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Americans Help Heal Syria's Wounded

Common Ground News Service | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Common Ground News Service

Frustrated by the news of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, Liza Hoover, a pediatric nurse from Seabrook Island, South Carolina, wanted to use her medical training to make a difference.

Pop A Pill, Stop Worrying About Death?

Posted 04.19.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 04/17/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience Acetaminophen, the main ingredient in some pain relievers like Tyl...

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte April 16, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigati...

Drawing Inspiration From TEDMED's 'GroupInspire'

Dr Layla McCay | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr Layla McCay

As the TEDMED-branded buses trundle into town, as the TEDMED-branded delegates converge on the Kennedy Center, and as the TEDMED-branded GroupInspire washes over the crowd, I will grip my drawing pen and wonder: Can GroupInspire strike twice? Come on, TEDMED. Hit me.

The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness

Marianne Kuzujanakis | Posted 06.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis

Contrary to common stereotypes, giftedness is not synonymous with high academic achievement. The gifted student archetype, while expected to be a mature classroom leader, does not fit all gifted students.

Medicine's 'Hard Drive' Is Crashing

Ida Sim, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Ida Sim, M.D., Ph.D.

When 75 percent of our medical costs are for chronic diseases that are largely due to poor lifestyle habits, where are the studies on prevention? On behavior? On effective patient-doctor or public health strategies?

Money, Medicine and Myopia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I can't say, on the basis of evidence, that NIH is misdirecting vast fortunes from where they could do the most good within our lifetimes. But I certainly do believe it. What I can say is that biomedical research dollars are subject to the same myopia that tends to dominate our personal lives.

WATCH: What Doctors Don't Know About the Drugs They Prescribe

Ben Goldacre | Posted 04.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Ben Goldacre

2013-04-05-goldacrepullDoctors need the results of clinical trials to make informed choices, with their patients, about which treatment to use. But the best currently available evidence estimates that half of all clinical trials, for the treatments we use today, have never been published.

What 'Breathprints' Can Tell About You

| Posted 04.04.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki What makes your body different from everyone else's? Maybe you're thinking fingerprints or the DNA that you leave on everything yo...

Freud Would Build an App for That: Bringing Modern Tech to an Analog Practice

Melissa Thompson | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Melissa Thompson

Freud knew we could not fully understand the biology of the brain, and consequently, his approach was more art than science. Now, science is getting closer to creating the holistic puzzle to help scientist solve pervasive challenges for brain health.

Our Comfortable Affliction

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The heroes of our flavor-of-the-day news cycles are not those who prove to be right or actually know what they are talking about. The heroes on any given day are the iconoclasts, conspiracy theorists, and -- just plain wing nuts. Affliction is the plat du jour, and these -- its master chefs.

Weird Way Lyme Disease Outfoxes Immune System

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 03/22/2013 12:52 PM EDT on LiveScience The bacterium that causes Lyme Disease substitut...

For Young Kids, Medicine Poisoning Can Happen Faster Than You Think

Kate Carr | Posted 05.22.2013 | Parents
Kate Carr

Regardless of how it happens, it only takes a few seconds for curious children to get into medicine that could make them very sick or worse. That's why it's important to take a look around your house to make sure all medicines and vitamins are up and away and out of sight.

Mahmood Digs U2

Dr. Raghu Venugopal | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Dr. Raghu Venugopal

Nothing beats having fun in medicine and helping a child get through a potentially painful procedure. Was it Bono in action on stage, a great song by an incredible band or a cool little gizmo that helped Mahmood and me get this test done?

Why Your Physician Should Get Serious About Your Happiness

Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Shane J. Lopez, Ph.D.

We all complain about health care costs, but when we're sick we want ready access to the best care available. So none of us would trade a short cab ri...

What Doctors Should Be Telling You About Sex

Joan Price | Posted 04.28.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

Have you ever consulted your doctor about your aging, changing sexual responsiveness or about reclaiming your sexuality when you have a medical condition or take meds that make sex more difficult?

Faith As Inoculation At Tokyo's Health Temples

Gail Nakada | Posted 04.27.2013 | Travel
Gail Nakada

Koganji has been drawing hopeful health seekers to Sugamo since 1656. Believers come to pray to the powerful Togenuki Jizo statue.

WATCH: Inside A Sword Swallower's Body As The Blade Slides In

Posted 02.24.2013 | Science

Sticking a blade down your throat might not be the safest thing to do, that's for sure. But as the world marked the seventh annual World Sword Swallow...

An Interrogation Center at Yale? Proposed Pentagon Special Ops Training Facility Sparks Protests (Democracy Now!)

Democracy Now! | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Students and alumni at Yale University are organizing against a proposed campus center to train Special Operations Forces in interview techniques. The...

What's In Dr. Oz's Medicine Cabinet?

Posted 02.22.2013 | OWN

By Mehmet Oz, MD It may not look as cluttered as your garage or basement, but of all the storage spaces in your home, your medicine cabinet pro...

Bionic Eyes and Science's Big Step Forward

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 04.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Howard Steven Friedman

This past week, the FDA approved the Argus Retinal Prosthesis System ("Argus II"), a medical device that is truly a major step forward.

When Patients Do Nothing: Illness and Inertia

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.08.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

One of the most daunting public health challenges is getting people to take care of themselves in the most basic ways.

Are Doctors the Canary in the Coal Mine of Medicine?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 03.28.2013 | Business
Dike Drummond, M.D.

High patient volumes, the hassles of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), political uncertainty and changing reimbursement rates are all cited in surveys and online forums as new and increasing sources of stress for doctors.

Fighting Cancer: New Uses for Old Drugs

Dan K. Morhaim, M.D. | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan K. Morhaim, M.D.

Opportunities are being missed, and time and money are being wasted. We all know people who are struggling with cancer and the intense challenges of the current treatment protocols. The needs are urgent and the time to act is now.

Doctors or Dinosaurs?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

When you visit your physician -- or general practitioner -- what usually happens? They usually give you a referral. Even if you don't have the type of insurance that requires referrals, if you have anything that requires a skill set beyond giving a flu shot, you will be referred elsewhere.