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Bianca Garilli, N.D.


Vitamin N Deficiency Linked to ADHD

Bianca Garilli, N.D. | November 26, 2014 | Healthy Living
Approximately 11 percent of children ages 4 to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD. Different approaches are needed to support healthy outcomes in this ever-growing population. Nature, or what in recent years has been referred to as vitamin N, may be one of the answers.
Mona Shattell


Hope and Engagement, Not Control and Coercion, in Psychiatric Care

Mona Shattell | November 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
We as a society, and for those of us who are mental health care practitioners in particular, need to examine inpatient psychiatric and forensic nursing care and create safe(r) environments.
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

Governor Cuomo Should Veto the Mold Legislation and Start From Square One

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | November 21, 2014 | New York
Governor Cuomo should veto the legislation. A new mold bill should be written that includes stiff penalties. The bill should also require training of all mold workers, photographic documentation, and third party verification that mold remediation is properly completed.
Maria Shriver


The Difference Stem Cell Research Can Make

Maria Shriver | November 22, 2014 | Healthy Living
I am convinced that stem cell research means we Baby Boomers will be the last generation to have to watch our parents die of Alzheimer's or watch our children die prematurely of sickle cell disease. Proposition 71 set this research in motion. Now we have to make sure this research keeps moving forward.
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.


We Must Beat Alzheimer's Before It Beats Us! And Here's How!

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | November 21, 2014 | Healthy Living
This month is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. I propose that we raise awareness of just how horrible, destructive and expensive this disease is and that we deploy the attention and resources needed to beat Alzheimer's before it beats us.
Arlene Brens


A Daughter's Plea to the Supreme Court: Let My Parents Keep Their Health Insurance

Arlene Brens | November 20, 2014 | Politics
I can't speak for everyone, but I can say that for my family, Obamacare has saved my parents' lives. I know that Obamacare is far from perfect. But instead of gutting a law that helps American families, why don't we make the law work better for all Americans?
Vivek Wadhwa


This Indian Start-up Could Disrupt Health Care

Vivek Wadhwa | November 19, 2014 | Technology
Kanav Kahol noted that despite the similarities between most medical devices in their computer displays and circuits, their packaging made them unduly complex and difficult for anyone but highly skilled practitioners to use. As well, they were incredibly expensive -- costing tens of thousands of dollars each.
Wray Herbert


How Long Will You Live? Ask Your Friends.

Wray Herbert | November 19, 2014 | Science
Character traits are better prognosticators than either intelligence or socioeconomic status, not just for heart attacks but in general for poor health and early death. That's why one psychological scientist turned to friends instead.
Joan Malin


From Birth Control to Culturally Competent Care, Affordable Care Act Breaks Down Health Care Barriers

Joan Malin | November 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
The Beltway media and politicians continuously deride the Affordable Care Act and its legal and political challenges ahead. They also seemed to be ready to pounce if did not work perfectly upon open enrollment on November 15. But what is virtually never discussed are the many benefits that the law has brought to millions of individuals and entire communities.
Carolyn Reinach Wolf


The Elections Are Over, But the Fight for Mental Health Funding Has Not Yet Begun

Carolyn Reinach Wolf | November 18, 2014 | New York
Leading up to the 2014 midterm elections and in their immediate aftermath, we did not hear anything about initiating, increasing, pushing for or even looking into the possibility of addressing the poor state of mental health services in our country.
Corey Prachniak


Queers Need a Healthcare Bill of Rights -- and It's Here!

Corey Prachniak | November 18, 2014 | Gay Voices
Our lives matter, our bodies matter, and our sexualities and genders matter. They matter to us, and they should matter to our providers to inform and improve care. It starts with education, and if we can't educate every doctor, nurse, and administrator in the country, we can at least educate ourselves.
Society for Women's Health Research

Do Long Winter Nights Impact Women's Health?

Society for Women's Health Research | November 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Data indicate that women may suffer more from seasonal alterations in health and behavior than men. These seasonal changes involve a wide range of issues from mood changes, to decreases in fertility, to changes in biomarkers and behaviors linked to cardiovascular risk.
Carolyn M. Senger, M.D.


Enough Is Enough: Confirm Dr. Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General

Carolyn M. Senger, M.D. | November 18, 2014 | Politics
The delay in confirming this highly qualified physician during a public health crisis strictly for political reasons is shameful. It's time to put patients over politics. It's time to put science over special interests.
JJ Virgin


Ask JJ: Optimizing Testosterone Levels

JJ Virgin | November 18, 2014 | Healthy Living
Studies show testosterone declines about one percent every year after age 30, and researchers believe low testosterone affects 20 to 40 percent of older men.
Nancy Brown


The Technology, 'Big Data' That Already Surround Us Can Also Save, Improve Our Lives

Nancy Brown | November 17, 2014 | Healthy Living
"Innovations are part of a larger movement toward a culture of health, a day when ideal cardiovascular health is the norm. Yet the real answer is people -- helping them live longer and better. Life is why."
Dr. Dean Ornish


Hotter Sex, Cooler Planet

Dr. Dean Ornish | November 14, 2014 | Healthy Living
When we realize that something as primal as the food that we choose to eat each day makes such an important difference in addressing both global warming and personal health, it empowers us and imbues these choices with meaning.
Elaine Pawlowski


Drug Use Is Criminal?

Elaine Pawlowski | November 16, 2014 | Impact
As long as individuals are considered criminals for using drugs, and are not included in advocacy for drug education, harm reduction and recovery, stigma will continue to drive policy, access to health care, research and treatment options.
Laura Stepp


A Birth Control Champion You've Probably Never Heard Of

Laura Stepp | November 11, 2014 | Women
He's a reproductive physiologist who has been teaching about, and doing research on, birth control in his predominately Catholic country of Chile since the early 1960s, at some peril to his career. His name is Horacio Croxatto.
Melissa Fitzgerald


A Tale of Two Brothers

Melissa Fitzgerald | November 11, 2014 | OWN
When we use words like 'Thank you for your service,' and 'We are a grateful nation,' we must connect those words with actions. For it is not our words but our actions that are the true reflection of our values. If this nation is going to honor its commitment to care for those who defend our freedom then we must ensure that ALL veterans, including those who struggle, are given the treatment they have earned.
James P. Hoffa


Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | November 11, 2014 | Business
McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.
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