healthcare http://wamc.org en "Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature And Meaning Of Psychiatry" By Tom Burns http://wamc.org/post/our-necessary-shadow-nature-and-meaning-psychiatry-tom-burns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Much is written about psychiatry, but very little that describes psychiatry itself. Why should there be such a need? For good or ill, psychiatry is a polemical battleground, criticized on the one hand as an instrument of social control, while on the other the latest developments in neuroscience are trumpeted as lasting solutions to mental illness.</p><p>Which of these strikingly contrasting positions should we believe? In <em>Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature and Meaning of Psychiatry</em>, Tom Burns reviews the historical development of psychiatry, throughout alert to where psychiatry helps, and where it is imperfect. What is clear is that mental illnesses are intimately tied to what makes us human in the first place. and the drive to relieve the suffering they cause is even more human.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94658 at http://wamc.org "Our Necessary Shadow: The Nature And Meaning Of Psychiatry" By Tom Burns Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research http://wamc.org/post/health-care-professionals-opposed-fracking-urge-cuomo-adm-look-more-research <p>A group of health care professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and on going research that highlights numerous health risks associated with hydro fracking. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:06:00 +0000 Karen Dewitt 94563 at http://wamc.org Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research Paul Elisha: Corporations And The Human Voice http://wamc.org/post/paul-elisha-corporations-and-human-voice <p>From the time of the American colonies’ declaration of independence from the Monarch-led Empire of Great Britain (on July 4, 1776), to the establishment of a democratic republic, with its first President, a Congress, Senate, unfinished draft of an as yet incomplete and un-adopted Constitution, nearly two decades would elapse. Still, their absolute belief in the certitude of their enterprise induced them to announce it to a then uninitiated assortment of nations. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Paul Elisha 93858 at http://wamc.org New Website Compares Primary Care Doctors In Mass. http://wamc.org/post/new-website-compares-primary-care-doctors-mass <p>A new website allows users to compare primary care doctors in Massachusetts.</p><p><a href="http://healthcarecompassma.org/" target="_blank">HealthCareCompassMA</a> is the brain child of <a href="http://www.mhqp.org/default.asp?nav=010000" target="_blank">Massachusetts Health Quality Partners</a>. Barbara Lambiaso is a senior project manager with the non-profit coalition of physicians, hospitals and patient representatives.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:10:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 93447 at http://wamc.org New Website Compares Primary Care Doctors In Mass. Clifton Park Welcomes Cancer Care Center http://wamc.org/post/clifton-park-welcomes-cancer-care-center <p></p><p>The healthcare industry in Saratoga County is continuing its expansion, as officials gathered in Clifton Park Friday to break ground on a new cancer care center.&nbsp;</p><p>“Thank you and I would like to officially, on behalf of the Town of Clifton Park, welcome New York Oncology Hematology to Clifton Park!"</p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:00:33 +0000 Lucas Willard 92087 at http://wamc.org Clifton Park Welcomes Cancer Care Center Saratoga And Glens Falls Hospitals Will Study Potential Partnerships http://wamc.org/post/saratoga-and-glens-falls-hospitals-will-study-potential-partnerships <p>Two hospitals in the Southern Adirondack region have begun discussions to examine possible opportunities for collaboration and cooperation.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>Recently, the Saratoga Hospital Board of Trustees and Glens Falls Hospital Board of Governors agreed to begin to formally look for ways for possible future “alignment and collaboration.”</p><p>The two healthcare providers already cooperate in certain areas, including some medical specialties and comprehensive cancer care.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:24:27 +0000 Lucas Willard 90424 at http://wamc.org Saratoga And Glens Falls Hospitals Will Study Potential Partnerships 4/1/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/4114-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao and Times Union Associate Editor, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Pollard Release<br />Climate Change Panel<br />Healthcare Deadline Hiccups<br />Dave Camp Won't Run Again<br />Secret Service Scandal<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87155 at http://wamc.org 4/1/14 Panel "Knocking On Heaven's Door" By Katy Butler http://wamc.org/post/knocking-heavens-door-katy-butler <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.katybutler.com/site/">Katy Butler</a> was living thousands of miles from her vigorous and self-reliant parents when the call came: a crippling stroke had left her proud seventy-nine-year-old father unable to fasten a belt or complete a sentence. Tragedy at first drew the family closer: her mother devoted herself to caregiving, and Butler joined the twenty-four million Americans helping shepherd parents through their final declines.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1451641974/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1451641974&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1451641974" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1" /></em>, award-winning journalist Katy Butler ponders her parents’ desires for “Good Deaths” and the forces within medicine that stood in the way.</p><p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73053 at http://wamc.org "Knocking On Heaven's Door" By Katy Butler Glens Falls Hospital Joins Adirondack Health Institute http://wamc.org/post/glens-falls-hospital-joins-adirondack-health-institute <p>Glens Falls Hospital has joined a regional partnership with a mission to cut healthcare costs through collaboration.</p><p></p><p>Glens Falls Hospital was recently welcomed as a new member of the Adirondack Health Institute.</p><p>AHI, formed in 2011, is a member organization including Community Providers, Inc., a related party to Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburgh, Adirondack Health, which operates Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, and Hudson Headwaters Health Network.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 83837 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care http://wamc.org/post/ideas-matter-mass-humanities-literature-medicine-humanities-heart-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning we’ll discuss </span><a href="http://www.masshumanities.org/literature_medicine" style="line-height: 1.5;">MassHumanities Literature &amp; Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – it’s a six-month long program that allows medical professionals to reflect on their work through the power of literature. Hospitals host scholar-led discussion groups and together they explore works of fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction that illuminate issues central to caring for people, whether they are well, sick, or dying.</span></p><p>Our guests are Pleun Bouricius, Director of Grants and Programs for MASSHumanities, and <a href="http://www.hampshire.edu/faculty/bmeagher.htm">Robert Meagher</a>, Professor of Humanities at Hampshire College.</p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81130 at http://wamc.org Ideas Matter: MASS Humanities Literature & Medicine: Humanities at the Heart of Health Care