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Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D.


Is Sleep a Part of Your Weight Loss Program?

Mark S. Aloia, Ph.D. | December 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Monitor your sleep as a part of your weight-loss regimen. Examine your own relationships between amount and quality of sleep and food choices, timing, and energy levels. Give yourself the best opportunity to do well in your attempt to lose weight, and recognize that sleep should not be ignored.
David Katz, M.D.


A Year Nearly Donne: Reflections on the Family of Man

David Katz, M.D. | December 24, 2014 | Healthy Living
Can we even really imagine a world at peace? Can we even imagine seeing one another past the primitive veil of xenophobia, and perceiving the family resemblance? Can we imagine a world where we pull on the common bond of our humanity, and it never breaks?
Linda P. Fried


Public Health Lessons from Ebola in 2014

Linda P. Fried | December 24, 2014 | World
As we steel ourselves to keep combatting this crisis, it's important to highlight the public health lessons learned over 2014. Such crucial lessons will be critical for nations, health systems, and donors to embrace as Ebola evolves and other challenges emerge in 2015.
Jordan Jarvis

Put Patients Over Profits: An Open Letter to the Council on Foreign Relations

Jordan Jarvis | December 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
We applaud the CFR report for drawing attention to NCDs in developing nations, but emphasize that, at this critical time, it neglected to address implications of U.S. trade pressures on the fundamental right of all people to access lifesaving medicines.
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.


At Christmas, I Am Grateful for Good Leadership

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | December 23, 2014 | Healthy Living
Looking forward to 2015, I am hopeful that we will, as a nation, support lifestyle choices and leaders that will support a healthier, safer place to live. We can all aspire to achieve a world without cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Mary Giliberti

Don't Forget Our Anniversary: The Surgeon General's Report

Mary Giliberti | December 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
This month marked the two-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook elementary school tragedy in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. In a report on State Mental Health Legislation in 2014, NAMI noted that on the first anniversary of the tragedy last year, Americans could see progress flowing from both the White House Conference on Mental Health and state legislation. This year, progress has slowed.
Dr. Michael J. Breus


How to Keep Snoring From Hurting Your Relationship

Dr. Michael J. Breus | December 20, 2014 | Healthy Living
There are many good reasons to treat snoring, including restoring sleep quality, guarding against risks to health, and improving daytime functioning. Protecting the health and intimacy of your relationship is another important reason to treat a snoring problem.
Dr. Dean Ornish


For Breast Cancer: It's Not Nature vs. Nurture -- It's Both

Dr. Dean Ornish | December 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
No one has all the answers, so whatever a woman who has the BRCA mutation chooses to do requires courage and an element of faith. And a lot of love and support.
Drew Ramsey, M.D.


It's Sugar Season: How to Cope

Drew Ramsey, M.D. | December 19, 2014 | Healthy Living
Keep what I call the 'Golden Rule of Sugar' in mind as you're going from holiday party to holiday party: Only eat sugar -- whether it comes in the form glucose, fructose or sucrose -- with nutrients, namely, fiber, fats, minerals and phytonutrients from plants.
Myrl Weinberg


Stronger Patient Protections Are Around the Corner

Myrl Weinberg | December 18, 2014 | Politics
While overuse of costly services benefits no one, policymakers should ban cost-sharing arrangements that impede appropriate health seeking behaviors, especially for people with chronic conditions.
Alan Christianson


4 Ways to Get Firm and Cute by Lowering Firmicutes

Alan Christianson | December 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
In a startling study, Dr. Gewirtz at Cornell University showed that the weight of mice could be changed by over 15 percent just by shifting their intestinal bacteria. Along with weight changes, the bacteria present changed the mice's chemistry in ways that could predict heart disease, high blood pressure and risks for diabetes.
Geoffrey R. Stone


A Sensible Anti-Abortion Policy

Geoffrey R. Stone | December 18, 2014 | Politics
For those who are serious about wanting to reduce the number of abortions in the United States, easy access to affordable and effective contraception, and ready advice about the proper use of contraception, is critical.
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.


Ebola 3.0

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | December 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
The current Ebola outbreak underscores that pathogens remain clear and present dangers to humanity, economic development, and national security in an interconnected 21st century world, and we must remain vigilant against them.
Mona Shattell


Registered Nurses Are Ebola Fighters and Scientists/Researchers

Mona Shattell | December 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
If you or someone you care about has benefited from modern day health care, chances are a nurse researcher/scientist was involved in the design or innovation. In fact, those hands that care for you at the bedside may well be delivering interventions pioneered by a nurse scientist.
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP


How to Be a Survivor: Flu Season 2014-15

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | December 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
This year, since the flu shot may not contain the proper viral particles, everyone, but especially those with compromised immune systems, needs to be more aware of their risk for developing the flu. Here are five tips to be a flu survivor this season.
David Katz, M.D.


DNA, Dunkin' and Dingbats

David Katz, M.D. | December 16, 2014 | Healthy Living
DNA, with rare exception, is not destiny. Dinner is -- to a far greater extent than most realize, or than our culture seems inclined to put to any good use. Lifestyle can alter gene expression; we can nurture nature.
Allen Frances


Pro and Con: The British Psychological Society Report on Psychosis

Allen Frances | December 15, 2014 | Science
I agree that it is crucial to attend to the psychological and emotional meaning of all experiences and understand the social context in which they occur. But I do worry that the report creates its own set of unintended problems and may inadvertently perpetuate rather than dispel confusion and stigma, especially for those who have the most severely impairing of psychotic experiences.
Barbara Jacoby

What Are We Doing About Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Barbara Jacoby | December 15, 2014 | Healthy Living
Of course we don't have all of the answers yet, but every single day I am finding more and more information about new drugs, new therapies, new treatments and the promise of so much more on the horizon. So if you think that nothing is being done to help those who are Stage IV breast cancer survivors, I challenge you to take another look at all that is going on around us.
Robin L. Smith


Cancer's Next Big Thing -- Immunotherapy

Robin L. Smith | December 15, 2014 | Healthy Living
While it's true that even immunotherapies are not side-effect free, they pale in comparison to traditional chemotherapy and, by fortifying immune systems, bring the promise of creating healthier bodies that beat back the disease, and mitigate side effects, biologically.
Dr. Lisa Young


Calorie Counts on Menu Boards May Help Us Eat Less

Dr. Lisa Young | December 15, 2014 | Healthy Living
It is my hope that when adopted nationwide, requiring chain eating establishments to post calorie counts of our favorite foods will help us make better food choices and order smaller sizes while also encouraging these establishments to market healthier options with fewer calories.
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