Help Me Train Doctors

I wish doctors of all specialties were required to take courses on Nutrition for a minimum of 2 ...more

What's Broken About Health Care & How To Fix It

The U.S. healthcare system is broken. Lissa Rankin is a doctor, and yet, because she was diagnosed with high blood pressure in her twenties, and because her husband accidentally cut two fingers off his left hand with a table saw, they're now completely uninsurable under a traditional family health insurance program. This piece summarizes everything Lissa thinks is wrong with the healthcare system in the U.S. -- as well as what can be done do to fix it. ...more
I am really with you on backing up the physicians. They are going to school to learn to help ...more

What Do You Do When the Doctors Can't Figure it Out?

What do you do when you’ve lost it? What do you do when you think you can’t take it anymore? What do you do when you feel trapped or that you want to crawl out of your skin and transport yourself somewhere else, like a beach in Mexico with a double salt Margarita. ...more

Doc From a Bygone Era

My father-in-law, who turned 80 years old earlier this year, is a physician. A real old-fashioned, Hippocratic oath, “keep the good of the patient as the highest priority” physician. ...more

As my daughter turns 4, I'm thankful for health care

In less than a week, my firstborn child, my baby girl Ava will turn 4. While this isn't often considered a major milestone, it is still very dear to my heart, being her mother and all. It got me thinking about how good we have it here in North America. I feel fortunate to live in a country where we have access to things such as clean water, nutritious food and medical care. ...more

 When my daughter was about 5, she got the flu. It was one of the worst cases ever. She ...more

Universal Health Care in America - It's Time for the Truth

It seems that the time for Universal Health Care in America has come...or has it? Other nations have been providing quality health care to their citizens for decades, yet the very mention of the idea here in the States gives rise to claims of Socialist agendas, vitriolic accusations of laziness, and other hateful, ignorant and nonsensical rhetoric. Why does the idea of Universal Health Care seem to bring out the worst in so many people? ...more