Recognizing Who Puts the ‘Care’ in Healthcare

By: Aster Angagaw CEO, Specialty & Canada Healthcare, Sodexo North America

Healthcare is a hot topic – who gets it, who pays for it, who insures it. Oftentimes, though, there’s something lost in the discussion and that’s who provides our healthcare. Specifically, who are the people employed to care for others and what are the challenges they face?

In some ways, these questions, and their answers, are the most fundamental to hospital and patient outcomes.  It’s these doctors, nurses, administrators and support staff who are key to the quality of our entire healthcare system.

The Wall Street Journal Experience

by Brent Berkson, GSK Integrated Team for Sharp Healthcare

A long-standing litmus test guiding ethical behavior is to ask “How would my actions be judged if they appeared as the front page news?” 

When Talking About Body Size, African American Women & Doctors May Be Speaking Different Languages

Research shows potential for misunderstanding between doctors and patients about a critical health issue
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women. Yet, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss.

Linking domestic violence, chronic illness


By Thomas Roberts  

Eighty-one percent of American women who say they’ve experienced domestic violence report also suffering from a chronic health condition. A panel discusses.

See video of this report from msnbc

Learn more about Verizon's Domestic Violence Prevention campaign



An Ignored Risk Factor For Chronic Health Conditions: Domestic Violence

New National Survey from More Magazine and Verizon Foundation Reveals that Majority of Women Have Chronic Health Problems, With Significant Link to Domestic Violence
Press Release

New York, NY, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ –  A groundbreaking research found that 70 percent of American women report suffering from some type of chronic health problem and that women who have experienced domestic violence are significantly more likely to suffer from a chronic health condition.  Additionally, almost half of American women (44%) have experienced a form of domestic violence at the hands of a partner, according to a new report released by More magazine in partnership

"Guns Do Not Make a Nation Safer,” Say Doctors

Countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, reports The American Journal of Medicine
Press Release

Philadelphia, PA, September 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new study reports that countries with lower gun ownership are safer than those with higher gun ownership, debunking the widely quoted hypothesis that guns make a nation safer. Researchers evaluated the possible associations between gun ownership rates, mental illness, and the risk of firearm-related death by studying the data for 27 developed countries. Their findings are published in the current issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

HanesBrands and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Deliver Healthcare Services to Children in the Dominican Republic

Press Release

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands today announced an ongoing partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide critical ear, nose and throat surgeries to hundreds of children each year in the Dominican Republic through volunteer medical missions.

Guest Post: I Doubt Higher Debt Will Encourage Doctors to go into Primary Care


I woke up today and found a weird headline in my inbox: “Med School Debt May Push Docs to Primary Care.” It struck me as weird because I thought it was commonly agreed that the effect is the opposite. To the extent choice of specialty is motivated by concerns over debt repayment, it should push doctors to sub-specialties like radiology, oncology and orthopedics that pay a multiple of what primary care gets paid.


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