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Can We Change the Course of Cancer with Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Cancer has been normalized by society as a terminal disease, one that leaves little hope for recovery. Recovery is termed "survivorship" and the adop...

Managing Prostate Cancer: Screen, Detect and Treat Smarter

Herbert Lepor, MD | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Herbert Lepor, MD

If the government, indeed, institutes penalties for performing PSA screening, it will exacerbate decreasing trends in PSA screening. And that, in turn, will prove to be a tremendous disservice for many men whose suffering and/or death from prostate cancer would have otherwise been preventable.

Battle of the EpiPen

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Can we talk about the exorbitant cost of EpiPens? I've probably bored you already. Let's face it: Another person whining about the high cost of health care in America. Hell yes I'm complaining! I just had to pay $440 for two EpiPens so my son, um, won't die if he inadvertently eats a tree nut.

Inside The Often Hidden Medical Quandary Of Rationing Drugs

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in ...

Part 1: Do You Have Adult ADHD? A Psychiatrist Explains How You Can Tell

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

After reading the criteria and the symptoms, if you believe you may have ADHD you should speak with your primary care doctor or establish an evaluation with a psychiatrist.

You Can't Take a Vacation From Sleep Apnea

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

Device manufacturers and sleep medicine professionals understand that many people need easy "CPAP-to-go" travel solutions, and there are good alternatives for apnea sufferers.

I Know You Love Me. Now Let Me Die

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

While we are developing more and more ways to extend life, we have also provided water and nutrients to a forest of unrealistic expectations that have real-time consequences for those frail bodies that have been entrusted to us.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

A Medical App to Fix Our Health Care Crisis

Erica Benedicto | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

We, as health care providers, are here to encourage and empower patients to take control of their health. We can't do that in quick visits with little eye contact and one foot out the door.

Giving The Finger To My Prostate Exam

Barry Gold | Posted 01.21.2016 | Fifty
Barry Gold

There is no shortage of humor regarding one particular part of a man's physical exam: the digital rectal exam of his prostate. See, you probably just smiled -- in your mind, at least -- at the thought.

A UK Columnist Suggested Female Doctors Are Hurting The System. They Had The Perfect Response

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.20.2016 | Women

When Sunday Times columnist Dominic Lawson claimed this weekend that female doctors are to blame for England's department of health problems...

Támesis, Colombia: A Beacon for Public Health

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

'House of Health (HH)' San Juan de Dios is nestled in the middle of the charming town of Támesis. From a public health perspective, the HH San Juan de Dios is on the cutting edge of progressive innovation.

At the Intersections of Medicine and Technology

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently spoke with Jeff Arnold - CEO of Sharecare and founder of WebMD - about his work at the intersection of medicine and technology. Here are ex...

I Thought My Ivy League Degrees Would Protect Me From Bigotry. I Was Wrong.

Altaf Saadi, M.D. | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Altaf Saadi, M.D.

I thought that attending college and medical school at Yale and Harvard, respectively, would be my golden ticket to America's meritocratic dream, that my prestigious diplomas would shield me from future experiences with racism and bigotry.

Letter from Granizal, Colombia, To The World...And Back

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

During the early 1990's, Medellin had the world's highest homicide rate of 400 for every 100,000 people. The history of violence and the influx of people into this urban area demanded a change in the way people understood and lived in their city.

Mercy Street - wounding and caring, and more wounding, and more caring during the American Civil War

Joseph Cooper | Posted 01.15.2016 | Entertainment
Joseph Cooper

"Your dress is abominable, most abominable.... I do not wish my nurses to dress in that manner. These boys must be looking to their recuperation, no...

This Meeting Between the FDA and Medical Industry Should Never Have Happened

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

That such collusion between the FDA and industry is "standard procedure" for the agency is alarming. This collaboration must cease immediately, and an independent investigation is needed to uncover how such collusion occurred in the first place.

Desplazados: The Invisible Citizens

Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Post-Conflict Colombia and Public Health

As we boarded the plane from Boston to Medellin, Colombia, and our tickets were being scanned one by one, we realized the importance of being counted.

12 People Who Made a Difference (and You Can Too!)

Ralph Nader | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Ralph Nader

A wave of pessimism leads capable people to underestimate the power of their voice and the strength of their ideals. The truth is this: It is the initiatives of deeply caring people that provide the firmament for our democracy.

Why Future Doctors Need More ZZZs

Arianna Yanes | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Yanes

The irony was not subtle -- an 8 a.m. lecture on sleep to which most of us showed up sleep-deprived and in desperate need of caffeine. Sitting in the lecture hall and yearning for the exact thing I was supposed to be taking notes on, I began to think about how my notion of sleep has changed in medical school.

It's Unclear Whether Or Not Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.07.2016 | Healthy Living

Reuters Health - Bigger studies are needed to tell whether cancer screening really saves lives, according to a new analysis. While cancer screening m...

Why Isn't Learning About Public Health A Larger Part of Medicine

The Conversation US | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Clinical medicine can treat patients when they are sick, but public health provides an opportunity to prevent disease and poor health. But too often, medical students don't get to learn about public health, or how to use it when they become doctors. That means many of today's students aren't learning about health care in a broader context.

How to Start a Revolution in Health Care

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

More and more people are finding that the health care system we live with has gone from health care to health scare, and they want to protect themselves. It's time for this silent majority to start having a voice. A loud, strong and health care-changing voice.

Things You Should Know as a Hospital Patient

Quora | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Quora

Most people feel that the equation to survive your hospitalization predominantly involves the expertise of your surgeon and the disease at hand.

How to Save Lives When You Travel

Amanda Walkins | Posted 12.29.2015 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Traveling ignites something in the soul - there's no denying that. Every new experience, every new place explored, and every cultural barrier knocked down brings about a change in our perspectives and in the very way we live our lives.