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Crack Your Heart Wide Open

Carolyn Messere, MD | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Messere, MD

For 18 years, I met people on what was arguably the worst day of their lives. You have cancer. You have a bowel obstruction and need emergency surgery. You need to have your entire colon removed and poop in a bag for the rest of your life.

The Danger of Physician Burnout on the Health Care Highway

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Whether we're doctors, nurses, med students, or health professionals in other arenas, I can tell you that we went into this for the patients. Someone along the way touched our hearts and our souls and we decided that nothing else but helping patients would put the fire in our bellies.

Can You Trust Your Doctor?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Doctors have degrees in medicine, but they don't have a degree in your specific body; only you do. Trust yourself. Know that you are the expert of your body and what is good for you. It is your responsibility to let the doctor know about other issues, other reactions you have noticed, and ways you have found to bring relief.

Do You Believe in Miracles? Here's Living Proof!

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

More than any other couple we've ever interviewed, Ron and Mariah embody the principle that when two hearts are separated, all difficulties can seem insurmountable, but when they are united as one, nothing is impossible.

Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

Don McNay | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.

12 Secrets to Avoid Santa's Waistline

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a scary statistic. Parties, family gatherings, stress, alcohol and fatigue are all to blame. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Here are a few tips for keeping slim this holiday season:

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

The Top 10 Lies Doctors Tell

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Sometimes the lies are to our patients. Sometimes, the lies are to our families. And sometimes the lies are to ourselves. But, nonetheless, we lie. A lot. Often daily. Want an inside scoop on the lies to look out for from your doctor?

A TEDx Talk on Beauty and Life Extension Science

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

What is happening to our species is we are becoming far more than just human. All around us incredible advances in technology are changing and improving us.

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

Move Over, Avengers: Single Parents Are The Real Superheroes

Kaly McKenna | Posted 12.22.2014 | Divorce
Kaly McKenna

As a single mom, the one thing I do have in common with these characters of fiction found in your local costume aisle is that I hide my superpower. I hide it really, really well. Instead of a mask, I hide my superpowers behind my tired eyes and weary yawns.

Are You Too Nice?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

A simple thing, but it rattled me for the rest of the day. What is it about me that made that woman think it would be all right to ask such a personal favor? Does she not know I'm a doctor and a germaphobe? What if she has a cold? A sore throat? Herpes?

Does Medicine Need a New Language?

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

The insurance companies' complications, government involvement, and economic downturn have all added fuel to this fire of discontent. But I think the problem is even more pervasive than that. It stems from our interactions. With each other and with our patients.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

The Secret Lives Of Patients

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

My recent experience taught me that doctor and patient are two sides of the same coin -- and it's a toss up, literally, which side we are on. Every day.

"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

What A Dying Patient Taught A Burned-Out Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

In medicine, our goal is health, to make everything better. But sometimes we can't. Driving home from Mr. Johnson's funeral, I remembered our last conversation. What had he really wanted me to know? What could I learn as my lesson from his life?

Day 2: Mosel Riesling, How Divine

Britney Campbell | Posted 08.24.2014 | Taste
Britney Campbell

Glistening in the sun, the river reflects much needed light the berries need in order to thrive in such a temperamental climate.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

All You Need Is...

Laurie Satran | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Laurie Satran

I will always be reminded how fragile we are and how unpredictable life is. And that despite how strong and independent we think we are and we think we need to be, there will come a time when we realize, all we really need is each other.

Ignoring Cancer

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Our world needs leaders who take climate change as seriously as they would a diagnosis of cancer. It sounds dire -- because it is dire. Countries will disappear, poverty will rise, and the health of our children will suffer. We have a moral obligation to address climate change.

How to Convince a Loved One With Alzheimer's Symptoms to Go to the Doctor

Marie Marley | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

It's critical for everyone involved to overcome their denial and take the first difficult step of consulting a physician about the symptoms. Some people think there's no reason to seek a diagnosis because there's no cure for the disease. Yet it's is important for several reasons.

How Did You Know That You Wanted to Be a Doctor?

Quora | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

As an adolescent, I had romantic notions on the life of a physician. The self-fulfillment and gratification that comes with being a healer appealed to me in an instinctual way. Years from where I started, there's less prestige and even less glory. But there's more honor than I could've imagined.

Anatomy of an Excellent Doctor

Elizabeth Scarboro | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Scarboro

We all have stories of the teacher who changed our lives. If you spend enough time in the landscape of serious illness, and you're lucky, you have that story about a doctor. Here's mine