Since becoming a therapist, I inspire my clients (typically not to the severity that my therapist "inspired" me, unless it is necessary) to take a 21-day alcohol detox every year around this time.
While I'd been studying the health care system with a powerful research lens, it wasn't until I heard my father's voice break as he described his ongoing battle with this broken system that I truly understood the purpose of my work.
The idea that older people lose the capacity to learn is pervasive in our society. We hear it all the time, even from our own children. Of course, if people have dementia, they do need help. But a new study suggests those who don't likely have the ability to make decisions on their own.
The reality is that your geographical location, your access to midwifery and obstetric care and who is available if there is a complication is all too often a determinant of whether a woman and her newborn will live or die. This is the geography of maternal and newborn health that continues to blight the lives of millions of women.
Recently, I toured a health clinic in India and met a girl named Anju. Anju's family is poor. They live far away in a remote village that has no running water or health care. Although Anju is only 14, her parents expect her to marry and start having children soon.
Knowledge could be power. A way to health -- for us, and our kids -- could be allied to the will we have for it. But only if we come together, and do something.
Health care is the only product or service we purchase without any idea of the price. Often, you don't even know your portion of the price. But would knowing prices up front make any difference in our behavior?
By Fred Schulte April 16, 2013...
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.
Women have unique health concerns. So, women need to come together to demand accurate diagnosis, proper treatment and exceptional care.
While on a relaxing and over-indulgent trip to Lake Como, Italy, let's just say "things happened" and I woke in the middle of the night after the happening knowing two things. One, I had a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) and two, I felt certain I was pregnant.
If you feel like you're already doing everything you can to get clear skin -- eating right and using good-for-you skin care products -- yet... you're still battling blemishes, acne or eczema or other skin issues that just won't die, you could actually have an allergy to gluten.
When I was diagnosed with cancer I was 26 years old. I wasn't the youngest person in the world to deal with such an ordeal, but I wasn't the oldest. And as many young cancer fighters would say, younger than they ever thought they would be to be diagnosed with a serious health problem.
It is my hope, for those of you who may be at the beginning of your journey with an autistic child, that these things might help you avoid some of the many, many mistakes we made and a great deal of unnecessary pain.
Every year, 1.2 million students drop out of high school. Of those who do graduate, one-third need remedial courses in college and far too few actually earn a degree. According to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the American Federation of Teachers we can change this by working together.
On the morning of April 2, the president announced to a gathering of luminaries in the East Room of The White House a new and ambitious, decade-long research effort to uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders.