“I think it’s time,” said my mother’s primary care provider during a phone call following yet another of Mom’s hospitalizations. “Time for what?” I asked. As my mother’s family caregiver, I accompanied her to doctor’s appointments, oversaw her medical care and finances and was involved in every aspect of her life. At...

https://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/the-opioid-crisis-continues/ In 2016, Dr. Aaron Carroll presented a special series of videos examining the opioid crises in the United States through the Youtube channel Healthcare Triage. Now, he's taking another look at the crisis and seeing where we’ve improved, where we’ve failed, and what we can do better in the future....

We definitely need to be tracing the contacts of people who have tested positive for coronavirus, so that we can know who else has been exposed. This is a herculean task, but we have to do it. And there are some ideas and practices that can make this easier. ...