Heart failure care in the US needs to be improved

Heart failure is a condition wherein the heart gets weakened by disease that it can no longer pump blood effectively. Most often, patients with heart failure have other chronic diseases that include … [Read more...]

10 Questions to Ask Before Hospitalizing Your Kid in a Psychiatric Facility

By: Mike Shery As a parent, you are likely to be one of the first to recognize when your child may have a serious emotional or behavioral problem. What do you do first? What if someone you consulted … [Read more...]

Patient Advocacy

Who is your advocate? Unfortunately, when you are feeling your worst is when you must be your most diligent. The battling cancer war includes a few small skirmishes along the way. No matter what your … [Read more...]

Better Cancer Care Through Communication

A recent study published in the December 20 edition of the Journal of Clinical Oncology recommends that oncologists seek specialized training to help them hone their empathy skills. According to the … [Read more...]

A Guide to Recognizing Who is In Your Hospital Room

Feel like you need a traffic controller to keep up with all the people coming in and out of your hospital room when you're undergoing treatment? Here's a short guide for recognizing who's who so you … [Read more...]