The Blessing of Friends, 7 Months Later (PHOTOS) | Mark Hyman, MD

Seven months after the January 12, 2010 earthquake that devastated Haiti, I returned for the third time. This time, not to help the wounded, to perform surgeries, but to help facilitate further funding for the University Hospital and to feel and see with my own eyes what changed, what hasn't and what needs to. The world has moved on to the next disaster, from the BP Gulf Oil Spill to the floods in Pakistan, but the memories of that first week after the quake -- the smells, the loss, the destruction, the extraordinary heart of the Haitian people -- worked its way under my skin. It is a part of me. It is the poorest nation in the Western hemisphere where 55 percent of the population earns le