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Do We Expect Too Much From Our Doctors

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I had a wonderful team of professionals to help me but in doing my own research, I was able to affect different outcomes for myself that made drastic differences in my treatments. It gave me a sense of empowerment to know that I was doing everything that I could do for myself.

What It Is Actually Like to Be Chronically Ill

Chanel White | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Let's take a moment to step back from the illusions we are fed by society and familiarize ourselves with the true situations chronic illness sufferers face.

The Secret of the Hairy Leg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.02.2015 | Women
Elaine Ambrose

I was 12 when my mother sat beside me, nervously cleared her throat, and gave this serious admonishment: I was never to shave my legs. I solemnly nodded but neglected to mention that I secretly had been shaving for more than a year.

How Doctors Think: Addiction, Neuroscience and Your Treatment Plan

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Ever wonder how a (good) doctor comes up with her/his recommendations for treatment? What the critical thinking underlying the suggestions might be? ...

Why We're Launching 'Black Health Matters'

Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.30.2015 | Black Voices
Meredith Melnick

When we talk about structural injustice facing the black community, we cannot forget our health institutions: From research institutions to hospitals to the very profession of medicine, representation of African Americans is woefully low.

Rand Paul and AAPS Want to Bring You Liberty.... From Safe Healthcare

Dr. Jason Johnson | Posted 06.25.2015 | Politics
Dr. Jason Johnson

Rand Paul may be many things -- a crusader, a protector of privacy and a conservative, but one thing he certainly isn't is informed on the value of and importance of oversight in American healthcare.

Ouch! 9 of the Least Safe Hospitals in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.23.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you want to make sure you get the best quality care from hospitals in your area, Consumer Reports' 2015 rankings of the safest hospitals in Illinois is a good place to start your research.

A Call to Integrate Commercial Airline Emergency Training in Medical Education

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

I wonder why time has not been spent training me and my colleagues on something that we may all have to deal with at some point during our professional lives -- a commercial airline medical emergency.

8 Ways To Cut Your Wait Time At The Doctor's Office

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristen Sturt | Posted 06.18.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com It’s 11:43am and you’ve been stuck in your doctor’s waiting room for exactly 73 minutes. Take heart, gentle pat...

10 Reasons I Love My Pediatrician More Than My Husband

Courtney Reynolds | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Courtney Reynolds

Ok, the title is harsh. Do I mean it? Not really. Not most days. Not that I'll admit on my Facebook page. But when you find someone who is always calm, hangs on your every word, and strokes your child's hair while they're vomiting, you've pretty much found Prince Charming. My Prince C. is actually Dr. C., and here's why.

New Laws Are Helping Nurses Do What They Were Trained To Do

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 06.12.2015 | Media

The New York Times: Doctoring, Without the Doctor Across the country, more states are giving nurses the authority and freedom to treat patients...

An Autism Diagnosis Script for Doctors

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

How often do you have to look across your desk at an anxious set of parents and tell them their child has autism? Based on the most recent statistics of 1 in 68, I'm guessing these conversations are quite frequent. I'm also guessing it doesn't get any easier, no matter how many times you have to do it.

10 Things Those With Breast Cancer Need To Know

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

My cousin, Martha, is one of the toughest women I know. She is a three-time breast cancer survivor who has refused to think about statistics and just keeps going and going. I asked her if she had any advice for others who may have just started on their journey and this is what she said.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

How to Find and Choose a New Doctor

Jim T. Miller | Posted 05.25.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Thanks to the Internet, finding and researching doctors is a lot easier than it use to be. Today, there's a wide variety of websites you can turn to that provide databases of U.S. doctors, their professional medical histories, and ratings and reviews from past patients on a number of criteria.

The Deadly Aftershocks of Medical Debt on Your Credit Report

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.22.2015 | New York
Jerry Ashton

Thanks to muscular promptings by NY State Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, the three major U.S. credit reporting agencies announced changes in the way in which medical debt will be scored when they deliver an individual's credit report.

Evidence-Based Medicine and the Newly Trained Physician: A Relationship in the Works

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Despite evidence-based medicine's role as an incredible advancement in the history of medical care and patient management, there remains many challenges that young clinicians must face when attempting to implement EBM into their respective practices.

Stopping a Silent Killer in Africa

Heather White | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Heather White

So, how can we meaningfully address NCDs worldwide? It must be done through strategic partnerships, where we leverage the skills and expertise of each player. It's only then can we build healthier and wealthier communities.

Re-Connecting With Our Humanity Through the On-Demand Economy

Renee Dua | Posted 05.22.2015 | Technology
Renee Dua

As I watched my 9-year-old niece grapple with a VCR tape the other day, it struck me that my own 14-month-old son might one day have the same quizzical look in the driver's seat of a car. Whether it's Uber or self-driving cars, he may well never learn to drive a car.

5 Things a Health Care Provider Should Not Say to a Widow

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Many of the widows sought medical attention from a general health care provider for a plethora of reasons. While some providers are adept and highly sensitive, others clearly lack some appropriate bedside manners.

...And So It Goes

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Cancer

Mark Poznansky | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Mark Poznansky

As a physician-scientist the two worlds of science and clinical medicine have always overlapped and my objective is to be able to translate my discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.

Racial Disparities in Health Care Access Magnified As More Gain Coverage

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

Many people have never had health insurance, or maybe not for years, and have trouble getting clear information about what's included in their coverage, such as preventive care, checkups and routine tests.

The Poetry of Toxic Medical Debt

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News
Jerry Ashton

RIP Medical Debt has not only done well by the families it has gifted, it has at the same time subtracted that amount of available debt from the industry. No agency will have a chance to buy it. It is out of their world. Forever.

Pregnancy Loss and the Medical Profession: A Parent's Perspective

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Alana Rosenstein

As a parent who has been through two miscarriages and a stillbirth, I have had the opportunity to experience medical professionals' responses to pregnancy loss first hand. Some were comforting and validating. Others -- like Dr. P's -- have been clumsy, hurtful, or off-putting.