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Missouri Is the Latest State to Prohibit Doctors From Talking About Guns

Mike Weisser | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

The real reason that the gunnies want to push physicians out of the discussion about gun violence is because the NRA and its allies want to disconnect gun ownership from violence to make their products more acceptable, more enjoyable, more normal for every dad and mom.

Selfless Acts in Health Care

Melissa DeCastro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Melissa DeCastro

The idea of running into a burning building or being faced with armed criminals is a risk we can readily understand, but being a health care worker is less tenable to us in the risks that they too face every day. For it is not often that they can see what they need to avoid.

Why Doctors Should Be English Majors In College

Sethly Davis | Posted 10.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sethly Davis

When someone dies, literature can explain what happens -- more memorably, more compellingly and even, sometimes, more truthfully than my EMT and pre-med textbooks do. The best stories give readers insights into human frailty, and reading them shows the readers, in their turn, how to be more humane.

'The Doctors' Get Personal About Parenting: What Experts are Telling Their Kids About Sexuality, Drugs, Bullying and More

Caroline Presno | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Caroline Presno

I asked several of the doctors from the show The Doctors about the successful ways they are parenting their own kids.

Two Perspectives: Assisted Dying or Assisted Living?

Dr. Candi K. Cann | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Candi K. Cann

Both Brittany and Kara write beautiful justifications for their positions on life (and death), and I admire both women -- Brittany for taking ownership of her life and the way she wants it to end, and Kara for fighting to be present with her family and to find ultimate meaning in her suffering.

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.

8 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Migraine

Migraine Research Foundation | Posted 10.03.2014 | Parents
Migraine Research Foundation

Childhood migraine is much more than a headache -- especially in kids and teens. In fact, they often don't feel head pain at all! It's important that parents, teachers and caregivers learn to identify the symptoms of childhood migraine so that kids can receive proper treatment.

Face to Face with SHE -- Insights from WPP Stream Health and TEDMED 2014

Carolyn Buck Luce | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Carolyn Buck Luce

Two weeks ago I attended WPP Stream Health in Orlando, the "unconference" hosted by Grey Healthcare and ended in San Francisco at TEDMED 2014. The theme of both gatherings was unleashing imagination and collaboration to redesign our approach to building a healthier world.

The Doctor Is In, But I'm Out... of My Mind (With WORRY)

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie D. Lewis

All my adult life I have dealt with a debilitating disorder -- it's called "Tell & Show Syndrome." Someone will TELL me about a new rare disease an...

Jeffrey Young

Big Pharma's Money Ties To Doctors Revealed. Kind Of

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.30.2014 | Business

The Obama administration unveiled a website Tuesday that will shed some much-needed light on Big Pharma's relationship with doctors. Just not quite to...

Time to Let the Sunshine In

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

While not all relationships between health care providers and drug and medical device manufacturers are problematic, the implementation of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will help ensure that provider-industry relationships finally receive appropriate scrutiny.

Liberian Boy Who Had Ebola Does Delightful Dance During Treatment, Has Since Recovered

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.19.2014 | Good News

Though this boy was fighting a devastating disease, he still found a way to bring joy to those around him. Mamadee, 11, was an Ebola-confirmed pati...

Successful Strategies To Find The Right Therapist

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

Once you've made the right choice, the therapeutic relationship can be one of the most life enhancing, rewarding relationships and experiences you'll ever have.

Let's Ban The Phrase 'Studies Show' From Medical Lingo

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

If we've read evidence supporting our management decisions, let's own it by truly referring to the literature. But if we are only vaguely aware of research that supports a questioned decision, without first taking time to read the evidence and/or supporting editorials and guidelines, let us not sugarcoat our lack of due diligence.

Doctors Aren't Dummies: Support the Patient Trust Act

Kate Michelman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Women
Kate Michelman

The Patient Trust Act protects patients. It says that politicians have no business putting words that are "not medically accurate and appropriate for the patient" into the mouths of doctors.

It's a National Health Risk, But Doctors Still Don't Talk About It

Mike Weisser | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Mike Weisser

I would like someone to explain to me why we need more research on the characteristics of gun violence to understand why 100,000 deaths and injuries from guns each year constitutes a risk to health.

Good News from Israel

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 09.05.2014 | Good News
Erin Bernhardt

This story is not meant to underplay the heartbreaking violence. It is not pro-or-con-anything. Its purpose is simply to show a glimpse of love and possible peace in the region. It is also important to note that this is only one of many uplifting stories I was able to find.

Our Journey to Rounding Out a Flat Head

Marco Gonzalez | Posted 09.05.2014 | Parents
Marco Gonzalez

Let me be honest. Before becoming a parent, I felt like I was so clueless with many kid-related things. One thing I just had never heard about... flat head syndrome, aka Plagiocephaly. You may be scratching your round head and thinking, "huh?" I know... that's what I thought, too.

Baha'i, Islam, and Christianity: Binding Up Wounds

Aamir Hussain | Posted 09.02.2014 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I w...

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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.20.2014 | 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 10.19.2014 | 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.