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Thomas's SCOTUS Texas Abortion Dissent Accepts Discrimination

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Early Monday morning, the US Supreme Court made its first significant ruling on abortion since its 2007 decision on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, supporting clinics' rights to litigate against state regulations that have no medical basis.

She Has Cancer

Natasha Puri | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Natasha Puri

I often hear people saying "he has cancer," or "my friend passed away from cancer." Maybe we shouldn't give the disease an identity.

How To Pay For Healthy Longevity

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical industry has become the object of derision over the past couple decades. Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign marked a high-water moment in this swelling critique, as Mr. Gore juxtaposed 'Big Pharma' alongside 'Big Tobacco' as a central part of his populist message.

When What's Lost Is Found Again - The Baobab - Nature's Superfood

Gay Browne | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

There are no coincidences in life. We meet the people we're supposed to meet when we're ready to meet them. Life is always presenting the right opport...

The Big Box Store As Health Provider

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Nearly one-half of U.S. households gladly pay $99 for a year's subscription to Amazon Prime, the guaranteed two-day delivery service that comes with t...

When Doctors Have Time to Care

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Helane Fronek, M.D.

We need a healthcare system that cares for our health and doesn't simply offer medicines or procedures for our symptoms. Doctors must have the time to care for us and we patients must demand that they be given this time. It's up to all of us to speak up so that, together, we can restore the health of our healthcare system.

What Really Matters

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rose Kumar, M.D.

On April 11, my mother died, suddenly and unexpectedly. I will never forget that phone call from my father for as long as I live. My mother was 80 y...

Med Tech Will Turn 100 Years of Age Into the New 60 Years

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

Medical technology pioneers believe that 100 years of age will become the new 60 as scientific breakthroughs, software and gadgets extend and improve ...

To Sleep, Perchance, to Dream - A Mental Health Moonshot

David Wu | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science
David Wu

Dreams and Depression Depression is a major problem we face that is increasing in severity with each year. Here are three interesting facts you may n...

Wither Now For Telehealth In The NHS?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The NHS is never short of projects aiming to bring innovation into and across the organization. The latest of these is the Entrepreneur Training Prog...

The Lack of Diversity in Clinical Studies Is Alarmingly Dangerous

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Clinical studies are a vital part of our medical system. Not only do they help the doctors understand how medication can affect our bodies, but it als...

Six Easy Things Dads Can Do to Be a Hero This Father's Day

Dan Budnitz | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Dan Budnitz

As a father, I know today's dads are playing a bigger role in our kids' lives at every age. We're not just at the soccer games and class plays when ou...

Finally Found It: Wheat Grass Juice for Colitis

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

If you walk into most health food stores, juice bars, or restaurants a loud grinding sound can be heard. Regular visitors will recognize this sound a...

To Fight Superbugs, Fight Poverty

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

In addition to alleviating the burden of copayments for the poorest patients, what might make a difference in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries is the same as what might make a difference in the fight against Zika or Ebola.

Why I Don't Want My Kid to Become a Doctor

Quora | Posted 06.01.2016 | Parents

What do you like and dislike about your career in medicine? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions ar...

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

Most Strokes Are Preventable

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!

Take Virtual Reality, Add 3D Printed Food: Will Anyone Stop Playing?

Pradeep Aradhya | Posted 05.27.2016 | Technology
Pradeep Aradhya

In the current year alone we have seen everything from VR games, to educational experiences to VR medicine to even virtual sex experiences.

Do These Four Things to Cut Your Cancer Risk

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

If you knew you could be helping yourself to cut your cancer risk in half just by practicing four things, would you do it?

Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):

As a Trans Woman, I'm Coming Out a Second Time to My Colleagues

Rachel Jackson | Posted 10.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Rachel Jackson

Ten years after coming out as trans, I am working on coming out again in my professional life. I plan to be out when I apply to Family Medicine residencies this fall; I can't spend another three or four years in hiding.

How Is the Patient Perspective Creating Positive Change?

Cathy Chester | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

I've seen a lot since I became an official member of the disability community thirty years ago. Societal attitudes toward disabilities have changed in more ways than I ever imagined and I'm so grateful for it.

The Fountain of Youth, Where No One Drinks

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We have been preoccupied with anti-aging perhaps since the very dawn of self-awareness, and the implications of mortality it unveiled. We have, ever since, tethered our fears to faith and fantasy, tangled our aspirations up in fable -- about fountains of youth in particular.

The Real Reason Pig-Human Chimeras Make Ethicists Uncomfortable

Katherine Ripley | Posted 05.24.2016 | Science
Katherine Ripley

I recently came across a story about a controversial new science project: growing human organs inside pigs, cows, and sheep. It works by first removin...

Man Gets Used Penis Of A Dead Man

Brian Smith | Posted 05.23.2016 | Weird News
Brian Smith

According to CBS News, this recipient of a penis transplant is "glad to be a complete man." It is an amazing story and I am happy for this man and all...