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Medical Boundaries: Which Are Necessary?

Judith Acosta | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

There was a time, not that long ago, that a doctor was not a deity surrounded by the impermeable membrane of incomprehensible technology. A doctor was just another member of the community.

Health Care 101: Dealing With Your Difficult Patient

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

A friendly reminder to those just starting out in their respective health care positions: Your patient demographic will not be solely be made up of sweet old grandmothers telling you how lovely you look in scrubs or a white coat.

Cara Santa Maria

People Still Get Leprosy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science

I've got to be honest: when I think of leprosy, I think of Jesus. Often regarded as a vestige from a bygone era, I was surprised to learn (from a read...

Set Fire to Your Metabolism

Howard Meyer | Posted 09.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Howard Meyer

With all the talk today of fad diets, health scares and conflicting studies, it's nice to know there is a still common sense. Basic knowledge of health issues and diet can be attained by any person and does not go out of style.

A Guide to Becoming a Doctor in a Family of Doctors

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.19.2012 | College
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Listen. I know that you are in your junior year in college. I know that you are now in the throes of career-choice turmoil. I understand that the only council you have is the flock of physician family members sitting at the edge of their seats.

Infertility Causes Could Be Explained By Sperm Sequencing

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Women

By Katherine Harmon  | July 19, 2012 | Less than a decade after the first full human genome was mapped, technology has arrived to decode the f...

Why This Type Of Birth Control Is Becoming More Popular

Posted 07.19.2012 | Women

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 07/17/2012 04:57 PM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Women in the U.S. are increasingly using long-acting methods o...

From Dildos To Cyborgs: The History Of Human Enhancement In Pictures

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

What does it mean that there are over 5,000 cosmetic surgeons in the United States when there are acute shortages of primary care physicians? What...

For Independence Day and the Summer Holiday, Take Along Some Great Reading on Health, Medicine and Science

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

As you declare your independence this week and we splash the skies with patriotic fireworks and stirring music, don't forget to stash some great summer reads in your tote for that annual retreat to the mountains or shore.

If We Don't Ask, They Won't Tell

Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Ranit Mishori, M.D., MHS

His physical exam was always completely normal, save for some scars on his back and thighs, surely from his construction job. Basic lab tests showed nothing abnormal. I just couldn't put it together. What was I missing?

Ron Dicker

FTC Complaint Targets Claritin Film Tie-In

HuffingtonPost.com | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business

Health-advocacy groups filed a joint complaint with the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, aiming to stop pharma giant Merck from using "Madagasca...

Stem Cells Headed For Prime Time, Clinical Trials Suggest

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Science

By Dennis Normile YOKOHAMA, JAPAN—For more than a decade, stem cell therapies have been touted as offering hope for those suffering from genetic a...

How Marijuana Has Reshaped Colorado

Ryan Glasspiegel | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics
Ryan Glasspiegel

Damien LaGoy strides down 13th Avenue towards Gyspy House, a small coffee shop in Denver, with a bounce in his step. Atop a gaunt, 110-pound frame wit...

The Summer Shows Are Out of the Gate

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 08.05.2012 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Rizzoli & Isles, Franklin & Bash, and Royal Pains are all vying for the summer audience. They all have potential but if any show is going to sink it will be Franklin & Bash.

Nurses, Patients Voice Frustration Over Avoidable Hospital Staffing Crisis

Michelle Chen | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

The National Nurses Union and California Nurses Association, a founding affiliate, have called for RN-to-Patient staffing ratios, which would help ensure a set number of qualified nurses proportionate to the patient population.

Blood-Mimicking Breakthrough May Save Lives On Battlefield

Posted 05.31.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/30/2012 05:59 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Wounded soldiers or surgery patients could soon get new...

New Take On Needles Could Save Lives, Say Researchers

Posted 05.26.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 05/25/2012 10:57 AM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Getting a medical injection in the future should be much le...

The Quality of Mercy

John P. Howe, III, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
John P. Howe, III, M.D.

As Americans remember the sacrifices of our military on Memorial Day, I also recall the thousands of Project HOPE volunteers dispatched across the globe over the years to bring health and healing to foreign shores.

Curious Chemistry Of Traditional Treatment Gets New Explanation

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 05.22.2012 | Science

Castor oil may have a bad rap among people who were force-fed spoonfuls as children, but it’s no myth that the tonic has health effects. Now, scient...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Is Stem Cell Treatment As Advanced As You Think?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 05.21.2012 | Science

2012-05-21-Screenshot20120521at3.05.45PM.jpgIn the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind's most challenging diseases. Unfortunately, the future is not now. And stem cell scammers know this all too well.

Zach Carter

An Idea To Fix Killer Costs Of Lifesaving Drugs

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is promoting a new plan to encourage the development of better, cheaper prescription drugs: an innovation fu...

Sharing Office Cubicles... and Diagnoses

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 07.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

Coworkers occupy peculiar in-between roles in our lives. Most days, we spend at least half of our waking hours with them. Disclosing our personal problems to them can offer advantages, generating social support, or can prompt stigma and discrimination.

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 ...