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

Alana Rosenstein | Posted 04.30.2015 | 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.

Are Doctors Just Sweet Talking Us?

Alena Dillon | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Alena Dillon

Some women have terrible taste in men. I know -- I used to be one of those women. Then I married a perfectly lovely man, and that must have thrown the universe off-balance.

Exercise: The Best Medicine for Doctors and Patients

Joe S. Moore | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Joe S. Moore

From reducing back pain to protecting against depression, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, several cancers and more, regular exercise is a critical component of healthy living. It's time we found ways to bring exercise into doctors' exam rooms and medical schools across the country.

To Those Caring for Sick Children

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 04.29.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

As a parent of a child who was deeply cared for by a medical team for nearly seven months before he passed, I cannot describe the respect and admiration we, as parents, have for you who are in the medical field.

Doctors: Your Advice Can Be the Difference Between Life and Death

Leigh Pechillo | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Leigh Pechillo

Dear Doctors, Last year on Mother's Day, I contacted one of your colleagues by leaving a message with an answering service that I had bad heartburn. ...

It's So Obvious That You Are a Med School Student

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Education
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

The way you interact with your fellow med student colleagues at work calls out your job description. It's not the content of what you say to each other as you cross paths in the hospital hallways that leaves your identity utterly exposed. Rather, it is the way your eyes transmit a complex but mutual signal of despair and competition that clearly says it all.

Is Our Indifference Making Us Sick?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Currently the NIH is exploring new approaches to getting more people tested, diagnosed early and put on treatment and into ongoing care. Many believe that getting early treatment is conducive to stopping HIV's spread.

Puerto Rico Set to Become Medical Tourism Hub

Adrian Brito | Posted 04.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Adrian Brito

As I've said before, Puerto Rico's legitimacy as a major destination for business is often tarnished by its unfortunate fiscal deficit. Business media outlets' fixation with the island's debt has completely overshadowed Puerto Rico's unprecedented drive for economic development.

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 04.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.

Meet The Doctor Aiming To 'Diagnose The World' Using Big Data

New York Times | TINA ROSENBERG | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact

Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution: randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based...

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.

Jonathan Cohn

Rand Paul's Political Views Make Perfect Sense When You Look At His Medical Background

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

The doctor is in. The senator is out. Rand Paul, the ophthalmologist and Republican senator from Kentucky, officially launched his presidential ca...

How Technology is Turning the Tide in Ebola

David Walton | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
David Walton

Technology has a critical role to play in both acute epidemics like the Ebola outbreak as well as the more chronic inequities in health outcomes that preferentially affect the poor.

3 Reasons Why Your Doctor May Ask Your Sexual Orientation

Victoria Dooley, MD | Posted 04.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Victoria Dooley, MD

I will provide you with the same quality care regardless of your answer, and even if you don't answer at all. I do not ask to be intrusive, offensive, or to refuse you care. Rather, here are three reasons why it is important for me, as a physician, to know your sexual orientation.

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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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.