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Dr. Harold Katz


Bad Breath: All Causes, Great and Small

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted August 20, 2012

Here's a lexicon -- but by no means comprehensive one -- list of the causes of bad breath, both rare and common. Some of these problems have even appeared in the news recently.
Samantha Sutton


Who Is on Your Ark?

Samantha Sutton | Posted August 20, 2012

Give me any area of your life, and I will show you how human relationships are at the core of your happiness in that area.
Paul Spector, M.D.


The Truth on Lying

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

Traditional psychological theories have considered a close relationship with truth as an essential ingredient of mental health. We're no longer so sure.
Hillary Peterson


Sunscreen Safety... What's the Bottom Line?

Hillary Peterson | Posted August 20, 2012

As a melanoma survivor and sunscreen manufacturer, I spend a lot of time thinking about sunscreen.
Allen Frances


DSM-5 Continues to Ignore Criticism From Petitioners

Allen Frances | Posted October 31, 2012

The petition to reform DSM 5 speaks with the powerful voice of more than 50 mental-health associations. It represents a significant percentage of the potential customers who eventually will have to decide whether or not DSM 5 is worth buying and using.
Mary Bradley


Trending on Yahoo: Telling Which Supplements Are Hot and Which Are Not

Mary Bradley | Posted August 20, 2012

I knew it was big news when I saw "calcium supplements" trending on my Yahoo browser. When was the last time you saw a dietary supplement up there with Kanye West and the other celebs you may or may not recognize? Not often, I bet.
Mallika Chopra


What Would You Do if You Could Take a Year Off?

Mallika Chopra | Posted August 20, 2012

People who "enjoy life" don't necessarily find it with more money.  Enjoyment of life generally includes being socially connected, having fun, and feeling a sense of purpose.
Dr. Bob Sears


What to Expect: The Early Days of Infancy

Dr. Bob Sears | Posted August 20, 2012

Combining my professional and personal experiences, I have come up with five things for new parents and parents-to-be to 'expect' on this crazy ride:
Tamara McClintock Greenberg


Should We Listen to Our Doctors?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted August 20, 2012

We alone are responsible for our own health. Physicians are guides, but we all need to feel more entitled to direct our medical care.
James Napoli


Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Dialogue -- The Season Finale

James Napoli | Posted August 20, 2012

So, you think you're enlightened? So did our three intrepid inanimate objects at the end of our previous episode. But if you don't stay conscious, enlightenment can slip out of your grasp like, well, like something you can't hold onto. ...
Leigh Fortson


Cancer, a New View: Can You Believe it?

Leigh Fortson | Posted August 20, 2012

We don't shy away from the fact that there are soldiers who come home from battle only to take their own lives. Why don't we talk more about the casualties of modern-day cancer treatments?
Dike Drummond, M.D.


Medical Price Transparency Could Save the U.S. $36 Billion Annually

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

A white paper from Thomson Reuters reports on their study of what "price transparency" would mean to overall health care expenditures in the U.S. on an annual basis.
Anya Marina


Adventures of a Lady in Rock: Body Knows Best

Anya Marina | Posted August 20, 2012

Once I eliminated gluten, all of my other food sensitivities started to subside, and I started to feel better. I even quit drinking, cut way back on coffee, and started to meditate, something I never thought I could do for more than 30 seconds.
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff


Can Governor Brown Snuff Out Flame Retardants?

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted August 20, 2012

I never thought much about where we spend most of our leisure time -- in bed or on the couch -- until I started learning the frightening truth about dangerously toxic flame retardants.
Eric J. Topol, M.D.


Medicine Unplugged: A Double Entendre

Eric J. Topol, M.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

Physicians should not be fearful or threatened by the emerging smartphone-centric revolution of health care.
Nikki Luongo


It's My Party and I'll Cry if I Want To

Nikki Luongo | Posted August 20, 2012

When we were kids and our birthday was right around the corner, we wanted everything we could get our greedy little hands on: bikes, Barbies, video games, basically aisle 12 of Toys R Us. And as we got older, we started redefining our list: We wanted a car at 16,...
Gary W. Small, M.D.


$100 Million Needed for Alzheimer's Research in 2013 Budget

Gary W. Small, M.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

Nearly 80 million baby boomers are starting to reach the age when they begin noticing and joking about memory challenges. For those with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, their middle-aged pauses are no joke but a cause for concern.
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.


Bloomberg's Soda Ban

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted August 20, 2012

Someday, you will be able to tell your grandchildren that in the olden days, you could go to a special store where you could buy 64 ounces of soda in one single container. Their eyes will bulge and their jaws will drop.
Suza Scalora


What it Means to Really Love You

Suza Scalora | Posted August 20, 2012

How many of us routinely berate, criticize, judge or blame ourselves? A good question to ask yourself: Would you be friends with someone who speaks to you in the way your negative thoughts chatter to you?
Milt Bedingfield


New Study Explains Why Doctor's May Be Apprehensive To Recommend Weight Loss And Exercise

Milt Bedingfield | Posted August 20, 2012

Physicians with a normal BMI were more likely to believe that they should serve as role models to their patients in regards to maintaining healthy weight-related behaviors and performing regular exercise.
Hyla Cass, M.D.


Dust Mites in Your Bed? Allergens in Your Home? We Have Solutions!

Hyla Cass, M.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

My latest concern, likely in response to some incessant commercials on the subject, is the existence of disgusting, invisible dust mites that camp out in our mattresses, living off our skin flakes (yuck!) and generally up to no good.
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.


Why Cancer Treatment Is Fatally Flawed

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

While we cannot completely repair the physical and emotional damage inflicted by cancer, we should have higher expectations for the results of treatment.
Jean Halloran


Meat on Drugs, Stop the Superbugs

Jean Halloran | Posted August 20, 2012

Some 80 percent of all antibiotics sold in this country are used not on people but on animals, to make them grow faster or to prevent disease in crowded and unsanitary growing facilities.
Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.


Emotional Eating: Do You Feel Entitled to Eat?

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

When we work with dieters using the Beck Diet Solution (a cognitive and behavioral approach to weight loss and maintenance), we've found that they often have sabotaging thoughts that start with the phrase, "I feel like I'm entitled to eat this because... " They fill in the blank...
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.


The New Monastic Individuals

Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D. | Posted August 20, 2012

The future is going to be about the people on the ground. It will be about the changes each of us makes in our lives to be more aligned with moving forward. It will be about how to cultivate a focused and positive state of mind and being.
Robyn Griggs Lawrence


Belated Letter To A Teen Who Mattered

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted August 20, 2012

Was I too busy to walk across the field that separated us and tell you that I cared? I'm not sure whether I hate myself more for thinking that or for knowing that I was scared to reach out to you. I worried about interfering in someone else's business, and I worried that it would be weird to have this older woman, someone else's mom, step into your life.
Kaylee Scottaline


Be The Change You Wish To See

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted August 20, 2012

Everything you need to know about being fearless you can learn from watching children. They play with each other without ever knowing each other's names. They run, jump, climb, fall down and get right back up again. They are also our greatest teachers.
Chris Powell


Summertime Success Secrets

Chris Powell | Posted August 20, 2012

Make a plan and stick to it. Instead of filling up on carbs and empty calories you can enjoy what the season really has to offer. Here are a few suggestions to tantalize your taste buds without jeopardizing your health.
Dr. Cara Barker


The Soul of an Artist: Top 20 Characteristics to Invoke Your GPS

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted August 20, 2012

We are here to create. But we cannot create from the soul of who we are unless we cultivate an awe and faith in something larger and more powerful than our contempt for our own imperfect self-expression and our fear of ridicule.
Alanna Kaivalya


The Purpose of the Teacher

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted August 20, 2012

Our stories and our history can either keep us down or set us free. They can be the hammer that nails us to our darkness or the switch that sends us into the light.
Donna Henes


Summer Solstice: A Celebration of Solar Power

Donna Henes | Posted August 20, 2012

In the period around the summer solstice, the sun radiates its most powerful energy. But the seasonal ascendance of light and temperature is not -- despite popular belief -- due to our distance from the sun, but rather to the degree of directness of its rays.
Dr. Judith Rich


The Upside of Uncertainty

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted August 20, 2012

Making the most of each moment requires that we show up for it as our fully awakened, aware selves. It requires that we not be attached to how the moment unfolds or the outcome, but be a willing participant in the here and now, meeting the moment as it is.