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The One Habit For Better Sleep You Might Have Overlooked

Well+GOOD | July 23, 2016 | Healthy Living
It turns out there's a super easy, science-backed method for improving your snoozing, and it's probably one you haven't considered: sleeping naked. (Sounds great in this humidity, anyway!)
Science of Us

The Psychological Reason Conservatives Band Together Faster Than Liberals

Science of Us | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
(Photo: Win McNamee) By Drake Baer When Donald Trump picked the Mulan-hating, Titanic-loving gubernatorial goober Mike Pence to be his vice-presidential pick, he said that it was about "party unity." And indeed, as the
Science of Us

The Woman Who Lost Her Sense of 'Mine'

Science of Us | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
(Photo: Steven Taylor) By Melissa Dahl People get attached to their stuff. Two-year-olds, for instance, have very strong opinions about what's theirs ("MINE!"), and are suspicious about sharing, no matter what nonsense their adult caregivers spew about this caring thing. And although...
Healthline

K2 Marijuana Poisonings Show Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Healthline | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Some people on the streets of New York City recently appeared to be overdosing on opioid painkillers after their breathing slowed and they became lethargic. Others appeared to be overdosing on crack cocaine, exhibiting agitated and violent behavior. Experts at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), however,...
Quenby Schuyler

How I Went From No Way To Namaste: How Yoga Saved My Life

Quenby Schuyler | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Last year I was a heap of depression. I was a 35-year-old new mother who suffered major complications after the delivery of my daughter. Those complications gave way to the aftershocks of PTSD and a heavy dose of postpartum depression. The dream of summer days spent enjoying my little one,...
Larry Schwimmer

Major Sky Watching Event -- Aldebaran: The Star In The Bull's Eye On July 29

Larry Schwimmer | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Here is a major sky watching event you must see: The star in the Bull's Eye! For those of us who are sky watchers on July 29, get ready to look up at the skies and...
The Conversation US

Drunk Driving Laws Don't Match The Research

The Conversation US | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Research suggests lower blood alcohol concentration limits and interventions like ignition interlocks can make a big difference.
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Broadband Connectivity Is A Social Determinant Of Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Without broadband connectivity to the last miles of America, neither the nation's health citizens (taxpayers, all) won't fully benefit from the promise of digital health technology. U.S. taxpayers have already underwritten $35 billion on the HITECH Act, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009...
Eric J. Hall

Taking Time Out For Spiritual Self-Care

Eric J. Hall | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
While walking along Broadway in Lower Manhattan recently, I noticed a group of young adults handing out booklets and inviting passersbys to a prayer station set up on the sidewalk. Some people stopped and engaged in conversation, while others avoided contact by crossing...
STAT

Why are doctors plagued by depression and suicide? A crisis comes into focus

STAT | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
By Judith Graham A sense of angst was rattling students at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine. One of their peers had taken his life days before. Professor Mikel Snow felt the dark undercurrent and knew he had to speak up. So, for the first time, he...
Dr. Christi Hegstad

How Do You Read So Much? 15 Tips From A Dedicated Booknerd

Dr. Christi Hegstad | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
I'll admit it: If I walk by you and your friend and overhear you talking about books, I will probably insert myself into your conversation. If you're reading a book across the aisle and five rows ahead of me on an airplane, I will strain awkwardly to see what you're...
Amanda Brocket

Vegans Have Healthier Gut Bacteria, Study Suggests

Amanda Brocket | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Recently, more and more research is showing that having a healthy gut bacteria is key to overall health. A well-balanced microbiome can help with digestion, cholesterol levels, mental health, immune function and more. It's clear that what you eat can directly affect your gut bacteria, but what is the...
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Stay Cool This Summer Without an AC

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | July 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
With temperatures reaching into the high 90s and triple digits across the country this week, I want to discuss how you can cool down safely in a heat wave without an air conditioner. Although cooling centers and air conditioners are great options for everyone, sometimes things might not work out...
Helen Davey

Daddy

Helen Davey | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Early in my career as a Pan Am stewardess, I transferred in 1968 from the Miami base to San Francisco. I wanted to experience the incredible Pacific flying that the base had to offer. Never having been to Asia before, I remember my first trip to Hong Kong. ...
Kamlesh D. Patel

God Is Not For Sale

Kamlesh D. Patel | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Do you believe in God? Many of us grow up believing in God. If you ask young children on the street, they will say, "Yes, I believe there is a God." If you ask one of them why, she'll say, "Because my parents said so," or "Because my grandmother says...
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

My Painful B12 Deficiency And How I Got My Running Legs Back

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
Numbness, Twitching, Tingling, and Painful Spasms I do not take vitamins. They make me nauseous. In 2009 I learned how dangerous deficiency of vitamin B12 in the body is. I had no idea that the numbness, twitching, tingling, and painful spasms and cramps that my hands, legs, and...
Jill Ginsberg

3 Common Business Strategies That Can Help You Get Your Shit Together

Jill Ginsberg | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
When I worked in the corporate world, I ran myself ragged trying to be a big shot. That, along with the flood of fluorescent lighting, a persistent desire to nap under my desk and ten extra pounds left me feeling depleted -- desperate to feel better and find something more...
Heather Bauer, RD, CDN

Your One-Stop Nutritionist Guide To Protein

Heather Bauer, RD, CDN | July 22, 2016 | Healthy Living
There is a lot of buzz about protein in the nutrition world these days. It's an important part of any healthy diet and essential whether you are trying to lose weight, maintain your weight, build muscle or whatever your goals. If you have no idea what protein is, want to...
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Medical Errors Are The Third Leading Cause Of Death -- How You Can Avoid Them

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | July 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
It is astonishing that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America. The most recent data indicates that 251,000 deaths are due to medical errors, a frightening number. Every person should be concerned about this. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published that...
Jacqueline Gikow

Creative Ways Guaranteed To Increase The Fun Of Keeping Fit

Jacqueline Gikow | July 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
Are you tired of having low energy? Are you carrying a few unwanted pounds? Can you be healthy and still have fun? Do you make excuses for not exercising? "I'm too busy."  "I'm too fat." "I'm too old." "I'm too tired."  "Exercise...
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