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Healthy Living Comics: Today, An All or Nothing Approach to Health

Larry Paros | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka On Africa's Spirituality

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

Even though the term “placebo effect” was coined in 1920 and the phenomenon itself has been studied since the 18th century, only recently have sci...

Flutie Foundation Targets Three Key Autism Areas for Grant Support

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

When we say something is driving us up the wall, most of us instantly know that it is something that is annoying us or irritating us. But to Brent And...

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Time for Your Annual Physical? First Check Out Your Doctor

Larry Paros | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Medical Diplomacy Against Global Turmoil: Battling Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Ebola

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

The United States was there after Asia's tsunami ten years ago. It flew humanitarian aid to Pakistani flood victims with military helicopters in 2010. U.S. Marines dug Haitians from the rubble of a deadly earthquake. And now, America is on the front lines of the fight against Ebola in Africa.

Word Origins as Comics: A Holiday Special: Santa Claus, His Life and Times, The Story Behind the Man

Larry Paros | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Follow Larry Paros @ insomanywords.net Take words with Larry @ twitter.com/wordswithlarry facebook.com/wordswithlarry pinterest.com/wordswithl...

12 Secrets to Avoid Santa's Waistline

Samantha Boardman MD | Posted 02.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Samantha Boardman MD

The average American gains between 4 and 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is a scary statistic. Parties, family gatherings, stress, alcohol and fatigue are all to blame. The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way. Here are a few tips for keeping slim this holiday season:

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Surgeons vs. Chiropractors, A Crack-Up Comparison

Larry Paros | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

God Bless the Night Shift

Edwin Leap, MD | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Edwin Leap, MD

And especially for all those who risk their lives at night to keep us safe, warm and comfortable, we should all say a special thanks and prayer for safety. Because being up all night is interesting, and sometimes profitable. But it's almost never preferable. And I speak from experience.

How Doctors Can Save $150K on Their Student Debt

Stephen Dash | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Stephen Dash

The cost of a medical education can surpass $300,000. Every day at Credible, we witness many physicians seeking better ways to manage their medical school debt, despite often having high salaries.

A Worthy New Year's Resolution for the New Congress

Mary Woolley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
Mary Woolley

With few significant legislative achievements for science and innovation in the 113th Congress, we look to the new Congress to fuel the momentum needed for medical progress, summoning the political will necessary to speed scientific discovery and drug development.

The Rise of the Employed Physician

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Importantly, in an era where patients see an ever-increasing number of non-physician providers, it is likely that young doctors will require a much more conscious effort to maintain a sense of personal responsibility for the health and well-being of the patients they care for.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Your Introduction to Surgery and Your First Close Shave

Larry Paros | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Why Doctors Talk the Way They Do

Larry Paros | Posted 02.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in this tongue-in-cheek ...

Healthy Living Comics: Today, a Visit to the Doctor

Larry Paros | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

The language of health care got you down? Not to worry. Go behind the words. A little bit of sugar helps the medicine go down in my tongue-in-cheek se...

Health of a Nation

Ali Ansary | Posted 02.10.2015 | Politics
Ali Ansary

On days like today, when this country faces incredibly tough public health challenges, it is Vivek Murthy who is the best voice of science and diplomacy.

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Health Care Workers Stage Nationwide Protests

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 12.14.2014 | Black Voices

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoat...

Fight for What We Care for

Bill Marriott | Posted 02.03.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

More than a year ago, Donna and I lost our beloved son, Stephen, who had been diagnosed in his teens with a rare mitochondrial disease that slowly cost him his eyesight, his hearing, his strength, and finally, his life. Since then, I have not stopped asking questions. I have not given up on a cure.

3 Startling Facts About Mental Illness Stigma and 3 Ways You Can Fight It

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

The more we talk about mental illness the same way we talk about physical illness the faster the perception and stigma will change. Your story, or a loved one who has had a victory over mental illness or addiction can inspire others.

A Brain Implant That Registers Trauma Could Help Prevent Rape and Violent Crime -- So Why Don't We Have It Yet?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 02.01.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

All things considered, the trauma alert implant sounds like a sensible and impressive thing. So why don't we have them yet?

Creating a Space for Spirituality in Medical School

Aamir Hussain | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

I am interested in the intersections between spirituality and healthcare because my own religious beliefs inform my choice of career. My passion for medicine stems from a declaration in Islam and various other traditions that saving one person's life is equivalent to saving all of mankind.

How a Psychiatrist Treats Depression: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

If you are suffering from depression, or know someone who is, my goal of writing these articles on depression is to spread a message of hope. Psychiatry is a field of medicine that specifically focuses on diseases of the mind including depression. Even a single consultation can help to clarify the diagnosis, treatment options and can begin the healing process.

Why Visiting a Rainforest Might Just Save the World

Ella Jameson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Green
Ella Jameson

We know we should be trying to save the ancient ecosystems that support over half of all wildlife on earth. But how much do we actually understand this? How much do we fully grasp the magnitude of what will actually happen when the last of the forests vanish for good?

What Does It Mean To Be A Board-Certified Sleep Specialist?

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

In the realm of sleep, it can be helpful to explore the meaning of some commonly used descriptors and how they have changed over the years to ensure that you get the care that you need.

5 Ways to Soothe Anxious Dogs

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Shayla R. Price

Dogs are man's best friends; they share many of our emotions and can experience anxiety just like us. It is normal for a dog to become nervous when life changes occur. So instead of punishing innocent behavior, seek out help to relieve their stress.