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Kids Too Lazy To Pursue Science Careers? What Poll Shows

Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer First Published 01/30/2012 01:26 PM EST While job opportunities in science, technolog...

5 Things To Consider When Finding A Psychologist

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 03.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Roger Covin, Ph.D

This is the time of year when many people contemplate contacting a psychologist. It may be the drop in mood that occurs in winter, the lingering stress of the holidays, or perhaps it stems from a New Year's resolution.

The Doctor Made a Huge Mistake

Amy Parmenter | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Parmenter

I got my mom back. But, just as easily, I might not have.

Itamar Raz: A Few Years Away From Preventing Type 1 Diabetes

Riva Greenberg | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Forty years ago I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I was told -- as we all were -- that the cure was five to 10 years away. There still is no cure, but I just interviewed the man who may be a breath away from preventing type 1 diabetes.

Do Doctors Deliver the Worst Customer Service?

Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.19.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When you think of customer service, the image that comes to mind is a long line at a cash register, right? Yet some of the worst customer service being delivered comes from the medical community.

I Don't Think Physicians Are as Arrogant as You Do

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 03.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

I am a physician, and I don't think I am more arrogant than non-physicians. While patients and media frequently accuse us of behaving arrogantly or poorly, I'm not sure these are fair generalizations.

Doctors: Why We Can't Stay Afloat

CNN Money | Posted 01.10.2012 | Small Business

Being a doctor is not the surefire path to financial security that it once was. These 6 doctors explain why it's becoming more difficult to make ends ...

U.S. Doctors' Have A Big Secret

CNN Money | Posted 01.05.2012 | Small Business

Doctors in America are harboring an embarrassing secret: Many of them are going broke. This quiet reality, which is spreading nationwide, is claimi...

The Top 1% Providing Free Health Care to the 99% in South Florida

Nezar Hamze | Posted 02.21.2012 | Miami
Nezar Hamze

Ever since the Occupy movement started we've heard how the top 1% continues to get richer while the rest of the 99% suffers. The issues range from eco...

WATCH: Marc Maron's Prostate Exam

Posted 12.23.2011 | Comedy

The last time comedian and "WTF" host Marc Maron was on "Conan," he talked about his battle with made-up mouth cancer. As in, he never really had mout...

The 'United State' Of Health Care

online.wsj.com | Posted 12.13.2011 | Fifty

Call it the united state of health care. Amid enormous pressure to cut costs, improve care and prepare for changes tied to the federal health-care ...

Do Dogs Experience PTSD After Trauma?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a society, we understand the need for a splint when a bone is broken. When "all" that is broken is one's composure or spirit, we often expect you to just get over yourself.

The 'New' Standard Of Care In Medicine

Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld | Posted 02.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Robert A. Kornfeld

It is my honest opinion that medical care in this country is headed for a major crisis if we do not rise up against the controls placed on us by insurance companies and Medicare.

Health Workers Deliver First Aid to Protest Movements

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Movements are also discovering the connection between health and activism in another way, through medical workers joining the front lines to deploy their skills and their conviction.

The Most Important Person To Hire In Your Split

Nancy Fagan | Posted 01.17.2012 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

Mediators are like the nurses of the divorce world. Mediators are to attorneys what nurses are to doctors.

How to Woo a Doctor

Aisling Carroll | Posted 01.07.2012 | Women
Aisling Carroll

Wanting to be that special patient who crowds the doctor's thoughts, I engage in everything from mild flirtation to outrageous baking.

New Health Care: Putting More Intelligence in Your Doctor's Hands

Dr. Martin Kohn | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Dr. Martin Kohn

Medicine has moved into the 21st century, but many aspects of health care have not. Why?

Physician Heal Thyself

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 01.01.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

The University of Chicago recently announced a donation of $42 million to create an institute dedicated to the improvement of doctor-patient relations.

Prevention vs. Treatment and the Perverse Incentives Inflating the Costs of Healthcare

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

While rewarding doctors for each step they take to make a patient better may seem fair, it has disastrous consequences for the structure of our health system. Chief among them is our top-heavy physician specialty structure.

PSA-Prostate Cancer Screening Dilemma: Why Talking With Your MD Matters

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

So, if PSA screening doesn't save lives and may result in harm, why do it at all? This counsel seems contrary to every cancer-related public service announcement we've ever heard.

Street Medicine: Making House Calls to People Without Homes

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

During last year's road trip I was honored to be introduced to two great men, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and James S. Withers, M.D. of Operati...

Discussing Med Student Problems With @MedStudentProbl

Priya Malhotra | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

Despite my studying-induced bouts of psychosis, I do take comfort in the fact that I'm not alone on this stressful (but rewarding) journey. Case in point: @MedStudentProbl.

Celebrity Journalism: A Heads-Up Guide to Talking Heads

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.10.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Just who are all those loud, irritating "talking heads" you see and hear giving soundbites on celebrity news shows? Here's a question-and-answer guide to set you straight!

Half Of Texas Doctors Threaten To Turn Away Medicare Patients: Survey

McClatchy | Posted 12.07.2011 | Fifty

Half of Texas physicians would consider withdrawing from the Medicare program if Congress allows a forthcoming deep cut in reimbursement payments, Tex...

Why I'm My Father's Advocate

Julie Halpert | Posted 12.05.2011 | Women
Julie Halpert

If you're a sick patient and you don't have an advocate for your care -- a squeaky wheel who will interrogate nurses and seek out doctors to get the story -- you're at a huge disadvantage.