Sep 5 2012

Advance Care Planning on TV

As we enter the fall season of television premieres, we wanted to look back at a couple highlights from last season. Last year, two primetime medical dramas, Saving Hope (NBC) and Private Practice (ABC) explored scenarios where planning ahead and creating an advance medical directive would have changed the care a patient received.

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Jul 31 2012

Trend Alert: Medical Directive Tattoos?

The nature of our work means that we understand why people would go to great lengths to ensure their end of life wishes are known to loved ones.

In fact, that’s the reason why we’re around -- to get more people to think about this stuff and make their decisions clear.

But we have to admit when we heard about people getting tattoos to convey medical wishes or conditions -- even we were little surprised.

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Jun 29 2012

Keeping your voice heard after the Supreme Court decision

By now you’ve probably seen the front page of your newspaper (or heard the radio, TV or chatted with your neighbor) that yesterday the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act – what some fondly and others not-so-fondly call “Obamacare.”

The passion – from those on all sides of the debate – we saw on the steps of the Court yesterday shows how deeply concerned Americans are about their health. Regardless of where you are on the issue, making sure your voice is heard at ALL stages of your care, especially when you can’t clearly speak for yourself, is important.

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