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Heal Your Own Healthcare; It's Your Only Option

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 12.02.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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...

Outrage of the Month: Our Broken System for Protecting Human Research Subjects

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 12.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

Despite these federal regulations, highly unethical human research continues to occur. While perhaps not as obviously abhorrent as the STD research in Guatemala, the iCOMPARE and FIRST trials share a common theme with those 1940s studies: Researchers are deliberately exposing human subjects to an experimental procedure already known to be harmful.

American Nobel Laureates Feted at the 'Oscars' of D.C.

Kathy Kemper | Posted 11.29.2016 | Science
Kathy Kemper

The Laureates emphasized that science is one of the few human endeavors that is borderless, that unites instead of divides, and that creates a new and better future for all, regardless of where it's done.

How to Thrive and Not Just Survive With Cancer

James Calder | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
James Calder

Kevin Touhey is an inspirational and motivational speaker and life coach who happens to be thriving with cancer. He coached college basketball for 15 ...

5 Hot Books: Paris's Best Street, How to Beat Cancer, and a Transgender Novel

The National Book Review | Posted 11.23.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books that people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. The Danish G...

Biofield Science and Healing: An Emerging Frontier in Health and Medicine

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, Shamini Jain, Ph.D, David Muehsam, Ph.D., Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D., John Ives, Ph.D., Wayne Jonas, M.D., Cassandra Viete...

It's the Holiday Season: Do You Know Where Your Meds Are?

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 11.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

What do you think of when it comes to Thanksgiving? Spending time with friends and loved ones? A giant turkey or tofurky with all the fixings? You're likely thinking of all the planning, cooking, and entertaining -- and storing your medications couldn't be further from your mind, right?

Wisconsin Needs the Patients Reproductive Health Act

Rep. Chris Taylor | Posted 11.19.2016 | Women
Rep. Chris Taylor

Republican politicians love to talk about the importance of privacy and freedom when it comes to prohibiting investigations into political corruption or when allowing unlimited, secret corporate spending in elections. But when it applies to women's healthcare, they violate basic privacy rights and interfere with medical decisions that should be between a patient and her physician.

30 Of The Coolest Medical Tattoos We've Ever Seen

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

When registered nurse Jean Manseau went to get her first two tattoos in October, patronizing a shop with a high health grade and an all-girl staff wer...

An Open Letter to Medical School Students

Dr. Erika Schwartz | Posted 11.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Erika Schwartz

Suddenly, we are faced with a system where the most important person in the system is also the most overlooked -- the patient. The patient and the doctor are no longer sitting at the proverbial kitchen table talking, and very few doctors show up at their patient's weddings and funerals.

Standard Deviations: An Interview With Gary Smith

Phil Simon | Posted 11.10.2016 | Books
Phil Simon

More than a century ago, Mark Twain said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics." It's a great quote that is more true than ever. As I wrote in Too Big to Ignore, in an era of Big Data, there is tremendous opportunity and arguably more incentive to create, ignore, and pervert information.

Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Specialists: The Time Is Now

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

During the time it takes to read this article two people will suffer a heart attack. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease strikes someone in the United States every 43 seconds and 735, 000 Americans have a heart attack every year. Of those, about 120,000 will die.

Mammoth Trade Deal Confirms Advocates' Worst Fears

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.06.2015 | Politics

The United States government released the final text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Thursday, and a wide array of advocacy groups did not like wh...

What Parenting Mindset Helps a Child With ADHD? 7 Tips to Secure your Relationship

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.05.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Rarely are the parents given guidance on how to handle their own feelings about their child's problems and actions and many parent-child arguments and conflicts ensue which only worsen the child's shame and confusion.

Day 1 Faith and Science Series Part 7: Numbering Our Days -- Dr. Tom Long on Life and Death

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.05.2016 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"Teach us to number our days," prays the psalmist in Psalm 90, "that we may gain a wise heart." But what does it mean "to number our days"? And how do we do that wisely in this age of medical science?

Mindfulness: Why Nature?

Hanne Suorza | Posted 11.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hanne Suorza

Interview with Dr. Bjarte Stubhaug, M.D., Ph.D. "There are great benefits in practicing mindfulness. In pure relaxation, in peace of mind, in the de...

The Luminosity of Dusk: Portrait of a Healer in Illness

Patrick Beretta | Posted 11.03.2016 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Sunset dims and colors our lives distinctively for each of us fortunate enough to have lived a certain number of years. For me, it became noticeable in my mid-fifties through less physical strength and decreased vision. For others, it is different.

Impacting Disease Through Philanthropy

David Panzirer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Impact
David Panzirer

To make an impact, start with the end in mind. What is your goal?

The Mammogram Debate: Five Important Things You Should Know

Marlo Thomas | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Marlo Thomas

Maybe it's the Girl Scout in me, but I always like to be prepared. So when I went to my doctor recently for a routine mammogram, I came armed with the latest statistics.

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted Of Murder By Over-Prescription

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area doctor was found guilty on Friday of three counts of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused ...

Julianna Snow: Can a 5-Year-Old Choose Heaven?

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 10.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

Perhaps the most vivid aspect of Julianna's story is not that this is a 5-year-old who wants to go to heaven. No, what really struck me as most impressive about her story -- and most unique -- is that she has a team of physicians and family members who are helping her to make the right decision.

11 Fascinating Books to Help Us Talk About Death and Dying

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.29.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

Death. It happens to everyone. Knowledge is power, so we've created a list of books to introduce you to many of the curiosities that the "D" word has to offer.

Who Owns Your Genes?

Footnote | Posted 10.27.2016 | Science

New forms of genetic testing can predict whether a couple will have a child with cystic fibrosis, guide doctors in selecting the most effective chemotherapy for a breast cancer patient, and help researchers unlock the causes of Alzheimer's. But they also raise serious ethical questions.