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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
WFSA

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.

Has Grief Made You Lose Your Mind?

Megan Devine | Posted 02.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Because we don't talk about the reality of grief in our culture, lots of grieving people think they're crazy. When my partner first died, I lost my m...

21 Hacks to Reduce Your Health Care Costs This Year

GOBankingRates | Posted 02.24.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Beth Braverman, Contributor More than 43 percent of Americans recently polled by GOBankingRates said that they expected to pay more for health car...

Make Family Caregivers Matter More: Measure Them

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 02.23.2016 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Early in my medical training a sage family physician, Jack Medalie, reminded us students that there's often a "hidden patient whose suffering goes unnoticed." Medalie was referring to family members who may be struggling as much or even more than the person that is being directly cared for by the doctor.

Sometimes You Need A Dog To Remind You What It Is To Be Human

Scott Plate | Posted 02.19.2016 | Good News
Scott Plate

My stepmother died August 1, 2012. I returned to Florida for the interment of her ashes October 19, and my 84-year-old father announced he wanted to get married again. I suggested we start with a dog.

Mobile Technology Transforms Patient Care at NewYork-Presbyterian

Daniel Barchi | Posted 02.17.2016 | Technology
Daniel Barchi

As mobile technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it has had a profound impact on even the most complex industries. One such industry is beginning to harness the power of mobile apps: healthcare.

Birthing a Book and Launching a Charity

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.10.2016 | Books
Jerry Ashton

At the start we only shared the quality other would-be authors have in abundance: passion.

If Your Job Put A Calorie Counter Next To The Staircase, Would You Take The Elevator?

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business

Many hospital workers, whose job it is to help people get well, struggle to keep themselves healthy and fit. Their jobs involve high levels of intensi...

Ranking Hospital Food: The Good, The Bad and the Very Bad

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

It is time for hospital CEOs, administrators, and medical staff to take responsibility and become the teachers of health and nutrition that medical centers should be.

When You Don't See Me: A Letter to My Patients

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

I carry you with me. I am your nurse. So when you don't see me, please know that I'm near. Your life is my responsibility -- your livelihood, my pride. We carry you with us: on scribbled notes in pockets, through aching within worn bodies -- forever in our minds.

What It's Like to Confront Death Every Day

Bairavi Shankar | Posted 02.03.2016 | Religion
Bairavi Shankar

Death is not a friend, but a distant relative I have to meet once in a while. He always irritatingly reminds me to swallow my chalky multivitamin and savor the finite amount of time I have left on this earth.

No, You Are Not an Hysterical Female, and This Is Not Just Anxiety

Patti Digh | Posted 01.29.2016 | Women
Patti Digh

I think there are many things you could call me. You could call me stubborn. You could call me opinionated. You could even call me anxious -- when I am anxious. Just don't let that be the benchmark for my health care, or a convenient thing to write when you can't find anything else wrong, or are so intent on not listening to me that you can't hear me.

The For Profit Healthcare System

Nathan Timmel | Posted 01.27.2016 | Business
Nathan Timmel

Naturally, my bill was an outrageous amount in the hundreds of dollars. Hundreds of dollars for under ten minutes of total examination/procedure time. Again, insurance covered the majority of the charge, but when will enough be enough?

Why I'm On A Mission To Make A Positive Impact In Healthcare

Brian Boyle | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Boyle

I am not a doctor, nurse, physical therapist, specialist, EMT, paramedic, or healthcare professional. However, I do have some medical knowledge -- and...