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How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Why Doctors Should Avoid Saying 'Drug Overdose'

Tessie Castillo | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tessie Castillo

Because most people who are prescribed opioids do not see themselves as being at risk for overdose, they may decline naloxone even if it is offered by a medical provider. Talking about not breathing as a possible side effect usually grabs patients' attention and will make them more open to information on naloxone.

What Does It Mean To Be A Board-Certified Sleep Specialist?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In the realm of sleep, it can be helpful to explore the meaning of some commonly used descriptors and how they have changed over the years to ensure that you get the care that you need.

These Amazing Individuals Have Dedicated Their Lives to the Fight Against AIDS

Erin Kelly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

There are some amazing people that dedicate their entire lives to preventing AIDS and HIV. But, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, everyone has an oppor...

New Answers Will Be Needed to Cure America's Doctor Shortage

Paul Alexander | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

In today's rapidly changing American health care system, one problem -- a critical shortage of doctors -- threatens to dwarf all other concerns.

Fatigued? What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 01.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Heather Sample Spires

Don't be afraid to look beyond traditional ideas of why you feel like dirt. You don't have to travel to the rain forest to find a tribal healer, but do your research, talk to other people who've been through this and then find someone who'll listen.

Belated But Essential Steps to Respect

Rachel Adams | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Rachel Adams

When the people we entrust with our health and wellbeing use the term "retarded," they grant legitimacy to a word that has been deemed offensive by the culture at large. They cause harm to the very people they have pledged to heal.

These Texas Doctors Prove That Jews And Muslims Can Achieve Great Things By Working Together

Houston Chronicle | Karen Chen | Posted 11.16.2014 | Religion

In a collaboration that's being called the first of its kind in the country, Muslim and Jewish doctors joined forces Sunday to provide free medical sc...

The Healing Power Of Kindness

Project Compassion Stanford | Posted 01.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Project Compassion Stanford

Kindness should be viewed as an indispensable part of the healing process. After all, it's been in the Hippocratic Oath for over a century: "I will remember that... warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's knife or the chemist's drug."

Why Every Young Physician Should Have a Professional Twitter Account

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

As patients and medical providers increasingly use online sources for information and support, Twitter offers a unique opportunity for young medical professionals like yourself to voice opinions and be heard in ways that otherwise would be challenging at such an early level of medical training.

What's in a Name? Plenty--and Don't You Forget It!

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.14.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

"Lev" isn't a common name in Michigan so I'm used to people not hearing it correctly and asking if it's "Les." Over the phone they might think I said "Len" or even "Lez." Seriously.

Making the Most of Your Doctor: Three Words to Get the Best Out of Those 10 Minutes

Sabreena Razaq Hussain | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Sabreena Razaq Hussain

There are many models of communication that are used to train doctors in patient communication. A common one that we will use to demonstrate today is called the ICE model: ideas, concerns and expectations.

When Children Die of Cancer

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

Losing a child is one of the worst experiences a person can go through. The psychological research is consistent in finding that those who lose a child grieve for the longest, the most intensely, and with the most severe symptoms.

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

Medicare Reform: Scrap the SGR and Use Markets to Control Costs

Hadley Heath | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Hadley Heath

Competition for the biggest waste of time in Washington is fierce, but certainly the annual "doc fix" exercise deserves to be in the running.

10 Life-Changing Things Doctors Actually Said To Me

Jessica Bensten | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

The bottom line is, sometimes there is no good news. But all news should still be delivered with kindness and compassion.

'The Doctors' Get Personal About Parenting, Part II

Caroline Presno | Posted 12.27.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

I asked several of the doctors from the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids. This time around, I'm focused on topics including the joys and frustrations of having kids.

Friday Talking Points -- McConnell For Sale!

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Pennsylvania's pornography scandal just keeps getting worse. So far, four people employed by prosecutors' offices have been forced out. Next in line is a member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Justice Seamus McCaffery.

Ebola Handling: How Conservatives' Hysterics Compare to Meaningful Responses from Philanthropists, Celebrities, and Doctors

Fiona Citkin, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Fiona Citkin, Ph.D.

The Ebola scare provides a cane to help the conservatives who lack any real ideas limp through elections pretending they care for people's best interests. But Americans are not that naive.

Missouri Is the Latest State to Prohibit Doctors From Talking About Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 12.20.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The real reason that the gunnies want to push physicians out of the discussion about gun violence is because the NRA and its allies want to disconnect gun ownership from violence to make their products more acceptable, more enjoyable, more normal for every dad and mom.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Why Doctors Should Be English Majors In College

Sethly Davis | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

When someone dies, literature can explain what happens -- more memorably, more compellingly and even, sometimes, more truthfully than my EMT and pre-med textbooks do. The best stories give readers insights into human frailty, and reading them shows the readers, in their turn, how to be more humane.

'The Doctors' Get Personal About Parenting: What Experts are Telling Their Kids About Sexuality, Drugs, Bullying and More

Caroline Presno | Posted 12.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

I asked several of the doctors from the show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids.

Two Perspectives: Assisted Dying or Assisted Living?

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Candi K. Cann

Both Brittany and Kara write beautiful justifications for their positions on life (and death), and I admire both women -- Brittany for taking ownership of her life and the way she wants it to end, and Kara for fighting to be present with her family and to find ultimate meaning in her suffering.

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.