Topic: Health and Medicine

  • hcth

    "More is not better," says South Florida health care system CEO Brian Keeley. "We know that more health care services can result in lower levels of care." Health care costs are double the national average in Miami, where Keeley says specialists use more medical resources and technology.

    July 24, 2009 | Comments

  • aecth

    Patients at this hospital in Madurai, India are among the world's poorest people. It was founded by a pioneering eye surgeon who was a disciple of the spiritual teacher Sri Aurobindo, and its business success and social mission have long made it a model in public health textbooks.

    July 2, 2009 | Comments

  • end-of-life-dilemmas-featured

    Alzheimer’s disease gets progressively worse and there is no known cure. After a certain point, should an Alzheimer’s patient be kept alive with a feeding tube? Many family members say, of course: they should do everything possible to prolong a loved one’s life. But some doctors say inserting a feeding tube is inhumane, because it can just prolong a vegetative state for years. More

    January 23, 2009 | Comments

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    “Do you want to reconstitute immune systems or do you want to reconstitute lives?” asks Dr. Joseph Mamlin, who runs a clinic in Kenya that now serves over 60,000 patients. “We’ve decided to go after lives.” More

    December 5, 2008 | Comments

  • camp-ray-hope-featured

    Camp Ray of Hope is like no other. People grieving the death of a spouse, a child, or a friend, attend in order to learn how to accept that death and go on. It is filled with laughter, beauty, and pain. More

    October 17, 2008 | Comments

  • re_thumb_feature_book

    My vision of better care for elders in late life is not a call for a nostalgic return to some imagined romantic past when the lone family doctors sat by the bedside by candlelight tending the ill.

    August 15, 2008 | Comments

  • re_thumb_feature_mccullough

    Read a Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly e-mail interview with Dr. Dennis McCullough, author of MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER: EMBRACING SLOW MEDICINE, THE COMPASSIONATE APPROACH TO CARING FOR YOUR AGING LOVED ONES.

    August 15, 2008 | Comments

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    Some doctors are proposing that their patients consider “slow medicine”. It is a practice that tries to let nature take its course rather than aggressively fighting the ravages that sometimes accompany old age. More

    August 15, 2008 | Comments

  • re_thumb_cover_treatingapatient

    Eighty-two percent of Americans said the U.S. health care system should be fundamentally changed or completely rebuilt. But how to do it?

    August 8, 2008 | Comments

  • re_thumb_feature_healing

    Membership in the church has declined in recent decades, but some Christian Science practitioners, as they are known, still treat large numbers of people through spiritual healing.

    August 1, 2008 | Comments

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