My Blog Posts

2012 1/Jul

A Virginia letter carrier, donned the mail ma’am by those who know and love her, has turned her route into a haven for nesting eastern bluebirds. In just three years, she’s installed 110 boxes…and she’s still going. (July-August 2012 issue)

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2012 1/Jul

Hospitals with the highest-ranked nurses hold accountable these caregivers and measure their success against internal and national standards.

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2012 2/Jun

Green weddings are all the rage, with a growing number of couples are saying “I do” to celebrations that save waste and natural resources without sacrificing elegance. These tips will show you how. (May-June 2012 issue)

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2012 1/May

In a shared medical appointment, 8 to 10 patients with a common denominator—a chronic condition such as diabetes, or elderly adults in need of a road map to aging well—see the doctor together for a long visit, often 90 minutes. This model, around since the mid-1990s, is now getting more attention.

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2012 2/Mar

Conservationists tend to focus on what the environment can do for birds. In a unique reversal, one researcher looked at what birds can do for their environment. She found that bluebirds were inadvertently fending off insect damage in vineyards. (March-April 2012 issue)

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2012 2/Jan

How one photographer captured his award-winning underwater shot of a loon. (January 2012, online only)

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2011 1/Dec

A population healthcare mentality seems to be seeping into hospitals, leading them to edit their playbooks. Institutions large and small, some with thousands of patients, others with millions, are succeeding at using this strategy to treat many patient-plaguing ailments.

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2011 2/Sep

When Phoebe Steinfeld lost her father to cancer in 2009, she decided to wanted to do something to help other struggling families. So she created Color Me Cured to honor her dad’s go-getter spirit. To date, she’s created seven eco-friendly polishes with great names like Glimmer of Hope and Orange You Glad.

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