Business of Health Care: Next generation procedures

This is one of six articles in the Business of Health Care series.  When it comes to technology that makes our lives better — from computers to cell phones — the trend has been smaller, faster, better. When it comes to next generation medical procedures being rolled out nationwide, that trend has largely been mirrored. Procedures … Continue reading Business of Health Care: Next generation procedures

Restoring hope for patients with severe chronic pancreatitis

What is chronic pancreatitis? The pancreas is a vital organ necessary for the production of insulin, a hormone that helps control blood sugar, which is known medically as glucose. When the pancreas becomes inflamed due to illness or injury, pain can result — pain that can easily become chronic and debilitating. “Non-cancer pancreatic diseases account … Continue reading Restoring hope for patients with severe chronic pancreatitis

Foster daughter inspires triathlete to swim for cancer research

Allison Field dreams of a cancer-free world. That’s why she’s doing her part to support cancer research by swimming for the cause with Swim Across America. She draws inspiration and courage from her foster daughter, Deanna Stearn. Deanna came to live with Allison and her then husband when she was 16 years old. She and … Continue reading Foster daughter inspires triathlete to swim for cancer research