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3 Reasons to Come Out to Your Doctor About Marijuana

Catherine Hiller | Posted 02.05.2016 | Green
Catherine Hiller

Before marijuana becomes legal -- both as a medical miracle and a harmless euphoriant -- millions of educational encounters need to occur. Many will take place on the examination table.

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.

No, You Are Not an Hysterical Female, and This Is Not Just Anxiety

Patti Digh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Patti Digh

I think there are many things you could call me. You could call me stubborn. You could call me opinionated. You could even call me anxious -- when I am anxious. Just don't let that be the benchmark for my health care, or a convenient thing to write when you can't find anything else wrong, or are so intent on not listening to me that you can't hear me.

The Curious Case of Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon and the Implications of Her Social Media Shaming

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

by Elizabeth Jaikaran - Follow @LizJaikaran Fourth-year neurology student Anjali Ramkissoon saturated our newsfeeds last week when a video of her att...

I Treated A Man With A Swastika And It Changed My Life

Barry L. Zaret, MD | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Barry L. Zaret, MD

Faced with this universally-recognized Nazi symbol prominently displayed on D.D.'s body, the symbol of the systematic slaughter of 6 million European Jews, could I care for this patient?

I Know You Love Me. Now Let Me Die

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

While we are developing more and more ways to extend life, we have also provided water and nutrients to a forest of unrealistic expectations that have real-time consequences for those frail bodies that have been entrusted to us.

Why I'm On A Mission To Make A Positive Impact In Healthcare

Brian Boyle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Boyle

I am not a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, specialist, EMT, paramedic, or healthcare professional. However, I do have some medical knowledge -- an...

Why You Should Care About Your Doctor's Health

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

If we care about our health, we must address physician health. This can only happen with a shift in the culture of care and wellness of doctors. Self-care must become a core competency in medical training. Such radical change requires the involvement of all stakeholders, the doctors, the health policy makers and most importantly, the public.

How Medical Schools Are Failing the LGBTQ Community

The Establishment | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
The Establishment

Medical schools' ongoing discomfort with sexuality and its antiquated notions of how it should be taught -- particularly in regards to LGBTQ issues -- is a serious problem, and one that is affecting patients' health.

Heath Care vs. Disease Care

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The odd thing is that many of these physical and emotional states are already predictable. But too few of us heed their warnings. As often as we look at our smart phones, we may as well get some benefit from them. They will ultimately tell us a great deal about ourselves, not just about everyone else.

Black Hospital Patients Given Cold Shoulder In Disturbing New Study

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.11.2016 | Science

Could the color of your skin affect the medical care you get at the end of your life? A disturbing new study published in the January issue of t...

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

I'm Going to Be Old, and I Want to Be Ready

Brent Stoller | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Brent Stoller

I look in the mirror, and I wonder how I can avoid such fates. What measures can I put in place? What opportunities should I pursue, and what risks should I take? Fast-forwarding into the future, what will I regret not having done that I should've been doing all along?

How to Start a Revolution in Health Care

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

More and more people are finding that the health care system we live with has gone from health care to health scare, and they want to protect themselves. It's time for this silent majority to start having a voice. A loud, strong and health care-changing voice.

Things You Should Know as a Hospital Patient

Quora | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Most people feel that the equation to survive your hospitalization predominantly involves the expertise of your surgeon and the disease at hand.

Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table

Georganne Chapin | Posted 01.05.2016 | Parents
Georganne Chapin

If you are one of the growing number of parents who leave their baby boys' foreskins alone, as nature intended, you might need to brace yourself for the holidays.

Hillary Clinton Explains How Physicians Help Manage Alzheimers

Quora | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease today, and that number is expected nearly to triple by 2015. I've met so many families who are dealing with the heartbreaking reality of watching a loved one's memory and mental capacity slip away, all while they struggle to find--and afford--the right care.

What Is Good Healthcare?: A Global Study

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science
Hippo Reads

By Mark Wien, Hippo Reads contributor This is the first part of a three-part series. 1. The Band-Aid Treatment: We can cover the blood, but we are...

Health Mistakes From Your 20s That You'll Pay for Later

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist One more tequila shot? Why not!? Two more pounds of bacon? It's delicious. Three more hours...

Concussion: A Catalyst to Change the Game

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Sister Jenna

Photo by Kris Connor This week I attended a screening of Concussion, a new Will Smith movie about the impact of repeated head trauma in the National...

Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor, According to Doctors

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

We asked some docs about the mistakes that people make before, during, and after they come in for a checkup -- and how to optimize those precious few minutes you get with a real, live physician.


Adina Ciment | Posted 12.02.2015 | Parents
Adina Ciment

When my son was diagnosed with a brain tumor, we focused on treating him and getting him better. He needed tests - MRIs, EEgs, evaluations - and he ...

Heal Your Own Healthcare; It's Your Only Option

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Erika Schwartz

To solve the health care conundrum, fix the system and survive its dysfunctionality I wrote from my experience and analyzed statistical data available in public records and medical literature. It became clear to me that to survive and even thrive in this mess we must get tough, strong and focus on our personal prevention and wellbeing.

In War-Torn Congo, This Doctor Empowers Survivors

Catherine Russell | Posted 11.25.2015 | World
Catherine Russell

For almost 20 years, Dr. Mukwege has treated patients who have survived serious injuries from sexual violence perpetrated as a tactic of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Wisconsin Needs and Deserves a Patients Reproductive Health Act

Sara Finger | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Sara Finger

Wisconsin has joined the troubling national trend of enacting laws based on junk science under the false guise of protecting women's health. Sadly, the goal of these harmful laws is to restrict access and compromise women's reproductive health care.