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Which End of the Telescope Matters Most?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

A new question is arising with greater frequency in the discussion of how to restrain excessive growth of medical costs. Perhaps, an answer lies in more, better and independent help for patients in making the tough decisions modern medicine presents to them.

Innovating the Business of Healthcare

Faisal Hoque | Posted 06.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Although some progressive healthcare providers have begun to transition to digitization, enabling faster and more complete access to patient data, we still have a long way to go toward achieving seamless process and business innovation in healthcare.

WATCH: What Doctors Don't Know About the Drugs They Prescribe

Ben Goldacre | Posted 04.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Goldacre

2013-04-05-goldacrepullDoctors need the results of clinical trials to make informed choices, with their patients, about which treatment to use. But the best currently available evidence estimates that half of all clinical trials, for the treatments we use today, have never been published.

Giving the Gift of Sight at the John Fawcett Foundation - Bali, Indonesia

Getrude Matshe | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Getrude Matshe

I visited the John Fawcett Foundation while on holiday in Bali, Indonesia and was inspired to make this series of videos to share the amazing work they are doing to give people back the gift of sight.

The State With The Longest Doctor's Office Wait Time Is...

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

The shortest amount of time you can expect to wait to see your doctor is going up, according to a recent analysis of data from more than 870,000 physi...

Give Up on Physician Wellness -- Focus Here Instead

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Let's stop trying to get a physician wellness committee off the ground and focus on active physician burnout detection, prevention and treatment instead. Let the physicians do what they do best -- and wellness is absolutely not it.

Time for Your Check-up!: How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.29.2013 | Black Voices
Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH

A visit to the doctor's office can be overwhelming for many of us. There is so much to remember for an appointment slot that may only last for 15 minutes. But it doesn't have to be stressful.

Be Very Glad These Aren't Your Doctors

Ben Craw | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

Saturday March 30th is National Doctors' Day. So, to honor our nation's doctors and to perhaps make you a little bit more appreciative of your own doc...

Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Nathan Risinger | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Nathan Risinger

Doctors are capable of making irrational and incorrect choices just like the rest of us. This provides us with a valuable lesson. Education, information and intelligence aren't always guarantors of responsible decision-making.

Time for a Bit of Common Sense

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

If Americans are out of shape due to poor exercise, too much sugar, too much salt, etc., can the outcomes be expected to be stellar? To what degree can we hold the physicians, surgeons and hospitals responsible for reported longer length of hospital stays and poor outcomes?

Angels in White Lab Coats and Green Scrubs

John McCormick | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
John McCormick

Two years ago this month, I experienced every parent's worst nightmare. My 10-year-old son and I were playing catch when I launched the ball in the air. What happened next is still a blur.

Breaking It Down: The Patient Code Status

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Here are a few important and often unrecognized considerations that patients and their families should be aware of when discussing code status with their health care team.

The Scoop on Rituals

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

We all have ritualistic behaviors that tend to be comforting and grounding. Whatever rituals you choose to have, they should be positive. Here are some suggestions.

Creating a World of Possibilities: One Man's Ode to Motherhood Inspires Global Philanthropy

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 05.14.2013 | Impact
Akoshia Yoba

The Modification in Mother-Baby Statistics Initiative seeks to use mobile technology to deliver prenatal services to women who have no access to care, thereby saving their lives and the lives of their babies. It is an Ode to Ma...my contribution, my way of paying homage to moms everywhere.

Health Care Is the Diabetes of Our GDP

Dr. Jordan Shlain | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jordan Shlain

If you haven't been paying close attention, "patient engagement" is a white-hot topic in health care these days. It wasn't sexy five years ago.

5 Questions Every Man Over 50 Should Ask His Doctor

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty

People generally have no more than 10 or 15 minutes with their doctor, a brief period during which he or she needs to make an assessment and deliver a...

The Joy Of Foreign Healthcare?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Dr. Layla McCay

In Japan I wandered the pristine halls of Osaka University Hospital, ostensibly charting objective healthcare outcome differences, but really marveling at the anecdotal nuances of difference in ward rounds.

A Radical Idea to Solve the Primary Care Physician Shortage

Lorie Eber | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Why not eliminate this anachronistic charade of the general practitioner and use nurse practitioners and physician assistants to fill the gap? This is already happening in rural areas, which sometimes lack even a single primary care physician.

What Is It Like To Grow Up With a Medical Doctor as a Parent?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Shikhar Agarwal, CS-IIT'12, Spiritual, Philosophical My mother is a doctor (a gynecologist)...

How Stressed Is Your Doctor?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Practicing medicine now, in this day and age, may be another kind of traumatic stress, and one that is new to a younger generation of doctors. Imagine not knowing how you will get financed two years from now and if the government will cut your funding. A lot of us can relate.

Paying for Health Care

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

If you're 30, you may not notice. But if you're my age, tell me honestly you don't see a difference. Want to replace fee-for service? Go ahead. I'm for anything that works, as long as it doesn't turn off quality youngsters from wanting to be doctors.

Budget Crunch Threatens Vital Part of Physician Training

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will we be able to train a sufficient number of physicians, given budget woes and threats to Medicare funding, to make sure that everyone who needs a doctor can find one?

Let's Enhance Patient Care Together: Primary Care Physicians Must Collaborate With Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

At a time when patients are craving more personalized care and search engines are providing "diagnoses" that are all too often incorrect, this sort of collaboration among physicians is essential to maintaining a first class health care system.

Call Your Doctor... on a Rotary Phone

Tom Deegan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Private practices will not disappear, but increasingly they will become a niche to provide good old fashioned service to the generation in the habit of "going to see my doctor," while the more mobile young have already discovered the instant gratification of clinics and particularly the ERs.

John Celock

Doctors In Kansas Will Still Be Allowed To Ask Patients About Guns

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

A Republican-controlled committee in the Kansas House of Representatives has removed a provision from legislation that would ban doctors from asking a...