Everything listed under: Healthcare

  • Post Featured Image

    Years Caring for His Wife Transformed This Doctor’s View of Health Care

    By Judith Graham for Next AvenueCaring for someone with a serious illness stretches people spiritually and emotionally, often beyond what they might have thought possible.Dr. Arthur Kleinman, a professor of psychiatry and anthropology at Harvard University, calls this “enduring the unendurable” in his recently published book, The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.The book describes Kleinman’s awakening to the realities of caregiving when his belov...  Read More...

  • Post Featured Image

    Broaching the Subject of Hearing Loss

    By Mark Ray for Next AvenueHelene Rosenthal’s day starts when she gets out of bed and puts in her hearing aids, something that’s as natural as brushing her teeth. It ends when she climbs into bed and says to her husband, Jim, “Is there anything else you want to say? Because I’m about to not be able to hear you.”Nearly a decade ago, the New York City couple had very different conversations.   Read More...

  • Post Featured Image

    To Do: See the Doctor When You’re Healthy

    By Tara Haelle for Next AvenueNo one wants to opt into extra time at the doctor. But staying up-to-date on recommended screenings and tests is shown to keep more people healthy and independent. And this kind of care (called preventive care) is covered by nearly all insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.Yet a majority of Americans over 50 are not up-to-date with preventive health recommendations.Preventive health is about stopping conditions from developing in the first place or f...  Read More...

  • Post Featured Image

    How to Be a Patient: A Comprehensive Book on Exactly That

    By Grace Birnstengel on Next AvenueAround the time Sana Goldberg began nursing school, her grandfather had a serious, undetermined health problem.“I remember from the moment of entering the ER to the week later when he was dismissed from the hospital — having such a sense of confusion about what was going on,” Goldberg, a nurse who practices in New Haven, Conn., recalls.Although Goldberg’s mom was a doctor and Goldberg herself had worked extensively in hospitals and been around this, she’d ...  Read More...

  • Post Featured Image

    How to Effectively Communicate With Your Doctor

    By Christine Yu for Next AvenueWe’ve all been there. After waiting endlessly for a doctor’s appointment, your physician breezes in and out of the exam room, seems rushed and leaves you little time to ask questions. Before you know it, your appointment is over, and you feel like little more than a series of medical tests and health conditions.   Read More...