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Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Patrick Fuller on How Neuroscience Can Unlock Sleep's Mysteries

Arianna Huffington | March 26, 2015 | Science
Patrick Fuller is a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School's esteemed Division of Sleep Medicine. In answer to my questions, he shared his insights on the importance of good sleep hygiene, how our brain's clock is connected to our overall well-being, and the problem with sleeping pills.
Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS

Should You Drink Milk Made By Coca-Cola?

Monica Reinagel, MS, LDN, CNS | March 25, 2015 | Healthy Living
Fairlife is the brand name for a new product from Coca-Cola that many are calling "designer milk." It looks and tastes (more or less) like regular milk but if you look at the nutrition facts panel, you'll see a very different picture: Compared with regular milk, Fairlife ultra-filtered milk is 50 percent higher in protein, 30 percent higher in calcium, and 50 percent lower in sugar.
Vivek Wadhwa

Apple Isn't Satisfied With Reinventing Health Care. It's Targeting Clinical Trials As Well.

Vivek Wadhwa | March 24, 2015 | Technology
When Apple announced last year that it was developing a watch that had the functions of a medical device, it became clear that the company was eyeing the $3-trillion healthcare industry. Apple's recent announcement of ResearchKit shows that it has an even greater ambition: It wants to also transform the pharmaceutical industry by changing the way clinical trials are done.
Tim Spector

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | March 24, 2015 | Science
Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.
Jess Champion

Angelina Jolie's Bravery Could Save Lives

Jess Champion | March 24, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
Here at Ovarian Cancer Action we applaud Angelina Jolie's decision to announce that she has had her ovaries removed and are anticipating another wave of the 'Angelina Effect', which saw a dramatic increase in the number of women referred for genetic testing after Angelina announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy in 2013.
Kathy Ko Chin

Obamacare at Five

Kathy Ko Chin | March 23, 2015 | Politics
Thanks to the ACA, millions of AAs and NHPIs now have access to critical cancer screenings, preventive health care services, such as birth control and diabetes screenings and much more.
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Top 5 Reasons to Celebrate Obamacare's 5th Anniversary

Sanjeev K. Sriram | March 23, 2015 | Politics
Health care is a human right and fundamental for a moral society. The ACA and its many provisions are important steps on our journey to health justice, a path that requires all of us (healthcare providers, elected officials, public health experts, and "ordinary" people) to do our part for our fellow Americans.
Joel Kahn, M.D.

RIP: The Executive Physical Exercise Test

Joel Kahn, M.D. | March 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
Traditions die slowly if at all. The executive physical offered by hospitals and larger medical practices incorporating an exercise test, alone or coupled with echo or nuclear heart imaging, has a long history of use.
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Tricking Parents Into Bad Choices

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | March 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
Parents usually have their kids' best interest in mind. They want them to grow healthy, acquire eating habits that promote wellness, and have beautiful, strong teeth. So how come kids are drinking so much sugar, an ingredient on the top of the list of foods to consume-less-of?
Craig Bowron

The Tell-Tale Heart Test: Stress Test vs. CT

Craig Bowron | March 20, 2015 | Healthy Living
The worst kind of assurance is false assurance. And that's been one of the problems with conventional cardiac stress tests, including the venerable EKG treadmill test, where you get all wired up and walk for your life.
Anne Ricci

4 Steps to Successfully Cut Down Sugar in Your Diet

Anne Ricci | March 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
Cutting down sugar in your diet may be one of the best actions you can take to improve your health and your weight. Here are four steps to help you cut down sugar in your diet. You'll want to follow the steps in order, except for step four which can be taken whenever you want.
Ornish Living

Omega-3s: Not All Fats Are Created Equal

Ornish Living | March 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
Not all fats are created equal. They vary significantly in structure, form and metabolism, and some are superior to others in their nutritional benefits. While saturated fat has been shown to contribute to heart disease, along with a number of other chronic diseases, omega-3 polyunsaturated fats are essential to maintaining good health and have many proven health benefits.
David A. Williams, MD

4 Things to Know About Gene Therapy

David A. Williams, MD | March 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
as a physician-scientist who has been involved in basic gene therapy research and the development of clinical trials since the 1980s, it is exciting to witness gene therapy making a comeback.
Society for Women's Health Research

Women's Sleep Health and MyApnea.Org: Opportunities to 'Power' Future Research and 'Personalize' Medicine

Society for Women's Health Research | March 18, 2015 | Healthy Living
There are new opportunities for women to take an active role in advancing the science of sleep and ultimately improving their health and well-being.
David A. Grimes

Junk Science: The Fallacy of Fetal 'Pain'

David A. Grimes | March 18, 2015 | Healthy Living
In March of 2015, the West Virginia legislature overrode the Governor's veto of HB 2568, the "Pain-Cable Unborn Child Protection Act." As noted by the Governor, who vetoed a similar bill last year, the bill is unconstitutional. Arizona passed a similar law in 2012, and the...
Arianna Huffington

My Q and A With Claire Sexton on How Sleep -- and Lack of Sleep -- Affects Our Brains

Arianna Huffington | March 19, 2015 | Healthy Living
How does the brain change as we age, and what steps can we take to help our brains stay healthy as time goes by? In answer to my questions, Claire Sexton, a post-doctoral research assistant at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, elaborated on some of her latest scientific findings and offered some tips on how to improve the quality of our sleep.
Leo Beletsky

As Heroin Deaths Skyrocket, Prescription Monitoring Programs May Do More Harm

Leo Beletsky | March 18, 2015 | Politics
When it comes to drug overdose, we may be winning one battle, but losing the war. As deaths involving prescription painkillers are leveling off, the latest stats on heroin fatalities could not be more dire. What's often lost behind the headlines is that the trends in prescription painkiller and heroin abuse are linked.
Bill Couzens

America's Burden

Bill Couzens | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
Consumers get it. They are no longer willing to accept the staggering health issues their children are facing as a result of harmful chemicals. We are seeing a new food system come into play and good alternatives to harmful cleaning agents and pesticides. But it is not enough.
Nancy Brown

Attention iPhone Users: Make Sure Your Heart Counts

Nancy Brown | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
You probably heard last week's news about Apple launching a watch, a cool way for iPhone users to access their device from their wrist. That news overshadowed something else the company launched the same day, something I think is even cooler because it could save and improve lives.
David Katz, M.D.

Pi and Science, Sense and Cake

David Katz, M.D. | March 17, 2015 | Healthy Living
When the beverage industry, for instance, helpfully points out that no long-term, randomized trial has specifically implicated their sugary concoction in epidemic childhood obesity, we might consider that no such trial has ever implicated any given snowflake in an avalanche fatality, either. Perhaps avalanches are actually innocuous.
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