Nov 20 2013

Technology and healthcare today

When was the last time a medical professional told you to stop Googling to come up with a self-diagnosis of your latest ailment? From ZocDoc and WebMD to iTriage, consumers are empowering themselves to be better consumers of healthcare.

The reality of medical care today is that we must be our own advocates, and whether we are going online to compare symptoms, find a doctor, discern health insurance coverage, or create an advance directive, there are a lot of online and technological resources out there to learn from.

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Oct 22 2013

Congratulations to Hospice and Palliative Care Visionaries

MyDirectives joins the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) in recognizing 30 of the most influential individuals in hospice and palliative medicine. These accomplished leaders, physicians, nurses, researchers and advocates were named the 2013 Hospice and Palliative Medicine Visionaries in commemoration of the AAHPM’s 25th anniversary.

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Oct 3 2013

Baby Boomers Breaking the Silence

Baby Boomers have always done things their own way, even when it has meant going against the grain and upending tradition. The same generation that gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement and the counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s is well accustomed to breaking down barriers that its members see as standing in the way of progress and the greater good.

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