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They Way They Worked: A Celebration of Grandparents and Their Hard Work

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News
Sarita Gupta

Since we're about to celebrate these holidays in the same week, I wanted to take a look back at the jobs my grandparents held over the years and what their hard work meant to me.

The 3 Most Gut-Wrenching Words A Doctors Ever Hear

www.upworthy.com | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living

The thought of doctors screwing up is terrifying...

This Is Going To Make You Very Mad At Your Doctor

Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.31.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Some doctors seem to have embraced the airlines' model for doing business -- you know, the one where they now charge fees for things they used to just do for free.

Perfection Exists Only In The Present Moment

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

When I awoke from the successful surgery, I knew a part of the healing required was to knock myself off the pedestal of perfection. I do take full responsibility for putting myself there. I had created a life for myself that was literally hard to swallow.

'Is There a Doctor in the House?'

Kathleen Smith | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Kathleen Smith

Study the past if you would define the future." -- Confucius Here I sit, overwhelmed with nostalgia for a time I never knew. A time when ice cream...

Let's Put Some Muscle on Those Skinny Health Care Networks

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
LeeAnn Hall

The ACA is doing a tremendous amount of good, getting insurance to millions of people who otherwise would be uninsured, and lowering costs for many more -- but the use of these skinny networks threatens to undermine all the progress we've made if it's left unchecked. Here are some of the biggest problems that skinny networks can cause -- problems that are already affecting many patients.

Fighting Terminal Cancer With Life

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

Doctors are taught to save people. Period. As patients, we need to be realistic about what we actually need saving from. Does months of sickness in hopes of a miracle outweigh a peaceful, beautiful time spent with family and friends and love?

My Gynecologist Followed Me on Twitter -- I Wish She Hadn't

Hinda Mandell | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Hinda Mandell

My gynecologist just followed my vagina on Twitter. Now she knows my political views, sees the photos I take of my crafting projects, and reads the recipes I plan to cook. It sounds innocuous, but it doesn't feel so innocent.

Dire Predictions About Doctor Shortage Post-Obamacare Haven't Panned Out

Wendell Potter | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It's true that the number of doctors per capita in the U.S. likely will continue to decrease, especially in rural areas. But even though an estimated 13 million Americans have become newly insured since the first of this year, the predictions of the gloom-and-doomers have not panned out.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

Let's Stamp Out the Phrase 'There's Nothing More We Can Do'

Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Finch, MSW, LICSW

Because we have handed over to the medical profession responsibility not just for our bodies but also, somehow, for our hearts and minds and spirit, we believe that those words mean the end of hope and peace and life -- the end of everything.

Health: How The Inevitable Telemedicine Trend Will Change Healthcare Forever

Buck Wargo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Under telemedicine, people can access doctors on a Web cam or through a video conference on their phones. The private insurance industry is moving to provide patients access to medical care 24/7 without an appointment with Skype-like technology that lets patients visit virtually with medical staff.

Patient Checklist: 10 Ways To Make The Most Of Every Visit

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Nearly 10 million newly insured Americans will visit doctors' offices this year. The average time you -- or anyone -- has with a primary-care doc is 15 minutes. What's a sick person to do?

Florida Court Tells Doctors To Shut Up About Guns

Clay Calvert | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Clay Calvert

It is pitted as a battle between the First Amendment right of free speech and the Second Amendment right to bear arms, christened by court observers as the "Docs v. Glocks" case.

Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

I Need a What?

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 07.28.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

On the prep day, I felt like a contestant on Survivor. The doctor said, "Only clear fluids." I idly wondered if that included gin or vodka.

God's Most Gifted...

Craig Stewart | Posted 07.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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It Is So Obvious That You Work the Hospital Night-Shift

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

When we secretly identified your friendship with phrases such as "small doses" and "could go either way," we certainly did not imply a willingness to rid you from our circle of friends, only to see you figuratively and literally slip into the night.

10 Ways to Make Doctor Visits a Little Easier for Your Child

Jessica Bensten | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

It doesn't take long for kids, especially those with chronic issues, to develop phobias to doctors, specific offices and treatments. From my years as a waiting-room hopper, I've learned how to make the best of doctor's visits for me and for the kids.

Obamacare Is Working

Mike Smith | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Mike Smith

Obamacare Is Working

Health Care Advice That Can Save Your Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research My friend Barry just got out of the hospital, four months after having an a...

The Best (And Worst) Reasons To Become A Doctor

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

While doctoring may not involve the hard life of a cowboy, it certainly has its challenges. And those challenges are becoming even more apparent as our health care system changes.

Redefining Success

Lynda Freeman | Posted 07.07.2014 | World
Lynda Freeman

I have learned that there are many definitions of success. Sometimes it is accepting what is. Sometimes it is letting go. There are so many aspects to love. Love, to me, is the most important thing we are here to learn.

The Secret Lives of Doctors

Starla Fitch, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Starla Fitch, M.D.

Doctors are just as mortified as you are miffed when our schedules blow up in our faces and we keep you waiting for more than 10 minutes, let alone for more than 20 minutes, even if the reason is because we were in the emergency room or operating room.

The Line Between Diagnosis And Denial

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

Taking my fraternal twin boys to a doctor is about as reassuring as standing in line for the TSA checkpoint. Both modern medicine and air travel are costly privileges that involve long waits, bodily discomfort, and psychological angst.