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The Digitalization of Prosthetics Is Transforming How Wounded Service Members and Veterans Recover

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 02.09.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Sitting on Dr. Peter Liacouras's desk is a razor, a stick of deodorant, and a partially built prosthetic arm. Behind him, several 3D printers buzz away. His goal is simple: to allow wounded service members to do the things that they used to do before getting injured.

Dr. David Newman Charged With Ejaculating On Patient's Face, Surrenders

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Crime

An emergency room doctor accused of ejaculating into a drugged patient's face turned himself in to police Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports. Da...

Why I/We Hate Exercise (And How to Circumnavigate Our Reluctance)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 01.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

This equation is simple:a few minutes of discipline equals hours of comfort, pleasure, a lengthened lifespan, and less time spent on medical procedures.

Doctor Accused Of Ejaculating In Patient's Face

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.14.2016 | Crime

A doctor has been barred from seeing patients while police investigate a woman's accusation that he ejaculated in her face, according to reports. Dr. ...

'Biggest' Hernia 'Shot Out Like A Football' (Graphic Images)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.11.2016 | Weird News

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Adolf Hitler Really Did Have Only One Testicle, Say Medical Records

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2015 | Weird News

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It's a Matter of Life and Death: Insurers Must Cover Language Services

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 12.16.2015 | Impact
LeeAnn Hall

Every day, children, other relatives, friends, and even untrained hospital staff are asked to step in to do a job only competent, professional medical interpreters should be performing. These dangerous practices persist despite federal law requiring hospitals and other health care providers to offer language services.

20 Top Travel Medical Tips... From Experience

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jean Newman Glock

Thirty years of extensive travel have left me with a wealth of wonderful memories, and a wealth of medical "experiences" and near crises. This is not an exhaustive list of medical tips, but a personal one.

Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teeth -- Infographic

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 11.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Last month, I told you everything you need to know about baby teeth. Here's an infographic I created with some of that information.

PTSD: The Illness I Couldn't See

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oestreicher

PTSD has not broken me. It's taken me apart, and I'm reassembling myself day by day. In the meantime, I'm learning to love what I can build.

A Nurse Did That

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

The one who sat next to me the first night, as my newborn was whisked away and a medical team swarmed like honeybees around him. The one who passed tissues, held my hand, rubbed my back. Without her, my tears and I would have been alone as I whispered fervent prayers for my son's life to be spared. A nurse did that.

3 (and Soon to Be 4) Ways Your Dentist Can Replace Your Missing Teeth

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

We all know what it's like to lose a tooth. In fact, some of us have even got paid for the loss -- thanks, Tooth Fairy! While our baby teeth are s...

From Film Short to Feature: A Story of Mental Illness

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Impact
Gregory G. Allen

Filmmaker Jonathan Bucari has worked with Randi Silverman on a new script and along with Carina Rush have turned their short film into the feature film NO LETTING GO.

Suspense and Medicine: A Conversation with Author Sandra Block

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Sandra Block's latest novel, The Girl Without a Name, follows the medical resident, Zoe Goldman from her suspense debut, Little Black Lies.

The Realities Of Wedding Dress Shopping With An Ostomy Bag

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weddings
Amy Oestreicher

I felt the pressure to fit into the gowns I saw as I flipped through bridal magazines. Every photograph I looked at seemed to promote skin-tight satin and buttoned-up bodices. How would a backless gown look with a colossal surgical scar running down my back?

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.

Why Your Spa Therapist Isn't Selling You Products

Linda Harding-Bond | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Linda Harding-Bond

The last time that you visited a spa did the therapist recommend a retail product to you? If your spa's retail area is fairly extensive they probably should have. Even if you had a massage.

Why Jerry Brown Prevailed So Quickly in the California Budget Tussle

William Bradley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

For weeks there were signs of a potential California budget fight between Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic legislators, with the press spinning it up a bit. The Legislative Analyst Office was estimating billions more in revenue than the Brown administration.

Medical Robots Born of Disruptive Innovation

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.27.2015 | Science
Geri Spieler

Do you trust a robot to diagnose your ailments? You may not have a choice as medicine moves closer to embracing technology as part of the standard practice of medicine. But don't despair. A medical robot could save your life.

Club Med(ical Practice)

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.27.2015 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

I've just been invited to an exclusive club. It's not the Soho House. It's not the Illuminati. It's not even Costco. For $250, I can get a membership into the hottest club in Los Angeles - my primary care physician's patient roster.

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

Vaccines and 3-Parent Babies: Why People No Longer Trust Their Doctors

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Klatsky

We need to re-engage Americans and win back their trust in science, evidence based medicine, and our medical system so they don't fear life saving treatments like vaccines. Describing doctors making, "Three Parent Babies" fosters skepticism about those dedicated to fighting to cure and prevent disease.

Have You Ever Fainted? All About Mine

Chuck Nyren | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

That's a lie. I don't remember anything about it. I fainted. Before and after the faint, I remember.

The Small Things Are Killing Us

Vicki Wilson | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Vicki Wilson

Today, I watched my father walk down the slippery porch steps in front of my mother and brush the cold snow from the railing with his bare hand so she...

Female Genital Cutting in a Medical Environment: A Dangerous Trend

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

We say FGC can end in the next generation, but once the practice is legitimized like this, it becomes more and more of an uphill task. We call on international organizations and others to step up.