There is a lot of discussion this week about abortion due to Donald Trump reinforcing in front of millions of people the false belief that pregnant women are flocking to their OB/GYNs days before their due date to have their healthy fetuses ripped out with partial birth abortions.
Ever skip a shower after a workout? Maybe. What about skip a shower for an entire month? That's what one writer from The Atlantic, James Hamblin, set out to do.
Ultra-runner Pete Kostelnick hit the road on September 12th, his 29th birthday, commencing his journey from San Francisco City Hall to run across America. His goal? To break Frank Giannino’s 36-year-old trans-America record of 46 days 8 hours 36 minutes (recognized by Guinness World Records) for the fastest...
So they seek couples therapy, they go to workshops for learning new relationship "skills;" and they read the latest books and articles about communication techniques and strategies.
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And what a perfect example I realized -- somewhere between sets of burpees and lunges -- that this was also a textbook metaphor for the cyclical nature of leadership.
Written by Makenzie Cochran So often, many well-meaning people tell those who stutter to just breathe, talk slower or overcome their anxiety. I truly believe most of these people don’t mean to belittle stuttering; it’s just that they don’t quite understand it. Over the years, I’ve...
I have previously expressed my appreciation of the JAMA 1993 paper "Actual Causes of Death in the US", written by Mike McGinnis and Bill Foege. The paper is central in the course that I that I am now giving at the Santa Barbara City College called "the Science of Longevity."...
By Olivia Low "Being able to feel safe with other people defines mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives."--Dr. Bessel van der Kolk On my last day of rotation in the psychiatric emergency room, we received a new patient. The keywords and phrases rang through the...
I was born autistic and gay. I was also born with blue eyes, brownish hair and short stubby fingers that would obviously hinder any attempt to become President of the USA, but all those attributes are accepted automatically by the world. Disability and homosexuality, on the other hand, set me...
One in three Americans are at risk for developing kidney disease and approximately 26 million Americans have kidney disease with most not knowing it.
It's time for the National School Lunch Program to allow LAUSD and other school districts to keep students healthy, reduce waste, and save money by moving the milk requirement off the menu.
This month, as we honor Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary, we think of the millions of grateful patients who have relied on its services over the years.
Earlier this year, I recommended intermittent fasting as a way of calming down our needy personalities. Jeremi, one of my readers and a PR executive from New York, was kind enough to write me about ProLon- a fasting meal regiment that he markets. Even better, he mailed me...
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You'll find my favorite Halloween decoration at the front desk of my dental practice: a bowl of candy labeled "free cavities." (Yes, I know, dentists are hilarious!)
Michael Pollan, a colleague I very much admire, wrote In Defense of Food. According to my on-line detractors (a.k.a., trolls), I am the author of the sequel: in sly defense of junk food. We’ll examine the case momentarily. First things first, though. I recognize the liabilities...
Since quitting can be pretty difficult as evident from the data above, I am suggesting a different approach.
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Huffington Post is proud to partner with American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. As we gain a better understanding of the importance of sleep, it makes sense for us to ensure that our children--who are likely to benefit the most--understand, prioritize, and get the sleep their...
For years, diet-culture and the media has demonized dietary fat. The 80s ushered in the low-fat diet craze, and our societal fear of fat has been prevalent ever since. Although fat is currently not as vilified as it’s been in the past, there are still many people who...
There appears to be a silver lining, if you want to call it that, to the epidemic of drug overdose deaths in the United States. The surge in these fatalities has produced an increase in the number of organ donors. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing...
At least there's one thing we all have in common in this election: it's stressing us out. I recently wrote a segment for a prominent US television show about election anxiety, which is sweeping the country according to national Harris poll...