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How to Start a Revolution in Health Care

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

More and more people are finding that the health care system we live with has gone from health care to health scare, and they want to protect themselves. It's time for this silent majority to start having a voice. A loud, strong and health care-changing voice.

Things You Should Know as a Hospital Patient

Quora | Posted 12.30.2016 | Healthy Living

Most people feel that the equation to survive your hospitalization predominantly involves the expertise of your surgeon and the disease at hand.

Changing Opinions Over the Changing Table

Georganne Chapin | Posted 12.28.2016 | Parents
Georganne Chapin

If you are one of the growing number of parents who leave their baby boys' foreskins alone, as nature intended, you might need to brace yourself for the holidays.

Hillary Clinton Explains How Physicians Help Manage Alzheimers

Quora | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease today, and that number is expected nearly to triple by 2015. I've met so many families who are dealing with the heartbreaking reality of watching a loved one's memory and mental capacity slip away, all while they struggle to find--and afford--the right care.

What Is Good Healthcare?: A Global Study

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.16.2016 | Science
Hippo Reads

By Mark Wien, Hippo Reads contributor This is the first part of a three-part series. 1. The Band-Aid Treatment: We can cover the blood, but we aren'...

Health Mistakes From Your 20s That You'll Pay for Later

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist One more tequila shot? Why not!? Two more pounds of bacon? It's delicious. Three more hours...

Concussion: A Catalyst to Change the Game

Sister Jenna | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion
Sister Jenna

Photo by Kris Connor This week I attended a screening of Concussion, a new Will Smith movie about the impact of repeated head trauma in the National ...

Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor, According to Doctors

Thrillist | Posted 12.09.2016 | Healthy Living

We asked some docs about the mistakes that people make before, during, and after they come in for a checkup -- and how to optimize those precious few minutes you get with a real, live physician.


Adina Ciment | Posted 12.02.2016 | Parents
Adina Ciment

When my son was diagnosed with a brain tumor, we focused on treating him and getting him better. He needed tests - MRIs, EEgs, evaluations - and he ne...

Heal Your Own Healthcare; It's Your Only Option

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 12.02.2016 | Impact
Dr. Erika Schwartz

To solve the health care conundrum, fix the system and survive its dysfunctionality I wrote from my experience and analyzed statistical data available in public records and medical literature. It became clear to me that to survive and even thrive in this mess we must get tough, strong and focus on our personal prevention and wellbeing.

In War-Torn Congo, This Doctor Empowers Survivors

Catherine Russell | Posted 11.25.2016 | World
Catherine Russell

For almost 20 years, Dr. Mukwege has treated patients who have survived serious injuries from sexual violence perpetrated as a tactic of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Wisconsin Needs and Deserves a Patients Reproductive Health Act

Sara Finger | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics
Sara Finger

Wisconsin has joined the troubling national trend of enacting laws based on junk science under the false guise of protecting women's health. Sadly, the goal of these harmful laws is to restrict access and compromise women's reproductive health care.

These Women Were Fat-Shamed By Their Doctors -- And It Almost Cost Them Their Lives

Prevention | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living

All three of these women consulted doctors multiple times. All were given the same diagnosis: obesity. If you would just lose weight, they were told, your symptoms will go away. This kind of misdiagnosis happens every single day.

An Open Letter to Medical School Students

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Suddenly, we are faced with a system where the most important person in the system is also the most overlooked -- the patient. The patient and the doctor are no longer sitting at the proverbial kitchen table talking, and very few doctors show up at their patient's weddings and funerals.

Acknowledging the Competing Incentives in Medical School

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

For many medical students, especially those without specific predetermined career paths, finding passion and purpose through medical education includes navigating through many maladaptive impulses that exist in the process of obtaining a medical degree.

What Really Happens When You Swallow Gum, According to a Doctor

Thrillist | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Most people have been fed a raft of urban legends about all the bad things that happen when you swallow gum. I should have a chewing gum tree the size of a sequoia inside of me by now, according to such stories.

Medical Misdiagnosis Nearly Killed Me

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 11.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Nika C. Beamon

I knew I couldn't continue on following the lead of my doctors because they or whatever mystery condition I had was killing me. Still, I didn't take charge of my own health until the head and neck surgeon told me he suspected I had lymphoma. I knew then I wasn't ready to die, certainly not at 39.

A Gynecologist Tells Her Story About Motherhood and Career

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?

I Do It My Way: Listening to Our Body's Signals

Joanna Charnas | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Joanna Charnas

Acutely sick at 19, I spent the next 17 years undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. At 36, an Infectious Disease Specialist informed me I had Chronic Fatigue S...

Health Plan Costs Jump Again

MoneyTips | Posted 10.15.2016 | Business

As the open enrollment period for 2016 health insurance draws near, you may be re-evaluating the ACA and how it affects you. It is easy to start a spirited argument on the subject, but one thing is not up for debate: multiple surveys and articles report that the cost of health care insurance plans is on the rise again.

How Beneficial Is A PhD?

Quora | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education

As someone who faced a similar decision and decided to complete the program, I hope I can offer some perspective.

To the Ladies: In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Licia Morelli | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

This was a week of dips and joys. It was a week of heart splitting conversations and elation at good news. It was seven days where, when I talked to...

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Balance

Marissa Lepor | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Marissa Lepor

Work-life balance: the portmanteau once used in casual conversations has now become an integral component of companies' mission statements and employee interactions. It's like the gluten-free of the health food world -- many claim to value it, but few can describe what it actually means.

The Real Reason It Takes So Long To Become A Doctor

Quora | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education

Before 1910, there weren't really any standards for medical education in the US. Someone could go to school, get a degree, hang a shingle somewhere and call themselves whatever they liked.

In Defense of Nursing

Gregory Roloff | Posted 09.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

The field of nursing has an attribute that many others lack. Even on the worst of days, nurses will never leave the workplace wondering if they just did something meaningful. My hope is that that the public outcry to the incident on The View revives a deeper respect for nursing.