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Small Things Big Wins in Health Care

Brian Boyle | Posted 02.25.2015 | Impact
Brian Boyle

When it comes to the recovery of a patient, no matter how small an improvement is, there is still a level of improvement that is taking place. Something as subtle as the blink of an eye can be a monumental milestone because in that split second you are witnessing a speck of light in a world that had the possibility of remaining in complete darkness.

The Long Ride With Wes

Ashbey Riley | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Ashbey Riley

The thing about having a baby in the NICU is that you never stop riding the emotional roller coaster. You're up and then down; it slows, but it never stops.

Choked by Love

Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, MPH

Her son was feeding her like she was a little baby. A hospital cafeteria-issued tuna fish sandwich sat atop a soggy swatch of cellophane on the palm ...

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

The End of Life

Tom Deegan | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

Death panels and Dr. Kevorkian suck the oxygen out of end of life discussions. In a way, framing death and dying in sweeping abstractions like "right to die" and "rationing life" is an easy way to avoid the subject. But bad end-of-life decisions plague the hospital setting.

Newborn ICUs Installing 'Babycams' To Connect Families To Babies

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 10.27.2012 | Parents

NEW ORLEANS — Corey Harrington spent the first month of his life in intensive care 150 miles from home, but his parents could see him any time t...

911 CALL: 'He Shot A Gun - In A Hospital'

AP | THOMAS J. SHEERAN | Posted 10.07.2012 | Crime

AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio man suspected of shooting his wife in the head in her hospital bed is scheduled for his first court appearance as police a...

Heroic Girl Put Life On Line To Save Boy

AP | By MIKE BAKER and JEFF BARNARD | Posted 10.10.2011 | Home

LONG BEACH, Wash. -- As Charles Ostrander flailed in the turbulent waves of the Pacific, it was another 12-year-old who put her life on the line to sa...

Houston Is Probably A Nice Place

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

If I had been more present with Kenny I would have listened to him talk about how he felt about not making it. I would have opened my mind and heart to hear him and hold him while he talked.

Facing Death? Frontline Shows Who Is and Is Not

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barbara Coombs Lee

Last week the Dartmouth Atlas Project released startling information about how many Americans with end-stage cancer die in intensive care units and ac...

Communicating With Patients in an Intensive Care Unit

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

I have always believed that computer technology could be brought to the ICU and make a big difference in the ability of patients who suddenly found themselves unable to speak.

7 Ways Music Breaks Can Improve Your Health

Srinivasan Pillay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Srinivasan Pillay

Recent studies have shown that music may have a beneficial effect on your body's immunity and overall health.

The Sounds and Sleeplessness in the ICU--Part I

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Being in the ICU is hard enough to endure. Throw in sleeplessness caused by noise pollution and just about everything worsens.

A Husband's Struggle with Glioblastoma: My Tribute

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Death can be infused with love and caring; and for the most part, peace can come, and in a strange way, gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate a full life.