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SDG Zero: Human Connection

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 03.01.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

I am, like many aspiring doctors, waiting for my train. I wait to enter a crowded vessel amongst overworked, overwhelmed young minds rushing to their respective destinations: the cell, pathology, drug therapy, pharmacology, biomedicine.

Too Many Parents Are Blowing It: Kids Need The Nanny State To Require The HPV Vaccine

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 02.29.2016 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

There's a pretty high likelihood that, at some point in their lives, my daughters will be sexually active. When that day comes, I couldn't live with myself if I had done anything to increase the risk that they'll die from it. That may not be the way some parents think of their actions, but that is the reality.

Why You Should Google Your Symptoms, Part II

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

So use the Internet to your best advantage. Google you symptoms, and present as full a picture as possible to a doctor who will listen intently. Read widely, and act wisely to achieve the best possible outcomes.

One Of The Most Exciting Developments In Immunology Is Cancer Immunotherapy

Quora | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living

What are the most exciting developments in the field of immunology? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.25.2016 | Science

We all know science is a fantastic tool for explaining our world. But as medical doctor-turned-editor Ivan Oransky knows all too well, it's not perfec...

Used Pill Bottles Help Those Who Lack Medicine Storage In Malawi

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 02.24.2016 | Impact

While American medicine cabinets -- and landfills -- fill up with used pill bottles, many people in developing countries are being sent home with pres...

A Stranger's Touch Eased My Pain

Nika C. Beamon | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Nika C. Beamon

But this time, I felt like a person and not just another patient. Like my pain mattered; my needs mattered. I felt my survival matter that I made me fight harder to endure what I was going through.

Hospitals Rationing Drugs Behind Closed Doors Is A Civil Rights Issue

The Conversation US | Posted 02.23.2017 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

Physicians and hospitals always have had to make rationing decisions in times of shortage. But these decisions usually are made behind the scenes. A recent New York Times article about the drug shortages shines a light on the rationing that is occurring.

Schrödinger's Student

Gorka Murga | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Gorka Murga

Third year of medical school. A time when a student can know nothing and everything at the same time. Meet Schrödinger's student.

Lost in Translation

Gregory Roloff | Posted 02.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Gregory Roloff

I hope to return to the lab after this year and try to understand why immunotherapy is lifesaving for some patients like President Carter, while others like Mrs. B remain lost in a biological dark matter. Above all else, I am drawn to the opportunity to fight in her corner once more.

Changing the Wave of Health Care

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 02.17.2017 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

I have been practicing medicine for over 20 years and I can tell you that from my experience, whereby I help my patients become fit in mind, body and spirit, now only do they achieve healthy, but they become more excited about being fit, rather than just not getting sick.

Cancer Patients Tell Us What's On Their Mind

Outspeak | Posted 02.17.2017 | HuffPost Live 321

With this video, vlogger Radiant Racheli aims to bridge the gap between those battling cancer and those who are not. By sharing these small tidbits of struggle and survival, she hopes to educate and empower people to stand and fight together.

Why People Are Traveling Around The World To See A Doctor

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

You've likely heard of medical tourism -- when individuals travel abroad to obtain health care they find too costly or delayed at home. What you might...

Jamaican Cannabis Landraces: History and Importance

Amanda Feilding | Posted 02.12.2017 | Science
Amanda Feilding

Humanity's history with cannabis reaches back to the dawn of civilization. Cannabis has long been valued for its long-lasting and strong fibre, it's nutritious and oil-rich seeds, as well as its psychoactive and medicinal properties.

Why You Should Follow ZDogg MD

James Calder | Posted 02.13.2017 | Entertainment
James Calder

You may not know the name of one of the most talented and innovative forces in healthcare but there is a high probability that you have seen one of hi...

The Dark Side of Healthcare

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 02.11.2017 | Politics
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Most people don't realize what it is like to maintain a private practice in today's health care climate. I applaud and honor any physician who has th...

On Darwin Day, a Darwin Descendant on Science and the Election

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.12.2017 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

At the Democratic Primary debate in Wisconsin, there was not one single science question. Although there were a few vague references to the environment, neither of the candidates revealed any aspect of their science policy agendas. Think about that.

Finding Your (Career) Soulmate

Gabriela Maya Bernadett | Posted 02.11.2017 | Women
Gabriela Maya Bernadett

Wouldn't it be great if we could all have that experience of committing to one thing for the rest of our adult lives, sticking it out when times get tough, and reaping the rewards of all our hard work, dedication, and passion that we put into this lifelong commitment?

Repeat After Me: 'Hospice Means More Care, Not Less.'

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Steve Landers MD,MPH

It is a practical and tangible way to help people continue to live at home and in the community, to live life to its fullest with dignity and comfort, to live more connected to family, friends, and faith, to live more reflective on one's history and more intentionally about one's legacy.

Can We Change the Course of Cancer with Love?

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Rose Kumar, M.D.

Cancer has been normalized by society as a terminal disease, one that leaves little hope for recovery. Recovery is termed "survivorship" and the adop...

Managing Prostate Cancer: Screen, Detect and Treat Smarter

Herbert Lepor, MD | Posted 02.05.2017 | Healthy Living
Herbert Lepor, MD

If the government, indeed, institutes penalties for performing PSA screening, it will exacerbate decreasing trends in PSA screening. And that, in turn, will prove to be a tremendous disservice for many men whose suffering and/or death from prostate cancer would have otherwise been preventable.

The Battle Of The EpiPens

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ossorio

Can we talk about the exorbitant cost of EpiPens? I've probably bored you already. Let's face it: Another person whining about the high cost of health care in America. Hell yes I'm complaining! I just had to pay $440 for two EpiPens so my son, um, won't die if he inadvertently eats a tree nut.

Inside The Often Hidden Medical Quandary Of Rationing Drugs

The New York Times | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business

CLEVELAND — In the operating room at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Brian Fitzsimons has long relied on a decades-old drug to prevent hemorrhages in pati...

Part 1: Do You Have Adult ADHD? A Psychiatrist Explains How You Can Tell

Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O. | Posted 01.28.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Matt Goldenberg D.O.

After reading the criteria and the symptoms, if you believe you may have ADHD you should speak with your primary care doctor or establish an evaluation with a psychiatrist.

You Can't Take a Vacation From Sleep Apnea

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 01.27.2017 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

Device manufacturers and sleep medicine professionals understand that many people need easy "CPAP-to-go" travel solutions, and there are good alternatives for apnea sufferers.