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The New Doctor in Town

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2012 | Comedy
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Although it may be a little tricky to schedule an appointment, it is well worth the wait. To get an initial meet-and-greet exam with the nurse, one must have all standard vaccines previously administered.

Do the Joys of Being a Doctor Outweigh the Tragedies?

Sethly Davis | Posted 11.27.2012 | Teen
Sethly Davis

I'm amazed by what doctors do -- in a day, their work can swing from tragedy to joy. Perhaps the joys make up for the tragedies? That's how I have felt being an observer in a hospital.

Television's Assault on Medical Research

Doug Peddicord | Posted 11.25.2012 | Media
Doug Peddicord

Patients who participate in clinical trials should be applauded for their willingness to contribute to medical science. They don't need to be exploited, made fun of or otherwise degraded.

Full Disclosure

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Tell your referring physician and your radiologist -- and any other health care provider you see -- about pre-existing conditions and your symptoms. The more you reveal from the get-go, the better off you will be.

Proselytizing Health While Living Off Pizza and Stress: The Resident's Hypocrisy

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Despite the difficulties of staying hale and hearty during the busiest few years of a physician's career, medical residents not only have a personal responsibility for their well-being but also an obligation to their patients to engage in the same healthy behaviors that they recommend.

'I Did Everything I Could To Help Her'

Sethly Davis | Posted 11.01.2012 | Teen
Sethly Davis

I desperately wanted to help her. I couldn't be her doctor or her nurse -- not yet in my life, anyway -- but I wanted her to know that I recognized that she was a person in pain.

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 10.31.2012 | Technology
Shawn Amos

Admit it: you go online when you've got an ache or pain, don't you? Don't be embarrassed, most of us -- in fact, 80 percent of Internet users -- look online for health info.

The Surprising Reason This Patient Was Refused Treatment

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

A Massachusetts primary care doctor adopted a new screening process for new patients this past spring: She no longer takes women who weigh more than 2...

She Went To Medical School To Cure Her Daughter And Wound Up Saving Her Mother's Life

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to ha...

Why Every Week Should Be Nurse Appreciation Week

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Throughout history, the culture of medicine has revered the role of a physician as the core to patient care and medical recovery. Yet in my personal work experience, absolutely no care would be delivered without the critical role of a nurse.

5 Essentials for Making Your Hospital Stay Bearable and Your Frustrations in Check

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

All in all, your stay in the hospital will be what you make it. With a little preparation, you can improve your stay.

Why Your Doctor Isn't Listening and What You Can Do About It

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Being a doctor is stressful. Continuously caring and being empathetic is an impossible expectation. When doctors are under stress the first thing that goes is the ability to listen and care. Unfortunately, these are also the two most important things to you as the patient.

'Insomnia Is My Schoolyard Bully'

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 10.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If sleep is my recess from a busy shift at work, insomnia is the playground mafioso, sauntering over to my place of business, demanding precious hours of sleep like it is some chump-change that I can spare.

Less Equals More: Cures to Health Care Overspending

Dr. Veronica Anderson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Veronica Anderson

There is only one way to begin chipping away at the exorbitant cost of health care in America. That is by each and every individual adopting a new and different mindset to control spending. This includes those of us who write daily about health issues.

Is Health IT Going Mainstream?

Janet Dillione | Posted 09.26.2012 | Technology
Janet Dillione

In essence, health care app developers must wear two hats when designing for the clinical community -- everyday consumer wants and physician needs.

Health Care 101: Dealing With Your Difficult Patient

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

A friendly reminder to those just starting out in their respective health care positions: Your patient demographic will not be solely be made up of sweet old grandmothers telling you how lovely you look in scrubs or a white coat.

To Sleep, Perchance to Snore

Judy Bolton-Fasman | Posted 09.22.2012 | Fifty
Judy Bolton-Fasman

This wasn't the first night I've slept on the floor of a hotel bathroom.

Set Fire to Your Metabolism

Howard Meyer | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Meyer

With all the talk today of fad diets, health scares and conflicting studies, it's nice to know there is a still common sense. Basic knowledge of health issues and diet can be attained by any person and does not go out of style.

A Guide to Becoming a Doctor in a Family of Doctors

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Listen. I know that you are in your junior year in college. I know that you are now in the throes of career-choice turmoil. I understand that the only council you have is the flock of physician family members sitting at the edge of their seats.

Why Medicine Can't Seem to Fix Simple Mistakes

ProPublica | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
ProPublica

NYU's Langone Medical Center sent 12-year-old Rory Staunton, now deceased, home in March and then failed to notify his doctor or family of lab results showing he was suffering from a raging infection.

When Cake Therapy Is The Best Therapy

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 09.19.2012 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

For my birthday seven years ago, I received a diagnosis of breast cancer. For a while after my cancer, I couldn't stand the sight of birthday cake. How could something so sweet leave such a bitter taste?

Crowdfunding May Revolutionize Health Startup Funding

Dave Chase | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Dave Chase

A new organization, MedStartr, is bringing this concept to health care, where it can be particularly challenging to get a startup off the ground.

What To Study: The Highest Paying Careers (Slideshow)

Posted 07.06.2012 | College

If you want to a six-figure salary, then study medicine, engineering or business management. That's the short takeaway from a list of the 15 highes...

Are Online Medical Resources Making or Breaking the Next Generation of Physicians?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Online medical resources are certainly not the next fad in health care. They are likely to become a permanent fixture in the way we as doctors practice medicine.

Engage With Empathy

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

To effectively engage patients and caregivers, it is critical that health care providers engage with empathy. With empathy we connect, we understand, we listen, and we communicate. We can engage and empower our patients to be proactive and in charge of their health.