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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, expect a...

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 ma...

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.

7 Resolutions to Help You Up Your Oral Health Game in 2016

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 12.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

It's a new year -- time for a new smile! Here are seven resolutions you can make to ensure your mouth is healthier than ever!...

The Medical Education System Is Toxic

Gabriela Maya Bernadett | Posted 12.29.2015 | Politics
Gabriela Maya Bernadett

I remember the moment I wanted to become a doctor. It's been three years since I left, and even now when people ask me what made medical school so bad I tell them I don't even know where to begin.

Gifts Aren't the Only Thing to Hide This Holiday Season

Dan Budnitz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Dan Budnitz

In a recent study, my CDC colleagues and I found that about 640,000 young kids ended up in the ER from 2004 through 2013 because they found and swallowed medicine while an adult wasn't looking. Of those children, more than 118,000 had to be hospitalized--that's 32 children every day.

WWJD? If Jesus Had Been a Pilot

Christine Negroni | Posted 12.22.2015 | Religion
Christine Negroni

Mark Palm thinks he knows what Jesus might do if he were a pilot. He might climb into the left seat of a Cessna 206 Amphibian and fly the 700 mile long Sepik River in Papua, New Guinea helping transport the sick to the region's only hospital.

Immortality Bus Delivers Newly Created Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Good News
Zoltan Istvan

The Immortality Bus at the US Capitol in Washington DC -- Photo by Zoltan Istvan After months of traveling across the country on a national bus tou...

What Is Good Healthcare?: A Global Study

Hippo Reads | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science
Hippo Reads

By Mark Wien, Hippo Reads contributor This is the first part of a three-part series. 1. The Band-Aid Treatment: We can cover the blood, but we aren'...

Health Mistakes From Your 20s That You'll Pay for Later

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist One more tequila shot? Why not!? Two more pounds of bacon? It's delicious. Three more hours...

Physician Burnout Rates Top 50 Percent (And That's Not the Worst Finding)

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

It is time for action to treat and prevent physician burnout, rather than continue to run simple studies like this to pad your bibliography. Sheesh. I wish the academics would do the hard work of measuring effectiveness of prevention efforts with the same vigor as they complete these simple survey studies.

Genomic Sequencing: Just Another Tool in the Doctor's Bag

Robert C. Green, MD, MPH | Posted 12.15.2015 | Science
Robert C. Green, MD, MPH

Futurists are predicting that genomic sequencing will profoundly disrupt the practice of medicine! But from the stethoscope to the x-ray, medicine has successfully integrated new technologies before. Will this be different?