Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...
This is all about improving the quality of care in real time. Whereas studies show what has already happened to a patient, sometimes months after discharge, this is an opportunity to make a difference when it matters most -- while care is being given.
Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.
Since I picked up long distance running in 2006 I declared that I was going to live healthy and run until I reached 100. Nothing was going to stop me -- or so I thought. Instead my heart was quietly betraying me.
Unfortunately, many of the most well-intentioned New Year's resolutions fizzle by February. They're done in by a lack of commitment or a lack of know-how. That is where Denise can help.
In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their heart valves. And for some children, each round of strep causes more problems to those valves.
The medical community has placed a great deal of emphasis on heart health, from preventive measures such as exercise and nutrition to recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack. Unfortunately, much of that emphasis has focused on men's health, not women's.
"I've never regretted it. Any misgivings about being away from my family and my business flee as soon as I see a 2-year-old who'd come in with a cracked lip and a cracked palate who looks good now, or the old person who gets to see again after 10 years. That is my reward."
My father was born in a village in India...and only 3 of his 11 siblings survived beyond five years of life.
It only takes a few minutes to learn the basics of CPR. So as you prepare to share the company of family and friends this holiday season, consider this: The best gift you could bring to any party is knowing how to save a life.
The most appropriate thing I can do to commemorate Weston's transplant anniversary is to urge others to be part of a miracle for a family waiting for the life-saving gift of organ and tissue donation.
Stem cells offer great hope to treat a variety of diseases, but the strategy we are taking offers an alternative approach to regenerate organs. Specifically, we should look to the great potential of changing our own cells to repair damaged tissue.
Although the name may be a recent invention, intermittent fasting is nothing new. What is new is that clinical research on IF's benefits for health and longevity is beginning to catch up.
Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.
Bernie Dennis Sr. always wanted a grandson. While he dearly loved his three granddaughters, there was just something about the idea of a little boy sh...
Diane Kurtyka considers herself fortunate to have such a close-knit family. Counting kids, spouses and grandkids, there are 12 of them, and they live ...