The Ebola Crisis: An Epidemic with Global Implications
Healthcare / National Security

The Ebola Crisis: An Epidemic with Global Implications

Spiraling out of Control Although Ebola has periodically caused serious localized damage in Africa since it was identified in 1976, the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Western Africa has been the deadliest in history. As of July, approximately 1,000 cases of Ebola have been recorded since February, resulting in over 650 deaths in West Africa. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare
Healthcare

Concierge Medicine: The Future of Healthcare

Imagine a doctor that will come to you any time, any place or just a reliable, easy-to-reach person who will coordinate the logistics and timing of your health care. Sounds like a dream, right? It’s becoming more and more possible with rising start-ups, physicians increasingly leaving the traditional healthcare market, and an ever-changing policy environment. … Continue reading

Real Life Suspended Animation: Dead or Alive?
Healthcare

Real Life Suspended Animation: Dead or Alive?

Healthcare in America has come a long way over the last hundred years. Medical innovation and cutting-edge technology have allowed the standard of care to continuously rise, but is a plateau in our future? Many critics of the Affordable Care Act postulated that the enhanced regulatory burden would disincentivize physicians from pursuing technological and medical … Continue reading

Blame game: VA edition
America / Culture / Healthcare

Blame game: VA edition

Inspector General Richard J. Griffin’s investigation on the Veterans Affairs scandal has confirmed that 1,700 patients that were not placed on the official waiting list for doctors’ appointments at the veteran’s medical center in Phoenix and discovered that the average waiting time for initial primary care for veterans is about 115 days. In light of … Continue reading