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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...

2014 Is the Year of Health

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Each year takes on a unique character, so will this be the year of midterm elections, the year of political revelations, the year of electric vehicles...

20 Things I Couldn't Say To My Fertility Doctor

Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg | Posted 04.05.2014 | Parents
Kathryn Kefauver Goldberg

Infertility hurts so far beyond the baby. It's about my marriage, my friendships and my ability to picture a future. It's about my body, and whether everything I've been told about personal power is true.

From Physician Burnout To Mindful M.D.

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Mindfulness-based practices are not just a hobby for our free time or just a marketing trend. It is a way of living that can prevent or even heal career burnout. What if I had realized this earlier in my career as a physician?

Return on Your Investments, for Life

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

When you fall in love, at first it might feel like that relationship is the only thing that matters. If you stay in that mode for too long without reg...

The Day My Daughter Fell

Dustin Fisher | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Dustin Fisher

On a Wednesday in late May, I brought my 11-month-old Mabel back inside from a walk. I had just received my wife's text message that she was on the Metro and I was in a hurry to get the baby dinner before we left to pick her up. As I was holding the frozen fish under the faucet, I heard a loud crash.

Healthcare "Formularies": The REAL Obstacle to Reasonable Care

Jeffrey P. Colin | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey P. Colin

What is happening to patients is that their treatment is being directly impeded by policies that are not in their best interests. And worse, no one in our government or in the health care plans appear to be the least bit concerned.

How HGH Made Me a Bigger Person

Oral Fixation | Posted 03.19.2014 | Teen
Oral Fixation

There it is. Sitting on my dresser is the team picture. That team picture that I hate. I don't hate it because we lost that game. I hate it because I come up to the chest of the next shortest player on the field. At nine years old and less than four feet tall, I was embarrassingly small.

4 Steps To Remember When You Know Something Is Wrong

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hamady

Some things are worth fighting for, no matter what other people might say or think. Your child is certainly one of them.

I Guess I Never Really Wanted to Become a Doctor

Cate Pane | Posted 03.16.2014 | Parents
Cate Pane

In this era of hyper-parenting, how do we prevent ourselves from turning our kids into trophy children who make us proud by their successful career paths? At the same time, how can we best support their search for a good fit in a career?

Will 2014 Move Past the Private/Public Health Care Debate and Onto Preventative Health?

Richie Etwaru | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Richie Etwaru

We are at a crossroads of a historic inflection point where human health care could tip from a focus on cure to one on prevention. At the risk of sounding like a Miss America contestant describing her platform to "change the world," that's precisely the kind of radical paradigm shift I'm proposing.

10 Best New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?

Magnificent Mildred

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

"Do you know my grandson: Doctor Accordino?" That was my grandmother's go-to question to any apparent medical professional who entered her hospital ro...

Medical Care Under Threat in 2013

Donna McKay | Posted 03.01.2014 | World
Donna McKay

In Bahrain, physicians remain imprisoned during the holidays simply for doing their job. Turkey is considering a bill that seeks to criminalize emergency medical care. And in Syria, the attacks against physicians have reached such epidemic proportions as to constitute war crimes, exacerbating an already massive humanitarian and human rights crisis.

George Bailey and a St. Luke Haiti Christmas

Wynn Walent | Posted 02.25.2014 | Impact
Wynn Walent

As the ball drops in New York City, and as we sing "Auld Lang Syne" again, our friends in Haiti will be at the hospital treating patients, and grateful as always, for the chance to do so.

10 Steps You Should Take Now to Protect Your Health in 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You need to take charge of your medical care now more than ever. If you do this well, you will have confidence in the future. Letting things just happen around you may lead to bad decisions, serious undiagnosed illness, suffering, disability, and sometimes even death.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

Making Sense Of How Prescription Drugs Are Bought And Sold

David Belk | Posted 02.14.2014 | Fifty
David Belk

Well, we need to understand the surreal world in which prescription drugs are bought and sold in the U.S., and how they're different from just about anything else you might buy.

How Do I Fail Thee? Let Me Count the Ways...

Kateri Allard | Posted 02.12.2014 | Health and Fitness
Kateri Allard

Failures of the medical field are incredibly complex, but like so many other things, fixing them is started with lessons learned in kindergarten. Stay safe. Wash your hands. Tell the truth. Say you're sorry. Use your words

23andGUVMT -- Health and Safety or What? An Antiestablishment Perspective

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

In effect, the argument the FDA makes is that people are too ignorant or irresponsible to have access to information about their own body. This is the heart of the issue, and it is a troubling argument.

WATCH: Why You Should Visit Your Doctor With 'Suitable Skepticism'

Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living

When you come face to face with a medical diagnosis, one of the biggest challenges is combing through the research and making an informed decision. Bu...

Here We Go Again...

Heather Von St. James | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

So say what you will, Dr. Negativity. My dad will beat this, just like I did; and we will once again prove you wrong. Maybe next time, you should get all the facts before you dash someone's hopes into the ground.

America's Future Doctors: Immigrants and the Medical Profession

James Witte | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
James Witte

Under these circumstances proper planning is critical to the future success of the country's health care system, especially as it takes almost 10 years to train a physician.

The Amazing Story Of An American Medical Team In The Philippines

Civil Beat | James Ireland | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact

Two days after super Typhoon Haiyan flattened the Central Philippine Islands of Visayas, the Mammoth Medical Mission team from California landed in Ma...