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Lisa Chau

Rising Prescription Pricing Has Dire Consequences

Lisa Chau | May 27, 2016 | Healthy Living
The relentless hyperinflation of drug prices needs to end, but it won't happen without major changes in policy. Some actions or proposals have included (but are definitely not limited to):
Pooja Mehta

The Medical Community Must Come to the Defense of Purvi Patel

Pooja Mehta | May 26, 2016 | Politics
None of us can afford to stay silent when a woman is criminalized by her own providers for seeking urgent, necessary medical care in the setting of pregnancy.
Brook Packard

Bedtime Rituals: Training for Sleep

Brook Packard | May 26, 2016 | Healthy Living
And the culture of convenience has made sleep a little bit more elusive. Sleep isn't a switch-on, switch off, kind of device. It has to be planned for. Some say, even courted. That's why I created the Bedtime Blueprint which puts all the information you need to know about planning your days for sleep in one place.
Dana Ellis Hunnes

New Food Labels: It's All About the Sugar

Dana Ellis Hunnes | May 25, 2016 | Science
Aesthetically speaking, the new label is easier to read than its predecessor was. Scientifically speaking however, the new label provides an array of new and important information; information that is particularly appealing to nutrition and public health professionals such as myself.
Dr. Lisa Young

New Food Labels Reflect How Much We Really Eat

Dr. Lisa Young | May 26, 2016 | Healthy Living
As a nutritionist and portion size researcher, I applaud the changes in food labels. Here are some of the changes you can expect to see.
Life by DailyBurn

How Your Metabolism Changes in Your 20s, 30s and 40s

Life by DailyBurn | May 24, 2016 | Healthy Living
The bottom line: Monitor your sugar and carb intake, squeeze in plenty of exercise, and follow it up with a hefty dose of protein. That's the hat-trick you need to having a fit, speedy metabolism -- no matter what your age.
Joel Kahn, M.D.

Green Foods May Power Your Cells Like Plants

Joel Kahn, M.D. | May 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
The next time you eat a green vegetable, pause for a moment to appreciate the complex chemistry of chlorophyll that helps our health and prevents disease. By increasing your intake of greens may power your heart and body to better performance and might just be helping it produce increased ATP energy like a plant.
Steffie Woolhandler

Doubling Down on Errors: Urban Institute Defends Its Ridiculously High Single Payer Cost Estimates

Steffie Woolhandler | May 22, 2016 | Politics
They now make it clear that they didn't even try to estimate the costs of Sanders' (or our) single-payer proposals. Instead, they made up their own reform proposal and costed that out.
Michael Osso

IBD Is More Than 'Just a Bathroom Disease'

Michael Osso | May 19, 2016 | Healthy Living
On World IBD Day, let's take the time to educate not only ourselves but also the general public about what IBD is and its impact on a patient's entire body and mind. Together, we can change public perception of these debilitating digestive diseases.
Laura Coryton

UK-USA 'Period Pride' Demo Launched as Osborne Fails to Scrap Tampon Tax

Laura Coryton | May 18, 2016 | UK Politics
Our overarching goal: to raise awareness of the issue of the tampon tax - in the U.K. the U.S. and around the globe - and to highlight our productive cross-pond, collaboration. And our immediate goal: to demand that the U.K.'s tampon tax be eliminated once and for all!
Steffie Woolhandler

Doctors' Single-Payer Prescription for Health Care Reform

Steffie Woolhandler | May 18, 2016 | Politics
At least 27 million Americans remain uninsured, and for tens of millions with insurance, sky-high copayments and deductibles (which average $5,300 in the bronze plans sold on the ACA exchanges) mean they'd be bankrupted by a serious illness.
Dr. David Adamson

Trouble Having a Baby? It Might Be Male Infertility

Dr. David Adamson | May 17, 2016 | Healthy Living
Infertility is often viewed as a woman's problem but when a couple has trouble conceiving, there's a good chance it's related to male factors--in fact, that's the case 40-50% of the time. That's why the male partner should be part of any couple's fertility assessment.
Allen Frances

Behavioral Addictions: A Dangerous and Slippery Slope

Allen Frances | May 16, 2016 | Science
A seemingly small and barely noticed organizational change in DSM-5 disguises what is really a giant conceptual leap -- one that may eventually cause large and harmful unintended consequences.
Dr. Lisa Young

7 Nutrition Secrets to Live a Longer -- and Healthier -- Life

Dr. Lisa Young | May 16, 2016 | Healthy Living
As a nutritionist, I regularly get asked how to help slow the aging process. Below are some simple tricks to help stop the clock.
Madeline Wahl

Just Because You Stutter Doesn't Mean You're Alone

Madeline Wahl | May 12, 2016 | Healthy Living
It's National Stuttering Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about stuttering, a time to be more empathetic, and a time to learn how to handle yourself when talking to a person who stutters and not be awkward in conversations.
Alan Christianson

How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

Alan Christianson | May 16, 2016 | Healthy Living
Since it is fat-soluble, either once or twice daily works well. I don't recommend once-weekly or once-monthly dosing because many patients have anecdotally shared with me they feel fatigued the first 1-2 days after a high dose.
Nancy C. Lee

Back to Basics

Nancy C. Lee | May 12, 2016 | Women
The science is always evolving, but some things never change. For this year's National Women's Health Week, we get back to basics. Follow these simple steps, adapting them to your age and abilities, and you'll be on your way.
Marjorie Clifton

Prince's Death Is an Opportunity to Talk to Our Kids About the Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Marjorie Clifton | May 9, 2016 | Parents
Most parents are unaware of both how common prescription medicine abuse has become in high schools across America, and how easy it is for young people to acquire pills in their own homes and classrooms.
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Optimizing Diet: What You Eat Does Matter to Improve Cancer Outcomes

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | May 9, 2016 | Healthy Living
The American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR) has developed The New American Plate to help us reorganize the quantities of food groups on our plate to promote a more whole food, plant-based approach to nutrition.
Julia Kaye

Pregnancy Is Scary Enough Without Having To Worry That a Catholic Hospital Might Turn You Away

Julia Kaye | May 9, 2016 | Politics
All across this country women are being turned away because hospitals are allowing religion to take precedence over medical standards of care. Today one in six U.S. hospital beds is in a facility that abides by the directives.
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