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Oysters Unite!

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Today, I thank God for allowing me to be so ill. For it is my illness that has taught me life's most valued lessons. Being incapacitated has forced me to plumb the depths and heights of my humanity. And dive I did.

The 5 Most Underrated Virtues Of Great Doctors

Harshada Rajani | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Harshada Rajani

Medical school emphasizes that one simply needs to be as smart as possible with a borderline annoying amount of empathy, but I would argue that it's definitely not that simple.

Conjoined Twins Separated in Groundbreaking Surgery

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 05.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Shadya and Shandell were born in Peru in February of this year. They were conjoined twin girls, joined at the abdomen, who shared a liver. Thanks to s...

Health Is a Creative Process

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

Being aware of what's happening in the room -- paying attention to the process -- requires an intention, a willingness to be present, to show up and engage with our patients in a way that is mutually respectful.

7 Health Myths -- Exposed!

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul These are the myths and misconceptions that drive doctors crazy (and could affect your health). Let's clear them up -- once and for...

The Best Paying Jobs In America

Forbes | Jacquelyn Smith | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business

Though C-level executives are infamous for what many consider to be their excessive pay, it turns out those sporting scrubs in the operating room brin...

12 Ways To Stay Safe In Hospitals

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

By and large, doctors and nurses are well-meaning, and most of the time, the system is working well and you will get good care. However, mistakes do happen. Follow the tips above to make sure that you are safe and well during every hospital stay.

Navigating Health Care and Information -- Health Care Journalists Share Insights for Consumers (Part 1)

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

With more consumers turning to the Internet to search for health information, the process can be labor intensive, leaving consumers confused and wondering if the information presented is accurate or just hype.

Real-Life Teddy Bear Surgeon ...Yes, this person actually exists.

HooplaHa | Posted 07.06.2013 | Weird News
HooplaHa

In his recent video "Teddy," YouTube user zefrank1 imitates a surgeon doing a creepy operation on a friendly teddy bear. But does a teddy bear surge...

Do Doctors Really Discriminate Against The Overweight?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity bias needs to be fixed. We are most likely to fix it when standing on a solid bedrock of understanding it at its origins. We can then replace the crude and obsolete survival-related imperatives bestowed to us in our genes, with the better angels of our nature.

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.