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Jeff Schweitzer

Voodoo Medicine: Time to Stop

Jeff Schweitzer | August 12, 2016 | Science
Yes, swimming powerhouse Michael Phelps, purple-spotted from cupping therapy, and your slovenly relative with a beer gut both share a bond -- a weakness in succumbing to the allure of voodoo medicine.
Arianna Huffington

Here's What's Keeping College Students From Getting The Sleep They Need

Arianna Huffington | August 10, 2016 | College
As thousands of young people across the country prepare to head off to college, here are a few findings from the Chegg study -- which surveyed 473 students from a mix of public and private colleges -- that I found most illuminating.
Akash Goel

Mike Pence Is Radically Anti-Public Health

Akash Goel | August 9, 2016 | Politics
In terms of policy, understanding, and regard for public health -- Mike Pence is by all counts an unmitigated disaster.
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Stress Literally Shrinks Your Brain (7 Ways To Reverse This Effect)

Dr. Travis Bradberry | August 8, 2016 | Business
We all know that living under stressful conditions has serious emotional, even physical, consequences. So why do we have so much trouble taking action to reduce our stress levels and improve our lives?
Martin Cetron

Although Risk Of Getting Zika Is Low, It's Still Important To Prevent Mosquito Bites And Practice Safe Sex

Martin Cetron | August 8, 2016 | Travel
As the world comes together for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, there's been a lot of talk about the impact of the Zika virus.
Steffie Woolhandler

Health Care Inequality On The Rise

Steffie Woolhandler | August 5, 2016 | Politics
In health care, as in the rest of American life, the gap between rich and poor is growing.
Carey Gillam

More Coca-Cola Ties Seen Inside U.S. Centers For Disease Control

Carey Gillam | August 1, 2016 | Politics
Coca-Cola has been particularly zealous in recent years in working to counter concerns about consumption of beverages with high sugar content and links between sugary beverages and obesity and other diseases.
Linda Bergthold

The Limits of Google: How Patients Can Find Out What Works In Medical Care

Linda Bergthold | July 27, 2016 | Politics
We are all supposed to be "engaged patients". We are supposed to research our symptoms and diagnoses. But "patient engagement" is one of the most overused and least understood terms in health care discussions today.
Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H.

AIDS: We Must Not Forget

Thomas Kenyon M.D., M.P.H. | July 21, 2016 | Impact
The world's top HIV/AIDS experts are gathering in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference - a meeting that fills me with hope that an opportunity is at hand to finally get the disease under control, but it's an opportunity that is tempered with a little caution.
The Conversation US

Public Health Research Reduced Smoking Deaths -- It Could Do The Same For Gun Violence

The Conversation US | July 8, 2016 | Politics
Prayers are not going to fix the fact that each year 30,000 deaths and many more injuries are caused by firearm violence. Recognizing gun violence for the public health problem it is might.
Greater Good Science Center

How You Argue Could Make You Sick

Greater Good Science Center | June 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
New research from UC Berkeley and Northwestern University, based on how couples behave during conflicts, suggests outbursts of anger predict cardiovascular problems later in life.
Teen Vogue

THIS Is The Scary Stuff That Happens To Your Body During A Heat Wave

Teen Vogue | June 24, 2016 | Healthy Living
While a few hot days might not seem like a big deal, it can have serious consequences if you're not careful. ABC News points out that around 3,000 Americans died between 2006 and 2010 from heat-related illness. As always, check on your elderly neighbors and grandparents - it's not only a good deed, but a good way to stay in the AC.
Juan C. Felix, M.D.

When It Comes To Cervical Cancer, Two Tests Are Better -- And Cheaper -- Than One

Juan C. Felix, M.D. | June 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
The argument has never been to test or not to test. The question is whether to co-test. With these two extraordinary studies, any doubts have been put to rest.
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

5 Health Symptoms Men Should Watch Out For

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | June 16, 2016 | Healthy Living
A doctor's visit is as much a part of a healthy lifestyle as clean eating and consistent exercise. If you have any issues or symptoms, especially any of the below, don't be afraid to speak up and let your doctor know.
Laura J. Morrison

It's Time to Train All Doctors on How to Talk to Patients About End-of-Life Care

Laura J. Morrison | June 16, 2016 | Healthy Living
My neighbor asked me to help her husband die peacefully at home. This was not a request to hasten his death. Distressed by his marked physical deterioration, she reached out to me knowing I am a geriatrics and palliative care physician.

Obama Administration Signs Historic Health Agreement

STAT | June 14, 2016 | Healthy Living
The long-estranged countries will work together on global health issues, including infectious diseases like dengue fever, and the medical challenges that come with aging populations, the department announced.
Melissa Franqui

Prince, Gone 2 Soon, Spotlights the Complexities of Opioid Use

Melissa Franqui | June 7, 2016 | Entertainment
Amid longstanding speculation that Prince died of an overdose, last week, toxicology results confirmed that Prince tragically died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl. He is now one of nearly 19,000 Americans who die from opioid-based medication each year.
Laura Thomas PhD

You Can Keep Your Fad Diets - THIS Is the Most Exciting Development in Nutritional Sciences

Laura Thomas PhD | June 5, 2016 | UK Lifestyle
The future of nutrition is... not what you expect. Sure, we've got epigenetics, and personalised nutrition and that's great and all. But, you know that old saying; breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dinner like a pauper? Well, now we have the science to back that sh*t up. It's called chrononutrition: call your gran, she was right the whole time.
Nathan Gardels

How Science Is Resurrecting the Religious Imagination

Nathan Gardels | June 3, 2016 | World
As far as we know, there is no cure for death, no ingenious algorithm that can program the mysterious breath which at first gives life its form and then corrodes and withers it. It is in this breathing space between womb and tomb that we love, long and become human.
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Most Strokes Are Preventable: Be Informed; Knowledge Is Power!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | May 31, 2016 | Healthy Living
Remember, strokes are preventable. Be informed. Knowledge is power. Make a commitment to be empowered in your health!
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