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Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Medical Myth Busting

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | February 5, 2016 | Healthy Living
If you consider each of these myths individually, you'll find that the "common sense" answer is almost always the right answer. It is amusing to note, though, that sensible answers are not always common.
Herbert Lepor, MD

Managing Prostate Cancer: Screen, Detect and Treat Smarter

Herbert Lepor, MD | February 5, 2016 | Healthy Living
If the government, indeed, institutes penalties for performing PSA screening, it will exacerbate decreasing trends in PSA screening. And that, in turn, will prove to be a tremendous disservice for many men whose suffering and/or death from prostate cancer would have otherwise been preventable.
Jill L. Ferguson

How Clothing Choices Affect and Reflect Your Self-Image

Jill L. Ferguson | February 5, 2016 | Healthy Living
So the next time you reach for those yoga pants or for that fiery red dress, ask yourself how will that clothing item make you feel and what is it saying to the world around you today?
Science of Us

The Reason People Run Ridiculous Distances Has Little to Do With Physical Fitness

Science of Us | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
That's the essence of flow: taking on something a little intimidating, conquering it, and relishing in the unbeatable reward of being able to do what was just a short while ago seemingly impossible. And if someone wants to chase that feeling for 50-plus miles, well, who can blame them?
Science of Us

These Music Clips Are Supposed to Change the Way Your Coffee Tastes

Science of Us | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
In 2004, Charles Spence, a professor of experimental psychology at Oxford University, published the first of many papers that marked him as the premier expert of the way sound and food work with our minds to create illusions of taste.
Emma Seppälä, Ph.D

How Meditation Benefits CEOs

Emma Seppälä, Ph.D | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
The research on mindfulness suggests that meditation sharpens skills like attention, memory, and emotional intelligence. I spoke with a number of executives about their experiences with meditation, and saw again and again how their observations about meditation in the workplace connected back to the findings of academic research.
Society for Women's Health Research

What Is a Healthy Bladder?

Society for Women's Health Research | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
If you have bothersome bladder symptoms, talk to your health care provider. Often, women suffer from "bladder on the brain" for years before seeking treatment. If you have regular urine leakage or urinary frequency that keeps your mind on your bladder, discuss it with your physician.
Meghan O'Hara

Moonshots, Cancer and Finding Your Inner Astronaut

Meghan O'Hara | February 5, 2016 | Health News
When the space program first started, the astronauts had no control over their capsules. This helpless feeling of being on a wild ride is precisely how I felt nearly eight years ago when I was told I had stage three breast cancer.
Michele Nealon-Woods

Depression Screening Recommendation for All Adults Is a Step in the Right Direction

Michele Nealon-Woods | February 4, 2016 | Healthy Living
As a next step, we need to ensure that funding from the federal government is in place to support community mental health centers that can offer screening and treatment services. Mental health prevention goes a long way in ensuring the overall well-being of our nation.
Dr Clare Turnbull

Our Project Transforming Medicine for Cancer Patients Is at the Cutting Edge of Science

Dr Clare Turnbull | February 3, 2016 | UK Tech
Cancer is a genomic disease. It's caused by changes in our DNA, our genome, which make cells grow and divide uncontrollably. We are sequencing the genomes of cancer patients both from tumour and healthy cells. By comparing the two we will be able to understand more about what is causing their cancer and which treatments might work best.
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | February 3, 2016 | Women
Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.
Janie Heath

Framing the Debate: E-cigarettes and Children

Janie Heath | February 5, 2016 | Health News
Let's be clear: there is nothing safe about e-cigarettes. They deliver nicotine, a highly addictive drug that carries many documented risks.
Ken Reed

NFL Players in Denial on Brain Trauma; Parents Can't Afford to Be

Ken Reed | February 2, 2016 | Sports
An adult choosing to play football in the NFL for a nice salary is a completely different situation than adults allowing children with developing brains to play.
Debbie Dingell

Here's What Congress Can Do to Make Cancer a Preventable Disease

Debbie Dingell | February 5, 2016 | Politics
More than 1.6 million Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis this year and approximately 595,690 people will die from this devastating disease -- that's 1,632 moms and dads, sons and daughters, grandparents, siblings and friends every day.
Bettina Elias Siegel

Ted Cruz: 'If Heidi's First Lady, French Fries Return to the Cafeteria'

Bettina Elias Siegel | February 1, 2016 | Politics
Yeah, he said that last night at a rally in Des Moines, specifically addressing "the school-aged kids" in the audience. Cute, right?
Robert Greenwald

If the Snack Industry Was Like the Gun Industry We Would Be Even Fatter

Robert Greenwald | February 1, 2016 | Politics
Imagine what our lives would look like if for the last several decades, the snack food industry had put a portion of every bag of chips ever purchased into a fund set aside strictly to promote and preserve your personal right to crunch.
Richard Kirsch

Beyond the ACA: Toward a Health Care System That Works for All of Us

Richard Kirsch | February 1, 2016 | Politics
In many ways, the health debate between Clinton and Sanders is really less about health policy than about the entire conception of their campaigns: Clinton the pragmatic incrementalist and Sanders the bold visionary. But neither of the two candidates is focused on measures, incremental or bold, that move our health care system to focus on promoting good health, demanding that health care providers get paid for quality care or reducing racial inequities in health care.
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

2016 Moon Shot for Cancer: Focus on Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | February 1, 2016 | Healthy Living
Contrary to what we would expect responsible government to do, most of the more than 80,000 chemicals manufactured in the U.S. are unstudied and unregulated. Yet, nearly 800 chemicals are known or suspected of affecting human hormones.
David Himmelstein

On Kenneth Thorpe's Analysis of Senator Sanders' Single-Payer Reform Plan

David Himmelstein | January 29, 2016 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe, an Emory University professor who served in the Clinton administration, claims Sanders's single-payer plan would break the bank. But his analysis rests on several incorrect, and occasionally outlandish, assumptions.

A Science-Backed Way to Develop Incredible Self-Control | January 29, 2016 | Healthy Living
Mindful attention is simply the awareness of thought and feeling in response to a stimulus. The following practice is adapted from mindfulness tradition and Papies' research, and can be done in just a few minutes.
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