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10 Life-Threatening Mistakes You Might Make With Your Doctor

With our health care system as broken as it is, it’s easy for patients – myself included – to fall into the role of victim and blame others when things don’t go our way. But are you doing what you can…

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5+ Things To Know Before Getting a Mammogram

Ahhh being a woman. It comes with many joys and unique talents. It also comes with extra bodily issues that men rarely have to deal with. Like a monthly cycle. Or child birth. Or the fear of losing ou…

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3 Reasons Health Insurance Could Rock Your World

UPDATE: The health insurance marketplace is officially open! If you haven't been able to afford insurance in the past, now is the perfect time to read upand sign up. We’ve told you some reasons…

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Is Your Doctor Lying to You?

Is your doctor being completely honest with you? Are you sure? A new study, led by researchers from Harvard Medical School, indicates that some doctors refuse to tell their patients the whole truth…

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Should Employees Pay More if They’re Unhealthy?

There is a major change brewing in health care. Many people are realizing the benefit of shifting the focus from treatment of diseases to prevention. The reason is clear; it's not only better to stay …

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Is There Scientific Proof We Can Heal Ourselves?

In my first TEDx talk, The Shocking Truth About Your Health, I introduced the idea that optimal health requires not just a good diet, daily exercise, and plenty of sleep, but also healthy relationship…

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Has The Health Care Industry Lost Its Moral Compass?

Medicine is filled with good people doing the best they can to operate in a bad system. In my experience, most people in the health care industry are doing their jobs well. They just don’t realize tha…

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76-Year-Old Doctor Still Fighting for the Poor

For millions of Americans, health insurance is an unaffordable luxury. Fifty million U.S. citizens have none. A public health system exists, but it's only for those below the poverty line. Increasingl…

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The Doctor-Patient Relationship: Part Three

Awhile back I wrote an article about how medicine is a spiritual practice, and in response, I received an email from a surgery resident at Columbia University that left me in tears and inspired me to …

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Mother’s Day Matters: Women for Women and World Of Good

Imagine a world where no women are abused, no women live in poverty, all women are literate, all women have healthcare, and all women have the economic independence to help themselves and their family…

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