Gendercide is the systematic killing of members of a specific sex, male or female, for any number of reasons and through a variety of methods. In the 1985 book, Gendercide: The Implications of Sex Selection, Mary Anne Warren drew an analogy between the concept of genocide and the deliberate extermination of women through female infanticide, maternal death, witch hunts and other abuses against women. but, new studies show that gendercide is just one of many symptoms of inequalities, even in America. Continue reading
Of the top 50 countries that offer the highest quality healthcare in the world, the U.S. ranks 37th. Due to rising healthcare costs and the number of uninsured Americans, doctors and hospitals are under pressure to discharge and release patients from their care as quickly as possible. While this cuts medical bills for insurance companies and medicare and medicaid, it also comes with some extremely adverse effects on the quality of healthcare. Competent health administrators with their MHA degrees are in high demand now, as healthcare costs continue to rise as quality suffers. Now is a good time to earn your MHA, as salaries are on the rise and it’s simple to find scholarships to go back to school. Continue reading
It is rather easy to conclude that in order to have any useful contribution to the raging health care debate, you must have a firm understanding of the U.S. Healthcare System. With this in mind, we’ve found 10 excellent infographics that can help illuminate some of the problems with the current system, as well as how the current system is set up, and what some proposed changes might mean. Continue reading
The healthcare field in America is constantly changing. With new technologies, medical advances, and financial challenges it is very difficult for organizations to stay ahead of the curve. This holds especially true when it comes to hospitals in America. However, we’ve compiled a list of 20 hospitals that are the best at what they do. How hospitals make this list is by being highly rated by medical professionals and patients in a variety of important areas. These areas include mortality rates, patient care, facilities (resources and upkeep), patient safety, and more. Hospitals that have achieved rankings in specific medical specialty areas (cardiology, cancer treatment, etc) are also highly valued on this list. These are the best hospitals because they are, quite simply, top-notch when it comes to health care. If you need to find a hospital because you or a loved one has become I’ll, then at least one of the following 20 should certainly be considered. This list groups the hospitals by region so you can easily browse for the best facilities closest to you. Continue reading
Are you concerned and/or confused by the current debate on nationalized healthcare? Don’t feel alone — if you were the only person in this situation, we would not be able to pull together fifty blogs to learn about nationalized healthcare. The healthcare debate covers a lot of ground, and the blogs listed below represent a wide range of perspectives on this issue. Continue reading
We’ve been hearing a lot about the swine flu, or the H1N1 virus. It was given pandemic status by the World Health Organization in 2009, and many people have been concerned about it. Of course, the H1N1 virus was not the first pandemic, and it certainly won’t be the last. If you want to be prepared for the next pandemic — and kept up to date — here are 50 tools and tips to bookmark so that you are ready for next time: Continue reading
We may sometimes scoff when celebrities start promoting causes, or trying to raise awareness of certain situations or diseases, but the truth of the matter is that in some cases we may not even be made aware that something exists without a little celebrity intervention. When it comes to somewhat rare diseases, the issue becomes even more obscure for many. The bottom line is that the fame that celebrities have can shed light on diseases that you might not have heard of. And if you, or someone you love, ends up with that disease, you’ll probably be glad if a celebrity, somewhere, is willing to bring his or her clout to the cause. Here are 10 diseases made famous by celebrities:
Are you in a health administration job, or would you like to be in that position? Your career may get a boost if you begin to read blogs written by and for those individuals who work in health administration. Some blogs in this list are written by hospital CEOs, some blogs tackle IT issues, policy problems and pharmaceutical issues.
Are you a health and wellness gadget freak who has fallen for the Palm Pre? The Pre is Palm’s first device to run the webOS operating system, so users across the U.S. are on the lookout for apps to use on the Pre. Since there are no medical apps to date, we’ve pulled together twenty-five excellent free apps for you to use to find local organic food markets, keep track of doctor appointments, stay in touch with like-minded friends or use the Pre as a means to file information that others can access if you become sick or incapacitated. Additionally, one app listed below can help you move your old apps from from legacy Palm OS devices to the newer Palm Pre.
With the new iPhone release, it is clear that more than ever can be done with this device. Indeed, the new sophistication of the iPhone means that it can be all about your health, and doing what you can to remain healthy. Additionally, with the new ability to be more connected than ever before, the iPhone offers you the chance to get the latest health information, and to keep track of where you are most likely to see health threats. Whether you want to keep track of your own symptoms, or whether you want to know how to watch out for others, here are 10 useful iPhone apps that can help you track disease outbreaks.