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Pain's Long Reach and Powerful Grip

Jim Moret | Posted 11.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Ask our son about pain. He will tell you about the heavy burden it places on him along with everyone close and important to him. He will tell you that pain is real and it is personal.

Don't Call Me Just A Nurse

Kateri Allard | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

I am a nurse. I didn't become a nurse because I couldn't cut it in med school or failed organic chemistry, but rather because I chose this. This wasn't my plan B. It was my plan A.

WATCH: Father's Final Months Documented For Son In 'I Am Breathing'

HuffPost Live | Posted 09.09.2013 | Parents

In the span of just one year, Neil Platt, a healthy 30-something, became paralyzed from the neck down, due to ALS, or as it's commonly known, Lou Gehr...

They Who Love and Laugh Most Win

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitchell J. Rabin

It has been said by many that life is a game, an assertion with which many agree. But how to win? Some think that accruing great material wealth will...

Dr. Johnson's London: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Why read about 18-century London? It's an instructive read for those bothered by poverty and injustice. Though social conditions for the many have surely improved, the roots of the problems are remarkably and troublingly the same.

The Remarkable Sister Mark - Technical College Grad is Meeting Dental Needs in Africa

Lee Rasch | Posted 10.30.2013 | Impact
Lee Rasch

For well over a dozen years, thousands of people received dental care from a very remarkable woman in Shisong, Cameroon. In the late 1990s, the Terti...

Which Country Will Be First to Cure Paralysis?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.29.2013 | Impact
Don C. Reed

On August 25, Roman Reed became the first person in a wheelchair to cross the new span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. This Friday, he may help buil...

Why Animal Experimentation Doesn't Work -- Reason 2: Animals Don't Get Human Diseases

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Not only do animal models fail to help us better understand human diseases, they often lead us down the wrong path of investigation.

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

Jay Scott | Posted 10.12.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

Are you wondering what exactly I mean by pranks? Sure, I tell my fair share of jokes, but I also like to remind all of Team Alex that we deal with a heavy topic here, so to keep ourselves on the right track, we have fun too.

5 Unexpected Side Effects Of 5 Common Medications

Posted 08.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Some popular drugs may spark odd, unexpected reactions, like color blindness, deja vu and even compulsi...

How to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

Felix Tarcomnicu | Posted 10.09.2013 | Business
Felix Tarcomnicu

Becoming a CNA entails hard work, patience, and willpower. If you are truly determined to be one, keep all these things in mind and you can be sure to be in the right path.

Consuming Antibiotics

Katy Keiffer | Posted 10.05.2013 | Green
Katy Keiffer

Given the dearth of new medications in the pharmaceutical pipeline, consumers must participate in any way they can to ensure the elimination of antibiotics in livestock, save for treating specific illnesses.

A Man with 'Three Big Hearts'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.04.2013 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Two-time heart recipient New Jersey man helps others have their second chance Heart transplants are, in my nonprofessional opinion, miracles: Pre...

You Are Not Your Diagnosis

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

If a doctor were to tell you that you had cancer, how would you feel in that moment? It is hard to have positive expectancy when your mind automatically sees a label or diagnosis as bad.

Which Pain Reliever Is Best for You?

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Posted 07.27.2013 | Fifty

If you've even been confused about whether to take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or naproxen, read on. Here's your user's guide. Tylenol? Advil? Aspirin...

A Seemingly Insane Idea That Actually Struck Gold

Ben Thomas | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Thomas

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgCould we create completely new senses unlike anything in human experience? What would it be like to experience such senses?

LOOK: 17 Silly Scientific Discoveries

Huffington Post | Adam Toobin | Posted 07.25.2013 | Science

A Nobel Prize may have never seriously been in the cards for the Dutch scientists who used MRI scans to image male and female genitals during sex, or ...

The Nobel Prize: Where Are the Women?

Anna Leahy | Posted 09.23.2013 | Science
Anna Leahy

The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.

New Jersey Hero Among Us

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 09.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa Ellen Niver

onathan's daily life in Lucknow, India is working in an office, sitting at a computer and frequently visiting hospitals in rural regions around Lucknow, speaking with doctors, nurses and midwives to identify the barriers to making childbirth safer.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Being Human First

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I am by no means suggesting that every doctor, or members of any given profession, should all be humanities majors. But a general decline in our respect for and attention to the humanities may be at our collective peril.

From Wisconsin to Africa: Technical Education Translates to Lives Saved

Lee Rasch | Posted 09.08.2013 | College
Lee Rasch

Healthcare facilities in Cameroon need much more than staff with medical training. This third world country needs to link clinics isolated by thick ra...

Clinical Karma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Having medical training is a great privilege, and the source of, at times, quite literal life and death power. With that power comes a grave responsibility -- but bearing that is a privilege as well. Medical training is not a product of good fortune, but of willful preparation.

One 'Heart Gift' at a Time

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

On the occasion of the anniversary of our nation's Independence, I generally try to post something patriotic, something real Americana. This year,...

One Year Later: The Biggest Mistakes I Have Made as a Medical Writer

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

The metaphorical "burnout" that physicians are known to experience during the workday also applies to physician writers who consume odd hours outside of an already overbooked week to practice this additional passion within their field.