to deal with alone, but… Read More

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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

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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health and the Importance of Patient-level Insights

By On August 12, 2017

To deliver patient-centered care and improve long-term health outcomes, health care organizations are increasingly investing in efforts to address patients’ social needs.… Read More

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Toxicology

The Rise and Fall of Liquid Gold

By On February 22, 2016

The urine drug testing (UDT) industry is one that has seen exponential growth in the past decade but at a price. While insurances continue to pay for testing in urine, once called… Read More

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Toxicology

Drug Testing: Friend or Foe?

By On October 5, 2015

In 2012, physicians wrote 259 million prescriptions for painkillers, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.… Read More

Palliative Care
Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative care—Similar but Not the Same

By On August 6, 2014

I heard a story on NPR yesterday that made me think a lot about my mom, and the care she received before her death. The news piece was about an experimental change… Read More

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Same-Sex Marriage

DOMA Changes Means Opportunity to Help Same-Sex Couples Understand their Rights to Private Health Insurance

By On April 14, 2014

In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court found Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. One upshoot of the decision was the increased accessibility that same-sex couples would have… Read More