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How to Stop Attacking Yourself: 9 Steps to Heal Autoimmune Disease

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

I will explain what autoimmunity is, how inflammation spirals out of control, describe some of the underlying causes for these fires in the body, and provide you with nine steps to cool the fires.

You're Appointing Who? Please Obama, Say It's Not So!

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeffrey Smith

The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar.

Renters: Know Your Health Rights

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Mold, mites and insect droppings can worsen the symptoms of asthma and other illnesses. But some patients tell me it's impossible to reduce exposure to toxins. Why? They live in rental housing.

Doctor Planet: The Bill That Does More for Health than Health Care Legislation

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This post was co-authored by Dr. Rahul Rajkumar, a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. As oil and gas continue to spew out of a brok...

Oil Spill May Endanger Human Health, Officials Say

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW ORLEANS — With a huge and unpredictable oil slick drifting in the Gulf of Mexico, state and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a...

Q&A PART 2: Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Your Health - Who's at Risk?

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

I continue today with Part 2 of my Q&A about oil spill health concerns with a look at different groups of people who are at a particular risk to h...

Q&A PART 1: Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Your Health -- The Basics

Gina Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gina Solomon

There's a lot of speculation and unanswered questions going around about what the gulf oil leak means for the health of people living and working in the region. In this post, I give some answers.

The Great Coal Debate: How Lobbyists Pollute Our Politics

Jeanine Molloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeanine Molloff

Bruce Nilles and Fred Palmer faced off April 27th at Washington University in St. Louis in what was dubbed The Great Coal Debate. Moderated by Time ma...

Those With Severe Asthma Offered Radical Treatment

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — People with severe asthma are getting a radically different treatment option: A way to snake a wire inside their lungs and melt off...

Flu Drugs Saved Many Pregnant Swine Flu Victims

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — Quick treatment with flu medicine saved the lives of many pregnant women who were stricken by swine flu last year, according to the mo...

Experts Differ On Health Risk Of Volcanic Ash

AP | ELIANE ENGELER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

GENEVA — Europeans should try to stay indoors if ash from Iceland's volcano starts settling, the World Health Organization warned Friday as smal...

Health Insurance v. Asthma

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Having health insurance doesn't eliminate Black-White disparities in asthma and its effects, according to a new study, which studied only children in ...

Chemicals Are Stealing Our Children's Future

Nancy Chuda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Nancy Chuda

Childhood rates of asthma, ADHD, autism, and cancer are all on the rise in the U.S. How are these diseases related to children's increased environmental exposure to chemicals?

10 Best Big Cities For People With Asthma | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranks the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. from worst to first, based on how ...

NRDC to NYC: Improve, Then Pass Int. 194 to Clean Up the City's Heating Oil

Rich Kassel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Rich Kassel

Heating oil is a significant contributor to our local, chronic particulate air pollution problems.

Parents' Smoking Gives 15,000 Children A Year Asthma, Doctors Warn

The Guardian | Denis Campbell, Health Correspondent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Tens of thousands of children in the UK every year get asthma, chest infections and ear problems because they are exposed to smoke from their parents'...

Childhood Asthma and Environmental Health

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

Asthma's growing incidence in the United States, which some experts speculate is indirectly related to climate change, has left one in seven US children struggling with the condition.

Don't Let Lawmakers Undermine the Clean Air Act: It Saves Lives

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

A handful of lawmakers have been trying to block the EPA from regulating pollution. This is largely a political maneuver -- an effort to drain away support for passing a comprehensive clean energy bill.

Cancer, Chemicals and Setting Priorities

Gary Liberson, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Gary Liberson, PhD

It is human nature to blame an amorphous "other" for what befalls us and diminishes our own culpability (i.e., Why me?). To that end, we are in the b...

The F Word: Today's Secrets Are In Plain Sight

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today's biggest "secrets" don't require a top-secret hiding or marking "confidential". They just require politicians, a press corps --and a public--that's paying no attention at all.

Puerto Rican Americans Have Highest Asthma Rate In Nation

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Wanda Hellmund | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Bronx Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. Eighteen percent of Pue...

Childhood Shouldn't Be A Pre-existing Condition

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

More than a quarter of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition, a significant increase from the rate seen in earlier decades and a statistic that looms over nation's efforts to subdue rising healthcare costs.

AB 32 Opponents Vulnerable on Pollution's Health Hazards

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Opponents of legislation that seeks to reduce greenhouse gases in California to 1990 levels by 2020 are asking us to put short-term economic interests ahead of people's health and safety.

How Exercise Enables Sleep

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

As Americans, our minds have long been fatigued and our bodies far from movement.

We Need All Hands On Deck For Children's Health

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn O'Brien

As any parent knows, the landscape of children's health has changed, often making childhood feel like a pre-existing condition.