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    Johns Hopkins Medicine: Patient Satisfaction Is Key to Health Care

    For years, a dedicated cadre of health care workers has fretted about the importance of measuring and improving patients' experiences in hospitals and other health care settings, but their concerns were often trumped by other priorities. Now that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has begun...

    Whistleblower Doctor Warns About Hospitals Hiring Physicians

    There is a good chance that your once-independent doctor is now employed by a hospital. Dr. Michael Reilly, a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, orthopedic surgeon, does not believe this is good for physicians, patients or society.For years he watched Broward Health, a nonprofit Florida hospital system, hire community doctors,...

    More Hospitals Following Breast-Feeding Standards

    A report out Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that each year only 14 percent of 4 million newborns are born in hospitals that have been designated as "baby-friendly."To become certified as "baby-friendly," hospitals must adopt 10 practices that research has shown to promote breast-feeding. Practices include communicating...

    Health Care CEO: Telemedicine Will Continue to Grow

    Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, one of the world's most successful group practices, has a storied past, from its founder's momentous observation linking smoking with lung cancer to pioneering surgeries, including an operation to separate conjoined twins. Today, the practice begun by five former Tulane University surgeons...

    CDC’s Srinivasan: Improving Use of Antibiotics Is Critical

    Studies show that up to half of all antibiotics prescribed in U.S. hospitals are inappropriate, which has contributed to the spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes. Dr. Arjun Srinivasan is associate director for health care-associated infection prevention programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Emerging...

    Op-ed: Information Management and Health Care: The New Land Rush

    An estimated 50,000 people waited on the border of the Unassigned Lands of the Oklahoma Territory on April 22, 1889, to claim their lot within the 2 million acres being opened for settlement. Later that day, town and personal lots had been staked, street plans had been laid...

    The Story of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.–Tiny Sebastian Perez lies in intensive care battling pneumonia, a big concern because the 8-month-old’s immune system is so weakened. Since he was born in California’s San Fernando Valley, Sebastian has hardly spent any time outside a hospital. The diagnosis came within hours once doctors saw the...

    Photos: Take a Tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

    Each year, more than 7,000 patients are cared for at St. Jude, ranked No. 6 on the U.S. News list of Best Hospitals for Pediatric Cancer. This summer, U.S. News spent several days on the front lines of cancer treatment and research with doctors, patients and families. Source link...

    This Infection Could Kill Your Loved One

    A foundation dedicated to fighting treatable blood infections that kill 258,000 Americans each year has spent more money than the U.S. government on the cause.Only last year was sepsis listed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website. Once colloquially called "blood poisoning," the illness is one...

    3-D Printing to the Rescue

    Four weeks after giving birth to twins, Tokoya Proctor cradled a three-dimensional model of her sons in her hands. Made of plastic from an MRI scan taken when Proctor was 16 weeks pregnant, it captured an exact likeness of the fetuses drowsing in her womb. Her twins were...

    The Travel Trend in Health Care

    When Kathryn Carlisle, a bookkeeper for Yukon Electric in Anchorage, Alaska, found out she needed a hip replaced in 2012, she was startled that her employer was proposing surgery at Arise Austin Medical Center in Texas. The operation, rehab and a two-week hotel stay would cost her nothing....

    When the Hospital Is Boss, That’s Where Doctors’ Patients Go

    Why did hospitals binge-buy doctor practices in recent years?To improve care coordination, lower costs and upgrade patient experiences, say hospitals. To raise costs, gain pricing power and steer patient referrals, say skeptics. Researchers at Stanford University tested those opposing arguments by comparing referral patterns between independent doctors and...

    Doctoring From a Distance

    When Sonya Shakir's 12-year-old son Charles developed a raging earache just before bedtime last winter, she decided to bypass the emergency room and head to a community center on Cleveland's East Side. Within 15 minutes of arriving, Charles was lying in a high-tech pod equipped with a wireless...

    Hospitals Are in the Business of Prevention

    Last year, Shelly Stroud of Charlotte, North Carolina, 61, was on her way to developing Type 2 diabetes, the disease that puts her father, brother and 29 million other Americans at higher risk of heart attack, stroke, blindness, amputation and kidney failure. "I was overweight – obese –...

    Study: Doctor-Owned Hospitals Are Not Cherry-Picking Patients

    Physician-owned hospitals are often vilified in America's health care system, accused of siphoning the most profitable operations away from other hospitals while leaving them with the sicker and poorer patients. Congress has banned new ones from opening.But an independent study released Sept. 2 argues physician-owned hospitals have gotten...

    Patient of the Future

    In this excerpt from his book "The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands" cardiologist Eric Topol, chief academic officer for Scripps Health in San Diego and an acclaimed research scientist, describes how technological breakthroughs will enable patients to...

    Some Hospitals Boost Health by Preventing Violence

    Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill in Kansas City, Missouri, embeds so-called violence interrupters into its trauma team, whose job is to quell urges of retaliatory violence among shooting, stabbing and assault survivors and the victims' social circle. The golden hour after a bleeding or injured victim is rushed...

    Op-Ed: A New Prescription for the Health Care Industry? Fresh Food

    In 1902, Thomas Edison predicted: "The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." That future is now. But rather than focus on preventing diseases,...

    College Road Trip: Indiana

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    College Road Trip: California

    Mills CollegeA student walks through a scenic portion of campus.Mills CollegeIn John Bischoff's grad seminar on electronic music performance, Rob Seaback gives a quick performance in the concert hall of Mills College. Mills CollegeThis unique room in the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business is dubbed the...

    College Road Trip: Georgia

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    Bitten by the Green Design Bug

    Thomas Edison's now ubiquitous incandescent light bulbs will soon be a dim memory, phased out by 2014 because they use too much energy. The great light hope to replace them is the kind of bulbs made from light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. More efficient even than their green rival,...

    Bringing Better Health to Rural America

    For Vincent Proy, 28, deciding to become a rural family doctor wasn't a tough call. His father has a family practice in his hometown of Corry, Pa. (population 6,834), and growing up, Proy saw firsthand what the job was like. "I knew I wanted to practice rural family...

    Business School: Teaching More Than Work Ethic

    In an effort to retreat from a recession-trashed job market, students have been applying to M.B.A. programs in greater numbers since 2008. That's bad news for the many critics who charged that it was graduates of these M.B.A. programs who helped create the recession in the first place....

    Government Helps Low-Income Grad Students Pay for School

    Click to PlayToday's economy means higher tuition and fewer scholarships for graduate study. But starting this fall, grad students will get a big break when it comes to repaying federally backed loans. That's when they'll be able to ask the government to let them pay a percentage of...

    Medical Schools Fight the War Against Disease

    Click to PlayMatt Goldshore of Chappaqua, N.Y., found his way to Africa via the University of Texas, where he was studying chemistry with plans for medical school. One summer, he signed up to study at a crowded hospital in Moshi, Tanzania.That experience changed Goldshore's life. He came back...

    Business Schools Look for Different Kinds of Students

    Click to PlayIn a small classroom on the MIT Sloan School of Management campus in Cambridge, Mass., about 15 graduate business school students gather for a workshop on job interviews. The lesson is like any other for a group of job seekers—stay calm, tell a clear story—but the...

    Aerospace Engineering Searches for New Talent

    Hypersonic aircraft—including space vehicles re-entering the atmosphere—routinely rocket along at thrilling but dangerous velocities, well beyond the speed of sound. Back on Earth, working to keep them safe, is an aerospace engineering Ph.D. student named Tom Juliano.At a Mach 6 wind tunnel operated by Purdue University, Juliano studies...

    Picking the Right School for an Education Grad Degree

    When California resident Joshua Arnold gained acceptance to Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, his decision to attend seemed simple—the school is first rate, and Harvard offered him a full scholarship. Harvard's mix of innovative theory and practical experience was exhilarating, but Arnold isn't sure how well it...

    How Technology Is Changing the Medical Profession

    Over the ages, medicine has drawn to its ranks the best and the brightest, attracted by a career that brings together scientific knowledge, rigorously developed skills, and good judgment to help those in need. Whether it's breaking an asthma attack, delivering beautiful babies (even eight at a time),...

    Hot Tips for Law School Students

    Smart Choices International Law. Cornell University and several other schools offer joint degrees with foreign universities to train students to practice in both countries. Intellectual Property. If you have an inclination toward science, look for steady employment in the growing market for intellectual property and patent law.Insider...

    Hot Tips for a Graduate Degree in Education

    Smart Choices Special Ed. The number of teachers in this specialty is forecast to rise almost 15% by 2016. At some schools (e.g., Vanderbilt University's Peabody College), many students are fully funded through U.S. Department of Ed grants. Foreign Languages. The student population is increasingly diverse. ¿Hablas español?Insider...

    New Ways to Get a Degree in Education

    Akilah Robinson, a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs, was at a leadership conference in New York when she realized the financial world wasn't where she belonged. "They spoke about not being afraid to follow your passion," she says. "I remember thinking: It's time for me to follow my...

    Getting Business School Skills While in Law School

    When he graduates from law school this year, Joseph Fowler will come out knowing how to follow a corporate spreadsheet as well as look up case law. Enrolled at the University of Virginia, Fowler is part of a new wave of law students who believe a strong business...

    Playing Your Cards Right

    The research is clear: Going to college is the best path to a fulfilling career and middle-class life. But recent headlines are raising concerns that some colleges and corporations are taking advantage of the booming demand for higher education to turn students into suckers. Consider: Prosecutors have alleged...

    Loans Are as Tricky as Ever

    (Jon Keegan for USN&WR)After months of scandals, investigations, and legislation that could revolutionize the student loan industry, students and parents are sorting through the wreckage—and finding the loan process more confusing than ever.In the wake of revelations that some schools had revenue-sharing agreements with lenders and a handful...

    Everlane’s Black Friday Sale is Packed With Winter Essentials

    Courtesy This is not a drill: Everlane just kicked off its Black Friday sale. Now through Monday, November 29, the direct-to-consumer brand is offering 20 to 40% off its cozy sweaters, minimalist activewear, and popular jeans. If you’re not super familiar with Everlane, let me spell it out for...

    It’s Official: These are the Best-Reviewed Blazers on Amazon

    Edward BerthelotGetty Images Blazers have come a long way since Melanie Griffith sported them in Working Girl. Once confined to the boardroom, blazers have taken on a more versatile reputation as an effortlessly elegant layer that can be dressed up with a midi dress or pared down with a...

    The Best Sneaker Deals Worth Picking Up on Prime Day

    Claudio LaveniaGetty Images Prime Day officially kicked off this morning, and the sales just keep getting better. For the next 48 hours, shoppers can save on everything from chic designer deals to beauty buys. For now, we're focusing on stylish kicks.If your sneaker collection needs a refresh, Amazon Prime...

    Stephanie Grisham Trashes Jared and Ivanka, Calls Lindsey Graham a Freeloader in Her Tell-All Book

    Another day, another Trumpworld memoir. The latest damning dispatch from the Trump Administration comes courtesy of Stephanie Grisham, who served various roles in the White House throughout a four-year period: communications director and press secretary in the West Wing, as well as communications director and chief of staff...