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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!
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.
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