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6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

Shannon Williams: Atlanta, November 6, 2011

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

All of which leads me to meeting Shannon, a young man of strong spirit and presence, who gives me wheelchair assistance from the landing gate to ground transportation at Atlanta Airport. On the long trek, which involves a train ride, we chat.

Been There, Done That

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I was only married a short while when I realized something was wrong with me. It happened when I heard myself mumbling obscenities as I pushed the vacuum, powered entirely by resentment.

Health Care Organizations Kludge Networks

Gopal K. Chopra, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Gopal K. Chopra, M.D.

Health care is going through a process of re-grounding itself in patient-centric care. All rhetoric aside, we have to enable multidisciplinary teams w...

Action Call: Let's Change American Medicine -- Finding Hope by Living Healthy Naturally

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

Moving forward, let's change American medicine. We can be better doctors and better patients. Together, we can change how medicine is practiced in this country and shift focus to living healthy naturally. Together, we can find hope.

I Went To The Health Care Exchange And All I Got Was This Affordable Health Care Insurance

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

I spent about 30 minutes reading the different plans from the various companies and here's my report.

"Skate Expectations"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 12.01.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima With apologies to J.R.R. Tolkien, whose fantastic writings did not, for some reason, include a story about roller derby, I am the lor...

This Is How You Know You're a Gen Y Doctor

Marlene Pearce | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Marlene Pearce

The latest crop of hard-working professionals like bankers, lawyers and doctors, are all Gen Y now. Like it or not, we're putting our unique Gen Y stamp on our professions. (We're pretty confident we can do a better job than you, anyway.)

Why My Ex-Wife Is A Real Pain In The Ass

Al DeLuise | Posted 11.28.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I state the following with no animosity at all -- if anything I say it with respect and admiration: my ex-wife Arlene is a pain-in-the-ass. How is that a compliment you may ask -- let me explain.

Migraines: What's Estrogen Got To Do With It?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's the middle of the day and you're on your back with the blinds closed, a wet washcloth over your eyes, and a nauseated feeling in the pit of your stomach. What's that got to do with perimenopause? In a word: hormones.

Take a Scalpel to Miami Radio

Joanna Popper | Posted 10.13.2013 | Miami
Joanna Popper

Miami radio stations, please stop all the nip and tuck propaganda before I nip and tuck into another form of musical pleasure.

In Case of Emergency, Update Your Contacts!

Amy Koko | Posted 09.21.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

With a swipe of a pen my ex was replaced by my sister who will never leave me for a younger woman or refuse to take my call when she is on a "business trip."

Can We Let Doctors Be Human?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Ofri's books explore the "other world" of medicine -- emotions. Writing, Ofri told me, "began as a way to walk through some intense experiences and process my feelings." Her books are also "thank yous" to her patients who have taught her how to, and made her a better, doctor.

Accessibility to Medical Professionals

Lia Seth | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lia Seth

This is an important kind of accessibility that is severely lacking in the medical world. My doctor should be as accessible to me as her front office is. She should be as accessible as a designer is to his clients, as owners are to their dogs, as a manager is to her employees.

Singling Out Students With Mental Illness Won't Make Schools Safer

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Reporting by Chantell Williams Mental health advocates want the link between violence and people who are mentally ill to disappear. After the school s...

Are We Ever Really 'Done' With Cancer?

Lindsay Goldstein | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Lindsay Goldstein

At of the end of this month, I'll be two months out of chemotherapy. In every aspect of my life, things should be normal, or really close to it, by now. But it's still not really gone. The ghost of my cancer is still here, and it haunts me every day.

'For Me, Living Is Being Both A Mother And A Doctor'

Dr. Sharon Orrange | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Orrange

Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."

Facing Your Doctor Fearlessly

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

This fear of the doctor is quite normal, and also something you can overcome. Think about it: You're afraid to see the very people who know your body best and spent years learning about diseases and treatment.

5 Steps To Building A Great Partnership With Your Doctor

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

You may be dissatisfied and frustrated by the way your medical care is today, but there is a way to make it better. You hold the key to transforming your health, beginning with establishing a solid partnership with your doctor.

An Integrative Medicine Guide to Better Health

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

When organs dysfunction, we get a whole host of symptoms that doctors see so often in their practice. Without the integrative model, these health problems can only be treated symptomatically.

Why Doctors Make Lousy Leaders and Three Ways to Get Better Quickly

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Why do doctors make such lousy leaders? In this modern era of health care innovation and change, it is typically the physicians who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future rather than taking their natural leadership role in improving health care.

Women and the Prevention of Heart Disease

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

I am living proof that a heart-healthy lifestyle and the effective use of preventative medicines are as important as hereditary predispositions.

What Is The Most Heroic Thing You Have Ever Done?

Quora | Posted 01.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Andrew Young Shin, Pediatric Cardiologist I ate a cockroach.This requires an explanation. While a t...

Ellen's 5 Steps to Hormone Happiness, Step 3: Chart Your Menopause Symptoms

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.23.2012 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Are you awake at 3 a.m.? Forgetting the names of your own children? Suddenly losing your keys, your temper and your mind?

Exposing the Lie of Tort Reform

Larry Bodine | Posted 12.18.2012 | Crime
Larry Bodine

We can only hope that the Missouri Supreme Court starts a nationwide trend, supported by these and other studies, to eradicate the disease of tort reform.