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Dr Jennifer Gunter

Term And Partial Birth Abortions: The Mythical Arch-Nemeses Of The Anti-Choice Movement

Dr Jennifer Gunter | October 23, 2016 | Women
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.

3 Things That Happen When You Stop Showering For A Month

Well+GOOD | October 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
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.
Jodi Weiss

Trans-America Record On The Horizon: 3,100 Miles To New York City Hall

Jodi Weiss | October 23, 2016 | Sports
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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...
Douglas LaBier

Surprise: Good Communication Does Not Result In A Better Relationship

Douglas LaBier | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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.
Alex Budak

Choosing To Lead

Alex Budak | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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.
The Mighty

5 Wishes From The Heart Of Someone Who Stutters

The Mighty | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Dare To Be 100: Most Important Medical Article

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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."...
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

What M.D. Students Should Know about Treating LGBTQ Youth Affected by Violence

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
The Establishment

Coming Out As Gay Was Easy — Coming Out As Autistic Was Hard

The Establishment | October 23, 2016 | Queer Voices
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...
Dr. David Samadi

How To Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

Dr. David Samadi | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
One in three Americans are at risk for developing kidney disease and approximately 26 million Americans have kidney disease with most not knowing it.
Neal Barnard, M.D.

Students Send Message: Milk Is Garbage

Neal Barnard, M.D. | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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.
Lois Frankel

Fighting For All: A Century Of Progress With Planned Parenthood

Lois Frankel | October 21, 2016 | Women
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.
Michael Shvartsman

Overcoming Neediness Part II: Fasting with Food

Michael Shvartsman | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
Andrew Swiatowicz

Trick Or Treat? A Dentist Ranks Your Favorite Halloween Candy

Andrew Swiatowicz | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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!)
David Katz, M.D.

In (Sly) Defense of (Junk) Food?

David Katz, M.D. | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
Toby Nwazor

Five Important Things To Do Before You Quit Smoking

Toby Nwazor | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
Since quitting can be pretty difficult as evident from the data above, I am suggesting a different approach.
American Sleep Association

Let's Teach Our Children About Sleep

American Sleep Association | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
Jennifer Rollin

3 Reasons Why You Don’t Need To Fear Dietary Fat, According To Experts

Jennifer Rollin | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...

Rise in Drug Overdose Deaths Leads to Increase in Organ Transplants

Healthline | October 20, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
Kaia Roman

Election Anxiety? Try This Mindfulness Exercise

Kaia Roman | October 20, 2016 | Healthy Living
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...
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