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The Emotional Cost of Caregiving

Whether you're a professional, a family member or both, being a caregiver can be profoundly rewarding but extremely exhausting at the same. Many families have loved ones who are living with chronic medical conditions or facing end-of-life issues. The financial cost of caregiving is well known, but the emotional and physical strain that results from extended caregiving are often not addressed.

The Aging Nursing Workforce

There’s a perfect storm brewing in health care. As the baby boomer generation continues to age, they will have more extensive health care needs — but how many nurses are baby boomers who will be in that same predicament?

"Mad Men" Meets Pharma

Big Pharma’s "Mad Men" exploit lax government regulation to enrich themselves at the cost of society’s health. Their manufacturing, advertising, and sales practices have received considerable criticism, yet the industry’s financial ties to legislators have prevented significant reform and even spurred policy that favors Big Pharma over the public good. Consumers, especially those with a lower income, inevitably pay the price.

Guide to Supporting the Homeless

As the cold winter months take hold, homeless individuals become increasingly vulnerable to health risks such as frostbite, hypothermia, and even death. If you’re interested in getting involved, you’re in the right place. This guide will expand on the dangers of being homeless in freezing temperatures and provide some practical tips to take action this winter.

Multilingual Health Care

Navigating the elaborate health care system can be complicated enough, but for limited English proficient (LEP) patients, the challenges are especially difficult.

Atención médica multilingüe

Transitar por el elaborado sistema de atención médica puede ser bastante complicado, pero si usted es un paciente con dominio limitado del inglés limited English proficient, (LEP), los desafíos son aún más difíciles.