doctors & hospitals

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How to Sleep in a Noisy Hospital – 8 Tips for Patients

The irony about hospitals is that you’re supposed to heal, but it’s hard to sleep! These tips for sleeping in a hospital are for patients who want to heal fast and furious. Plus, here’s a brief summary of research showing how sleep disruption affects a patient’s healing process. First, the bad news: research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital shows that there are […]

Dealing With Grief After a Massive Heart Attack

When someone you love dies from a massive heart attack, dealing with grief is the last thing on your mind. Here’s a simple yet powerful way to cope with the grieving process. It’s called a “grief sanctuary”, from a book called Honoring Grief: Creating a Space to Let Yourself Heal. If you haven’t written anything about your loved one yet […]

How to Handle Bad News From Your Doctor

Your life won’t be the same after a doctor’s diagnosis. These tips for coping with bad news from your doctor are from writer, speaker, and college professor Donnell King. “My wife and I were blessed with a special needs daughter who required a lot of care – she was hospitalized 22 times in her first four years of life,” says Donn. […]