National Healthcare Decisions Day Highlights Need for Advance Healthcare Decision Making

Have you ever wondered what would happen if you suddenly became a hospital patient with a serious injury or illness, unable to communicate with medical professionals providing your care? Or what would family members or friends do if asked to make life-changing decisions on your behalf? April 16, National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD), was created to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision-making. It is meant to serve as a conversation-starter, encouraging everyone to talk about his or her future healthcare decisions and execute written advance directives (healthcare power of attorney and living wills) in accordance with their applicable state… Read more.

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Doctors Hospital Brings Golf to Patients During Masters Week

It’s springtime in Augusta, Ga. and that means it’s time for one of golf’s most famous tournaments – The Masters. Doctors Hospital (located in Augusta) is using The Masters to entertain and help patients recover. They’ve rolled out the putting green and set up Nintendo’s Wii golf game so patients can get up and play if inspired. Here’s an excerpt from their press release: “We know that being in the hospital while others are out on the course watching golf is no fun, that’s why we try to bring the game to our patients,” says Dean Beasley, Director of Inpatient… Read more.

Happy Doctors’ Day! Infographic

March 30 is Doctors’ Day. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve their patients and communities. We wish every doctor today a very happy Doctors’ Day and have put together the infographic below to highlight some of the characteristics of a great doctor. We’ve also provided a bit of history around the profession and why March 30 was selected as Doctors’ Day. Check out some of our other infographics: Kicking off Patient Safety Awareness Week Know the Facts About Heart Disease

From Weight Loss to Career – Goals Matter

You can’t hit what you don’t aim for. In order to reach your goals, you first have to know what they are. Second, you have to break them down into small actions. Don’t try to do it all at once. Start with one small action that moves you in the direction you want to go. This is true whether you’re trying to lose weight to achieve your weight loss goal, or just trying to get ahead in your career. Here are some tips from Hannah Curlee (runnerup on NBC’s The Biggest Loser) and H2U that will help you reach your… Read more.

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