Cecelia Gaffney

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Healthcare and the Human Spirit: Walt Whitman on the Most Important Priority in Healing the Body and the Soul

“There is something in personal love, caresses, and the magnetic flood of sympathy and friendship, that does, in its way, more good than all the medicine in the world.”<p>In the early 1860s, six years after he self-published <i>Leaves of Grass</i>, <b>Walt Whitman</b> (May 31, 1819–March 26, 1892) began volunteering …

Literature

Colleges embrace strategy from health care industry to improve student retention

What can higher education learn from the health care industry?<p>The two sectors have vastly different goals: one educates people, the other keeps them …

Does Your Doctor Have Malpractice Claims? How To Find Out

<i>This is the last article in series that focuses on your rights as a patient—both inside the hospital and out. Previously, I wrote about the Patient’s Bill of Rights, informed consent, medical sherpas, and tips from a cancer survivor on being your own health care advocate. In this article, we’ll</i> …

Paul Ryan trying to save budget, offers to hurt more people harder

House Speaker Paul Ryan is treading ground his predecessor failed on too many times to count: appeasing the nihilists in the House Republican caucus …

Low-level drug offenders find new source of addiction help

SEATTLE (AP) — When pondering how to keep low-level drug offenders out of jail, officials in Albany, New York, faced a challenge: How could they pay …

Bye-Bye: UnitedHealth Exiting All But a Handful of Obamacare Exchanges in '17

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Chief Executive Officer Steven Hemsley said on Tuesday that the company would largely exit the Obamacare exchange market in 2017, following through on a warning he had given late last year that costs appeared to be unsustainable.<p>Hemsley, in prepared remarks made as …

What children can teach us about change, growing up

On the day my oldest child graduated from preschool, I startled myself by bursting into tears in a hallway lined with crayon drawings. I felt an instant sense of nostalgia. A teacher with older children of her own stopped to comfort me. From here on out, she noted wistfully, time would only pick up …

Parenting

Paul Simon Talks Crafting Summer Tour Setlist

Now that Paul Simon has completed his upcoming album <i>Stranger to Stranger</i>, the singer is turning his attention to his upcoming U.S. tour. It kicks off …

Music

Christian Hackenberg: The Mystery Man of the NFL Draft

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Christian Hackenberg will never forget those long, languid Sundays in the autumn of 2013. Those were, he realizes now, some of his happiest college days.<p>Surrounded by a few of his football buddies, Christian would sit in his dorm room at Penn State and watch the New England …

When A Mom Reaches Her Limit

<i>This is a true story from my friend, whom I’ll call Kari. She’s 31 years old, happily married, and has three daughters, 4 years old and under. This</i> …

How to Avoid Your Parents' Parenting Mistakes

Remember when your mom scolded you, and right there, in that moment, you promised yourself that you would never do that to your child... and then, you did.<p>That's because in everyone's life, from birth-to-death, there are only two people: mom and dad. And, all of your emotional interactions are …