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Sometimes it takes more than asking, “Are you OK?”

The attending physician looked concerned. My fellow medical student’s face was wet with tears. I knew the next words out of the attending’s mouth would be “Are you OK?” and indeed they were. I have encountered this phrase many times, almost exclusively in psychologically traumatic situations.  It’s a reflex response to an uncomfortable social situation, the… Read More »

More than twice as many employers than 10 years ago are planning to increase investments in employee health and wellness

More than 80% of employers said they are planning to increase their health and wellness budgets this year, more than double compared to 2009 (34%), according to the 10th annual Optum Wellness in the Workplace study. The study also found that employers are increasingly embracing digital technology to engage workers in health and well-being programs.… Read More »

Medicare for All? For More? Here’s How Medicare Works.

Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, has become something of a panacea in the Democratic presidential race. Some candidates, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, want to give it to everyone and even expand its benefits. Others, like former Representative Beto O’Rourke, want to give it automatically… Read More »