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Being a Nurse Helped Prepare Me for Motherhood

Kimberly Starr | Posted 02.04.2016 | Parents
Kimberly Starr

If you get a group of nurses talking, we'll start telling stories. And suddenly, it'll be three hours later and we're all laughing and crying at the stories. It's the same way being a mom -- only it's my kids instead of someone else's.

A Nurse and a New Year

Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Sonja Mitrevska-Schwartzbach, BSN, RN, CCRN

Because as a nurse in the intensive care unit, I've learned -- while I'm relatively young, I possess an old soul -- that nothing in this life is promised. We have no guarantee. We cannot push off what we crave today unto tomorrow, because there is no certainty that tomorrow may come.

Boy With Cancer Dies After Town Throws Him Final Christmas

TODAY | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact

Just one month after Evan Leversage's town lit up in his honor, he passed away on Sunday after a five-year battle with brain cancer. Evan was 7 years ...

How to Calm a Crying Baby

Jacqui Zadik | Posted 12.03.2015 | Parents
Jacqui Zadik

The very first pediatrician that saw my kids changed my life. He taught me, and my husband, this trick when we first met, and I can assure you that it works.

Keeping Things in Perspective: Surviving the Holidays

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Yue

With Thanksgiving marking the start of the holiday season, I already feel the stress of added demands. There are meals to plan, gifts to buy, cards to...

Work-Life Balance Is an Illusion

Tessie October | Posted 10.29.2015 | Women
Tessie October

As physicians, we make hundreds of decisions daily, and I would venture to guess that most decisions are good ones. Finding the key to work-life balance for me was having trust in my skills as a critical care doctor; acknowledging that these decision-making skills guide me in all my life decisions.

School Stress: Rescuing Our Children

Lawrence Rosen, M.D. | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Lawrence Rosen, M.D.

We want to prepare our children for the real world, allowing them to experience challenges and even (yikes!) fail at times, developing resiliency. We must, however, find a better balance, evaluating common stressors, and ask ourselves -- what in the educational environment no longer serves us?

A Nurse Did That

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

The one who sat next to me the first night, as my newborn was whisked away and a medical team swarmed like honeybees around him. The one who passed tissues, held my hand, rubbed my back. Without her, my tears and I would have been alone as I whispered fervent prayers for my son's life to be spared. A nurse did that.

Taking Action to Educate Others About a Silent Killer

Lisa Yue | Posted 11.22.2015 | Parents
Lisa Yue

Losing my two boys at such a young age was devastating, and in our journey for answers we discovered that there was very limited understanding on cardiomyopathy in children and no support services for families affected by the disease. With this realization, my husband and I knew something had to be done to address the unmet needs of the disease.

5 Things You Should Know About Oncofertility

Emily Drake | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Emily Drake

Not all surgeries, chemotherapies and radiation treatment options affect fertility and in some cases people assume that they are infertile, only to be surprised by an unplanned pregnancy after unprotected sex.

National Breastfeeding Month's Official Movie

Jay Gordon, MD | Posted 08.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Gordon, MD

The Milky Way: Not Just Another Breastfeeding Documentary August is National Breastfeeding Month. I am very proud that Jennifer Davidson asked me to ...

Pediatricians Screen Parents for ACEs to Improve Health of Their Kids

Jane Ellen Stevens | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Ellen Stevens

Eventually, say Pettersen and Gillespie, all pediatricians will be integrating ACEs into their practice, because it's crucial to making sure that kids have a healthy childhood -- which helps them avoid chronic disease and mental illness when they're adults.

Construction Workers Write Sweet Messages On Steel Beams For Kids In Hospital To See

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

When kids at one Long Island hospital look outside, they now have something to smile about -- thanks to some thoughtful construction workers. Ironwork...

The Stress Factor in Asthma

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Rapidly expanding new research that links psychological stress to the onset of asthma may have important implications for slowing this epidemic and lowering children's risk of developing this lifelong disease.

Maintenance of Certification -- A Hot Topic in Medicine Most Patients Don't Know About But Should

Paul Alexander | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics
Paul Alexander

Would you be willing to visit a physician who is not "board certified"? That may be a question you'll have to ask yourself if a small but vocal group of doctors get their way.

The NFL is at it, Again!

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Impact
Phyllis Sudman

We want to hear more positive football stories because they restore our faith in humanity (and maybe in the NFL). However, these particular stories also reveal a very serious problem. How is our medical system missing these potentially-fatal heart conditions in our young athletes?

To The Momma Of A Critically And Chronically Ill Child

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

You fight for your children when they can't fight for themselves. You hope for them and you stay positive for them, and then run to the bathroom just to cry in the stall where they can't see.

To Those Caring for Sick Children

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

As a parent of a child who was deeply cared for by a medical team for nearly seven months before he passed, I cannot describe the respect and admiration we, as parents, have for you who are in the medical field.

Disconnected in an Overconnected World (Part 2)

Menas C. Kafatos | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Menas C. Kafatos

Not only have we become disconnected from each other, our over-connected and technologically driven culture has led us being disconnected from nature!

My Q and A With Rakesh Bhattacharjee, an Expert in Children's Sleep Medicine

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Rakesh Bhattacharjee is an assistant professor of pediatrics at The University of Chicago's Divisions of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the link between breathing and sleep health, social factors that can affect children's sleep, and the importance of teaching your children healthy sleep habits.

5 Reasons Why Parents of Children With ADHD Need to Become Proactive and Well-Informed Advocates of Their Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

All parents should become proactive and well-informed advocates of their children, partnering with their health care providers and allied professionals to ensure the proper diagnosis, treatment and monitoring for each individual child.

Doctor Who Turned Away Gay Moms Isn't the Real Problem -- Here's What Is (Video)

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

I understand why this doctor thought she was making the right choice. She felt that she was acting in this family's best interests -- not to mention her own. But sometimes, uncomfortable situations are how we grow and improve. Not just as individuals, but as a country.

Traumatic Brain Injuries, Stem Cells and Children: A Conversation With Dr. Charles Cox

Robin L. Smith | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robin L. Smith

One of the world's leading experts on cellular therapies for traumatic brain injury (TBI), Dr. Cox directs the Pediatric Surgical Translational Labora...

How Saving a Child's Heart Is Crossing Boundaries In the Middle East

Jessica Katz | Posted 04.05.2015 | Impact
Jessica Katz

"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.

David Freeman

Controversial New Study Links Circumcision, Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 01.20.2015 | Science

A controversial new study from Denmark shows a link between circumcision and autism, although experts differ sharply over what to make of it. For t...