• How this physician leader helps bring hospital care to the home
    Medicine

    How this physician leader helps bring hospital care to the home

    The Marshfield Clinic Health System is located in central Wisconsin and offers services to an area of about 45,000 square miles. In those rural parts of Wisconsin and northern Michigan, patients can be forced to spend hours in transport trying to reach the nearest hospital or clinic. Narayana Murali, MD, remembers joining Marshfield Clinic in 2006 and meeting a 67-year-old woman with diabetes who traveled 200 miles four times a year just to titrate her medications and optimize her heath. He figured there was a better alternative. The following year, Dr. Murali was given the opportunity to provide her with virtual care, do exams over video, review vital signs and…

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  • Bring Sexual Healthcare to Places Where People Have Sex
    Health Care

    Bring Sexual Healthcare to Places Where People Have Sex

    On Saturday, June 29, 2019, a group of over 200 queer and trans folks were gathered in New York City, celebrating the city’s big World Pride weekend. They had all come to a party called NYC Inferno known for sexual activity. At around midnight, they were gathered in the front of the venue, rapt as an artist led them in an interactive performance. Within moments, everyone was singing the refrain: “We’ve got to keep each other alive, because no one else is gonna do it.” With this care-based ethos in mind, NYC Inferno, and all other queer sex-based venues in NYC, quickly shut down in July 2022, when Monkeypox (MPV)…

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  • It’s Time For Employers To Bring Health Care Decisions In-House
    Health Care

    It’s Time For Employers To Bring Health Care Decisions In-House

    Whether US employers like it or not, they are in the health care business. Roughly half of individuals with health insurance are covered through their employers. US employers’ health care costs have increased by 47 percent in the past 10 years, and the annual cost to provide a family with health care coverage has surpassed $22,000. Health care costs are typically the second-highest employer expense after wages and benefits, and employers pay for rising health care costs by decreasing wages and benefits. Many employers are coping with inflation pressures and labor shortages. To manage these economic conditions and create a more stable business environment, employers can find significant savings in…

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