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Empathy Needs to Be Part of the Medical Treatment

Eric J. Hall | Posted 10.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

He was getting first rate medical care but he was not feeling cared for. What seems to be missing in this scenario is empathy, the ability to recognize emotions being experienced by another.

Why Do We Have A Passion For What We Do?

Olayiwola A. Alara | Posted 10.12.2014 | Good News
Olayiwola A. Alara

If you have ever developed one for a vision, a dream, a purpose, a cause where the struggle to see it through seems challenging and overwhelming but you do not know how to stop fighting, you have not lost your mind, your passion is intentional and deliberate, it is what keeps the engine running.

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 10.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

Aborted Thinking

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.

'She Wasn't Her Tumor'

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 10.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

It was only when I saw anesthesia approach out of the corner of my eye, and knew that her undivided attention to me would soon be less so, did I blurt it out: "Why didn't you see a doctor about this sooner?"

The Doctor Who Remembers, or Doesn't

Samyukta Mullangi | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Samyukta Mullangi

The idea that every doctor I see, no matter how frequently, would need to memorize my name, face, and life history in order to qualify as an excellent, caring physician feels like a distorted sentimentality, an invented fiction.

Bachmann Thinks Government Wants To Experiment On Undocumented Children

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) believes that the United States government wants to use thousands of undocumented immigrants for medical experiments, ...

A Spoonful of Support Helps the Medicine Go Down

Uloop | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Uloop

A good attitude and healthy lifestyle goes along with taking medication. Taking pills can only do so much, but if we allow ourselves to accept it instead of marking it with disgust and disappointment, then we will be taking the first step to understand what good medicine can do.

What If Buildings Could Function As Medicine?

Matt Murrie | Posted 09.29.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

If both medications and the environment make physiological and neurological changes in us, could it be possible to design the environment to both engender and habituate attributes and behaviors in ourselves in order to prevent, or even reverse, diseases and disorders?

Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

Public Health Advocacy: Creatively Applying Medical Knowledge to Social Policy

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

I had the honor of being on a panel at the Champion Providers Training, held at the lovely Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco this July. Forty-five physic...

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

It Is So Obvious That You Work the Hospital Night-Shift

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

When we secretly identified your friendship with phrases such as "small doses" and "could go either way," we certainly did not imply a willingness to rid you from our circle of friends, only to see you figuratively and literally slip into the night.

Is This Why We Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories?

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

The idea of conspiracy theories may sound ridiculous to some, but it turns out they're more popular than you thought. A study conducted by Univers...

Perils of Fire Fighting: Too Much Heat and Too Little Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We just got a bracing dose of this reality in a report issued by the CDC. The rate of overweight and obesity is higher among fire fighters -- at 70 percent -- than the general population.

Kick the Therapy Couch to the Curb

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.

Passion and Profession: An Intersection

Chetna Singh | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Chetna Singh

I felt there was a void in my very full life and I needed to do something about it. I was convinced it could only be filled with exercising the submissive creative half and having it play a more dominant role in my life.

Chiropractic: Is it Nature, Medicine or Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Many people assume that chiropractic has always been a non-religious health care option much like modern medicine but less interventionist and more na...

The Pharmacologics of Exercise: Yes, Exercise Is Medicine!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

As health care is reformed in the United States, comprehensive strategies must be included to encourage more individuals of all ages to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, a cornerstone of personal health care reform.

The Line Between Diagnosis And Denial

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

Taking my fraternal twin boys to a doctor is about as reassuring as standing in line for the TSA checkpoint. Both modern medicine and air travel are costly privileges that involve long waits, bodily discomfort, and psychological angst.

WATCH: Getting Ahead Of The Curve -- The Case For Prevention

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:40 - 3:40pm and 4:40 - 5:40pm EST. The problem with prevention is that when it works, no one really notices. Although perhaps not a...

Dare to Be 100: Exercise as Rheostat

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a lifelong fervent advocate for the intrinsic value of physical fitness for the world's biggest health challenges, globesity and aging. I always ...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Breaking It Down: Gluten Sensitivity

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity.