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Your Doctors Are Worried

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.15.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

In a nuclear war involving as few as 100 weapons anywhere in the world, the global climate and agricultural production would be affected so severely that the lives of more than 2 billion people would be in jeopardy.

4 Signs That You Should Go To Therapy

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

I recently had a friend who was feeling stuck reach out to me to ask if she should start seeing a therapist. After our call, I thought that it would be useful to share some of these ideas with others who are considering "the talking cure."

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Through a Traumatic Experience

Harper Spero | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

In October 2013, my company produced a panel discussion for the David Lynch Foundation to encourage women to meditate and the reminder and importance ...

Which Illinois Med Schools Are the Highest Ranked?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.09.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

U.S. News and World recently released its school rankings for 2015 -- ranking universities across the United States in categories like engineering, medicine, law and business.

The Harsh Reality About Fertility And Age

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

Knowledge, as they say, is power, and even if you're not seeing anyone special, staying on top of your fertility can only serve you in the long run.

It's Time to Retire 'Patients'

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

You've probably heard the old joke. There's a long cafeteria line in heaven -- suddenly, a majestic figure runs to the front of the queue and "cuts i...

Should You Break Up With Your Ob/Gyn?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 04.03.2014 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

It's pretty clear that the gynecologists, obstetricians and pediatricians who are primarily responsible for our children's health are unified with the common goal of reducing exposure to toxic chemicals -- especially in pregnancy.

Quality Care As a Driver for Health System Change

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

To fundamentally engage the American public in the future of the health care delivery system, we need to see value through their eyes as people endeavor to live their lives to the fullest, despite limitations. This can best be achieved by putting quality of life measures on the same level with quality of health measures to truly drive health system change.

Post-Surgery Hell and the Important Lessons Learned

Randy Pipkin | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Randy Pipkin

I have been fighting a PEG tube for long time. But never in my wildest imagination would I think the experience would turn into a gore fest. So, what did I learn from all of this?

Seniors in Casino Land: Tough Luck for Older Americans

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

At a recent forum I spoke with seniors who care about this issue. When I asked them why they thought seniors prefer the disembodied draw of the slot machine, one woman replied, "We don't want to be a burden on other gamblers. Well, we don't want to be a burden on anyone."

The Art of Healing with Art & Medicine: Dr. Iva Fattorini

One World with Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
One World with Deepak Chopra

As a doctor focused on international health, Dr. Iva Fattorini has had the opportunity to observe many patients from around the world and the ways in ...

Statistically Speaking... I'm Not a Statistic

Kristen Houghton | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

Statistics can and should be used as a tool to determine possible health risks for patients, but it should be noted that they can only be used as a tool, and not as a definite indicator of an individual's health. Each of us is more than a number.

How Did You Know That You Wanted to Be a Doctor?

Quora | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

As an adolescent, I had romantic notions on the life of a physician. The self-fulfillment and gratification that comes with being a healer appealed to me in an instinctual way. Years from where I started, there's less prestige and even less glory. But there's more honor than I could've imagined.

When Doctors Don't Know

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

I make it a point to include a statement of uncertainty when offering my assessment and plan to patients in situations where a constellation of symptoms don't immediately add up by the end of an office visit. Am I right to do this? Well, I don't know.

Women Changing the Way We Think About Our Boobs: Dr. Nalini Chilkov and Dr. Kristi Funk

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

After her mother was diagnosed with cancer three times, and her father twice, Dr. Nalini Chilkov found herself on the road to helping patients like both of her patients. Thirty years later, she is on the forefront of a new type of cancer care.

12 Things I Loved About My C-Section

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

C-sections are often hailed as unnecessary, agonizing and overused. On this topic, I can speak only for myself. That said, strange as it sounds, there were things I actually loved about my surgical birth.

Happiness Can Be Achieved By Leaving THIS Struggle Behind

Tova Laiter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Fifty
Tova Laiter

An old hippy seeker once told me that after investigating all religions and beliefs, he came to the conclusion that life is about the daily struggle within ourselves to conquer our temptations: i.e. to let our better natures overcome our baser instincts... Since I was too lazy and pre-occupied to check it out myself, I accepted his conclusion and tried to live by it.

How I Reclaimed My Health

Harper Spero | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

Over the past year I've started to take control of my own health. I've been going to yoga three times a week, eating healthier, making juice every morning and figuring out like-minded alternatives to living a better lifestyle with an immune deficiency.

Narrow Health Care Provider Networks: Boon or Bane?

David Blumenthal | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
David Blumenthal

Welcome to the world of competition in health care, because that is what narrow networks are about. Picking low-cost suppliers that meet quality standards is the key to business success the world over.

I Refuse to Address Any Doctor as "Doctor"

Galanty Miller | Posted 02.19.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Doctors are just regular people doing a job. And as in any occupation, most regular people are pretty incompetent. Heck, my stock broker wants me to invest in the Mariah Carey Glitter sequel.

Therapeutic Cooking, Nutrition and the Operating Room

Franco Lania | Posted 02.10.2014 | Taste
Franco Lania

Cooking is an act of love and giving. Those who truly possess these qualities are the ones who cook exceptionally well and enjoy their cooking careers...

How Far Will You Go for Your Pet?

Leslie Goshko | Posted 04.13.2014 | Comedy
Leslie Goshko

In July of 2013, my world changed. That's when my husband and I welcomed a two month old kitten named Tater into our home. He was adorable. He was playful. He was the sole reason I couldn't breathe and was living in an allergy hell.

These Are the 10 Most Psychopathic Jobs in America

Michael Shammas | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weird News
Michael Shammas

As an aspiring lawyer, I suspected it all along, but now my suspicions have been (unfortunately) confirmed: We're all crazy. A ranking compiled by O...

Response to 'Re-Imagining the Doctor' by Ronald W. Dworkin

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

Co-authored by: • Dr. Katherine Tryon, Vitality Institute, MA (Oxon.) MBBS • Dennis Schmuland, M.D., F.A.A.F.P., Microsoft Corporation • Ilene J...

Paging Dr. House! TV Show Helps Solve Real-Life Poisoning Case

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living

LONDON (AP) — If you're unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you'd better hope your doctor watches the right television show...