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

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | 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

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.

Me vs. Fibromyalgia: Part 2 -- Your Rheumatologist... The Secret Sauce

Puja Rios | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Puja Rios

Part of my mission is to bring the Fibromyalgia Survivor community together to offer real support and encouragement to one another. You can be part of this movement by sharing your story too. Have you found the right doctor for your wants and needs? Please tell us your story in the conversation below, let's talk about it.

Low-Wage Workers Plot Their Next 'Fight For $15' Strike

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.13.2016 | Business

Workers employed in low-wage industries plan on taking to the streets on Thursday to continue their call for a $15 minimum hourly wage and union right...

Jonathan Brown and His Visionary Mosaics

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 04.12.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

Jonathan Brown loves broken glass. He loves fragmented tile, small angular pieces, and smacking a hammer into solid mass, sending vibrations into the ...

What Doctors Wish You Knew About CPR

Kristine Scruggs, MD | Posted 04.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristine Scruggs, MD

The end of life is a part of life. It should be part of our legacy, not a desperate last-ditch effort to escape the inescapable. Talk to your family and your doctor now and on a regular basis as your condition changes. Take control of your legacy.

World Health Day: Anaesthesiologists play vital role in Tropical Cyclone Winston response in Fiji

WFSA | Posted 04.07.2016 | Impact

On the 21st February Cyclone Winston, a grade five tropical cyclone, hit the Fiji Islands. While Suva, the capital city, was spared any severe damage ...

Anybody Can Sell: 5 Key Strategies to Becoming a Top 5% Sales Performer

Ritu Nadkarni | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Ritu Nadkarni

How I learned the art of selling: My journey from an immigrant to a top sales award winner for a Fortune 100 company I completed my MBA in internat...

The Health Care System: What's in a Name?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As the most visible castles on the most prominent hills of what we call, rightly or wrongly, our "health care" system, hospitals are ineluctably caught up in our notions of what both health and care should mean, and do.

ICYMI: Unexpected Sentiments From Strangers, And A Big Tip From Amy Schumer

Posted 03.29.2016 | Good News

When you start your Monday with good news and a delicious breakfast, it can lead to a great day. So we’ve partnered with Jimmy Dean to bring you the...

The Gift of Our Presence

Rabbi Jordie Gerson | Posted 03.10.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jordie Gerson

Sometimes, we just don't know what to say. It happens to all of us, even career comforters: rabbis, ministers and priests. When we hear something awf...

What You Can Learn From a Double Amputee

James Calder | Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living
James Calder

If patients knew the stats and figures surrounding advanced wounds they would never ignore them and would seek treatment right away. However, it is important to remember that it is not the patient's fault. It is extremely hard to get someone to care about an issue until it crashes into a daily reality. We must do more as a healthcare community to educate the masses.

Eight Illinois Hospitals Named Among Nation's 100 Best In 2016

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.03.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A leading healthcare research firm has named eight hospitals in Illinois among the nation's 100 best in 2016. Truven Health Analytics' annual "Top 10...

Alzheimer's Patients in Psychiatric Hospitals

Allan S. Vann | Posted 03.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

There are bound to be more Alzheimer's patients in hospital Emergency Departments. Hospital administrators need to link up with organizations such as the Alzheimer's Foundation of America or the Alzheimer's Association and start implementing productive in-service training for their staff.