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    As we approach the New Year, the long-term care environment is changing. Facilities are changing the stigma associated with their environment, whether it's due to the influence of the sandwich generation of these elders, baby boomers that are entering senior living facilities, CMS, HCAPS and the affordable care act, it is happening
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:04:00 -0600

Chef Rebecca Katz's life changed when her father began a battle with laryngeal cancer in 1999. That event spurred her belief that food is a key element in cancer care and her quest to change the American diet. Having cooked for various cancer patients and published a book on the topic, she promotes "sustainable nourishment as a way to improve American health."

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:01:00 -0600

Peter Semczuk, DDS, MPH, has been working in New York City for more than 20 years. In that time he has helped transform the Bronx's Montefiore Medical Center's ED into one of the most renowned in the country. As an industry leader, Montefiore has helped assist in numerous endeavors, including the development of New York state's first freestanding ED.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:56:00 -0600

The neutral effect of Medicaid expansion comes even though some not-for-hospitals are seeing payer mix changes that are "really extraordinary," a Standard & Poor's Ratings Services senior executive says.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:49:00 -0600

CMS unveils which hospitals are being penalized for hospital-acquired conditions and updates its Hospital Compare website.

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:12:00 -0600

Sam Foote, MD, found himself at the center of a national scandal in 2014 after he blew the whistle on scheduling delays and other irregularities at the Phoenix VA Health Care System, where he'd worked for more than 20 years. The internist's tip sparked months of investigations, which he says, uncovered a pattern of "cheating [at VA facilities] all over the country."

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:09:00 -0600

Working in North Vietnam with Doctors without Borders prompted Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH, to think about how acute care systems respond to crisis. Now at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he is chair of the department of critical care medicine, Angus says, "I'm always thinking about the marriage between the care for the critically ill and the 50,000-foot public health view."

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:03:00 -0600

"More than 50% of eligible professionals will face penalties under the Meaningful Use program in 2015, a number that is even worse than we anticipated," says the AMA's president-elect.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:20:00 -0600

Lee Aase, the Mayo Clinic's first social media manager, and now director of its Center for Social Media, continues Mayo's excellent reputation by running one of the best social media campaigns in healthcare, and helps its physicians by teaching them about social media and the privacy issues.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:16:00 -0600

Otis Brawley, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, has no fear of acting as a lightning rod in the ongoing storm of healthcare reform. As a leader in the field of health disparities research and co-author of a scathing book on the topic, Brawley sees the growing costs of US healthcare as a recipe for economic calamity that needs to be changed.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:05:00 -0600

Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, is already a pioneer in researching the use of tobacco in teenagers. Now he's aiming to tackle another hot topic in healthcare: The physicians' role in gun safety. From MedPage Today.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:59:00 -0600

The push toward patient satisfaction can jumble organizational priorities. It can put new pressures on providers, whose primary focus should be "on staying financially afloat—then quality, and [then] safety," says one observer.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:16:00 -0600

Roxana Reyna, RN, has learned that sometimes the best way to treat a serious injury is to improvise. Reyna's creative skills as a skin and wound care specialist earned her an invitation to a White House event honoring healthcare professionals who look beyond textbooks and develop their own solutions.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:13:00 -0600

Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe, received unexpected news in November 2013 when the FDA told her company that it would not be able to market its genetic sequence technology to consumers as personalized health reports. Since then, she has been leading the company's efforts to satisfy the FDA's concerns while making sure that 23andMe's services are accessible and affordable to consumers.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:04:00 -0600

Two decades after a consumer backlash drove many health maintenance organizations out of business, narrow provider networks are back in a big way.

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:14:00 -0600

José Ramón Fernández-Pe(n-tilde)a, MD, MPA, seeing that the San Francisco Bay Area was in constant need of healthcare workers fluent in Spanish and with a good understanding of Latin culture, helped start the Welcome Back Initiative. It offers individualized guidance and support to anyone who has earned a professional degree in healthcare abroad and who currently resides in the United States.

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:05:00 -0600

Tom X. Lee, MD, took an unusual route after finishing his residency: He went to Stanford University to earn an MBA. Lee credits this path for enlightening him on how to run a medical practice with greater efficiency and more focus on the patient. Now he is CEO of One Medical Group, which uses technology to help keep costs down and allows for a far more efficient workplace.

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:57:00 -0600

Researchers find that physicians whose residencies were in higher-spending regions spent 29% more on average than their peers who had trained in lower-spending areas of the country.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:54:00 -0600

Weekend barista Steve Simonin might not seem like your average high-ranking executive, but his other job is president and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals and Clinics. His tireless work to take two struggling hospitals and combine them into one thriving system might be the biggest reason why the people in Clarion still have access to healthcare.

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:48:00 -0600

Pine scent and mold spores that grow on Christmas trees are among a host of potential reaction triggers during the indoor allergy season, allergists say.

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:02:00 -0600

There is no mention of postponing the implementation of the ICD-10 diagnostic coding set in spending bills released by Congress this week.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:53:44 -0500

The Affordable Care Act is having a lasting impact on small businesses, affecting how owners make decisions about hiring and managing staff, upgrading equipment and more.

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:04:15 -0500

With just over three weeks left to choose new coverage in the health law marketplaces, deciphering the complex system of subsidies remains a key challenge for many would-be insurance customers.

Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:47:12 -0600

A WSJ reporter followed a group of families and scientists trying to accelerate the development of a drug to treat Niemann-Pick Type C disease, a rare and fatal cholesterol metabolism disorder known as NPC that strikes primarily children.

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:31:45 -0600

Health law overhaul is affecting millions of Americans. Readers write to the Wall Street Journal to answer the question, "How has the health law affected you?"

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:18:21 -0600

On Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET the Wall Street Journal's Anna Mathews will be joined by Karen Pollitz, a senior fellow at the Kaiser Family Foundation, Mike Stahl, senior vice president at HealthMarkets, and Adam Okun, senior vice president at Frenkel Benefits, to discuss the health law, what it means for consumers and employers, and answer reader questions.

Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:27:25 -0600

This has been a huge year for the law known as Obamacare. Tell us your story of how the health law has affected you.

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:08:45 -0600

Dr. Christopher Austin and the Journal's Health reporter Amy Dockser Marcus took questions about treatments for rare disease during a Reddit AMA.

Tue, 03 Dec 2013 14:35:50 -0600

For years, Christopher P. Austin has been trying to develop a way for science to build a better partnership with patients. Dr. Austin and the Journal’s Amy Dockser Marcus are answering questions now.

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 15:27:34 -0500

Sleep experts say napping done right is good for the brain and our work performance. But what’s the best way to grab some extra zzz’s during the day?

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:12:20 -0500

Physician pay accounts for about 20% of total health-care spending, and in many specialties it has increased much faster than inflation in recent years. Some critics say that’s because most doctors get paid for every service they perform, which creates an incentive to order unnecessary tests and hospitalize people who don’t need it. That critique is the basis for a push to tie physician pay to performance, evaluating doctors on how well they follow procedures for patient care and how well they score on patient satisfaction surveys, among other things. [wsj-poll name="20130611-200308-1747367582" category="topic" size="E"]

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