Lisa Aliferis

Lisa Aliferis is the founding editor of KQED's State of Health blog. Since 2011, she's been writing and editing stories for the site. Before taking up blogging, she toiled for many years (more than we can count) producing health stories for television, including Dateline NBC and San Francisco's CBS affiliate, KPIX-TV. She also wrote up a handy guide to the Affordable Care Act, especially for Californians. Her work has been honored for many awards. Most recently she was a finalist for "Best Topical Reporting" from the Online News Association. You can follow her on Twitter: @laliferis

Hospitals Create Separate Units to Accommodate Elderly

Janet Prochazka was active and outspoken, living by herself and working as a special education tutor. Then, in March, a bad fall landed her in the hospital. ‘The older you are, the worse the hospital is for you.’ Doctors cared for her wounds and treated her pneumonia. But Prochazka, 75, didn’t sleep Read More … … Continue reading Hospitals Create Separate Units to Accommodate Elderly →

Privacy Regulations Don’t Cover Most Health Apps

There are apps that can help people with diabetes keep track of their blood sugar and apps that can attach to a blood pressure cuff and store blood pressure information. I use an app called ZocDoc to schedule and manage doctor’s appointments. Every time I see a therapist or a Read More … Source:: Future … Continue reading Privacy Regulations Don’t Cover Most Health Apps →