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Todd Akin In 2008: Doctors Give Abortions To Women Who Aren't Pregnant

Mollie Reilly | October 3, 2012 | Politics
Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin sparked national outrage in August when he justified his opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." However, the Republican congressman's now-infamous remarks are...

Humane Society's Litigation Arm Walks Tightrope Between Radicalism, Complaisance

Joe Satran | October 3, 2012 | Green
On Tuesday morning, Wayne Pacelle, the CEO of the Humane Society of the United States, announced that he was pursuing a seat on the corporate board of meat giant Tyson Foods. A few hours later, the animal rights group announced that Iowa CCI -- a group representing independent pork farmers...

Paul Simon Talks Kids' Health On Eve Of Children's Health Fund Benefit Concert

Lance Gould | October 2, 2012 | Impact
Underprivileged children suffer enough medical problems as it is, but PTSD? Even years of funding and observing health care for needy kids didn't prepare Paul Simon for that. "We found something like 60 percent of the kids in Louisiana [as many as 20,000] were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after...

Shootings Expose Cracks In Mental Health System

Amanda L. Chan | December 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
MINNEAPOLIS — Andrew Engeldinger's parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more they could do. Minnesota law doesn't allow people to be forced into treatment without proof that...

Teen Drunk Driving Is Decreasing, CDC Reports

Amanda L. Chan | October 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
Fewer teens are drinking and driving, according to a new government report. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that drunk driving among teens has decreased by 54 percent over the last 20 years. The study included data from the national Youth...

Health Care Startup Finds Success Despite Public Sector Obstacles

Joe Van Brussel | October 2, 2012 | Small Business
In an industry where roughly half of $2.8 trillion total spending comes from the U.S. government, Joanne Rohde had trouble attracting government interest for her new small business, Axial Exchange. Health care spending is forecast to reach 19.6 percent of U.S. gross domestic...

I Lost Weight: Samantha Crossley Lost More Than 90 Pounds With The Help Of Two Apps

Sarah Klein | October 18, 2012 | Healthy Living
Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Samantha Crossley Age: 40 Height: 5'6" Before Weight: 274 pounds How I Gained it: I love food. No, I really...

Are You Holding Your Weights Wrong?

Sarah Klein | December 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
If, during your workout, you're gripping your hand weights like the car steering wheel during a blizzard, then you're probably holding them wrong.

Vitamin D No Help For Colds, Study Suggests

Amanda L. Chan | October 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
If you're trying to prevent or ward off a cold, those vitamin D supplements may not be much help. Taking monthly vitamin D3 supplements didn't seem to have much of an effect on reducing the number or severity of colds (also known as upper respiratory tract infections), according to...

Brock Mealer, Ohio Car Crash Victim, Defies Doctors To Walk Again (VIDEO)

Sarah Medina | October 3, 2012 | Good News
Doctors told Brock Mealer that he would never walk again. On Christmas Eve 2007, a car driven by T. Edward Johnson, 90, collided with the Mealer family's SUV, sending it spiraling into a ditch. The crash killed Brock's father, Dave Mealer, along with his brother's 17-year-old girlfriend,...

Jakub Halik, Czech Man, Has Lived Without A Real Heart For Six Months (PHOTO)

Dominique Mosbergen | October 3, 2012 | Healthy Living
Thanks to a revolutionary surgery, a former firefighter from the Czech Republic has become the first man to live without a heart for six months, reports say. (Credit: Caters News) Jakub Halik is one of the first people in history...

Couples Seek Local-food Menus And On-farm Weddings

Katharine Lotze | October 2, 2012 | Weddings
Robert Pollock started hosting weddings at his Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa as a fluke. He bought a 1764 house on about 100 acres in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City, and one of the guys he hired to do work on the property needed a place for...

Jennifer Livingston, TV Anchor, Responds To Viewer's Attack On Her Weight (VIDEO)

Katherine Fung | October 3, 2012 | Media
Jennifer Livingston, a local news anchor in La Crosse, Wisconsin, responded to a viewer's outrageous attack on her appearance on Tuesday morning. Livingston recently received an email from a male viewer criticizing her weight. Her husband and fellow news anchor Mike Thompson posted the text to the Facebook page...

Republican Women Have More Feminine Facial Features? There's More To Study Than Meets The Eye (VIDEO)

Cara Santa Maria | October 3, 2012 | Science
When you think of women in positions of power and authority, is the first thing that comes to mind what they look like? And if you compared voting records of female legislators, would you expect to find a difference in appearance between Republicans and Democrats? UCLA psychology researchers Colleen Carpinella...

Gabrielle Union Shares Personal Connection To Breast Cancer In Planned Parenthood Promo (WATCH)

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | October 2, 2012 | Black Voices
For the month of October, breast cancer awareness will take center stage, the cause's ubiquitous pink ribbon signaling a call to action to help curb the estimated 230,000 new diagnoses each year. For actress Gabrielle Union, breast cancer awareness is more than just a month-long pursuit; it is...

VBD-AIR: Website Tracks Mosquito-Borne Diseases Spread Globally By Air Travel

Amanda L. Chan | December 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
By Larry Greenemeier (Click here for the original article) The emergence of international air travel in the 20th century enabled an unprecedented spread of ideas, cultures and communication. Unfortunately, modern aviation has also proved an effective means of spreading diseases. Air travel didn't introduce worldwide...

Delray Beach, Florida Bans Hiring Of Smokers Or Tobacco Users To Save On Health Insurance (VIDEO)

Janie Campbell | October 3, 2012 | Miami
It's too late for butts: a South Florida city has banned the hiring of employees who smoke or use tobacco products in an effort to save on insurance. Delray Beach City Commissioners made official Tuesday a policy that refuses city agencies the right hire a person who has smoked...

Abraxane: Melanoma Drug Helps Patients Live Longer In Trial

Reuters | December 2, 2012 | Healthy Living
* Increases progression-free survival in metastatic melanoma * No details given of magnitude of benefit * Data seen as positive, but market is competitive * Shares rise as much as 2.7 pct (Adds background, share price, analyst comment) By Toni Clarke Oct 2 (Reuters) - Celgene Corp said on Tuesday...

Doctors Call For Repeal Of Obamacare, Say They'll Vote For Romney: Survey

Harry Bradford | October 3, 2012 | Business
Looks like Obamacare is not what the doctor ordered. More than half of physicians say they’ll vote for Mitt Romney come November 6th compared to just 36 percent for Obama, according to a recent survey by medical staffing firm Jackson and Cokey. In fact, 15 percent of survey...

11 Easy Recipes For Fresh-Picked Apples (SLIDESHOW)

Sarabeth Sanders | October 2, 2012 | Live Better America
‘Tis the season… for apple picking! From apple pancakes to apples on the grill, to apple butter, you won't believe all the ways you can use America's favorite fruit to add a tangy sweetness to almost any dish. So head to your nearest apple orchard, farmers’ market or grocery store...
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