Change, North Carolina, Politics

*EXCLUSIVE* How YOU can be buried in an unmarked grave despite best planning practices

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

Health policy, Politics

Snapshot of how immigration policy impacts healthcare

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

Blood Clots, Health policy, Politics

Blood clot facts relevant to the 2016 Presidential campaign

One Presidential candidate has a history of venous thromboembolims (VTE). How relevant is that to the campaign and have past Presidents had this condition?

Blood Clots, Health policy, Politics

Fighting for Blood Clot Patients?

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?

Blogging, Change, North Carolina, Politics, Role of information, Work

Where are the female opinion writers?

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?