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The Joy Of Foreign Healthcare?

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.13.2013 | Travel
Dr. Layla McCay

In Japan I wandered the pristine halls of Osaka University Hospital, ostensibly charting objective healthcare outcome differences, but really marveling at the anecdotal nuances of difference in ward rounds.

A Radical Idea to Solve the Primary Care Physician Shortage

Lorie Eber | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Lorie Eber

Why not eliminate this anachronistic charade of the general practitioner and use nurse practitioners and physician assistants to fill the gap? This is already happening in rural areas, which sometimes lack even a single primary care physician.

What Is It Like To Grow Up With a Medical Doctor as a Parent?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Shikhar Agarwal, CS-IIT'12, Spiritual, Philosophical My mother is a doctor (a gynecologist)...

How Stressed Is Your Doctor?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

Practicing medicine now, in this day and age, may be another kind of traumatic stress, and one that is new to a younger generation of doctors. Imagine not knowing how you will get financed two years from now and if the government will cut your funding. A lot of us can relate.

Paying for Health Care

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

If you're 30, you may not notice. But if you're my age, tell me honestly you don't see a difference. Want to replace fee-for service? Go ahead. I'm for anything that works, as long as it doesn't turn off quality youngsters from wanting to be doctors.

Budget Crunch Threatens Vital Part of Physician Training

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Will we be able to train a sufficient number of physicians, given budget woes and threats to Medicare funding, to make sure that everyone who needs a doctor can find one?

Let's Enhance Patient Care Together: Primary Care Physicians Must Collaborate With Radiologists

Gregory Goldstein, M.D. | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Gregory Goldstein, M.D.

At a time when patients are craving more personalized care and search engines are providing "diagnoses" that are all too often incorrect, this sort of collaboration among physicians is essential to maintaining a first class health care system.

Call Your Doctor... on a Rotary Phone

Tom Deegan | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Private practices will not disappear, but increasingly they will become a niche to provide good old fashioned service to the generation in the habit of "going to see my doctor," while the more mobile young have already discovered the instant gratification of clinics and particularly the ERs.

John Celock

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 02.01.2016 | 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 fiv...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.