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23 Feb Denial of Care

By Jane Arnoff Logsdon, MSSA, LSW  I consider myself a pretty savvy and resourceful consumer. I know how to solve problems that come up in the day to day situations we all face. I have navigated my way through more than a few complicated and sensitive financial situations....

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02 Feb Building the Will for Change

By Jordan Harmon When patients come through the front doors of a hospital, they are inevitably greeted by compassionate clinicians and staff. Why then do we so consistently fail to provide high quality, affordable care?  Much of what drives our industry is the will to help...

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26 Jan Spend Less. Live Better.

By Diane Scheb  RN, MSN Spend less.  Live better.  Except, she didn’t have that long to live.  Maybe 10 days. . . probably not. Thirty-three years old, an illegal Mexican migrant worker, she was diagnosed in an emergency room with an aggressive stomach cancer two years ago and...

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19 Jan Give Lungs a Chance

By Danielle Moriates, RN When babies are born prematurely, they often lack surfactant – a soapy substance produced in the lungs that helps to keep the air sacs open. Without surfactant, these tiny babies fight to breathe, a condition known as infant respiratory distress syndrome. Within...

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12 Jan Not as Simple as We Think

By Kristin Morin, MSN RN I wish lowering healthcare costs was as easy as “cost awareness”, but as one patient put it, “I never pay the first few bills, because the amount changes every time a new bill is sent.”  The payment system is so fragmented...

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05 Jan A Second-Rate Life

By Kunal Arya Last year, I underwent a colectomy, a surgery that removed my entire colon. Afterwards, I had to wear a temporary waste-collecting pouch attached to my abdomen known as an ostomy. Until my next surgery, I was now an “ostomate.” One of the early side-effects...

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29 Dec Because I Can

By Christen McCurdy Sometime while I was still in high school, my mom began to have trouble breathing. She had never had asthma before; an Albuterol inhaler helped for a while. Still, cold season was a nightmare, and later, so was allergy season, and every year...

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