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Is it Time for Healthcare to Engage Patients as Consumers?

Harry Reynolds | Posted 07.01.2012 | Technology
Harry Reynolds

We are entering the age of the empowered health consumer. Consider that 50 million consumers will enter the individual and exchange insurance market by 2017.

Live, Joy and Wait

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

One thing about spiritual journeys is that they are not sexy. They are not brilliant. I did not become peaceful.

Huge Share Of Doctors Regret Going Into Medicine

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.30.2012 | Business

Becoming a doctor may seem a dream job, but it turns out those already practicing don’t always agree. Only 54 percent of physicians say they’d ...

PHOTOS: Jews And Medicine: Trailing The Magic Bullet

Josh Feinberg | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Josh Feinberg

Through the lens of modern medicine, many aspects of the modern Jewish experience are revealed. From this vantage, we can also observe the complex interaction between science, faith and tradition.

Documentary Follows Native American Spiritual Leader Through Healing Rituals

Posted 04.26.2012 | Arts

Shoshana and Nathan Philips are from the Omaha tribe in northeastern Nebraska, where Shoshana served as a healer and educator. She was diagnosed with ...

Good News: More Americans Can Afford Food, Medicine

Loren Berlin | Posted 04.24.2012 | Money

In another sign that the economy is recovering, Americans' access to basic goods and services is improving, according to a new Gallup survey. The ...

Jeffrey Young

BUFFETTCARE: Warren Buffett Gets All The Health Care He Wants -- So Why Can't We?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

Warren Buffett's prostate cancer diagnosis and his decision to undergo radiation therapy underscores the difficulty of cutting back on medical tests a...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: It's 4/20, Time For Stoned Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 04.23.2012 | Science

2012-04-20-Screenshot20120420at12.54.25PM.jpgI reached out to Dr. Igor Grant, the director of the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research to get a scientific perspective on the benefits of medical marijuana.

We Can Aim for More Than a Long, Sick, Expensive Life

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

The problem is actually that we're living longer, but the longevity is fueled by very expensive chronic diseases that were preventable. The dream of living a long, healthy life has been replaced by living a long, sick life.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Pain And Progress In Burn Care (NSFW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.21.2013 | Science

What actually happens to the body when it catches fire, and what technological advances in burn treatment await on the horizon?2012-04-09-Screenshot20120409at11.24.01AM.png

Obesity Raises Risk From Common Medical Test, Study Suggests

Posted 04.07.2012 | Science

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 04/06/2012 11:04 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Obese people may be exposed to more ...

Let's Stop Wasting Our Dead

Larry Doyle | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics
Larry Doyle

When I die, I would like to be eaten by puppies. I would prefer happy, rambunctious puppies, about eight weeks old and from the same litter if possible.

What Does It Feel Like to Have Bipolar Disorder?

Quora | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Mills Baker, Head of User Experience, Giftly I have bipolar disorder, as does my mother and as did ...

Just What the Patient Ordered

Howard A. Zucker, MD | Posted 05.30.2012 | Impact
Howard A. Zucker, MD

Was Marcus Welby better able to treat the entire patient than Dr. House? It is time for America to create an oral history of the medical profession. These gray-haired physicians may illuminate how we might meld the best of the past and the promise of the future of medicine.

John Celock

GOP Leader Denies Comparing Women To Farm Animals

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday afternoon that would allow the denial of certain ...

Why Does it Seem Most Doctors are Not Compassionate?

Quora | Posted 05.22.2012 | Health and Fitness
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Lou Davis, Emergency Nurse One Sunday a few years ago, one of my colleagues Dan was dealing with tr...

Am I My Genes? The Question Of Fate, Free Will And Genetics

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.07.2012 | Religion
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Some feel that God is the ultimate cause of disease. Others don't know what to believe and ponder the "cosmic roll of the dice." "There has to be a purpose to all this happening," one woman told me. "There has to be."

It's One Of Those Recoveries Where People Can't Afford Food

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

Here in the United States, growing numbers of people can't afford that most basic of necessities: food. More Americans said they struggled to buy f...

An Essential Balance: Preserving Our Commitment to Patient Safety

John J. Castellani | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics
John J. Castellani

If one thing is true about biopharmaceutical research, it's that the quest to bring safe and effective new medicines to patients is anything but a one-size-fits-all model.

A New MCAT and a New Focus for Future Doctors

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 04.29.2012 | College
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

For a profession focused on caring for people, it's a wonder that so little attention is paid to empathy, compassion, or communication skills in the selection of future doctors.

What's The Difference Between A Doctor And G-d?

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

A little while back my father was diagnosed with glioblastoma grade IV. In a word, it is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. The doctors gave him a year. They also gave him options.

Americans Wasting $850 Billion On...

The Huffington Post | Jeffrey Young | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

A proposition from a major physicians group is catching flak for evoking the specter of "rationing" medical care for those in need. But the group says...

Suitcase-Sized Device May Revolutionize Malaria Treatment

AP | By DAVID RISING | Posted 02.16.2012 | Science

BERLIN -- German scientists have developed a new way to make a key malaria drug that they say could easily quadruple production and drop the price sig...

Federal Investments in Scientific Research Must Remain a Priority

Michael Ham | Posted 04.10.2012 | Science
Michael Ham

Pages of facts and statistics cannot adequately describe the impact research has on the lives of everyday Americans and the necessity of federal science funding.

Can Cell Phones Help American Mothers And Babies?

J. Nwando Olayiwola | Posted 04.09.2012 | Impact
J. Nwando Olayiwola

The United States has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the industrialized world. The good news is that there are great tools out there to help. Indeed, a text-messaging service that delivers vital health information to mothers at various stages of their pregnancy and during the first year of their child's life, is one of them.