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Cancer Patients Tell Us What's On Their Mind

Outspeak | Posted 02.17.2016 | 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 02.16.2016 | 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 03.21.2016 | 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 02.12.2016 | 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 02.12.2016 | 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 02.11.2016 | 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 02.08.2016 | 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 02.05.2016 | 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 02.05.2016 | 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 08.24.2016 | 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 01.28.2016 | 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 01.27.2016 | 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.

I Know You Love Me. Now Let Me Die

Kindness Blog | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Kindness Blog

While we are developing more and more ways to extend life, we have also provided water and nutrients to a forest of unrealistic expectations that have real-time consequences for those frail bodies that have been entrusted to us.

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.27.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

A Medical App to Fix Our Health Care Crisis

Erica Benedicto | Posted 01.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Erica Benedicto

We, as health care providers, are here to encourage and empower patients to take control of their health. We can't do that in quick visits with little eye contact and one foot out the door.

Giving The Finger To My Prostate Exam

Barry Gold | Posted 01.20.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.18.2017 | 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 01.14.2017 | 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 01.14.2017 | 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.