A must read for all concerned with rising healthcare cost is Atul Gawande’s article in the May 11th New Yorker, “Overkill”. In this lengthy but readable review, Dr Gawande, a surgeon at The Brigham and Woman’s Hospital discusses how “an avalanche of unnecessary medical care (more…)

A commentary by Blendon and Benson in this week’s issue of the New England Journal of Medicine provides some interesting findings about public trust in American doctors and the American healthcare system as compared to another 28 industrialized nations. Just to give you a flavor: (more…)

For Michele, a working mother of 3, her schedule is everything. Her iPhone calendar is meticulously managed and documented with daily pick-up times, soccer games, and the occasional date night. Check-ups at the pediatrician get special treatment. BIG BOLD LETTERS ensure these aren’t missed…they take (more…)