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12 Ways To Stay Safe In Hospitals

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

By and large, doctors and nurses are well-meaning, and most of the time, the system is working well and you will get good care. However, mistakes do happen. Follow the tips above to make sure that you are safe and well during every hospital stay.

10 Ways You Can Help a Loved One With Alzheimer's Survive Hospitalization

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

Two weeks ago, I got a call that my mother had suffered a stroke, and that she was in the hospital. For someone with Alzheimer's, like her, hospitalization can be a traumatic and sometimes fatal event.

Report: Laura's Law Works for Mentally Ill Los Angelenos

DJ Jaffe | Posted 02.15.2012 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

A little noted Laura's Law Progress Report quietly filed by the L.A. County Department of Mental Health earlier this year shows Laura's Law has reduced the incarceration and hospitalization of people with severe mental illness.

Helping a Sick Loved One Transition From Hospital to Home

Kathryn Haslanger | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Haslanger

The day a family member enters the hospital is the day to start planning for the trip back home. Nobody wants to go to the hospital, but as hospital stays get shorter, an increasing burden is falling on family caregivers.

Why Are Hospitals The Worst Place To Be When You Are Sick?

Judith Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Johnson

I can only hope that healthcare reform will eliminate the reasons why nurses and other healthcare workers repeatedly giggle dismissively as they say that hospitals are the worst place to be if you are sick, that they are hotbeds for infection.

Largest & Longest Study: New Treatment Law Helps Mentally Ill Avoid Incarceration, Homelessness and Hospitalization

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Halloween triple-murder in Bono, Ohio of William Liske, Jr., his wife Susan, and son Derrick has again focused the public's attention on what to d...

Many Americans Overtreated

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The doctors finally let Rosaria Vandenberg go home. For the first time in months, she was able to touch her 2-year-old daughter who had been afraid o...

Disappearing Acts: When friends are gone after a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Dr. Levine, I am reeling from the awareness that certain friends who meant a great deal to me have abruptly turned their back on me no...

More Than Half Million Kids React Badly To Drugs

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — More than half a million U.S. children yearly have bad reactions or side effects from widely used medicines that require medical treat...

7 Ways To Stay Out 0f The Psych Ward

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

It's been three years since I've dined in the community room of a psych ward with some fellow depressives...trying to slice a piece of rubber turkey w...