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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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.17.2015 | 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 01.16.2015 | 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...

My Doctor Made Me Smile

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.23.2015 | Good News
Lev Raphael

Just as we might get tired of feeling like we're just a symptom or a problem at a doctor's office, I suppose doctors sometimes can feel stuck being seen one-dimensionally, too.

Helping People Doesn't Mean Pleasing Them

Erin Donley | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Erin Donley

In my communication trainings, I often ask "if you could find out how others perceive your words, would you want to know what they think?" In most cases, they say yes. But what if you learned that your attempt to uplift, inspire or keep the peace wasn't actually helpful or appreciated?

An Update From the Second Annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology's (SAYAO) Conference: Breaking Barriers in Acute Lymphoblasic Luekemia (ALL)

Emily Drake | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

I had the fortune this past October to attend the second annual Society of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology (SAYAO) conference at the University of...

Kate Sheppard

Doctors Concerned About Impacts Of Climate Change On Patient Health, Survey Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.08.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -– American medical professionals specializing in respiratory conditions and critical care are concerned about what climate change may me...

On The Occasion Of My Son's Birthday, A Toast

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

Today, I'll raise a glass to Louie Hevizy, the doctor who broke the rules and brought my wonderful, hard-working and loving son into this world.

Learning From Adversity in 2014

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Lev Raphael

2014 was one of the worst years ever for in many ways. It opened up lots of unpleasant doors, but as the cliché goes, for a writer, everything is material, no matter how awful. Even when we're suffering, part of us is observing the situation and thinking, "This would make a great story."

Oh No, Not Again

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I love having a man who enjoys conversing with me -- someone who actually listens and gives me feedback. But not now -- not with the price of gas so high.