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I Caught a Case of Internalized Transphobia at the Doctor's Office

Harvey Katz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Harvey Katz

I have a history of making poor self-care choices in order to sidestep medical practitioners because I've had so many unfortunate experiences.

People Of Color Can Finally Wear Bandages That Match Their Skin

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Black Voices

Toby Meisenheimer said he didn’t think twice when he reached for a Band-Aid after his four-year-old son, Kai, got a cut on his forehead in 2013...

Austerity vs. The People's Health: How Greeks Built an Alternative Health System (Part II)

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

The sheer existence of a solidarity structure makes clear that the times in which health was affordable are long over. The Metropolitan Clinic of Helleniko, by far the biggest solidarity clinic in Greece, reports patient numbers have risen by 375 percent from 2012 to 2013.

What Medical Schools Do Today

Laurie H. Glimcher, MD | Posted 10.06.2015 | Education
Laurie H. Glimcher, MD

It seems obvious: medical schools are where you go if you want to become a doctor. But in addition to teaching the next generation of physicians and surgeons, they also do so much more--especially now in the age of Obamacare.

Why We Should All Prefer a Polished Man

Alessandro Demaio | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Alessandro Demaio

The Polished Man campaign reached an audience of 58 million in 2014. This year, the group is taking the campaign truly global, launching here in the USA with all local funds raised going to the New York Center for Children.

Austerity vs. The People's Health: How Greeks Built an Alternative Health System (Part I)

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

Greece has lately been seeing its own version of the "economía solidaria"; a term dating back to Latin America in the 80s when a big segment of the population started experiencing economic exclusion and decided to counter it through self-managed provision of services by their members.

3 Must-Have Documents for the Post-Divorce You

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 10.05.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

As you embrace your new post-divorce life changes, don't forget to put in place plans to take care of yourself when you aren't in a position to do so on your own.

Integrate Housing With Treatment

Deborah De Santis | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

Last year, we joined with the National Council on Behavioral Health (National Council) to convene a group of housing, homeless and treatment experts f...

From Healthcare to Taxes: The 2016 Elections and its Impact on Small Business

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

Small businesses need the right mix of leadership, policy and support to thrive. There are about 28 million small businesses spread across America, each with its own set of agendas and priorities, so it is almost impossible to lump them all into the same bucket.

Ready for Leadership? Set Your Own Salary

Alexia Parks | Posted 10.01.2015 | Women
Alexia Parks

In a few weeks, I will be introducing Bianca Jagger at a breakfast in Denver hosted by America's Latino ECO Festival. According to MassMedia, Bianca Jagger is the highest-paid activist in the world. Over the past year, she pulled in $58 million between September 2014 and September 2015.

Youngest Self-Made Woman Billionaire Shares Wise Words On Female Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact

Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire worldwide, was just 19 years old when she founded her company Theranos, which ma...

Effective Health Care: A Working Model May Be Closer Than You Think

Hany Abdelaal, DO | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Hany Abdelaal, DO

This kind of continuity of care in turn helps medical teams proactively manage at-risk patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Used consistently, such personalized care innovations can keep an emerging symptom from becoming a serious or potentially life-threatening situation.

Malnutrition: The New Senior Crisis

Robert B. Blancato | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Robert B. Blancato

This week, September 28-October 2, 2015, is Malnutrition Awareness Week. It is an opportunity to spotlight a growing but under-recognized problem facing older adults in America: the hidden epidemic of malnutrition.

Startup Insider: Watsi Cofounder Grace Garey - The Journey from Y Combinator to 5,000 Patients Funded

David Ongchoco | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
David Ongchoco

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup...

Debunking the Myth that Refugees Spread Disease

Vijoleta Gordeljevic | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Vijoleta Gordeljevic

According to the World Health Organization, there is no systemic association between migration and the increase of communicable diseases.

Everything You Need to Know Before Going Grocery Shopping

Details | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

By Samuel Blackstone for DETAILS. (photo: Getty Images) Not all foods are created equal. You know that. But, when you're talking about, say, rice, ...

Can Open Data Drive Innovative Healthcare?

Techonomy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Science

As healthcare systems worldwide become increasingly digitized, medical scientists and health researchers have more data than ever. Yet much valuable health information remains locked in proprietary or hidden databases. A growing number of open data initiatives aim to change this, but it won't be easy.

How Did the Rate of U.S. Teen Pregnancies Become the Highest in the Developed World?

Saundra Pelletier | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Saundra Pelletier

There are 225 million women who have an unmet need for contraception. As globally conscious individuals, we know that an answer to poverty elimination is allowing women to choose when and if and how often they have children.

How "The View" Made Me Proud to Be a Nurse Again

Jed Ryan | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jed Ryan

A few of my peers, who are not nurses themselves, wondered just what was said on The View that was so offensive. I told them that it wasn't even so much the words themselves as much as the general tone of the conversation.

Has Your Doctor's Success Required More Competitiveness Than Compassion?

Matthew A. Weed PhD | Posted 09.22.2015 | Science
Matthew A. Weed PhD

Our physician training system currently increases suffering for patients like me and the millions of community caregivers who help us. It raises healthcare costs and adds significantly to physician burn-out because we neither select for empathy nor prepare future doctors to understand how patients work, live, and die.

Turing Pharmaceuticals Did Us One Big Favor

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

Turing Pharmaceuticals' price gouging of Daraprim may be a more extreme example of this practice, but it has caught public attention and generated outrage. Now, maybe this attention will finally give patients the solutions they deserve. Let's prioritize patients over profits.

Does Vitamin C Really Help Battle Colds?

Details | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

By Mike Dawson for DETAILS. (photo: Flickr) We are people of action, even in those rare situations when we're powerless. We cheer for perennially c...

Why This Nurse Still Has a View

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

Don't worry, you don't have to worry about this nurse banning your show. After all, I'm the nurse that works 13 hour shifts at two different jobs, the nurse that volunteers once a week teaching prenatal classes to underserved women, the nurse that is still in school (for my Doctorate in NURSING Practice) so I can do better for my patients and my nursing profession.

Ever Heard the One About the Dead People Collecting Pensions in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.15.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Those deceased pensioners were once state employees. And for the still-living and still-employed state employees, handling payments for medical care could be about to get a whole lot more complicated.

The Value of Family Presence in the Hospital Room

Brian Boyle | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I often reflect back on my time in ICU as a team effort, between myself and my care team, and also with my parents, family, and friends. Having my parents there with me in the hospital meant everything to me. Growing up, they were my role models, my friends, my supporters -- and in the hospital, my guardian angels.