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Entries by Laura Schocker from 07/2011

13 Must-Know Facts About Joint Replacements

Posted 07.04.2011 | Healthy Living

Thanks to better rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatments in the past 20 years, fewer middle-aged people need joint replacements today. In fact, a...

Are Romance Novels Hazardous To Your Health?

Posted 07.07.2011 | Healthy Living

You knew your summer beach read wasn't exactly brain food, but could it actually be bad for your health? In an essay published in the latest editio...

13 Essentials For Your At-Home First Aid Kit

Posted 07.12.2011 | Healthy Living

Accidents happen -- often when you least expect it. So instead of scrambling for the right materials after a scrape, burn or sprain, gather all of you...

Carmageddon: Los Angeles Hospitals Brace For Emergencies

Posted 07.15.2011 | Healthy Living

With Los Angeles bracing itself for 'Carmageddon' -- an unprecedented 53-hour shutdown of a 10-mile stretch of one of the city's (and the country's!) ...

How Do I Talk To Someone With Depression?

Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...

8 Surprising Sweat Triggers

Posted 07.19.2011 | Healthy Living

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Michele Bachmann's Migraines: Sexism And Stigma Rage On

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living

Roughly 36 million Americans suffer from migraines. Michele Bachmann is one of them. And now, her politics aside, critics are seriously questioning whether this one factor is enough to disqualify her from the pursuing the presidency.

What's A Calorie? (And More Nutrition Buzzwords Defined)

Posted 07.21.2011 | Healthy Living

There are a lot of terms that get thrown around in health articles. But do most of us actually know what they mean? Of course you can use the word cal...

Home Remedies Straight From The Kitchen

Posted 07.21.2011 | Healthy Living

Have mustard, raisins and a bottle of gin in your kitchen cabinet? You may have a first-aid kit without even knowing it. "You'd be amazed how many...

America's Most (And Least) Walkable Cities

Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living

Can you walk to your local grocery store, restaurants and other amenities? Or does each trip require a car ride? The answer may have an impact on y...

Is It Safe To Pee In The Pool ... And Other Water Safety Questions

Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Beach read? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Cold Drink? Check. Chlorine-resistant germs? Think again. Each year, people in the United States make hundreds...

The Great Wake-Up Program: My Dysfunctional Relationship With Sleep

| Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living

Sleep and I have a dysfunctional relationship. So it's time. Sleep and I need a therapist. Yesterday, the Huffington Post Media Group and LARK launched their new wellness initiative, The Great Wake-Up Program.

15 Obvious Health Headlines

Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Health journalists get a lot of flack for selecting the sensationalized headline that borders on the misleading. But sometimes they're guilty of t...

How Do I Talk To Someone With An Eating Disorder?

Posted 07.27.2011 | Healthy Living

Have a loved one diagnosed with depression? Cancer? The thought of talking to that person can be scary and awkward. What do you say? What is polite, a...

What Nutritionists Order When Eating Out

Posted 07.28.2011 | Healthy Living

A new study has found that only 1 out of 6 diners pay attention to posted nutrition information on menus -- and while some is better than none, the re...