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School Has Do-Over Ceremony After Senior Missed Graduation Due To Coma

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Good News

Call it a graduation recreation. A high school held a second ceremony for a student who missed graduation due to a coma. Scott Dunn was supposed to gr...

Expression Sets You Free: How Playwriting Broke My Silence on Sexual Abuse & Surgeries

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

How has expression set you free? This weekend, I had my first official public reading of my full-length drama, Imprints. As an actress, I love th...

Veteran Awakens From 48-Day Coma, Asks For Taco Bell

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.13.2016 | Good News

Many of us get a hankering for fast food. But probably not like Jake Booth. Booth recently awakened from a 48-day coma and his first words were, "I wa...

The $600,000 Vacation

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

Why was it on this family vacation, swimming in that pool, a nine year old went into sudden cardiac arrest? What caused it? Could it have been prevented? Could the near drowning been avoided?

Why I Didn't Testify Against the Man Who Abused Me Before My Coma

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Amy Oestreicher

My secret made me sick. All that anger, guilt and confusion. I felt it in my stomach. And two weeks after I turned 18 years old, my stomach exploded due to a blood clot, which later was hypothesized to be caused from a stress ulcer. My molestation was a very stressful secret. Suddenly, my family could keep no secrets.

A Patient's Gratitude: A Video I Hope Every Healthcare Provider Will See

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.23.2016 | Impact
Brian Boyle

As a healthcare advocate and former ICU patient who has been transferred throughout the many divisions of the healthcare system, I would like to say "Thank you" to healthcare providers and all hospital personnel for choosing this path in life and for all that you do each day for your patients and their families.

Tracy Morgan Is 'Going Back In A Coma' Because Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 01.19.2016 | Comedy

Tracy Morgan can't believe the huuuge things that happened while he was in a coma. The comedian, who was in a coma for two weeks after a car crash in...

Don Vito Reportedly Still Critical After Waking From Coma

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.24.2015 | Entertainment

After waking from a coma, "Viva La Bam" star Don Vito, aka Vincent Margera, is reportedly still suffering from organ failure and in critical condition...

It's Just About... (Helping Another) Life

Mark Brodinsky | Posted 10.13.2015 | Impact
Mark Brodinsky

We all know it can happen in the blink of an eye. We just think it won't happen to us. But life happens. For nearly the past two weeks Brian Granek's life has been happening as a series of life-changing ups-and-downs, literally from one moment to the next.

The Value of Family Presence in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I often reflect back on my time in ICU as a team effort, between myself and my care team, and also with my parents, family, and friends. Having my parents there with me in the hospital meant everything to me. Growing up, they were my role models, my friends, my supporters -- and in the hospital, my guardian angels.

Allow Life to Humble You

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
AJ Mihrzad

I had an experience that humbled me. I was shopping at BJ's. After waiting on an insanely long line with my cart full to the brim, I realized I forgot...

What It Really Feels Like To Be In A Coma

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Claire Wineland is a 17-year-old Los Angeles teen living with cystic fibrosis, a serious genetic condition that causes fluid buildup in the lungs. Aft...

Fruit Flies Fall Into Coma to Survive Three Day Drowning

Monica Risley | Posted 07.07.2016 | Science
Monica Risley

Flies have evolved mechanisms to protect themselves against anoxic stress. By studying mechanisms that flies use to protect themselves against anoxic stress, we may be able to apply those findings to develop therapies that mitigate the damages from lack of oxygen in humans.

The Welcome Challenges of Marriage Equality

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

In celebration of Obergefell v. Hodge we went out for drinks at Legal Sea Foods in Harvard Square. While enjoying the evening summer breeze, my spouse said we could have this experience all year if we moved to a milder climate. I snapped back and said, "I ain't moving to Georgia!" And that's what marriage equality looks like.

To The Strangers Who Performed CPR On My Partner

Rebecca Bratspies | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Bratspies

On March 31, 2014, two young men suddenly appeared in a dark alley in Pittsburgh. Their subsequent encounter with my partner, Allen, changed our lives forever. It turns out Pittsburgh is a pretty good place to have a massive heart attack. But for these two strangers, Allen would undoubtedly have died that night.

The Patient Experience: The Importance of Care, Communication, and Compassion in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 05.31.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

The world is full of unknowns. We were a normal family living a happy life, and then one day, a near fatal car accident changed everything.

Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

Positive Thinking: The Key to Parmalee's Wild Ride

Daleen Berry | Posted 03.28.2015 | Entertainment
Daleen Berry

Parmalee has had a wild ride over the last four years, one that almost didn't happen, after the Thomas brothers became victims of an attempted robbery in September 2010. "They had me at gunpoint and they fired on us," Matt said, "and Scott was basically just protecting (us)."

You Can Be Completely Mentally Alert While In A Coma

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

When Martin Pistorius was 12, he was felled by a mysterious illness that slowly stripped him of his ability to move and speak. Doctors told his parent...

Never Limit Where Running Can Take You

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.09.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

To be able to not only walk, but to run is a beautiful thing.

Improving Patient and Family Engagement in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

Back in 2004, my care providers explained to me that they were able to save my life because they had the latest state-of-the-art technology at that point in time. If it were ten years earlier, they told me that things could have been a lot different.

Are We Playing God By Consciously Choosing Life Or Death?

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Misee Harris

I am thankful to live in a society where such beliefs can be freely developed and expressed. My hope as a health care professional is for a higher commitment to public awareness and a deeper understanding of how the human body works.

Robert Kirkman Shoots Down That Huge 'Walking Dead' Fan Theory

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.25.2014 | Entertainment

"Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman has officially put an end to the one huge fan theory that would've completely ruined the series. Rick Grimes ...

Live a Life That Matters

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.10.2014 | 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...