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On the front lines...

Whether we like it or not, it seems we are increasingly going to be relied upon to deliver our own health care in the home setting. In that trend the visiting nurse is invaluable -- and so of course she's paid less and has twice as much responsibility. To get an idea of what home health nurses are up to, check out the great profile by the New York Times, Soldiering On, Home to Home, in a Squeezed Health System.

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