Profiles

Hearts for Charitable Care

Three clinicians discuss their inspiration to give back through medicine.


Degenerative Disease in Profile

Degenerative conditions burden millions of Americans physically, financially and emotionally. These numbers help tell the story.


The ABCs of Millennial MDs

This isn’t your grandfather’s physician.


Palliative Care Training Empowers ICU Nurses to Meet Families’ Needs, Study Finds

In the highly charged ICU environment, the bedside nurse is on the front line for communicating information about patients’ conditions. Yet many nurses are unclear about their role in fostering that communication and lack confidence to address families’ questions. That has significant implications, particularly in light of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation study indicating that approximately one in five patients who are treated in an ICU dies while receiving care or soon after.


Giving and Receiving: Physicians Find Fulfillment in Charitable Care

Religious institutions and organizations such as Doctors Without Borders have long facilitated physicians’ provision of philanthropic medical care and other services in areas impacted by disease, poverty and war.


Leveraging Social Media to Dispel Fears, Misinformation

In 2009, the Kansas City, Missouri, area — like much of the world — was plagued with anxiety about the H1N1, or swine flu, virus. The virus was moving quickly, affecting thousands of Americans.


New Book Details Surgeon’s Journey to Successful Body-contouring Approach

This month, Springer.com publishes Comprehensive Body Contouring: Theory and Practice. The 230-page, 190-image compendium highlights the 16-year clinical experience of innovative University of Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dennis Hurwitz, MD, in treating dysmorphia after massive weight loss, pregnancy and aging.


Uniting Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents under One Roof

Its genesis rooted in the personal experiences of its founder, the soon-to-open Children’s Integrated Center for Success (CICS) will be the first facility in the Lehigh Valley where physicians may refer young patients for unified, streamlined behavioral health care.


HCA Meets Growing Need for EDs in North Texas

As populations throughout north Texas continue to grow, healthcare delivery models are adapting to meet patients where they are, and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is at the forefront of those changes. 


Englewood Hospital and Medical Center’s Family Birth Place — Delivering with 5-star Comfort and Care

The newly renovated Family Birth Place gives expectant mothers the option to deliver their babies at a facility featuring state-of-the-art technology carefully incorporated into a luxurious environment.