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Saving Lives

Joining the Smallest Club in America

Jack Doueck | Posted 11.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Doueck

The day arrived, and I lay on the bare operating table, with my eyes closed and my mind at peace. When I opened them three hours later I knew that someone had just received the gift of life. I smiled as I knew that I had just joined the smallest club in America.

I Refuse to Address Any Doctor as "Doctor"

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.21.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Doctors are just regular people doing a job. And as in any occupation, most regular people are pretty incompetent. Heck, my stock broker wants me to invest in the Mariah Carey Glitter sequel.

Newtown, Hartford and Across America: Searching for Heroes in The Sweetest Land

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I would not presume to think that I can understand the experience of urban residents whose cities are under siege from chronic gun violence. But I d...

WATCH: Seeing Incredible Acts Of Humanity, From Anderson Cooper

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

When Anderson Cooper, award-winning journalist, joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he shared some of the most touching things he has witnessed during hi...

What I Learned After My Friend's Baby Died

Jenny Isenman | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

The ER that she went to said her daughter had a simple cold. They made her feel neurotic. They made her feel overprotective and ignorant.

Checklists And Teamwork Lower Number Of Surgery Deaths

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO — Which hip is being repaired? Is this the right anesthesia? Do we have all the right surgery tools? Answering such basic questions from ...

Good Samaritan Saves 9 Lives From Burning Niagara Falls Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Good Samaritan Jamie Perkins rushed to the aid of sleeping family members inside a Niagara Falls, N.Y. home early Friday morning. WIVB News reports h...

Keith McVey, Ohio Letter Carrier, Saves Lives While He Delivers Mail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For almost 30 years, Keith McVey has delivered mail in the same neighborhoods of Akron, Ohio. Over the years, he's saved three lives along his postal ...

Richard Gaylord Jr., 81-Year-Old, Honored By The Red Cross For 272 Blood Donations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The American Red Cross has honored Richard Gaylord Jr. for his 272nd blood donation. WWLP reports Gaylord has donated 34 gallons of blood over the yea...

India: Will Pharma, Trade Agreements Shut Down the Pharmacy of the Developing World?

Tido von Schoen-Angerer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tido von Schoen-Angerer

India has become "the pharmacy of the developing world." Without affordable Indian generic medicines, millions of lives saved by Doctors Without Borders and other organizations over the past decade would otherwise have been lost.

Homeless Man Saves Clarice Jeffrey, 97-Year-Old Woman, From Fire

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Ninety-seven-year-old Clarice Jeffrey was sound asleep in her Bakersfield, Calif. home when fire broke out just after midnight on Wednesday morning. ...

Sherry Hanson's Story: Landlord Dan Hunt Saves Her Life By Donating Kidney

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For years, Minneapolis woman Sherry Hanson suffered from kidney disease, forcing her to go to dialysis three times a week. The process left her exhau...