Survey Says….

Candidate Donald Trump focused much of his campaign on repealing and replacing Obamacare. In a strange twist – President Donald Trump’s efforts to do just that may be making the nation’s health law even more popular. According to two new polls, most Americans now favor keeping and fixing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). From NBC News: Half of Americans say they have little to no confidence … Continue reading Survey Says….

The High Cost of Health(care)

You get what you pay for. That old adage may not necessarily apply to the world of health and healthcare. At least, not if you look at two new papers just released on healthcare spending. From National Public Radio (NPR): The United States spends the most on health care per person — $9,237 – according to two new papers published in the journal The Lancet. Somalia spends the … Continue reading The High Cost of Health(care)

Arizona Forges Ahead with Advance Care Planning!

Most of us make important decisions every day. Those decisions might to relate to our work, our families, our community….whatever it is, we like to have a say. And yet so many of us don’t have a say when it comes to one of the most important decisions of all – end of life care. Not because we don’t want to, but because we didn’t … Continue reading Arizona Forges Ahead with Advance Care Planning!

Helping Your Doctor With a Difficult Conversation

Our guest blog today comes to us from Dr. Ned Stolzberg, executive medical director at Hospice of the Valley. As National Healthcare Decisions Day/Week draws to a close, Dr. Stolzberg shares his thoughts on the importance of that conversation so many of us struggle to have regarding advance directives and end of life care. This subject is profoundly important to the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association … Continue reading Helping Your Doctor With a Difficult Conversation

The New A, B, C’s of Health

The alphabet isn’t what it used to be. At least, not when it comes to Google. You see, technically Google’s parent company is called ‘Alphabet’ and it is looking to re-write the A,B,C’s of health by undertaking a massive research project to create a map of human health…..using a smartwatch. From Men’sHealth.com: Verily, the health company formerly known as Google Life Sciences, owned by Google’s … Continue reading The New A, B, C’s of Health

Unlikely Duo Takes on Mental Illness

At first glance, it wouldn’t seem that Prince William and Lady Gaga have a great deal in common. But that hasn’t stopped the two of them from teaming up to encourage young people to talk about mental health issues. And how did they get together? That answer may surprise you. From CNN.com: It was a FaceTime call. Like old time friends, Lady Gaga and Prince … Continue reading Unlikely Duo Takes on Mental Illness

It’s Always Too Early, Until it’s Too Late

So many of us plan for college, marriage, retirement, vacations….you name it and we plan for it. Until it comes to end of life care. Far too many of us don’t plan for that. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) is promoting National Healthcare Decisions Day, which aims to inspire, educate and empower the people about the importance of advance care planning. Believe it … Continue reading It’s Always Too Early, Until it’s Too Late