The oath that physicians take has changed a lot since the original 5th century BC Hippocratic Oath. What do these changes say about medical ethics today?
Chronic knee pain due to injury of the cartilage is common, however, many people are afraid of surgery. They need to understand current treatment options.
Dandruff is common and often embarrassing. It is usually treated with a dandruff shampoo but if it doesn't get better, be sure to consult a dermatologist.
More and more physicians are signing employment contracts as opposed to opening up a practice. If you see any of these 8 concerning contract items when reviewing your contract, it is probably time to negotiate.
A new care model, the multidisciplinary specialist team, has the potential to improve patient care and allow physicians to grow personally and professionally.
Adult children of alcoholics can't go back in time and force their caregivers to make the right choices, but they can seek treatment and advocate recovery.
If we want to reverse the growing trend of suicide in America, we have to take a hard look at the underlying causes, including links to the addiction crisis.
You leave work feeling exhausted day after day. You hope that it’s just a phase. But the longer you wait for it to pass,...
A remarkable study of the genomics and behavior of honeybees has revealed important insights into human behavior and metabolism.
Roughly 1/3 of patients diagnosed with Major Depressive are said to have treatment-resistant depression. TMS may be a good alternative for them.
Pregnancy can have adverse effects on the oral cavity so moms-to-be should be extra vigilant about their oral health during that time.
Doctors working in the field of women's health should be prepared to listen to all concerns presented by patients & take a holistic approach to their care.
Christine Kahan describes the emotional, physical, and financial cost of her and her husband Aaron's infertility journey—destination IVF.
In the 41 years since Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby was born there have been many advances in the infertility field. Here are 41 of them.
BIA-ALCL is a rare lymphoma that is associated with certain types of breast implants. Plastic surgeon Christopher Hess answers questions about the disease.
There are many issues to consider when choosing healthcare coverage including chronic conditions requiring ongoing care & whether your doctor is in-network.
Doctors, patients, and insurers can all benefit from improved transparency in payer-provider relationships in areas ranging from costs to care management.
A family doctor ponders the conundrum of cost & care in the U.S. healthcare system after she stumbles upon a young woman covered in blood.
The El Paso and Dayton mass murders: It is not about violent video games or even mental health., it IS about the easy access to guns. Learning from Japan.
Physicians may endorse step therapy for medical reasons but when it is used solely to save the system money, it can harm people with chronic illnesses.
.A special exhibit in Mexico City's famed Museum of Tolerance displayed U.S. intolerance of Mexican immigrants, It made me feel ashamed of being American.
The majority of organizations undergoing HIPAA audits fail to pass. Here are 3 key recommendations to improve your understanding of HIPAA compliance.
The climate change fuse is lit. We must act now, or we may not be able to prevent the worst health consequences of climate change.
As the political debates about health insurance rages on, the issue of how to improve oral health in the U.S. is largely ignored.
Scientific knowledge is mostly alive and well in America with a majority (~70%) of Americans scoring a medium or high level of knowledge on the Pew survey.
Here are some ways to spot a senior friendly gym that caters to the unique exercise and fitness needs of older adults.
Patient engagement has emerged as a key component of reducing the likelihood of an adverse outcome - both clinical and medicolegal.
An increasing multicultural divide between patients and the healthcare workforce can impede patient engagement and may lead to poor outcomes and higher costs.
The challenges of the new school year can be daunting when you have a special needs child. Here is a checklist to help you get ready.
Google isn’t the only tech company with ambitions to improve public health but it's one of the most visible companies making concerted efforts to enter the field.
Health technologies that improve clinical care & support patient engagement will reinvigorate efforts to improve outcomes. Here are some that lead the pack.
One obstacle to diagnosis of sleep apnea is patient fear of treatment options. They may not know that more patient-centric options are now available.
How can you find a physician that heals with the head, heart, hands & human instinct? This story will help you understand the anatomy of a good doctor.
Living with an alcoholic is traumatic. But when you know how to deal with your alcoholic spouse, life can become better. Here are 7 tips for coping when you have an alcoholic spouse.
Be sure to correct these 10 common mistakes people make in yoga so that you can best reap the many health benefits of yoga.
News stories about sunscreen abound. They claim that they get into your bloodstream, reduce vitamin D, and even kill coral. What's true and what's not?
Plantar fascia release is an invasive procedure that should only be considered in very severe cases that can not be resolved with conservative treatments.
Erectile dysfunction may be an early warning sign of arterial disease because the health of the penile arteries reflects the health of the rest of the arteries as well.
In 2010, I went to Nanjing, China for stem cell therapy (SCT). I have absolutely no regrets. The therapy was to treat a debilitating, progressive...
There are many summer health risks that you might not even consider before you head out the door for a pool party or day on the beach.
This article explores the possible causes of anxiety and includes a discussion of how to choose the treatment approach that is right for you.