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Reporting about nursing: our media fellow reflects on challenges, opportunities

Liz Seegert

In many ways, the state of Kentucky is a microcosm of the challenges in today’s health care system. Tens of thousands of people, many in rural areas, now receive regular health care thanks to Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. But delivering that care poses its own dilemmas.   You may recall reading CHMP […]

July 6, 2017

Nurses raise their voices: “Do No Harm”

Editorial Staff

    This post is written by George Washington University faculty member Joyce Pulcini, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, FAAN, with contributions by Kari Deakins and Jennifer Kanelos, George Washington University School of Nursing students who attended the action. Dr. Joyce is a member of the National Advisory Council at the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement.     On […]

June 28, 2017

Honoring Pride Month: Repost of HealthCetera Radio: Supporting the T: Not just about a bathroom

Kristi Westphaln

What do a bus, a water fountain, and a bathroom all have in common? The Trump Administration rescinded President Obama’s Guidance regarding the rights of transgender children to use school restrooms of their choice; many are wondering if this truly is just about a bathroom. Many civil rights and child advocacy organizations are in opposition […]

June 16, 2017

Out In the Rural: Where and How Is Health Promoted?

Diana J. Mason

Where and how is health created and promoted? If you think it’s in hospitals, you would be terribly wrong. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States; and yet, we have a health care system that spends billions of dollars every year to provide acute care. It’s costly and our […]

June 15, 2017

HealthCetera Celebrates Pride Month: Luna’s Story: How one health center cares for the transgender community

Liz Seegert

In celebration of Pride Month we are reposting this HealthCetera show produced by Liz Seegert and previously aired in March 2017.     The American Health Care Act, the proposed Republican health plan, would deal a major blow to Medicaid funding for the states. The Congressional Budget Office projects that if it passes, Medicaid cuts will […]

June 12, 2017

Choices for End Stage Kidney Disease

Diana J. Mason

Over 100,000 people are diagnosed each year with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and almost half a million people are living with it. The  progressive nature of the disease often eventually requires patients to go on kidney dialysis to survive, but the quality of life often deteriorates as patients spend multiple hours on each of […]

April 20, 2017

Sustainability: Consumer Awareness and Action

Eve Adler

Sustainability is a broad and widely debated topic, which gives insight into most aspects of the human world from business to technology to the environment and the social sciences. “Sustainability is not just about the environment, it’s also about our health as a society in ensuring that no people or areas of life suffer as […]

April 13, 2017

Health and Housing Design

Diana J. Mason

  Over the past several years, I’ve been covering efforts to promote healthy communities in ways that will foster health among individuals and communities in ways that can reduce the need for acute care services and, concurrently, health care spending. There is growing recognition that stable housing is key to health and coordinated health care. […]

April 6, 2017

Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 – a graphic memoir by MK Czerwiec

Barbara Glickstein

When some people think about graphic novels or comic books, they may only think of superheroes. I’ve learned so much more about graphic novels from MK Czerwiec, known as Comic Nurse. Here’s what she says,  “I am a nurse who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving.”  HealthCetera co-producer and host […]

March 30, 2017