Tags: family

Holding hands

Save Your Marriage In 3 Simple Steps

Aug 27, 2014 - ethics, family - 0 Comments - Standard
Marriage ring

Marriage ring

So, how do you save your marriage, asked the frustrated voice on the other end of the call? Erica had been working to save his marriage for some time and it seemed that no matter where he looked, all he saw was conflicting advice: fix your communication, make her jealous, use reverse psychology, and lots of other gems out there.… Read the rest

Your hospital is closing, why?

Aug 06, 2014 - economy, healthcare, politics - 0 Comments - Standard
hospital

hospital

In may of 2009 I wrote a brief article entitled, The Coming Hospital Crisis which can be found here. In that article I wrote about how, in the coming months, hospitals would face significant challenges due to cut’s in Medicare reimbursements and related DRG’s. That article was a foreshadow of the crisis hospitals are now going through across this country.… Read the rest

Walk don't run

No Fear, don’t run!

Jun 22, 2014 - faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard
Walk don't run

Walk don’t run

What do I mean by run? Why do we run? What benefit is it to stop running? What I mean by running is the act of rushing in our lives in an act of fear to obtain, experience, observe all we can in the least amount of time possible or for fear of losing what we already possess.… Read the rest

food stamps

Flashback welfare reform: part 3

Apr 25, 2014 - economy, politics - 0 Comments - Standard
food stamps

food stamps

This is part three of a three part article on welfare reform which occurred in 1996 and will cover some statistics on welfare and if welfare reform worked when AFDC became TANF. Part one can be found here and provides a general overview of policy, how welfare originally worked, the changes made in welfare when it became AFDC and what was not addressed by the change from AFDC to TANF.… Read the rest

The word family

Raising children with good character

Nov 16, 2013 - ethics, family - 1 Comments - Standard
The word family

The word family

One of the goals of every parent is to raise children with good character, who will end up becoming successful in everything they do in life. Everyone knows the importance of good habits for children because it is only when children are properly trained, will they grow to become responsible, mature and happy adults.

Good habits are absolutely and unarguably essential for the wholesome upbringing of children.… Read the rest

Average Social Security per Type

Social Security Disability: Part 1

Jun 11, 2013 - economy, healthcare - 2 Comments - Standard

There has been a lot of noise about Social Security and Medicare in the last few months. On this site if there is a great deal of discussion about a topic, it involves health, family or finances and it can be studied it will be written about. Social Security disability is one of those topics. In a previous article we covered Medicare, what services cost the most and in what states.… Read the rest

Global Energy Consumption

Finite world resources

May 01, 2013 - economy, industry, technology - 3 Comments - Standard

We want a world that is good to us, good for us and our future. We want to live in a world that is at peace and provides for everyone, where we all have a chance to make it and where we can live out our dreams. We want a world that supplies not only what we want, but what our children want and more than we want.… Read the rest

Woman upset

Trauma, PTSD and treatment

Mar 26, 2013 - family, healthcare - 1 Comments - Standard
Angry at child

Angry at child

We look at the news and we see war. We ride down the road and we see an accident. We hear about a hurricane and worry if it will hit our region. We see children in other countries running for cover as machine guns fire over their heads. We think they must cry themselves to sleep. In all these cases, we think they are suffering with the trauma of life.… Read the rest

Cain and Abel

Brothers Keeper

Feb 10, 2013 - ethics, faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard

You passed someone with a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, but he can handle it himself. You have a lot on your plate, you’re dealing with a lot and work is tough. You see a coworker struggling but you figure that person knew what he was getting into so you leave him alone. Your next-door neighbor needs some food but you figure they shouldn’t spend so frivolously, so you decide they deserve it.… Read the rest

Codependent's Venn diagram

Codependent relationships defined

Jan 02, 2013 - family, healthcare - 3 Comments - Standard
Codependence Venn diagram

Codependence Venn diagram

A healthy family requires healthy relationships between family members. Parents need to be whole or emotionally complete with good coping skills, good communication skills, have a strong moral sense of right and wrong, have the ability to express love and other emotions in positive ways and the ability to teach all of these things to their children. The children raised in such homes should then grow up internalizing these skills and values perpetuating the ability to have functional, healthy, fulfilling relationships with others when they become adults.… Read the rest

Your home

Saving your home, on taxes and more

Oct 21, 2012 - economy, family - 2 Comments - Standard

I have been a renter for a long time. I like many in would like more of the American Dream and part of that dream always is owning a home. But since the great housing bubble burst saving for a down payment and then qualifying for a home mortgage is harder than ever. Or what if you own your home and need to save it from foreclosure?… Read the rest

EHR in the hospital

Health care reform through EHR

Sep 05, 2012 - healthcare, industry, technology - 0 Comments - Standard
EHR in the hospital

EHR in the hospital

Why do we need health care reform? Why do we need hospital process reforms? Why do we need EHR’s implemented in hospitals and in large multi-specialty ambulatory practices? If we do it right we can save money, time, your health and improve your outcome when you seek help from these places. The reform of hospital processes if implemented thoroughly will reduce both costs and error levels in those hospital that implement those changes.… Read the rest

Federal Empowerment Zone 1

A policy for healthcare access

Mar 25, 2012 - economy, healthcare, politics, technology - 1 Comments - Standard

Below is a policy proposal I wrote and submitted to the United States Congressional Finance Committee:

PROMOTING HEALTHCARE RELATED INVESTMENT IN HIGH NEEDS AREAS

Federal Empowerment Zone 1

Federal Empowerment Zone 1

OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM

Based on a comparison of discharges for avoidable hospital conditions (AHCs), we find that Paris provides greater access to primary care than Manhattan. Age-adjusted AHC rates are more than 2.5 times as high in Manhattan as in Paris (Gusmano, Rodwin, & Weisz, 2011).… Read the rest

Our broken contract

The broken consumer contract

Dec 15, 2011 - economy, industry - 0 Comments - Standard
Our broken contract

Our broken contract

The contractual business model for consumers is dead. What contract is this? Every agreement you enter as a purchaser of products or a borrower is based upon a contract between you as a consumer and the business who is the owner. Have credit cards? You are in a contract with the lender. Have a car loan? You are in a contract with the loan company.… Read the rest

Stressed businesswoman

Bad human resources equals bad health care

Oct 26, 2011 - healthcare, industry - 1 Comments - Standard
Stressed businesswoman

Stressed businesswoman

In any company the human resource department has to perform many functions within the organization. The field itself can be divided into its traditional roles and its expanded roles. Its traditional roles, includes job design, staffing, compensation, benefits, labor relations, employee relations, recognition and now information systems management. Also under the discipline of human resources are non-traditional functions such as workplace learning and any related performance disciplines.… Read the rest

The 99 sheep

Obedience is better than sacrifice

Oct 12, 2011 - faith, family - 2 Comments - Standard
The 99 sheep

The 99 sheep

In the bible God says “obedience is better than sacrifice”. I read that all the time. I thought I had a grasp on it until we started walking down this road again with the second transplant. God really has given me such a clearer picture of that statement and I want to run out of the room and say “no more!”.… Read the rest

Supply and demand

Healthcare, your treatment and elastic economics

Sep 25, 2011 - economy, family, healthcare - 2 Comments - Standard
Supply and demand

Supply and demand

When you go to see your doctor the last thing you want to know is if your healthcare treatment is being dictated by market economics right? Well, right now for the most part what the doctor feels is necessary for you to get better is what you get not how much of a specific treatment is left to give out.… Read the rest

Cornucopia

Healthy eating adds $380 to yearly grocery bill

Aug 01, 2011 - family, healthcare - 0 Comments - Standard
Cornucopia

Cornucopia

You ever know take a look at how many fast food places there are on the side of the road? You ever notice when you go to the grocery store how much of that food is processed or are quick ready to eat meals? We live a busy life, but eating good is important for you and your family. I am your a bit shocked like I am when we look at our grocery bill and then look at how few bags we get out of the ordeal.… Read the rest

Jobs Jobs Jobs

The other job boards: Part 2

Aug 01, 2011 - economy, family, industry - 4 Comments - Standard
Jobs Jobs Jobs

Jobs Jobs Jobs

In part one of a two-part article on where to find jobs, we listed several good job boards that you may not have thought of when looking for employment. Those sites like the ones we will list in this second post may not draw as much traffic to them but are still high quality and that may be a good thing.Read the rest