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John Celock

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

Medical Attention Required: Sequestration and the 'U.S. Health Disadvantage'

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rishi Manchanda

A growing body of research now shows that Americans -- rich or poor, minority or not -- suffer from a widening "health disadvantage" when compared to citizens of other high-income countries.

Calling All Professionals: Don't Tweet Whatever Is On Your Mind!

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 04.26.2013 | Media
Scott B. Piekarsky

What truly amazes me, or maybe amuses me, is the proclivity of licensed and regulated professionals to spill their guts on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere not considering what the ultimate consequences may be.

Surgery: What to Expect in the Hospital

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

I have always loved my doctors, and I regard general anesthesia as a chance for the kind of deep sleep that I don't often get. At the time of my last surgery (nothing big), I thought of several tips that can help anyone who is admitted to the hospital for a medical procedure.

At Long Last, We Are Treating Doctors Like We Treat Teachers

Shaun Johnson | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

So much of this discussion on performance pay for physicians is similar and different than the one for educators. It looks like, according to the proposal, public hospitals specifically and their physicians are in greater trouble.

Hello Dr. Hasty, See You Later!

Carine Fabius | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Needless to say, I was very relieved when I left the office of Dr. #4. I loved hearing that I wouldn't need a hysterectomy and that I no longer had pre-cancerous cells on my cervix. But I couldn't help being shocked at how little curiosity he'd shown over a promising new treatment for his patients.

5 Things Doctors Wish They Could Tell You

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Emma Haak Doctors can't always be as blunt as they'd like, often because they don't want to overwhelm or embarrass their patients. We gave f...

5 Reasons Why You Probably Shouldn't Go to Medical School

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

This is not a ruthless attempt to crush your dreams and passions. This is not an op-ed on our current health care system. This is targeted toward individuals who are considering medical school in order to practice clinical medicine, written by a physician in postgraduate training.

John Celock

Dems Sign On To New State Gun Ban | John Celock | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

More than 50 state legislators in Kansas -- including four Democrats -- have co-sponsored a gun bill that would, among other things, prohibit most doc...

A Simple Way to Lose Weight

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.31.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I've wanted to lose weight since my son was born in 1992 -- and before that, too. I haven't had much success, probably because I haven't worked that hard at it. Weight loss takes a lot of attention and dedication, and I've never been able to commit to it that way.

Are Doctors the Canary in the Coal Mine of Medicine?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Dike Drummond, M.D.

High patient volumes, the hassles of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), political uncertainty and changing reimbursement rates are all cited in surveys and online forums as new and increasing sources of stress for doctors.

The Year I Got Old

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

When I read and see how the millennials conduct themselves, how they date, socialize and lead their lives, I have nothing in my own history to compare it to. That piece on "The End of Courtship" made me feel from another era.

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Chemo

Anna Leahy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna Leahy

While individual health care decisions in the wake of a cancer diagnosis belong to the patient, there are some questions that my mother asked -- or didn't know to ask until things went awry -- that may be helpful for others to keep in mind when chemotherapy is presented as an option.

Doctors Behaving Badly in Social Networking Sites: What Would Prompt State Boards to Investigate?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Investigations into online inappropriate physician conduct will be up to the state boards. Online behavior from physicians and any other licensed health care professional should mimic their professional life offline. It's imperative that professional ethics is maintained online and offline.

I Heard Your Doctor Is a Hypochondriac

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2013 | Comedy
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Hey, I heard your doctor is a hypochondriac. He is a friend of a friend of mine, so I happen to know this as an unquestionable fact. I thought you should know. Outlandish, you say? Let me explain.

Putting a Gag on Doctors: The Wrong Approach for Gun Rights

Maggie Kozel, M.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Maggie Kozel, M.D.

We need to talk about gun safety. Really. For years now, the gun lobby, driven by the NRA, has had considerable success at thwarting the flow of information to doctors concerning gun-inflicted injury.

An Integrative Medicine Guide to Better Health

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

When organs dysfunction, we get a whole host of symptoms that doctors see so often in their practice. Without the integrative model, these health problems can only be treated symptomatically.

Social Media Health: Does Transparency and 'Social' Trump Your Privacy?

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

There are some health care professionals who refuse to engage in social media, and there are others who have mastered it. And yet there are some who just don't understand it.

High Tech, High Touch: Why Technology Enhances Patient-Centered Care

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

We live and practice in an increasingly technology-driven society. Email and texting are default methods of communication, and our patients request that we friend them on Facebook and follow health advice delivered in brief 140-character bursts on Twitter.

Rx for Compassion Fatigue

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

To a doctor, the death (and even impending death) of a patient represents the ultimate professional failure. The problem is that by trying so hard to extend life, doctors can miss the opportunity to be present, compassionately, as their patients make the last, final transition.

Jeffrey Young

Where Are The Jobs? Hospitals, Nursing Homes And Doctors' Offices | Jeffrey Young | Posted 12.07.2012 | Business

The overall recovery of the U.S. economy is still sluggish, but if you're looking for work, you'd be wise to consider the health care sector. The h...

What Doctors Need to Learn About Death and Dying

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Healing takes place not when death is forestalled, but when life is embraced and affirmed in its entirety, from beginning to end. When doctors can fully understand the nature of death and dying, they will become the true healers that are desperately needed in this world.

Why Doctors Make Lousy Leaders and Three Ways to Get Better Quickly

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Why do doctors make such lousy leaders? In this modern era of health care innovation and change, it is typically the physicians who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future rather than taking their natural leadership role in improving health care.

Three Reasons Why It's So Obvious You Work in a Hospital

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Best-case scenario: removing a stethoscope from your coat or purse prior to arriving to the after-work event. Worst-case scenario: mistaking a packet of lubrication you had to carry around during patient rounds for a stick of gum while socializing at said event.

10 Things To Bring With You To Every Doctor's Appointment

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

Has this ever happened to you? You are at an appointment with your doctor. She asks you for something, say, the dosage of your cholesterol medication or the results of your recent blood draw you had. You think to yourself, shoot, if only I brought that with me!