Latest Philosophy of healthcare Stories

2010-12-09 15:16:00

Interactive tool helps consumers understand their options and the new law WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals and employers can now tap into "AskBlue Healthcare Reform," an interactive, online tool developed by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), to learn about the new healthcare reform law. AskBlue Healthcare Reform, available at www.askbluereform.com, provides a simple, straightforward explanation of healthcare reform. By answering just a...

2009-12-15 10:06:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Coastal Healthcare Administrators officially announced its expansion into Santa Clara County for the first time since its inception in 1961. Effective immediately, Coastal Healthcare Administrators will be assuming responsibilities and provider contracts previously held by the Physicians Foundation for Medical Care. Operating on a locally based healthcare philosophy, Coastal maintains close working relationships with all network...

2009-07-30 06:00:00

BERKELEY, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants (NAHAC), the nation's first professional association for people working as healthcare and patient advocates, was launched today in response to the need for a professional forum to create healthcare consumer protection standards and promote this rapidly growing field. The announcement was made by Association founder Joanna Smith, LCSW, MPH, CEO of Healthcare Liaison, Inc., a private...

2009-07-30 05:00:00

CHICAGO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M; www.worldhealth.net), the world's largest scientific/medical society dedicated to advancing research and clinical pursuits that enhance the quality, and extend the quantity, of the human lifespan, unveils an innovative, technology-based fix to healthcare with the potential to: Increase the lifespan, or improve the healthspan, of all Americans by 29+ years; Slash healthcare costs, saving $3.7 Trillion; and...

2009-06-08 07:00:00

Coalition Works to Ensure Access, Quality Healthcare for All Americans WASHINGTON, June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Coalition for Patients' Rights(TM) announced that it has sent a letter to President Obama urging him to support the utilization of a broad spectrum of health professions as the Administration works to reform the nation's healthcare system. In its correspondence to the White House, the Coalition reiterated its position that healthcare professionals - who are not...

2009-03-19 13:50:00

NHPCO Encourages Dialog between Patients and Physicians ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with advanced cancer who reported talking about their end-of-life wishes with their physicians had significantly lower healthcare costs in the last week of life. Researchers found that these conversations between patients and physicians led to fewer cases of aggressive care, which saved money and resulted in a far more peaceful death for patients. The study in the March 9...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'