Former CEO dissects the ACA & exposes the fallacies & prejudices of both political parties explaining that, if we are willing to make hard choices, we can indeed cover the uninsured, control costs, & not bankrupt the country. more
"The Kitchen Widow" is raising awareness about supporting each other through times of illness/caregiving and grief AND about how grief can transform and resilience emerge! more
CNN TV anchor & mental health advocate, whose best-seller "Dispatches from the Edge" chronicled his war-torn stories that helped him avoid having to look too closely at the pain and loss that was right in front of him. more
SPEAKERS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
2016 CNN Top 10 Heroes - Brad Ludden
Speakers On Healthcare's own Brad Ludden was selected as one of ten CNN Heroes for 2016. He founded First Descents to give young cancer patients some "victory over their cancer"and help them face down their fears and realize they are not alone. A first descent is when someone successfully paddles a section of river that no one has ever paddled before.
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The Art of the Heal - What does Trump's win mean for Healthcare In America?
76% of consumers want President-elect Trump to make healthcare a priority. Like a chief executive hired to turn a failing company into a profitable one, president-elect Trump has said he will take an unflinching corporate approach to overhauling the US healthcare system. For an industry that prefers stability to surprises-and one that has worked to adapt to the Affordable Care Act-Trump's "repeal and replace" agenda coupled with his proposed market based approach may create new uncertainty and opportunity. When planning your meetings, consider this timely presentation, Dr Pillay reviews Trumps' health policy platform and examines the potential implications and impact of a burgeoning New Health Economy.
Read more about Rubin Pillay, MD, PhD
Institute for Human Caring, advisory council member Tembi Locke
Tembi Locke was a kitchen widow before she became "The Kitchen Widow." Used to describe the wives of chefs, the term took on a whole new meaning when her husband and partner of 20 years, a Sicilian chef, died of cancer. "When he died," she says, "I did what I'd always done: I went back to the table." Pictured with Institute for Human Caring, executive director Dr. Ira Byock and co-advisory council member BJ Miller at the "Before I Die" Photography exhibit at the Museum of Tolerance. They are leading a transformation of health services to emphasize whole person care, encouraging patients to talk with their doctors and families about what kind of care they want through the end of life.
Read more about Tembi Locke
Dr. Maroon's New Book Release
SQUARE ONE - A Simple Guide To A Balanced Life will be released November 2016. It has already been met with rave reviews: "Through his unflinching candor and relentless research, Joe offers readers a gift we all need and crave, even when we don't quite know how to define it- a balanced life. This book has already changed me." Dr. Sanjay Gupta
"The way Joe Maroon takes care of himself and his patients is a testament to passion and great science. I often tell him that he is my hero and I want to be like him as I age. This new book is an important roadmap for anyone who wants to get and stay healthy." Dr. Daniel Amen
Read more about Joseph Maroon, MD
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