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Live a Life That Matters

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When I watched the sunrise during my morning jog, I realized something. A smile came to my face because I realized that I'm alive, healthy and it has officially been ten years since my near fatal car accident.

Man Who Awoke From Coma Just In Time Shares His Story, Urges Us To 'Find The Miracle Within'

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.04.2014 | Good News

One college student went from comatose to tearing up the basketball court in under three years. His secret? Hard work and determination. In October...

My Visit With the Students From the University of Southern Indiana

Brian Boyle | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Later that evening I shared my story in the auditorium, and the message I focused on dealt with the subject of motivation and goal setting. I stressed that we all have our own experiences in life that have made us who we are.

Son Was In A Coma For 31 Years, While His Family Stood By Him

AP | JOHN ROGERS | Posted 01.26.2014 | Los Angeles

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — Paul Cortez can remember the night 31 years ago as clearly as if it was last week. He had walked into the pediatric intensiv...

Blood Donation: Giving the Gift of Life This Holiday Season

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a former ICU patient, I experienced this first hand by observing the love and support from my parents, family, friends, and medical team. In my darkest moments in the hospital, they were there to help guide me through, and they did.

Compassion for All Viewpoints: When the Jain Principle of Anekantavada Meets Practice

JAINA | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
JAINA

The Jain principle of anekantavad is about respecting the variety of perspectives in the world, but it has its roots in the interconnectedness of all beings.

The Power of the Voice Is Amplified When the Message Is of Gratitude

Brian Boyle | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

After several attempts to get me to saw a few syllables, one lucky day it just happened out of nowhere. My respiratory therapist attached a speaking valve, and I tried to sound out a few words and all of a sudden I began talking.

Dr. Eben Alexander Says It's Time for Brain Science to Graduate From Kindergarten

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.

A New Frontier? Novel Brain Activity Observed in Flatlined Patient

Joanna Rothkopf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Joanna Rothkopf

Anyone who has observed a relative or friend in a coma knows just how eerie the phenomenon can be.

Jerry Rice on the 49ers, Dedication to the Game, and Changing His Past if He Could

Graham Bensinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

Jerry Rice shares some memorable moments from his illustrious 20-year career from the disappointing start of his rookie season to his three Super Bowl championships with the San Francisco 49ers.

Motivation at Its Maximum

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Brian volunteering at a Red Cross event in Connecticut before the Hartford Marathon When we are born, we are given the gift of a lifetime. However,...

Brain Scans Yield Big Surprise About Comas

LiveScience | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.19.2013 | Science

When a patient's brain falls completely silent, and electrical recordings devices show a flat line, reflecting a lack of brain activity, doctors cons...

Participated in the Malibu Triathlon in Honor of My Blood Donors

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.13.2013 | Good News
Brian Boyle

This past weekend I participated in the Malibu triathlon, which is a race that I've always wanted to do ever since I entered the sport.

'Dead' Hospital Patient Awoke To Doctors Preparing To Remove Her Organs

Posted 07.11.2013 | Healthy Living

In 2009, Colleen S. Burns was on a hospital table. She had been pronounced dead, and doctors were preparing to remove her organs. Then she woke up. ...

Esquire Finds Reasons to Doubt Simon & Schuster's Proof of Heaven

Paul Raeburn | Posted 09.07.2013 | Media
Paul Raeburn

I gathered that fact from a fascinating story in the August Esquire by Luke Dittrich, in which Dittrich comes as close as one could, without access to Alexander's private thoughts, to showing that the book was a cynical effort to provide a new career for a neurosurgeon whose career was being consumed by malpractice suits.

To Achieve Your Dreams, Quitting is Not an Option

Brian Boyle | Posted 05.29.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In the summer of 2004 I remember sitting on my hospital bed and trying my best to be positive in such a tragic situation, but it wasn't easy. Years later I achieved one of my goals and competed in the Hawaii Ironman.

My Reflections on the Ironman Triathlon

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I grew up watching this incredible sport on television every year, and was always fascinated by the athletes who participated. And as the Ironman celebrated 35 years this week, I reflected back on my very first Ironman in 2007.

Newsweek/DailyBeast: Scientific 'Proof' That Heaven Is Real?

Paul Raeburn | Posted 12.15.2012 | Media
Paul Raeburn

I have no quibble with others' religious beliefs. Those who choose to accept Eben Alexander's interpretation of his experiences are welcome to do so, as far as I'm concerned. There is nothing scientific about Alexander's claims or his"proof."

'Coma' Premiere: Is The Jefferson Institute Harvesting Coma Patient Organs?

Posted 09.04.2012 | TV

The late Tony Scott developed the latest adaptation of Robin Cook's novel "Coma" with his brother Ridley Scott. The four-hour mini-series premiered on...

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek At A&E's 'Coma'

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.23.2012 | TV

A&E's "Coma" (Mon., Sept. 3 and Tues., Sept. 4 at 9 p.m. ET) is a modern-day retelling of Robin Cook's bestselling novel, a true thriller that fans mi...

The Haunters of the Machine

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.03.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

In study after study, researchers have discovered clear signs of active consciousness in dozens of vegetative patients. A 2009 study found that 40 percent of patients diagnosed as vegetative are at least somewhat conscious.

'Saving Hope': A Coma Can't Keep Him From Her Side

Posted 08.07.2012 | TV

TV's latest Canadian import -- along the lines of "Rookie Blue" and "Flashpoint" -- brings yet another twist to the hospital drama. Erica Durance ("Sm...

Life After Death (Almost): An Inspiring Story of Recovery

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver
Kaylee Scottaline

Last year, Rachael Popejoy, now 28, bought her first house and a new car. While these might not seem like extraordinary accomplishments, it was only five years ago that doctors told Rachael's family she wouldn't survive the weekend.

Gay Chilean Man In Coma After Brutal Beating

AP | Posted 05.06.2012 | Gay Voices

SANTIAGO, Chile — A brutal attack on a gay Chilean man drew strong condemnation from political leaders and entertainer Ricky Martin on Tuesday. ...

Mubarak Reportedly In A Coma

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.16.2011 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's prime minister named 12 new Cabinet members Sunday in a reshuffle under pressure from protesters demanding a purge of remnants o...