How one man was buried in an unmarked grave despite preplanning his burial in 1990 and having a $20,000 funeral. How this surprising indignity can occur--to ANY of us--is rooted in the growing national trend of out-of-state publicly-traded for-profit holding companies buying historically non-profit community cemeteries. Regulations, meant to protect consumers during their most vulnerable… Continue reading *EXCLUSIVE* How YOU can be buried in an unmarked grave despite best planning practices
Immigrants are an integral part of our health care system. I'll let the statistics speak for themselves: Nationally, 1 in 4 physicians, 1 in 5 nurses and home health aides and 1 in 6 dentists & pharmacists are foreign-born. (Reference source 1, source 2 ) Women account for 75% of these foreign-born health care employees and are… Continue reading Snapshot of how immigration policy impacts healthcare
One Presidential candidate has a history of venous thromboembolims (VTE). How relevant is that to the campaign and have past Presidents had this condition?
I want to like Hillary Clinton. I do. I'd love to see a female president one day. It's just that every time I see and hear the Hillary Clinton campaign slogan “Fighting for Us”, I can’t help but think of the one population Clinton is not fighting for: her fellow patients at risk for venous… Continue reading Fighting for Blood Clot Patients?
How the #1 cause of hospital patient death & #1 cause of maternal death in the US gets $0 funding in the federal budget.
I like to read opinion columnists. I find that by reading a diversity of viewpoints, it helps refine my own. After all, if you are only exposed to people who think like you, you'll never get a full picture of the issues. Diverse voices leads to more robust outcomes. That is why I'm so disturbed… Continue reading Where are the female opinion writers?