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Cold Facts About Caring for Seasonal Infections and Their Associated Healthcare Costs

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

This time of colds, ear and sinus infections and influenza can provide a reason for each of us, as individuals, to look at our own health and healthcare and see how our small choices play a role in contributing to the burgeoning, unsustainable costs of U.S. medicine.

12 Mandatory Medicines For Adventurers

Food Republic | Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel
Food Republic

Take one before you take on that ghost chili curry.

Suzanne Somers: Adam Lanza's Diet May Have Contributed To Newtown Shooting

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.10.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The country's leaders are busy debating gun control following the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., but Suzanne Somers says ...

CES 2013 Wows With a Digital Health Revolution

Mark Tobias | Posted 03.09.2013 | Technology
Mark Tobias

Elected leaders have struggled for decades to improve the access to and effectiveness of health care while holding down costs. The digital health revolution may finally deliver the equitable, affordable and effective health care system we've been searching for.

A Doctor's Best Friend

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

As a man who assumes the community role of a health care provider and the personal role of a chronic hypochondriac, the potential for canines in medical care may just be the last straw I need to finally become the dog owner that I never thought I'd become.

The Best Way To Fight A Cold

Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Joe Donatelli for Shape.com If you smell onions in someone’s socks over the next few weeks, do not be alarmed. That person is probably just fi...

Rx for Compassion Fatigue

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

To a doctor, the death (and even impending death) of a patient represents the ultimate professional failure. The problem is that by trying so hard to extend life, doctors can miss the opportunity to be present, compassionately, as their patients make the last, final transition.

Un-Break My Heart: Limited Capacity for Regeneration in the Heart

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

A paper published in Nature suggests that the endogenous regenerative potential of the adult heart is very limited. The low rate of self-renewal in the adult heart sounds like bad news for researchers who thought that the heart had the ability to heal itself after a heart attack.

What Doctors Need to Learn About Death and Dying

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Healing takes place not when death is forestalled, but when life is embraced and affirmed in its entirety, from beginning to end. When doctors can fully understand the nature of death and dying, they will become the true healers that are desperately needed in this world.

How Weddings Keep Patients Alive

well.blogs.nytimes.com | Posted 12.06.2012 | Weddings

As my patient looked on, his wife took the framed photograph out of a nondescript manila mailer, the type with bubble wrap on the inside, and handed i...

Treating Those in Pain Without Narcotics

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Anthony Papa

More often, pain treatment with the use of drugs can lead to unintended consequences as seen by the number of veterans who become addicted.

Pro-Choice to the End: Taking More Control of Your Final Days

Steve Heilig | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Heilig

Even if your state does not (yet) have a POLST option, consider documenting your preferences using other forms, like a living will, durable power of attorney for health care, and the like.

Why Doctors Make Lousy Leaders and Three Ways to Get Better Quickly

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Why do doctors make such lousy leaders? In this modern era of health care innovation and change, it is typically the physicians who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future rather than taking their natural leadership role in improving health care.

Three Reasons Why It's So Obvious You Work in a Hospital

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 01.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Best-case scenario: removing a stethoscope from your coat or purse prior to arriving to the after-work event. Worst-case scenario: mistaking a packet of lubrication you had to carry around during patient rounds for a stick of gum while socializing at said event.

Physician, Speak No Harm

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

We can speak up when doctors betray our trust with their lack of professionalism. And we should seek out physicians who model healthy behaviors and promote wellbeing with competence and caring.

Gene Feat May Bring Better Way To Test Drugs

Reuters | Chris Wickham | Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By Chris Wickham LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have mapped the genome of the domestic pig in a project that could enhance the animal's ...

Will Today's Medical Students Make Inferior Doctors Because They Google Medical Information Instead of Memorizing It?

Quora | Posted 01.12.2013 | Health News
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jae Won Joh, Sleepy Medical Student No. It is so frustrating when older docs claim that med student...

Why This Doctor Is Inspired By World War II

Anthony A. Goodman | Posted 01.12.2013 | Fifty
Anthony A. Goodman

One of the unique things about surgical practice during World War II was that this was a major turning point for advances that were destined to save thousands of our wounded both back then and for years to come.

Leaving the Country? Here's What To Take...

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.06.2013 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

What to pack?

Study Reveals That Cold-Hearted People May Have a Slightly Higher Cardiac Temperature

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Comedy
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

Some novelists have expressed concerns about these findings and vowed to continue using the terms "warm-hearted" and "cold-hearted" in the conventional sense, even if the scientific data contradicts this usage.

Changing the Culture of Medicine

Leo Galland, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Leo Galland, M.D.

Brian Goldman makes an impassioned personal case for changing the culture of medicine by admitting errors of judgment. I think that the most important step in making that change is recognizing the relationship between physician and patient for what it really is: a partnership.

Error, Expertise, and the Elephant in the Room

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
David Katz, M.D.

There is a macabre joke about the blindness of modern medicine's reductionistic erudition, and you have likely heard it: "The operation was a great success. Unfortunately, the patient died." That would be a whole lot funnier if it weren't so close to a perilous truth.

About My Error

David Ring, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 01.02.2013 | TED Weekends
David Ring, M.D., Ph.D.

While leaving that day I saw the director of the operating room walking towards me. What would he say? The possibilities raced across my mind.

Passion to Action: The 2012 World of Children Award Honorees

Stephanie March | Posted 12.24.2012 | Impact
Stephanie March

One of my favorite events of the season is the annual World of Children Award Gala, at which I have the profound pleasure of meeting the newest class of changemakers for children who are there to receive their World of Children Award.

Hedgefunders, Part 4: From Colleversity to Collever-City

Dr. Robert Weisbuch | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Dr. Robert Weisbuch

The best way for the liberal arts, for colleges and universities, to create a renaissance in the twenty-first century is not to become more separate and abstruse but to become more worldly -- more cosmopolitan and real, but on our own terms.