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Women Scientists on the Front Line of the Fight for Science

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 04.22.2017 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

By Karen Bonuck, Ph.D. “What do we want? Data! When do we want it? Forever!” “When I say peer, you say review! Peer! Review! Peer! Review!” T...

Detroit Doctor Charged With Female Genital Mutilation

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.14.2017 | Women

A Detroit doctor was charged in federal court on Wednesday with performing female genital mutilation on minor girls, in what may be the first case of ...

Young Doctor Diagnosed With A Death Sentence Hopes To Cure Himself -- Before It's Too Late

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2017 | Impact

David Fajgenbaum has nearly died five times. He’s had his last rites administered, and he knows he could relapse at any moment. Still, the 32-year-o...

Living With The Incivility Of Trolls Online And Surviving

Sue Scheff | Posted 03.31.2017 | Technology
Sue Scheff

Anyone is capable of troll behavior, according to recent research from Stanford University and Cornell University. Wake-up on the wrong of bed, having...

10 Things Your Doctor Wants You To Know

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 03.31.2017 | Healthy Living

Doctors are not only literal life savers, they work crazy hours, sacrifice years to training and do it all while trying to manage personal lives of th...

I Suppressed My Periods To Save My Health

The Establishment | Posted 03.17.2017 | Women
The Establishment

This piece by Michelle Marie Wallace originally appeared on The Establishment, an independent multimedia site founded and run by women. “Maybe I sho...

How Hospitals Kill Our Loved Ones And Conceal It

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The title above is not quite complete. The full title for this piece is: How Hospitals Conspire to Kill Our Loved Ones and Conceal It Even From Themse...

What Chrissy Teigen Can Teach Us About Postpartum Depression

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.16.2017 | Healthy Living

Model Chrissy Teigen will be the first to let you know that motherhood looks effortless on her because she, like many other rich celebrities, has a lo...

What You Need To Know About The Dangers Of Daylight Savings Time

American Sleep Association | Posted 03.13.2017 | Healthy Living
American Sleep Association

Daylight savings time (DST) heralds longer days, more sun, and warmer temperatures, but did you know that it is also associated with an increased risk...

Diet And Truth: Tales Of Dogma, Or Data?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.09.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In late February, Dr. Salim Yusuf, a prominent cardiologist gave a talk at the Zurich Heart House, circulated on YouTube before it was pulled, in whi...

Iranians Are Protesting Against Government

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 02.24.2017 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Op-Ed: Ahvaz, one of Iran’s richest cities, is also the most neglected, writes Dr. Majid Rafizadeh. @Dr_Rafizadeh— Arab N...

Former Neurosurgeon Who Maimed Patients Sentenced To Life In Prison

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.21.2017 | Crime

A former Texas neurosurgeon accused of botching surgeries that left two patients dead and several others paralyzed was sentenced to life in prison on ...

How Public Health Officials Can Make The Truth Heard In A 'Post-Fact' World

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.16.2017 | Healthy Living

As reports of fake news ― real or perceived ― and “alternative facts” become more common, so does Americans’ distrust in public officials an...

U.S. Patients Have Lower Mortality Rates With Foreign-Trained Doctors

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - U.S. patients may have lower mortality rates if their doctors were trained at foreign medical schools rather than at American unive...

"Papa Had Another Stone"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.03.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima It may come as a shock to you that I can't get pregnant. The reason, of course, is that I am too old. But that did not stop a doctor ...

NYC Medical Students Won't Accept Obamacare Repeal Without A Fight

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2017 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK CITY ― Three hundred medical professionals, about 200 of them medical students, gathered in front of the News Corp. building in Manhattan o...

People Affected By The Travel Ban Are Paying More Than Just 'A Small Price'

Dr Jennifer Gunter | Posted 01.31.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr Jennifer Gunter

Several years ago a young American woman went to Dubai for an adventure. It’s an amazing diaspora and from what I have heard from this woman and oth...

Democracy vs. Delusion

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Lately, I am hearing from friends and colleagues with prominent voices in health and medicine – in some cases voices much more prominent than my own...

Feeling Down Post-Election? Tap Into Your Resilience Reserves

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics
Samantha Boardman MD

I have heard from patients, friends and co-workers who are having a difficult time processing the outcome of the election. While I cannot make your pain go away, I want to share some thoughts on how to stay strong during this challenging time.

The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis...

I Never Allowed Myself To Grieve As A Surgeon -- Until I Met Joanna

Niamey Wilson | Posted 12.21.2016 | Women
Niamey Wilson

Joanna was on her way to work one bright Thursday morning. For reasons that will forever remain unknown, she veered across the wide median of a large ...

Female Doctors Outperform Male Counterparts, Get Paid Less

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Hospitalized patients with Medicare are slightly less likely to die or be readmitted within 30 days if they’re treated by a female doctor rather tha...

Why Calm Down is Terrible Advice

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

It's your best friend's wedding and you are called upon to give a speech in front of two hundred people. Unless you are Barbara Walters, odds are this...


Satinder Dhillon | Posted 11.07.2016 | Entertainment
Satinder Dhillon

Muslim Doctor and Rapper takes on The Donald In his latest song called Fearless, Lazarus expresses his anger intelligently towards the current state...

"Joking Till the Cows Come Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Even though I have always been more apt to milk a joke than a cow, which can create udder confusion (see what I mean?), I have long w...