New app encourages medical professionals to look at fine art and examine questions of empathy and observation

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Emily Cochrane writes, “He was an Eagle Scout who had passed calculus and spoke some Mandarin. I was determined to meet him.”

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Bob Hall was recovering from yet another surgery when the volunteer first walked into his room. Unfortunately Hall had been in and out of the hospital quite a bit. It had been a rocky recovery since his lung transplant. But the volunteer wasn’t there to check on his lungs or breathing. Instead she asked Hall if we wanted to tell his life story.

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Feeling grateful and able, I donated a kidney to a stranger. The only problem: I made the decision on my own

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Voice-recognition system promises to automate data entry during office visits. While alluring to doctors, the technology poses thorny questions, including whether patients will be comfortable inviting a third-party company with a camera and microphone into a conversation with their doctor

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The choice was unusual, but loving: We wanted them to live without the shadow of their mother’s mortality hanging over them

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Are You My Husband?

January 25, 2019

A biking accident alters the dynamic of a couple’s marriage, for worse (and for better)

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Nonprofit hospitals across the United States are seeking donations from the people who rely on them most: their patients

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