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Faith and the Waiting Room

Angela Ashton Smith | Posted 04.28.2016 | HuffPost Home
Angela Ashton Smith

Just a few minutes ago, I kissed my husband goodbye and watched two nurses wheel him back to the operating room. I should see him in about three hours' time. At 34 years old, this is his first surgery.

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room

Rebecca Smith Masterson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Smith Masterson

Dear Mom in the Waiting Room, I didn't see you at first. What I noticed as we walked in was a young, laughing girl spinning around with a stuffed animal at the end of her outstretched arms. She had that kind of pure laugh that made me smile just hearing it.

On Solitude In A Waiting Room

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.22.2016 | Travel
Hannah Lamarque

Amsterdam airport is a huge and stark place. Lit by sheets of neon lights, it towers into the heavens and winds into places unseen. There are other airports which are warmer, more familiar, less intimidating, but as I sit here at 8.30 in the morning, I feel more comforted than I have for a long time.

Don't You Remember?

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.12.2016 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

"Yes," she responded. "We just spoke with the receptionist a few moments ago. She said she'll check and let us know. You remember, don't you?"

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

Making the Most of the Waiting Room

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Lauren

You have just arrived at the doctor's office or medical facility. You have an appointment, and you take a seat in the waiting room. Most likely, the ...

The Exclusive Club That No One Wants To Get Into

Babette Hughes | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

My father was murdered in a bootlegging turf war with the mafia. Although it wasn't cancer that killed him, my family felt the same secrecy, disgrace, and guilt. Like cancer, it was the death that had no name. Like cancer, my mother never acknowledged my father's death. Not once. Not in her entire life. He was our cancer.

When a Loved One Is Critically Ill: How to Survive the Waiting Room

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

I believe the "vigil" saps families not only of their energy, but also their ability to make intelligent decisions. I've put together some tips drawn directly from how my son and I chose to cope with our three-week ICU waiting room experience. They may work for you.

The Real Face of Health Care Today

Rick Ayers | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Ayers

The Waiting Room is a punch to the gut, an unblinking gaze at the real lives of people cast off and left out of the medical system in the U.S. Shot in cinema verité style, the film takes place entirely in the emergency room at Oakland's Highland Hospital.

Liquid Of The Gods: White-Out?

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 05.10.2012 | Home

The latest in artist Jake Fried's "moving painting" series features a cluttered room, men in hazard suits, and a Hindu deity. The medium for this unli...

The Doctor Won't See You Now

Jena Kingsley | Posted 06.02.2012 | Comedy
Jena Kingsley

The cable company calls it a "window" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which most people have a problem with. But the truth is, they are honest. Why don't doctor's offices start calling it a window.

Can You Charge Your Doctor For Making You Wait?

Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

We've all done it, patiently glanced at the clock every few minutes waiting for the doctor, dentist or hairstylist wondering why you bothered to make ...

Making Your Customers Wait Can Be An Advantage

Barry Moltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Barry Moltz

Some business experts believe that it's good to make customers wait. A line means that your service is in high demand and we feel special when we actually get in!

Cancer Survivor Provides Child Care Program For Hospital Patients

AOL News | David Moye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Amy Paterson was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago, she not only had the fight of her life. She also found her calling....

In Praise of Public Hospitals

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Public hospitals have a bad rap. They're viewed by many as hospitals of last resort, and most patients with private insurance do anything to avoid them.

BLOG WATCH > Waiting Room | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When she gives artist's lectures, sculptor China Adams often describes her work as a race against her own death. Her smooth plaster "chunks" of enscon...

Spotted Reading Publicly

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

We all have different ways of discovering books, and spotting them being read in public is just one. At Huffington Post, we are very interested in what people are reading around the country.

Waiting-Room Death At Kings County Hospital Center Criminal Inquiry

New York Times | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A criminal investigation has begun into the death of a patient on a waiting room floor at a city-run psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn last year, the B...