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Osteoporosis Drug Blamed For Leg Breaks

ABC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ABC news reported Monday that a growing number of women are experiencing "unusual breaks" in their thigh bones. Now, many are pointing to the popular ...

Book Clubs For Doctors Help To Humanize Medicine

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Doctors, nurses and other health care workers are tapping into their inner Tolstoys to better connect with patients. With incre...

Genius On The Edge: The Drug Addict Who Revolutionized Surgery

Richard Z. Chesnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Z. Chesnoff

Imber's book recounts how the father of modern surgery, a cocaine and morphine addict, performed the first recorded surgical removal of gallstones -- on his mother. At 2 A.M., as she lay on a kitchen table.

Prostate Cancer: To Test or Not to Test?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

To test or not to test? That is the question every man needs to confront with his doctor. The updated 2010 American Cancer Society Guideline for the Early Detection of Prostate Cancer is complicated.

US Military Hospital Ship Comfort Leaving Haiti

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The U.S. military hospital ship Comfort has completed its relief mission in Haiti and is heading home. The Comfort has ...

UN Says Mother-Child HIV Can Be Eliminated By 2015

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — The United Nations says mother-to-child HIV transmission can be eliminated by 2015 if health programs receive increased investments as ...

Real Health Care Reform: Limit Excessive Care and Remove Nonclinical Factors From Medical Decisions

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

It may sound simple, but limiting excessive care and basing medical treatment on science tempered by compassion has proven very difficult to accomplish.

Cost Effective Medical Care

Dr. Dennis Gottfried | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Dennis Gottfried

Physicians ration care daily based on the patient's type of insurance, on our office's ability to obtain preauthorization, on patient's demands, and on the patient's willingness to pay.

Science Merges With Spirituality

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

Evidence from studies on distant healing suggests that consciousness is infinite in space and time. We are immortal, eternal and boundless.

Should Children Have A Right to Die?

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Pediatric aid-in-dying is coming out of the medical closet. In an era of parental rights and child welfare, maybe we are finally ready to grant suffering minors the right to die.

Homeopathic Medicine: Europe's #1 Alternative for Doctors

Dana Ullman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dana Ullman

Numerous surveys have confirmed that people seeking homeopathic treatment tend to be more educated than those who don't. What isn't known is that it's the leading alternative treatment used by Europeans.

Child Mercy Killings: Parents Say Doctors Hastened Death For Kids Dying In Pain

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — It's a situation too agonizing to contemplate – a child dying and in pain. Now a small but provocative study suggests that docto...

Haiti Weather Report: Mostly Foggy With Rain Storms Expected

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Imagine all of the Federal buildings in Washington collapsing in less than a minute killing 30-40% of our government workforce, crippling the tax collection system leaving the government no money to pay salaries or overhead.

Do Doctors in America Turn Away the Uninsured?

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

The uninsured are denied care by doctors all the time. How this denial of care happens, however, is something that nobody in Congress or the media has bothered to discuss

Sexy at 60? We knew that.

Patricia Yarberry Allen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patricia Yarberry Allen

It's officially news: women over 50 have sex lives. But I could have told you that. What I don't understand is how they could set the bar so low. Once a year...and they call that sex?

Movement As Medicine: Spinning And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Agreed, as a nation we most certainly need intelligent HealthCare and Health Insurance reform, but what we are in just as much need of is SelfCare Reform.

AIDS Research: Scientists Report On Way To Derail Spread Of AIDS

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

SAN DIEGO — A successful AIDS vaccine remains elusive, but researchers say aggressive, early anti-viral therapy might provide a way to derail th...

Open Letter to Senator Cantwell Re: Public Option

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Senator Cantwell, I'm not a proponent of big government. My philosophy tends to adequate government, with a price tag that is sufficient to accompli...

Global Health Diplomacy and the Muslim World: How Haiti Will Heal Us

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Collaborative work is emblematic of the increasingly important field of global health diplomacy and the Muslim world has an enormous role to play in this new conversation.

A Heart-Shaped History: How Our Most Essential Organ Became a Saccharine Commodity

Lapham's Quarterly | Posted 02.13.2010 | Healthy Living
Lapham's Quarterly

Though we see it all the time, and teach its meaning to our children, its associations with the organ of circulation, and indeed love, are neither ancient nor instinctive.

Five Reasons Why Evolution Is Important

Steven Newton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steven Newton

Charles Darwin's 201st birthday is today. It's worth celebrating not only because of his great contributions to science, but also because of the practical ways his theory of evolution has improved medicine.

Pope vs. Doctors: How New Vatican Orthodoxy Undermines Medical Ethics and Imperils Your Health

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

By challenging this longstanding system of benign neglect, bishops and zealots may believe they will achieve ideological purity. What they are actually doing is jeopardizing Catholic hospitals and public health.

Sisters Of Charity Of Leavenworth Health System's Medical Practices Spark Outrage

The Colorado Independent | Scot Kersgaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER- In the next few months, as the Kansas-based Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System assumes control of two hospitals in the metro area...

Making Good Decisions About Cancer: One Survivor's Tale

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

Prostate cancer illustrates a flip side to that rote approach to cancer: Sometimes, it seems, cancer isn't something sure to be fatal. And sometimes the cure can be worse than the disease.

How to Be Your Own Placebo

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

But those who recovered against all odds did have one thing in common. At a certain point people who are inexplicably cured know that they are going to recover. Their doubts and fears lift.