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Illuminating The Hallway: A Search For A Life After Cancer (Part One)

Licia Morelli | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Licia Morelli

The vulnerability is like a plague, constantly exposing me and creating the immediate awareness of my true self without the layers of protection I've so deeply laid throughout my life. And it's the relationships that I forge (both the invigoration of old and the infusion of new) throughout the process that will hold me accountable to remain in this truth.

What Will It Take To Reduce Infections In The Hospital?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Preventing infection is a team sport. Cooperation -- among doctors, nurses, microbiologists, public health officials and patients -- will be required to control the spread of Zika. Such teamwork is required to prevent more mundane infections as well.

Why Are More Parents Considering Home Deliveries?

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Don't be afraid to explore your options, especially if you are wary about delivering in a hospital. After all, it is your baby, and as long as you are not putting him or her at risk, it is up to you to decide what is best.

What My Kidney Stone Taught Me About Sexism In The ER

The Establishment | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
The Establishment

The good news about my research and confirmation from other women is that it means I wasn't overreacting. The bad news is that the more times women have to insist those issues aren't the problem, the longer everyone is suffering -- and the faster a fatal disaster could occur.

Private Rooms Come With A Bigger Bill... Sometimes

Nurse Katz | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

In addition, if you happen to be given a private room because there were no semi-private rooms available, you should NOT have been billed for a private room.

World's Only Flying Eye Hospital Provides Eye Care To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

The nonprofit Orbis International is using an unconventional method to deliver eye care ― a rehabbed cargo plane. The Flying Eye Hospital, a program...

Side Effects May Include: HLH

Ben Harvey | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ben Harvey

While I may not be quite as blissfully happy as the guy smelling flowers in the Humira ad, I know how lucky I am to be alive.

When Treatment Makes Kids Feel Sicker Than The Illness Itself, This Program Offers Healing, Nutritious Bites

NationSwell | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

Danielle Cook's oldest son was only 11 years old when he was diagnosed with stage three Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the immune s...

11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Janice S. Lintz

The following are recommended questions to ask your doctor and hospital prior to your stay:

As Heroin Epidemic Rages, Nurses Who Treat Addicts Need Resources -- and Respect

Patty Eakin | Posted 06.27.2016 | Women
Patty Eakin

Addiction involves a complex interplay of brain circuitry, genetics, and environmental factors. Like other diseases, it can be quiet and barely noticed, or it can tear families apart and turn worlds upside down. My heart has broken as friends and colleagues have suffered through near-fatal accidents and tragic losses.

Getting Mental Health Care Shouldn't Be This Difficult

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

The mental health aspect of our health care system is barely functional and in need of massive repair. No matter how hard you try, getting someone the help they need is like an Olympic event.

Value-Based Care Explained Through Analogies

Kyle Hill | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Kyle Hill

A few weeks ago, I was at the sold-out University of Southern California (USC) C-Suite Invitational in Los Angeles where I watched keynote speaker, Dr...

5 Times Nurses Made Their Patients Forget They Were In A Hospital

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living

Nurses: the unsung heroes of the hospital. While doctors hurry through the halls, sweeping from one room to the next, nurses are the more constant pr...

Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):

Billed for an Unoccupied Bed in the Hospital?

Nurse Katz | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

As you have "indirectly identified," a patient MUST physically occupy a room in order to incur a daily inpatient room charge. So no, you should not have been charged for both Wednesday AND Thursday if you were not physically in the room both days.

Workin' It

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

As I am writing this post, I am accutely aware that in a month, I will be acknowledging a milestone in my life. Two years ago, while on my way home fr...

The Day I Became a Mother

Bushra Alvi | Posted 05.10.2016 | Women
Bushra Alvi

She came into my life on 2nd Nov, 9:30 am, over two and a half decades ago. It was a beautiful Monday morning and I was not expecting her for another week or so according to calculations by the obstetrician.

Cowardice and Exoneration in Kunduz

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"The people are being reduced to blood and dust. They are in pieces."

Ways the Color Green Helps

Linda Lauren | Posted 05.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

I make much of my living helping people to understand and work with color to embrace a more positive lifestyle. In my experience, color factors in wit...

Report: Top 17 Straight-A Hospitals in Illinois for 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 05.03.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Illinois ranks 15th in the nation when it comes to hospital safety, according to the 2016 Hospital Safety Score, and several of the state's best hosp...

Preventing Medication Errors: Lessons From a Patient

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

I can only imagine what might have happened if my husband and advocate had not been with me, and I had ingested the CAT scan dye. Today I carry a medical alert bracelet engraved with my medication allergies.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 3 -- Doc Appointments, You Are Your Own Best Advocate

Puja Rios | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

If you aren't getting the results you're looking for, I encourage you to keep fighting. Keep looking, keep an open mind and don't compromise. If you know you can do more, do it. This condition can be managed and you can live a better life.

Everything Is Fine, Until It's Not

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Robinson

You know how it is: you get up in the morning and grumble because there's too much to do. The dog wants a walk. You have to crowbar the kids off to sc...

Syrian Hospitals Under Attack: When a Red Cross Becomes a Target

ResearchGate | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
ResearchGate

One general surgeon explained that he can save a life by cutting off a leg, but with the sadness of knowing the leg could have been saved by a surgeon with different expertise.

I'm With Stupid: The 4,900 Percent Human Medical Markup

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.18.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

My little girl had surgery a couple of Tuesdays ago. Pretty major surgery, too. Over the past year or so, she'd developed a large lump near the base of her spine. Doctors did a biopsy and determined that it was cancerous, so the other week, they performed an operation to remove the tumor.