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Salma Hayek Laughs Off 'Inappropriate' Top After She's Rushed To ER

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.06.2016 | Entertainment

Salma Hayek wasn't exactly dressed for the occasion when she was rushed to ER on Friday night. The "Frida" star was taken to hospital after suffering ...

Bernie Sanders' Health Plan Is Too Good To Be True, Analyst Says

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.27.2016 | Politics

When Bernie Sanders released his universal health care plan last week, promising that most people would receive more generous insurance coverage whil...

MSF Calls For Investigation Into Deadly Hospital Attack In Yemen

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.25.2016 | World

LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called on Monday for a full investigation into an attack on a...

Man Sets Himself And Apartment On Fire While Trying To Kill Bedbugs

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.10.2016 | Weird News

A man accidentally set himself and his Detroit apartment on fire while trying to kill bedbugs, according to reports. The unidentified 30-year-...

Dog Alerts Officer To Save Furry Friend In Trouble, Basically Turns Into Lassie

AP | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.06.2016 | Good News

It was a scene straight out of an episode of "Lassie." Police in western Massachusetts say a dog approached an officer on Tuesday barking fr...

Mothers Climb Mountains

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | HuffPost Home
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Mothering is an uphill path as our children get older, so do we. We all reach different stages of development at the same time. It's an upward climb. ...

A Nurse and a New Year

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Because as a nurse in the intensive care unit, I've learned -- while I'm relatively young, I possess an old soul -- that nothing in this life is promised. We have no guarantee. We cannot push off what we crave today unto tomorrow, because there is no certainty that tomorrow may come.

It's a Matter of Life and Death: Insurers Must Cover Language Services

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
LeeAnn Hall

Every day, children, other relatives, friends, and even untrained hospital staff are asked to step in to do a job only competent, professional medical interpreters should be performing. These dangerous practices persist despite federal law requiring hospitals and other health care providers to offer language services.

Johnny Depp Gets Emotional Talking About His Daughter’s Illness

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 11.28.2015 | Entertainment

Somehow Johnny Depp just got even cooler. In a recent appearance on "The Graham Norton Show," Depp opened up about why he visits children...

What It's Like Being a NICU Mom

Jenny Evans | Posted 11.16.2015 | Parents
Jenny Evans

You'll rarely hear me calling my son a preemie. At 36 weeks and 5 days, he was only technically premature by two days, which people seem oddly disappointed to learn when they ask, "So how early was he?"

Pavement

Elijah Sevier | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Elijah Sevier

There was once a girl walking down the streets of Paris. She tripped on a little rut in the sidewalk and looked down, the corner of it was peeling upwards like a piece of wet paper drying swollen. She lifted it up slowly and saw beneath it, a night sky with perfect five point stars in white. Pulsating against grainy deep blue in a way that was so vibrant it was almost perverse.

Billy Bob Thornton Reportedly Taken To ER Following Car Accident

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.31.2015 | Entertainment

Actor Billy Bob Thornton was reportedly involved in a car accident Friday and taken to an L.A. hospital by ambulance, TMZ reported. He is apparently ...

The U.S. Investigation Into The Kunduz Hospital Bombing Is Off To A Rough Start

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 10.16.2015 | World

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800-Pound Man Booted From Hospital For Ordering Pizza

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.08.2015 | Weird News

News, Weather and Classifieds for Southern New England A nearly 800-pound man undergoing in-patient treatment for his obesity says a hospital...

How to Survive Your Husband's Hospital Stay

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

When my husband goes back to the hospital for another ten hour back surgery, as my son Sam wryly notes, "It's not our first rodeo." We know what to ...

10 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

24/7 Wall St. | Jenny Che | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

About 440,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of a preventable hospital error. Despite the precautions hospitals take to minimiz...

Why Listening Matters Most During Times Of Loss

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living

 How I ended up working as a hospice chaplain is still a bit of a mystery to me. When I let go of my plans to attend law school after college an...

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room, I didn't see you at first. What I noticed as we walked in was a young, laughing girl spinning around with a stuffed animal at the end of her outstretched arms. She had that kind of pure laugh that made me smile just hearing it.

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.

The Most Beautiful Dance I Ever Enjoyed With My Husband

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.14.2015 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

It was just five years ago that my husband's life took a cruel turn and he suffered a devastating stroke. He couldn't walk, talk or eat. He had a feeding tube in his stomach, and we were told he was 'gravely' ill.

Forever Gutless, Forever Grateful

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

As a performer, all I want to do is give back to the world. Being up on stage and singing is one part of the joy, but what brings the process full circle is knowing that somewhere in the audience, I am affecting someone and making them think in a different way.

How to Help When a Child is in the Hospital

Melissa Kaye | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Melissa Kaye

So, in this case, a friend's child is in the Intensive Care Unit at a nearby hospital, in serious condition after a very brief illness. There are pets and other children to care for. Here are my best suggestions.

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found At California Hospital

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has ...

Unapologetically A Nurse

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I will never be the same. I border on crazy. I'm slightly irrational. I'm absolutely neurotic. I'm completely invested. I'm a woman. I'm a wife. I'm a daughter. I'm a friend. But through it all, I am unapologetically a nurse.

Divorce: Cross Your Bridges But Don't Burn Them

Amy Koko | Posted 07.28.2015 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Well, I'm sure you've noticed it's been quite a while since I've posted on my blog and I have a very good excuse, it's called a job. I don't know who came up with this concept, but they sure didn't have a sense of humor.