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Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Dare to Be 100: Bogus Death Certificates -- True Confession

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
My career has been as a geriatrician, a physician who deals largely with older patients. This inevitably provided an uncommon familiarity with the process of dying and death. It was so much a part of my routine that I wrote a paper, "The Trajectory of Dying," that was published in...
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Don't Underestimate the Importance of Listening

Dr. Hyder Zahed | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
I really don't underestimate the power of listening. Listening enables me to learn much more about someone else, to discover new opportunities, to gain respect of another, to hear about different perspectives and make better decisions due to having more information.
Dr. Joe Dispenza

The Power of Negative Thoughts

Dr. Joe Dispenza | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
A few years ago a woman we'll call Mrs. S. went to the hospital for some routine tests. Mrs. S. had a heart valve condition called tricuspid stenosis. She also suffered from a milder form of congestive heart failure. Neither condition was considered...
Mark Burhenne

Why This Dentist Recommends Oranges for a Healthier Smile

Mark Burhenne | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Does your dentist lecture you at every visit about flossing more? Your dentist is right -- not flossing can be serious and can contribute to bad breath, heart disease, dementia, and cavities and tooth loss. But here's where your dentist...
Jenn Hand

Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons on Overcoming Disordered Eating

Jenn Hand | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
For a good 12 years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn't move. For months I would restrict. I was...
Ruby Fremon

5 Things All Healthy Relationships Require

Ruby Fremon | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Healthy relationships are available to everyone, you just need to know what they require to exist. Here are five things that all healthy relationships require:
Estelle Williams

What Challenges Can Do For You

Estelle Williams | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
When you drop the interpretations about personal challenges and instead examine your thoughts around what has happened you then are on the road to self-understanding and a more peaceful and happier life.
Brittany McMillan

From Spirit Day to 2 Billion Under 20

Brittany McMillan | July 30, 2015 | Books
On October 20th, 2010, I asked people all over the world to wear purple to stand up to homophobic bullying, to show support for the LGBTQ community and to remember the lives of the boys and girls who die by suicide every year because they don't feel comfortable in their own skin.
Meerabelle Dey

Turning Gratitude Into a Verb

Meerabelle Dey | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
We have to turn the concept of gratitude from a noun into a verb. We have to act on our feelings gratitude. Well, what does that mean in practical terms? The following are some ways that you can turn your gratitude practice into action:
Carson Tate

What Burning Out Taught Me About Prioritizing My Work

Carson Tate | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
My advice to you is this: Don't wait until you reach your breaking point or there is a catastrophic event to start making bold choices about our life and the way you work. This is your work. This is your time.
JJ Virgin

Why the FDA's New Added Sugar Proposal Matters

JJ Virgin | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Awareness becomes the first step towards change, and reducing added sugar intake could significantly reduce these and other health risks.
Robert Weissman

Expanding Medicare System for All Would Eliminate Health Care Rationing

Robert Weissman | July 30, 2015 | Politics
The people who shed crocodile tears about health care rationing five years ago don't talk about the rationing that we have now (and had then), but they were right to be outraged. We should all be outraged that, in the richest country on the planet, people are denied needed care on the basis of wealth and income.
Valerie Jarrett

2020 Vision: Our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Valerie Jarrett | July 30, 2015 | Gay Voices
The Updated Strategy will enable our nation to become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and where every affected person will have access to life-extending care, regardless of their circumstances.
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

5 Ways to Improve Your Health (and Control Your Stress Levels) Right Now

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
I can't make your schedule less... errr... crazy. But I can help improve your health and well-being so you can do what is most important and meaningful to you. Because that's the point of all of this, right? Let's do this.
JJ Virgin

That Recent Artificial Sweeteners Blog Overlooked Several Vital Studies

JJ Virgin | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Very well played, The New York Times and Aaron E. Carroll. If you intended your recently published article, "The Evidence Supports Artificial Sweeteners Over Sugar," to get us hot and bothered, you succeeded. "The available evidence points to the fact that there appears to be a correlation between...
Dr. David Samadi

Inexperienced Surgeons Give Robotic Surgery a Bad Rap

Dr. David Samadi | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
Robots performing surgery? How is this possible? Is it safe? These were some of the questions and criticisms of robotic surgery back in 2000 when I began as one of the pioneers in the field of prostate cancer adopting the technology. Over 1.7 million robotic procedures were...
Michael Dermer

'Be Healthy and Be Rewarded' -- With Rewards in Health Care... Everyone Wins!

Michael Dermer | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
A decade ago, financial rewards for healthy behavior was a "fringe" technique in some circles and morally offensive in others. It was common to hear "we are not paying people to do what they should be doing." Today, health rewards is a foundational technique in the health care community to...
Tessie Castillo

The Summer of Southern Naloxone Laws

Tessie Castillo | July 30, 2015 | Politics
Just a couple of years ago, overdose prevention laws had never been attempted in any red state and conventional wisdom said they never could be. Now not only have advocates in red states proven those stereotypes wrong, but many Southern naloxone programs have become models for the rest of the country.

How To Handle Criticism Like A Pro

Greatist | July 30, 2015 | Healthy Living
To succeed in life, both personally and professionally, it's important to take criticism in stride. Being able to hear people's opinions can improve our relationships, academic performance and job satisfaction. Here's how to handle what others have to say without shedding a tear.
The Pollan Family Table

An Insanely Delicious Halibut Recipe Even Kids Will Love

The Pollan Family Table | July 30, 2015 | OWN
Our kids were not overly fond of fish until we began serving it in parchment paper pouches. They loved cutting through the paper to find their dinner inside. Besides offering a fun way of serving food, baking in parchment is actually one of the healthiest ways to cook fish. The...
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