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Breaking It Down: The End of Medical Training

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

We've almost made it. Long gone are the purgatory stints of library study, slaving to solve esoteric problems relating to planks and pulleys. Innu...

My Doctor Made Me Smile

Lev Raphael | Posted 03.18.2015 | Good News
Lev Raphael

Just as we might get tired of feeling like we're just a symptom or a problem at a doctor's office, I suppose doctors sometimes can feel stuck being seen one-dimensionally, too.

Examining The Annual Exam

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In last week's New York Times, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel suggested that this year's resolution might be to abandon the ritual of your annual physical. The title of his column, perhaps chosen by an editor to maximize glibness and thus provocation was: "Skip your annual physical." But permit me to suggest you don't commit to that just yet. The annual physical exam warrants some more examination, a defense to follow its prosecution.

Healthy Living Comics: The Meanest Cut of All When It Comes to Women

Larry Paros | Posted 03.17.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Attention women ! A comic perspective on a tragic issue. How the words behind a common medical procedure speak volumes about the procedure itself. Ho...

A Mobile App to Save Our Lives

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 03.15.2015 | Technology
Rabbi Jason Miller

As I walked around the massive convention center at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week in Las Vegas, I heard three words echoing in my head. These three words, "Make it practical," have become something of a litmus test for me when it comes to technology innovation.

Healthy Living Comics: Up and at 'Em, People! A Quickie Guide for the Despondent and Perplexed

Larry Paros | Posted 01.15.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Down in the dumps? Popping off and popping in -- pills, that is? Give it a rest. Try a more instructive but lighter approach to things. Take a brief l...

How to Introduce Humor Into Your Wellness Program... and Your Approach to Life

Larry Paros | Posted 03.12.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

Don't let the language of health care get you down! Find out what's behind the words. Their roots speak directly to you about how you think about your body -- while putting a smile on your face.

Healthy Living Comics: How Strung Out Are You? It's Time to Tune In

Larry Paros | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Larry Paros

Anxious and depressed? 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 i...

Your Brain 2.0

Faith Popcorn | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Faith Popcorn

The latest prediction from Faith Popcorn's BrainReserve Change is accelerating all around us, from technology to transportation, from medicine to mar...

Word Origins as Comics: Body Parts as Metaphors, Here's Looking at You Kid

Larry Paros | Posted 03.10.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins? Then focus your baby blues right here. An eyeful from the past to gain perspective on the present.

A TEDx Talk Celebrating Scientists and Exploring the Technological Future of Beauty

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Zoltan Istvan

It also discusses the future of beauty as we progress into a more technologically advanced and digital world. Here's the condensed version of the second half of the speech.

Reflections of an Octogenarian: Kids, What Do They Know Anyway? How to Raise Their Social/Political Literacy

Larry Paros | Posted 03.09.2015 | Education
Larry Paros

The year was 1965. It was a warm fall day, and I was driving Paul Goodman, the noted thinker and prominent social theorist to his hotel. He was to be a guest speaker at a program I had created for area high school students to dialogue with prominent writers, artists, and politicians.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, Tend to Your Health, Tend to Your Relationships

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 ...

Living Comics: What's Needed Most in the World and in Your Life

Larry Paros | Posted 03.05.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

This is the eighth column from our third book from our series of educational comics by Larry Paros. Enjoy! Feel free to share your thoughts. Feedback and Pushback are encouraged.

Healthy Living Comics: Today, What Does Anyone Really Know About Medical Care?

Larry Paros | Posted 03.01.2015 | 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, 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.