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The High Price Of Being Crazy-Busy

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Being busy isn't a bad thing as long as it's purposeful, but too many people go from busy, to addicted to busy, to burned out.

Health Care 101: How Doctors are Paid

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Whether we like it or not, beneficial changes in our health care system will not have any lasting effect without aligning incentives of big health care players involved, including payers, providers and most importantly, the patients.

What Is Really Defeating the Affordable Care Act?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
SidneyAnne Stone

Change is good... scary, but good. I have said this many times and about a variety of topics because it is consistently true. Change is inevitable so, even if you are a person who despises change, it is best to find the positive in it, adapt and forge ahead.

The Pakistani American Doctor's Organization Is a Model of Pluralism and Is Worthy of Emulating

Mike Ghouse | Posted 07.14.2014 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

Pluralism is simply "Respecting the otherness of others and accepting the God-given uniqueness of each one of us." It is not a religion, nor is it a system of governance or laws to adhere to; it is simply one's attitude of "respecting the otherness of others."

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being A Doctor

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

When someone you love is sick, it's like you're sick. My family suffered through my illness perhaps worse than I did. Now that I know this -- I realize that I have a responsibility primarily to my patient but also to their family. Because in the end, everyone suffers together.

There's Now A Seamless For When You're Feeling Sick

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology

You can use different apps to order dinner, call a cab, find a date, and get directions. Now, a new startup wants to add one more thing to that list: ...

3 Reasons You Picked the Wrong Doctor

Napala Pratini | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Napala Pratini

Choosing a new doctor can be complicated, especially if you've recently moved to a new community or changed insurance plans. Asking friends, relatives...

Your Partner's Low T Rx: What Women and Children Should Know and Do

John La Puma M.D. | Posted 07.05.2014 | Healthy Living
John La Puma M.D.

Prescription testosterone is unnecessary and dangerous for women and children, not just most men. Very few medical prescriptions given to a man affect a female partner and family so intimately and affect desired intimacy and passion in just the wrong way.

A Dad, an Animal Rights Protest and the Exploitation of Children

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jon Hotchkiss

On Friday, April 25th, 2014, I witnessed the inappropriate political use of several elementary school age children.

Dare to Be 100: Cousin Don Is 100

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

April 19, 2014, loomed, a date of huge importance. One member of the Bortz clan was to live a full 10 decades, an occasion not to be missed. Don was going to need extra puffing power to blow out all those candles.

Can Doctors Thrive?

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Thriving involves health and wellness. Huffington suggests that we might all draw more, and benefit, from our innate gifts of wisdom, generosity and kindness. I do believe that most patients want their physicians to thrive. I, for one, want my doctors to be well-rested and content.

The Surgery Room: Where Payback Is a B*tch

Tammy Bleck | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I will undergo what is affectionately called a bunionectomy on my right foot. No mobility for five days and no weight bearing on my foot for six weeks. Oh, and for a little added fun and drama, I will have a spiffy cast up to the knee. Are we having fun yet?

Why Easter Is The Worst Time For Menopause

Rachael Stark | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty
Rachael Stark

It's spring and everything's blooming except me. To make matters worse, wherever I look, I see eggs: Easter eggs, chocolate eggs, bunnies in baskets atop Cadbury eggs. It's a conspiracy. I wouldn't be so paranoid if the holidays didn't remind me of my own eggs, the ones in my fallopian tubes. Unlike Mother Nature who is working overtime, my reproductive system is on strike.

Dear President Obama

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Robin Amos Kahn

I'm assuming you are aware of this issue, President Obama -- the fact that doctors are refusing to take your insurance. I'm assuming you get that this is not acceptable.

Your Doctors Are Worried

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In a nuclear war involving as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world, the global climate and agricultural production would be affected so severely that the lives of more than 2 billion people would be in jeopardy.

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Through a Traumatic Experience

Harper Spero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

In October 2013, my company produced a panel discussion for the David Lynch Foundation to encourage women to meditate and the reminder and importance ...

Which Illinois Med Schools Are the Highest Ranked?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.09.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World recently released its school rankings for 2015 -- ranking universities across the United States in categories like engineering, medicine, law and business.

The Harsh Reality About Fertility And Age

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Knowledge, as they say, is power, and even if you're not seeing anyone special, staying on top of your fertility can only serve you in the long run.

It's Time to Retire 'Patients'

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

You've probably heard the old joke. There's a long cafeteria line in heaven -- suddenly, a majestic figure runs to the front of the queue and "cuts i...

Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.

Quality Care As a Driver for Health System Change

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.28.2014 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

To fundamentally engage the American public in the future of the health care delivery system, we need to see value through their eyes as people endeavor to live their lives to the fullest, despite limitations. This can best be achieved by putting quality of life measures on the same level with quality of health measures to truly drive health system change.

Post-Surgery Hell and the Important Lessons Learned

Randy Pipkin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Pipkin

I have been fighting a PEG tube for long time. But never in my wildest imagination would I think the experience would turn into a gore fest. So, what did I learn from all of this?

Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for Older Americans

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

At a recent forum I spoke with seniors who care about this issue. When I asked them why they thought seniors prefer the disembodied draw of the slot machine, one woman replied, "We don't want to be a burden on other gamblers. Well, we don't want to be a burden on anyone."

The Art of Healing with Art & Medicine: Dr. Iva Fattorini

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
One World with Deepak Chopra

As a doctor focused on international health, Dr. Iva Fattorini has had the opportunity to observe many patients from around the world and the ways in ...