For Aging Immigrants, Food from Their Homelands Is Key to Happiness

For Aging Immigrants, Food from Their Homelands Is Key to Happiness “Do you have drumsticks?” my 85-year-old mother asks the cashier at the checkout counter at Madras Groceries in Sunnyvale, California. The woman points to a pile of long, narrow, cylindrical vegetables near the counter. Read More …

OxyContin’s Sackler Family: What Do You Think The Penalty Should Be for Selling Drugs That Have Killed 200,000 People?

OxyContin’s Sackler Family: What Do You Think The Penalty Should Be for Selling Drugs That Have Killed 200,000 People? How is it possible, I wondered, that Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, could have paid over $630 million in criminal and civil fines in 2007 Read More …

How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries

How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries Over the past decade, patient-centered care has become a mantra for high-quality health care. Policymakers, researchers, physician-leaders, and patients have all cited the need for care to be tailored to patients’ unique needs and preferences. And Read More …

Both Sides: Coming Back to Work as a Healthcare Insider after a Patient’s Journey

Both Sides: Coming Back to Work as a Healthcare Insider after a Patient’s Journey Helping my husband navigate his diagnoses, treatment, and ultimate death from pancreatic cancer has been the most humbling and shattering experience of my life. I’m back at my desk after this Read More …