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Helping Families Understand Palliative Care – Part I

As a doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, I’ve seen firsthand the enormous impact that caring for someone with a serious medical condition can have on a caregiver’s daily life—from managing medications to dealing with physical and emotional stress. I’m also a palliative care specialist and it’s one of my goals to help patients and caregivers understand what […]

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Anxiety in Teens: 3 Reasons to Tell Your Story Online

During the peak of my anxiety disorder as a teenager, the first thing I did was turn to the web. I sought information on what was going on, where to find services for help but first and foremost, to know I wasn’t alone. One of the most powerful ways technology has enhanced the lives of individuals is the ability to […]

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A Tale of Two Kidneys: Liam’s Story

At two months of age, baby Liam was diagnosed with end stage kidney failure. Not exactly what you think you’re going to hear when you think your baby has a case of terrible colic. The diagnosis came with a realization that not only was the health of their baby in grave danger, but that they would need to make huge […]

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A Devoted Father with Guillain-Barré Walks His Daughter down the Aisle

After a business dinner in Virginia, 59-year-old Bob C. felt ill enough to call 911. Good thing he did: just hours later, he was unconscious and on life support. Doctors struggled for weeks to tease out his eventual diagnosis: Guillain-Barré Syndrome. His daughter, Caitlin, found out her father was sick from a phone call, but their family wanted to let […]

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Finding a Positive Outlook to Help Others Heal

When Candice S. learned her husband, Tim, had been in a skydiving accident, she was more than 60 miles from the hospital—a three hour drive in rush-hour traffic. The doctors at the trauma center filled her in on the injuries when she arrived: fractured skull, three brain bleeds, and split chin to name a few. Tim was classified as an […]

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