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Proposed Food Label Changes a Win With Physician

Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D.

The impetus for change is to make nutritional information easier to understand, so that consumers can pick up products on the grocery shelf and easily determine if it's a good choice for themselves and their family. However, nutrition labeling is tricky for a variety of reasons.

Senator Coburn's Obamacare Moment: What It Tells Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

The decision made by Senator Coburn was a difficult one. He took the last option and decided to pay cash to continue his care with his former oncologist. And even more courageously, he made his story and decision public.

10 Lessons I've Learned Living With a Chronic Disease

Dr. Soania-Mathur | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soania-Mathur

Each of us is challenged in some way, be it in our health, our finances, our occupations or our interpersonal relationships, and many of the same principles that I learned on my particular journey are hopefully relevant regardless of the challenge you are facing.

The Difference: Time Off vs. Work-Life Balance

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

These three steps are essential to transforming simple time off, holidays and vacations into meaningful life balance for doctors and other busy people.

6 Medical Tips On Choosing HPV Vaccination For Your Daughter Or Son (Or Not)

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

No one wants to talk about it, but HPV (human papilloma virus) is common, sexually-transmitted, and can cause suffering and reduced quality of life. This is serious stuff, and you should take a moment to think about it now.

Mobile Health Lets Doctors Practice Like It's 1950

Zachary Landman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Zachary Landman

Sixty-three years ago, my grandfather suffered a heart attack. His physician arrived at the house upon receiving a call from the family, quickly made the diagnosis, ensured his stability, and recommended that he relax and enjoy life outside the hustle and bustle of the city for a while.

In Response to 'The Biggest Medical Discovery of Our Lifetimes'

Omar Shakir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Omar Shakir

It is a dangerous assertion that functional medicine treats the patient as a whole whereas conventional medicine does not.

Tips for Improving Your Next Visit to the Doctor

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

Understand what you are being told before the physician leaves the exam room. You are paying for this time with the physician, so get your money's worth.

The Physician-Patient Relationship

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

Physicians need to lose the paternal attitude, embrace the new doctor/patient paradigm and gain some new partners who can help us prevent disease, manage big health global concerns (heart disease, cancer, hypertension) and shape a healthier world.

The Double Tragedy of Medicine's Battlefield Mentality

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Most of the physicians I have worked with and/or coached have their own version of this story, something bad that happened followed by complete isolation. It has hurt us all. Let's vow to end this compounding of the natural tragedies that occur in our profession.

Why Doctors Make Lousy Leaders and Three Ways to Get Better Quickly

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Why do doctors make such lousy leaders? In this modern era of health care innovation and change, it is typically the physicians who have to be dragged kicking and screaming into the future rather than taking their natural leadership role in improving health care.

Deepak Chopra Shares Path Towards Inner Peace Is Filled With Flaws, Distractions and Technology (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 12.02.2012 | Books
Shira Lazar

Acclaimed author and physician Dr. Deepak Chopra stopped by What's Trending with his son, Gotham Chopra, to talk about the family dynamic behind Gotham's documentary, "Decoding Deepak," and what we can expect from Deepak's 66th book, God: A Story of Revelation.

Burnout Presents Differently in Male and Female Doctors

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Numerous studies have shown that an average of 1 in 3 practicing physicians is suffering from symptomatic burnout on any given office day, worldwide, regardless of specialty.

Can Digital Medicine Exert a Placebo Effect?

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Is the placebo effect something that demands the presence of a living human -- or can we program it into a cell phone app? What happens to health care...

"Too Cuticle for Words"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.07.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I can just imagine the lead of my obituary: "Jerry Zezima, a longtime newspaper columnist and certified public nuisance, died yesterday of complications from a hangnail. He was 58."

RIP Marcus Welby, MD

Dave Chase | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Dave Chase

What happened to the old family doctor represented by Marcus Welby? Insurance killed him. Fortunately, new practice models are changing that.

New Book Explores Van Gogh's Doctor

AP | By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL | Posted 06.18.2011 | Arts

-- "Leaving van Gogh" (Spiegel & Grau), by Carol Wallace: Although he merely dabbled with paint and brush, French physician Paul Gachet occupies a si...

8 Ways To Help Your Doctor Meet Your Expectations

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

You are upset, feel "blown off" and no closer to a solution for your problem. What went wrong? You knew what you wanted going in to the visit, why did you come out empty handed?

An American Doctor Packing Scrubs for Afghanistan

Seema Jilani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Seema Jilani

After many experiences in global health in Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and Palestine, and the Balkans, I am older, but only mildly wiser. I am now plunging head first into a medical trip to Afghanistan working with CURE International.

Letter to Congress: Physicians and Hospitals Need Protection Too

Dora Calott Wang, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dora Calott Wang, M.D.

Thank you for giving us the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, and the new Patient's Bill of Rights. Next, how about a Physician's Bill of Rights? Physicians and hospitals need protection from health insurance companies too.

Obesity: The World's Domestic Dilemma

David Kirchhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Kirchhoff

With an estimated 1.6 billion obese or overweight people in the world, the current obesity crisis is one of those critical issues that will test our global community's strength.

Find Yourself A Good Doctor

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Above all, value humility in your physician. Find a doctor who utters the words, "I don't know" and you've found true gold.

Are Doctors Spending Enough Time With Patients?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As a physician I realize that some may think I'm being blasphemous by taking this position but, I wonder, in some cases not all, why we as patients pay so much money for so little time with our physicians.

Louis Bair, Grand Junction Doctor, Accused Of Inappropriate Sexual Contact

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Dr. Louis Bair, a physician in Grand Junction, has had his medical license suspended in response to allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with s...

Coke Bribes Family Physicians Association for Cheap

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hemi Weingarten

What exact role do sugar laden beverages such as Coca Cola, Vitamin Water, and others play in a healthy lifestyle? None. You don't need an educational program to figure that one out.