iOS app Android app


What Does The Future Hold After Telemedicine 2.0? Think Small.

Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra | Posted 09.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sunny Vikrum Malhotra

Big data has been a primary focus of change in the U.S. healthcare system. Small data, however, will drive even more change for individual patients and disrupt both the Internet of Things and physician's day to day clinical practice.

Why Does My Hip Click?

Nabil Ebraheim, MD | Posted 08.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Nabil Ebraheim, MD

Snapping Hip Snapping hip is an audible clicking or snapping sensation caused by hip movement that can be painful. There are a variety of reasons pati...

Better Mental Health

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.10.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas

When policy-makers say that someone has fallen through the cracks, we attempt to explain a situation as something that we cannot control. As an elected representative, it is my responsibility to identify those cracks, and propose responsible solutions to repair those cracks and ensure that they do not splinter again.

A Day In The Operating Room -- Time Warps For A Cardiac Bypass Patient

Talal Almas | Posted 08.09.2016 | Science
Talal Almas

For me, medicine is a double-edged word; while it hurls such obscure images of cold-bloodedness towards my face, it also motivates me to grow, to observe, and to learn so that I may be able to positively contribute--even if to an infinitesimal extent--toward overcoming this wrongdoing someway, somehow, someday.

A Doctor's Compassion Goes A Long Way

Michele Kleinmann | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Michele Kleinmann

As I lay strapped to the cold, hard table, the doctor prepped me for my third nerve block. With the drapes positioned over my face, I couldn't see any...

Why Poor Americans Die Younger: How To Overcome The Health Adversity Of Poverty

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The challenges of being poor are greater than we generally appreciate. Poverty requires both social and personal commitment to live longer and prosper.

MACRA: A Focus On Your Patients, Populations And Practice

Jay Bhatt | Posted 07.05.2016 | Business
Jay Bhatt

Jay Bhatt, DO, Chief Health Officer, Illinois Health and Hospital Association Heather Lavoie, Chief Strategy Officer, Geneia MACRA (the Medicare Acce...

A Colleague Lost And The Unknown Devastation Of Attacks On Health Care

Margarite Nathe | Posted 06.10.2016 | Impact
Margarite Nathe

We know very little about what happened to our dear colleague Sister Veronika Rackova, a physician and Catholic nun who was loved by her community in ...

Do Small Physician Practices Have a Future?

David Blumenthal | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
David Blumenthal

There's a lot to absorb in the proposed rule for implementing "MACRA"--the sprawling, bipartisan law passed in 2015 aimed at moving Medicare physician payment from rewarding volume to rewarding value.

Doctors in the Crosshairs

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2016 | Science
Helane Fronek, M.D.

We're in trouble. No, really. We're in a lot of trouble. We're an aging population. Health care consumes an increasing amount of our budget. ...

The Survivor's Guilt Most Trauma Surgeons Can't Escape

Jamie Jones Coleman | Posted 03.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamie Jones Coleman

We all take you, our patients and communities, home with us at night. But please also know that our lives are never the same either. Every patient encounter alters us -- sometimes subtly, and sometimes drastically. We are changed, and we never forget.

As An Abortion Provider, I Know Firsthand Why The Right To Choose Matters

Tenessa MacKenzie | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women
Tenessa MacKenzie

The decision to terminate a pregnancy can be complex, it can be simple, or it can just be what is best for the person in that moment. As a doctor and abortion provider, it is my duty to convey why the right to access safe and legal abortion matters.

Simple Tips to Get Cheaper Medications

Nurse Katz | Posted 03.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Nurse Katz

You might also want to make a list of the most expensive medications that your family seems to be taking throughout the year and find a cheaper alternative. On the other hand, you just might want to choose a health insurance that covers the medication you need and the pharmacy of your choice during the next open enrollment period, thus, creating better odds than Vegas!

A Baby Was Born a 'Junkie'

Elaine Pawlowski | Posted 03.08.2016 | Politics
Elaine Pawlowski

Compassionate health care without fear-based legislation is what is needed to help families. Pregnant women need to be encouraged to seek prenatal care and substance treatment that is of benefit to the mother and child.

Tips for Pediatric Specialists: Coping with Parents

Kathleen Brown-Blake | Posted 03.01.2016 | Parents
Kathleen Brown-Blake

You are a Pediatric Specialist. You work in an office attached to a hospital, and you are an expert in your field. You do amazing things. You know ...

Cutting Your Medical Bills via Smartphone

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 02.25.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Dealing with your doctor and managing your everyday health by smartphone isn't just an emerging trend--it might help you maintain a healthier lifestyl...

Let's All Recognize the Important Role of Pharmacists

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

With one out of every two Americans taking at least one prescription drug, it's time we all learn and appreciate pharmacists.

'Mid-Level' and Primary Care 'Providers': Nomenclature That Stings

Mona Shattell | Posted 02.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mona Shattell

Although no discipline wants to lose their identity to a categorical term, let's work together to reach consensus on respectful, clear, and inclusive language that captures the unique contributions of each member of the health care team.

Doctors Motivating Patients

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 02.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

Don't feel that it is your doctor's responsibility to prescribe something that will overcome all of the improper health choices that you have made over the years.

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...

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Blackwell: The ABCs of Extraordinary Women Physicians

Dr. Vanita Braver | Posted 02.02.2016 | Women
Dr. Vanita Braver

Elizabeth Blackwell. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; Wikimedia Commons. Let's celebrate ...

I Treated A Man With A Swastika And It Changed My Life

Barry L. Zaret, MD | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Barry L. Zaret, MD

Faced with this universally-recognized Nazi symbol prominently displayed on D.D.'s body, the symbol of the systematic slaughter of 6 million European Jews, could I care for this patient?

Ready to Reduce Health Care Costs? Dr. Nussbaum Will See You Now

Michael Levin | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Levin

Eliezer Nussbaum, M.D. is one of America's most respected doctors, having founded the Miller Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Center at Long Be...

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.