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Finding The Freedom In Grief After Losing My Brother

Catherine Kraemer | Posted 03.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Kraemer

I can't speak for them, or for anyone else, but when my sense of the natural order of things left, I acquired the heaviness of grief... and an immense amount of fear. Now that nothing makes sense, I am afraid of everything.

What's On My Grown-Up Christmas List

Deborah Hersman | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Hersman

In the mid-90s, the holiday song "Grown-Up Christmas List" hit radio stations, and its lyrics were painfully close to too many homes. Within each verse were wishes for peace, friendship, forgiveness and justice. Presents under the tree seem trivial when we stop to think about it.

Wise Up About Wisdom Teeth

Dr Sanda Moldovan | Posted 06.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr Sanda Moldovan

A lot of people are asking how Minnesota high school junior Sydney Galleger could die from complications of a wisdom tooth extraction. Although wisdo...

Family Calls Police In Horror As Apartment Wall Starts Dripping Blood

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 06.04.2015 | Crime

"Daddy, what is that coming down the walls?" Thomas Kennedy's son asked. A mysterious red liquid was oozing down the walls of the family's home in...

Support Pours In For Family Of Boy Scout Who Accidentally Hanged Himself

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

An Alabama town is uniting in support of the family of a 9-year-old boy who accidentally hanged himself on Friday. The child, who was discovered by...

Girl, 11, Shot Dead By 2-Year-Old Brother

Newser | Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime

An 11-year-old girl was killed in Philadelphia Saturday morning when she and her three siblings found a loaded handgun in their home and started playi...

If It Isn't Meant to 'Cure' Grief, What Good Is Therapy?

Megan Devine | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

A good therapist is a wonderful thing: They know that there is nothing about you that's wrong. They know their role is to listen and validate, to come up alongside you and provide support.

You're More Likely To Die From A Preventable Accident If...

Posted 10.30.2013 | Divorce

As if the tax breaks and the cuddling weren't enough, new research shows that married folks have yet another advantage over their divorced counterpart...

Teddy Bears, Toy Guns, and Real Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many Americans heed the CPSC and its recalls of dangerous products to help keep their families safe. But thanks in large part to the work of the gun lobby, guns are specifically not under the CPSC's jurisdiction and are the only consumer product not regulated for safety.

An All-American Crisis

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Gun violence is an urban problem. Gun violence is a suburban, small town, and rural problem. Gun violence is a problem in states with strong gun laws because guns still travel in from states next door.

Night Of Sky-Gazing Turns Deadly

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

Adrienne Ryba wanted to see the city lights and a meteor shower, her mother told the Akron Beacon-Journal, but seeking a better view cost the 19-year-...

The Power to Solve the Drug Overdose Crisis Is in Our Hands

Kathie Kane-Willis | Posted 12.15.2012 | Chicago
Kathie Kane-Willis

We need to make sure that we are educating our young people, our parents, our doctors, and our health care workers about heroin and opioids. We need to involve more allies in overdose prevention.

Actor Accidentally Hangs Self During Play

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

A Brazilian actor has died 17 days after he accidentally hanged himself while re-enacting the death of Judas Iscariot for an Easter Passion play. T...

How Our Nation Can Protect Children, Not Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's shameful that when child and teen gun deaths are compared in 23 high-income countries, 87 percent of all children under 15 killed by guns were in the United States. Our gun homicide rate for teens and young adults 15-24 years old was 42.7 times higher than the rate for the other countries combined. There are an estimated 283 million guns in civilian hands in America -- almost one gun per person. Why is the United States alone in allowing this unbridled epidemic of guns and public health hazard all over America to continue? As parents and grandparents and concerned adults and voters, it is up to us to tell our leaders no more.

Death by Familiarity

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2012 | Sports
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

The more familiar you are, the more you think you know it and the less you pay attention to it. A group of skiers in Washington State over the weekend probably should have paid more attention. Three of them are dead.

Police Find Body Outside Miami-Dade County Auditorium

Posted 03.12.2012 | Miami

Miami police report that they have found a body outside the northwest corner of the Miami-Dade County Auditorium at 2901 W. Flagler Street. Officer Mo...

Suspect In Robyn Gardner's Disappearance Reportedly Took Out $1.5M Insurance On Missing Woman

Posted 10.17.2011 | Crime

The man detained in Aruba on suspicion of his involvement in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner reportedly took out an insurance on the missing Americ...

Machismo Linked With Accidental Deaths, Study Finds

Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Too much machismo could get you killed, according to a new study. In places where there is a strong sense of a "culture of honor" -- where there is...

10-Year Old Girl Dies Playing Hide-And-Seek

Posted 09.13.2011 | Denver

A 10-year-old girl in Phoenix, Ariz. died this week in a storage locker she was using as a hiding place while playing hide-and-seek, according to The ...

Like Father, Like Son: Man Killed By Lightning Bold, 48 Years After His Dad

Posted 09.13.2011 | Weird News

On Sunday, Hammonton, N.J., resident Stephen Rooney saw lightning in crack across the sky before turning to his family saying, "Don't worry guys, ligh...

Scottish Teen Accidentally Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself In Despair

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

This is a truly devastating tale. Sophie Taylor, the 16-year-old girlfriend of gamekeeper Calum Murray, 18, was accidentally killed as her boyfrien...

Pool and Water Safety: A Healthy Respect for the Danger

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

While the majority of adults were talking to each other at a Fourth of July party I attended, the children were frolicking in the pool. This got me thinking about water safety.

WATCH: Metra Releases Haunting Video Of Train Striking Woman, Child

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, a 34-year-old woman carrying her 1-year-old goddaughter attempted to run across Metra tracks to beat an oncoming train in North Chicago. ...