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Healing From Within

Linda Lauren | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You heal the body and mind by administering to the spirit. It sounds simplistic when you speak it aloud, but the strength behind this statement is a ...

Should Physicians Be Logging in to Avoid Burning Out?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

Can engaging physicians socially through this unique type of online community really help? That answer is still not clear, but the indicators are that there is huge demand. Social media networks for physicians appear to have been successful for a number of reasons.

The Urgent Need to Act on Syria

Widney Brown | Posted 03.18.2015 | World
Widney Brown

If the UN Security Council does not act soon to stop the carnage and ensure that those who are responsible for these systematic violations of international standards are held accountable, there is a real danger that humanitarian law -- which aims to protect civilians in the midst of war -- will be as devastated as the health care system in Syria.

If a Zombie Apocalypse Was Imminent, What Medications Should You Stock Up on to Survive?

Quora | Posted 03.12.2015 | Weird News
Quora

As a primary care physician and a zombie apocalypse story enthusiast, I can't resist chiming in. Of course someone with experience from either war zones or at least third world countries would be better equipped to answer.

Can You Really Be Hangry? A Doctor Told Us the Truth

Thrillist | Posted 03.11.2015 | Taste
Thrillist

Is hanger something Snickers just made up for their weird ad campaign where Johnny Manziel teaches Zumba?

In a Hospital for No Good Reason

Chuck Nyren | Posted 03.10.2015 | Comedy
Chuck Nyren

I keep seeing the word unremarkable. I figure out it's med-speak for normal. At age 64, after abusing my mind and body in every way imaginable throughout my life, I'd say that anything normal is remarkable.

When Doctors Grieve

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

I understood in that moment for the first time the weight of the responsibility I was taking on my shoulders... on my heart... by becoming a doctor. The pain of losing that patient was overwhelming and the sorrow from the failed miracle was so immense it could drown me.

4 Ways Getting Older Has Made Me a Better Doctor

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Our grandparents were right that we become wiser when we get older. But I didn't expect I'd also become a better physician. And there is still progress to be made. I'm really glad I am making this transformation.

Vaccines and 3-Parent Babies: Why People No Longer Trust Their Doctors

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Klatsky

We need to re-engage Americans and win back their trust in science, evidence based medicine, and our medical system so they don't fear life saving treatments like vaccines. Describing doctors making, "Three Parent Babies" fosters skepticism about those dedicated to fighting to cure and prevent disease.

Health Reform War Won

Jim Jaffe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

The basic principles were ratified in Obamacare and are no longer under serious challenge. The change hasn't relied entirely on government action, but reflects private sector movement in the same direction.

Emily Cohn

Imagine Being Able To See The Doctor And Get Medicine At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Cohn | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business

At some companies an on-site clinic is already a reality.

Why Do They Call It Plastic Surgery?

Quora | Posted 02.20.2015 | Style
Quora

Plastic Surgery is broad surgical specialty that requires a minimum 5 year residency after completing medical school. The word Plastic in plastic surgery comes from the word plastikos which is greek for "to mould" and it got this name because in general plastic surgery involves manipulating and moving tissue around to suit a specific purpose.

Have You Ever Fainted? All About Mine

Chuck Nyren | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

That's a lie. I don't remember anything about it. I fainted. Before and after the faint, I remember.

Life After Death: A Surreal Reality

Melissa Gould | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Melissa Gould

Joel was my husband and the love of my life. He died 15 months ago, and what seemed so surreal for the first year is now simply real, although still impossibly hard to comprehend.

5 Things Doctors Get Wrong

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

I know we doctors can do a better job and it is time that we reform our own behavior. We can change health care for the better if we are willing to change ourselves first.

The Small Things Are Killing Us

Vicki Wilson | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Today, I watched my father walk down the slippery porch steps in front of my mother and brush the cold snow from the railing with his bare hand so she...

How Can I Verify if a Provider Is in My Coverage Network?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 02.12.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

If you unknowingly are treated by an out-of-network doctor, you'll be stuck with a significantly higher bill than you would with an in-network doctor. A little due diligence before making your next appointment can save you a considerable amount in out-of-pocket costs.

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

Maternalism in Medicine

Elizabeth Horn | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Horn

Maternalistic physicians are not dictating to our patients what to do, but rather guiding them gently to what we think is best. We give our patients autonomy but never make them feel alone or unsupported in their care.

Town Rallies Behind Doctor, 88, Who May Lose License For Treating Poor Patients From His Car

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact

A Mississippi community has united in support of a beloved physician whose career is in jeopardy. Dr. Carrol Frazier Landrum, a World War II vetera...

What Can Supporters Do for Transhumanism?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The most wonderful thing about transhumanism is that whenever someone supports the movement and does something directly for it, they are also supporting their own health and longevity, and the health and longevity of their loved ones.

Facing the 'Flunami'

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

For the overwhelming majority of humans, the current flunami is a shaking, aching, sniffling, hacking inconvenience that will run its course, no matter what we do with our shiny degrees and cutting-edge prescriptions. As such, a visit to the doctor is generally a waste of time and dollars.

Why Am I Getting Charged For Out-Of-Network Care?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 03.23.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

My hope is that the health care system becomes more user-friendly and more transparent in the future. For now, let's talk about what happened and how to prevent it from happening again.

Is Bigger Medicine Better Medicine?

Jim Jaffe | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics
Jim Jaffe

Taken together all these changes will probably be good for our health. But change is seldom welcome and transitions are often uncomfortable. There's are some big ones happening in medicine these days.

Breaking It Down: The End of Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

We've almost made it. Long gone are the purgatory stints of library study, slaving to solve esoteric problems relating to planks and pulleys. Innu...