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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?"


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.

How To Have Difficult Conversations About Hospice Care

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.23.2015 | Fifty

On the heels of Medicare's recent announcement of plans to start paying doctors to give patients counseling about end-of-life care, Huf...

New MLK Hospital: Delivering On a Promise

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 07.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital officially opened its doors to the public. It is a milestone moment and one that must be celebrated. It comes on the heels of the historic Supreme Court decision that enshrines the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land.

Rising Stars of Nursing in London

Brian Boyle | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

I recently had the opportunity to share my story and appreciation to a group of 25 rising stars of nursing that were being honored in London for their outstanding contributions to healthcare.

Hospital Launches 'Aggressive' Investigation After ESPN Obtains Jason Pierre-Paul’s Medical Files

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

The hospital where Jason Pierre-Paul has been getting treatment for fireworks-related injuries has launched what it’s calling an “aggressi...

Ebola Is Not Over and It's Proving Hard to Beat

Christos Stylianides | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics
Christos Stylianides

Today in New York the world is coming together to pledge resources for the recovery of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. And this is support they need urgently. But it will also be an occasion to sound the alarm bell that the emergency response to the epidemic must not wane now.

She Has the Best Reaction to Her Sister's Ultrasound Surprise | Posted 07.07.2015 | Parents

The birth of a child is the greatest blessing of all, and it's double the excitement if you're blessed with twins.

5 Things Labor Nurses Want You To Know

Shelly Lopez Gray | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Shelly Lopez Gray

As a labor and delivery nurse, here is what I wish I could say to every mother out there, what I'm sure many of us would want to say to the families we care for: 1. Accidentally hurting your baby is one of our biggest fears.

What It Is Actually Like to Be Chronically Ill

Chanel White | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Let's take a moment to step back from the illusions we are fed by society and familiarize ourselves with the true situations chronic illness sufferers face.

One Year After My Daughter's Death

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Jeremy Krashin

She's in the playroom when Goldie plays. She's by my side while I'm working at my office. She's on Julie's shoulder while her and Goldie play at the playground.