When weighing the risk of heart disease, how the numbers are presented to patients can make all the difference.
July 24, 2014 Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are working on ways to help patients better understand their chances of suffering heart attacks and surgical complications.
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Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, shown here in her home town of Twin Falls, Idaho, decided not to hide the insulin pump she wears to treat Type 1 diabetes during the pageant.
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July 17, 2014 Sierra Sandison couldn't imagine how she would hide an insulin pump during beauty pageants. So she decided to show it off for the Miss Idaho pageant. She won. Type 1 diabetics say they won, too.
July 11, 2014 People who have survived a suicide attempt often have trouble finding a place to talk about suicide risk or a way to help others. So they are going public with their experiences.
June 26, 2014 Results trump courtesies when a person's health is on the line, some people said. No, others responded, saying that proper treatment also requires a human touch.
June 25, 2014 When a man winds up in the hospital after a heart attack, he feels the doctors and nurses treated him poorly. But they have a completely different view. They see his case as a resounding success.
More than 200 people have Walking Gallery jackets that tell the story of their experiences with health and the medical system.
June 7, 2013 There's a story to tell about every family's encounters with the health care system. Some are tragedies. Many are a blaze of enduring hope in the face of suffering and loss. Artist Regina Holliday brings those secret stories to life in her Walking Gallery.
January 19, 2012 A nonprofit group that's trying to get doctors and other health professionals to be more thoughtful about health costs just named winners in an essay contest. Two essays by patients suggest haggling over prices and questioning the necessity of some care can pay off.
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