Diane Archer

How does Taiwan’s health care system work?

In Taiwan, whether you suffer from diabetes, alcoholism or heart disease, you can always get the health care you need. Health care is a right. And, under Taiwan’s single payer, universal health...

Warning: Your hip replacement could kill you

Jeanne Lenzer writes for the New York Times about the danger of getting a hip replacement. In some cases, your hip replacement could cause serious harm. In general, as we have reported, FDA-approved...

What’s a dementia directive?

You may have heard of an advance directive, a document all adults should prepare, naming a person to speak for them if they cannot speak for themselves and setting forth their care wishes. Now, the...

Medicare Advantage plans offer no real choice

In the context of health insurance, choice may sound good, but it is a loaded word. The only time any of us has real choice is when we can actually distinguish among our health insurance options and...

How to make your own will

If you do not already have a will or would like to revise your will, you should consider making your own will. It’s actually pretty easy to do. Paul Sullivan reports for The New York Times on...