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Confessions of a Running Addict

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

I didn't want to believe that my injury was real and ran through the pain for a long time. I figured I could just tough it out, as if it was the last climb in a gut-wrenching series of hill repeats. I should have known better.

Someone Call 911, This Hot Doctor And His Dog Are Too Much To Handle

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Women

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away so ladies, you might want to put down that apple. Dr. Mike on Instagram has become an Internet sensation...

Lung Cancer: Why You Should Care

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

A major reason for the dramatic lack of funding for lung cancer care and research is that it is misrepresented as a smoker's disease -- however, there are more than 100 types of cancer and "NEVER-smoker" lung cancer is ranked as number five.

How Should Clinicians Discuss the Side Effects of Medications?

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Given the potential harms of prescription drugs, we must consider ways to improve this dialogue to better enhance patient safety and education in ways that also work within the time-constraints of a robust medical practice.

Want To Lose Weight? Find A Great Doctor

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Having a good relationship with your doctor could be key to weight loss, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University interviewed...

Patients, Raise Your Voices!

Kim Thiboldeaux | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Kim Thiboldeaux

The emergence of Medicare, Medicaid, labor unions, private insurance companies, etc. resulted in care being based on formulas -- not individuals. Likewise, the significant medical and scientific advances in testing and treatments have saved countless lives but further distanced patients from their doctors.

Future Lawyers Should Be Screened and Trained for Empathy

Mark Baer | Posted 08.26.2016 | Divorce
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Mark Baer

Law schools must begin recognizing the damage that is being caused to interpersonal relationships and our overall society, due to the low EQ levels of those involved in the field of law and make a concerted effort to address this extremely serious problem.

Meet RoboDoc: Could Robots Make Doctors Obsolete?

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 08.24.2016 | Technology
Scott De Buitléir

If you've ever felt the first twinge of a headache and immediately headed over to Google to look up your symptoms and find a potential treatment, you could be inadvertently contributing to a vision of the future. One where our regular GPs are replaced with automated diagnosis and robots.

I Was Shamed By My Doctor for Being Black

Women's Health | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Women's Health

However, in a speed round of photo-word pairings, those same docs were quicker to pair pictures of black people with words such as unpleasant and resistant, versus willing and cooperative.

Anonymous Essay Recounts Shocking Treatment Of Anesthetized Patients

The Huffington Post | Joe Satran | Posted 08.18.2015 | Science

Going under general anesthesia is always a leap of faith. When you're knocked out for an operation, you have no choice but to trust your doctors compl...

Accidents, Airports, an Angel

Melissa Gould | Posted 08.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Gould

I believe without question that Joel, my husband who died of West Nile Virus less than two years ago, is the one who told the girls to buckle up.

Why We're Launching 'Better Black Health'

Meredith Melnick | Posted 06.29.2016 | Black Voices
Meredith Melnick

As the Black Lives Matter movement sweeps the nation, we would be remiss to not use this time as a moment to discuss not just the death, but the preservation and physical conditions of black bodies. Conversations can't end at violence and injury -- instead, we must also acknowledge that health, wellness and the security of quality health care are important aspects of a life well-lived.

The NRA's Favorite Doctor Is At It Again

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The NRA has been pissing and moaning about public health and clinical views on gun violence for more than 20 years, and Wheeler is often quoted whenever relevant research is published and, in time-honored fashion, the media needs a comment from the "other side."

3 Ways to Take Charge of Your Brain Health When the Doctor Doesn't Know Enough

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Peter's wife came to see me to discuss help regarding ways to best care for him. Jane had gotten worn down by years of traveling down the path of Park...

Appeals Court Gives Gun Industry Reason to Celebrate

Mike Weisser | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The leading medical organizations plus the American Bar Association believe that "deaths and injuries related to firearms constitute a major public health problem in the United States." This consensus is not going to change because some judge thinks that doctors should avoid the issue of guns.

Free Speech Is No Threat to Gun Ownership

Howard Simon | Posted 07.31.2016 | Politics
Howard Simon

Florida legislators have lost their way on the issue of guns. There is a constitutional right (both state and federal) to own a gun. I get it! But the Second Amendment doesn't trump the First Amendment: The two are not even in conflict.

Outrage of the Month: Leading Professional Psychologists' Organization Colluded With Defense Department, Facilitated Participation in Torture

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 07.29.2015 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

In a scathing report released July 10, an investigative team commissioned by the American Psychological Association (APA) -- the nation's leading prof...

What Every Mom/Startup Founder Can Learn From Having a C-Section Without Anesthesia

Renee Dua | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Renee Dua

As I think about my son just inches away from being born, I decide to let go of the pain. These final moments of pregnancy suddenly turn from struggle to joy.

The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

After being put on Clonazepam in her mid-thirties to treat her panic attacks, Dr. Jennifer Leigh remained on the drug for 18 years. Without ever devia...

A Doctor's Words

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Many physicians studying, training and independently practicing medicine today have questioned the future of their profession. I am no exception to th...

Nursing Is Killing Me

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

What no one tells you in nursing school is that bedside nursing slowly takes its toll. No one tells you that eventually every nurse will wake up and realize something hurts or is broken. Yet there is nothing more worth fighting for than the work that we do and the people that we do it for.

Do We Expect Too Much From Our Doctors

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

I had a wonderful team of professionals to help me but in doing my own research, I was able to affect different outcomes for myself that made drastic differences in my treatments. It gave me a sense of empowerment to know that I was doing everything that I could do for myself.

What It Is Actually Like to Be Chronically Ill

Chanel White | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Let's take a moment to step back from the illusions we are fed by society and familiarize ourselves with the true situations chronic illness sufferers face.

The Secret of the Hairy Leg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 07.02.2016 | Women
Elaine Ambrose

I was 12 when my mother sat beside me, nervously cleared her throat, and gave this serious admonishment: I was never to shave my legs. I solemnly nodded but neglected to mention that I secretly had been shaving for more than a year.

How Doctors Think: Addiction, Neuroscience and Your Treatment Plan

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 06.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Ever wonder how a (good) doctor comes up with her/his recommendations for treatment? What the critical thinking underlying the suggestions might be? ...