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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

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

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?

Healing and Curing

Barry L. Zaret, MD | Posted 12.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Barry L. Zaret, MD

For the past eight years I have been conducting monthly seminars for Yale cardiology trainees entitled "Humanities in Cardiology." In these seminars ...

Mistakes You're Making at the Doctor, According to Doctors

Thrillist | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

We asked some docs about the mistakes that people make before, during, and after they come in for a checkup -- and how to optimize those precious few minutes you get with a real, live physician.

On Death and Dying: Know Your Status

David Duong | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Duong

Beatrice was Full Code, a status that was either given as a default or decided on when she was admitted into the hospital; a decision that was made either by Beatrice and/or her family members without a complete knowledge of what code status really means.

Have Scientists Found Common Ground On Gene-Editing The Human Germline?

Peter Donovan | Posted 12.04.2015 | Science
Peter Donovan

Even those excited by the possibilities presented by the CRISPR/Cas technology seemed to favor a cautious and well thought out approach to its use in a clinical setting.

What the Planned Parenthood Shooting Means for Medicine

Tehreem Rehman | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Tehreem Rehman

The horrific shooting at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that left three dead serves as a stark reminder of the grave consequences of inflammatory politic rhetoric and poor legislation.

Healthland Uber Alles: Uber Brings Preventive Health Care Home

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

It may seem strange that innovation in health care is coming from the marriage of information technology and a cab company. This speaks to an unconscious bias that health is a doctor's domain. The reality is doctors know little about health and lots about illness. It is not a health care system. It is a sick care system.

Heal Your Own Healthcare; It's Your Only Option

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Erika Schwartz

To solve the health care conundrum, fix the system and survive its dysfunctionality I wrote from my experience and analyzed statistical data available in public records and medical literature. It became clear to me that to survive and even thrive in this mess we must get tough, strong and focus on our personal prevention and wellbeing.

Ketamine, global health, and why China's push to pass international legislation will endanger millions of patients

WFSA | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact

On 9th-11th December 2015 the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) will meet in Vienna to discuss changes to the scope of control of subs...

The Future of Brain-Based Medicine

Woodrow Clark | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Woodrow Clark

Anna Judd, Woodrow W. Clark II with John Nguyen (*) According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 58 million adult Americans suffer from ment...