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More Than A Nation: A Celebration Of Americans

Jim Moore | Posted 07.05.2016 | Good News
Jim Moore

On this July 4th weekend, I'd like to take a moment to make clear just what it is I believe I'm celebrating, or, more precisely, who I believe I am ce...

Here's the Way to Cure the GOP's Trumpococcus Teapartius Infection

Marty Rudoy | Posted 05.29.2016 | Comedy
Marty Rudoy

The Donald Trump infection is a relatively new strain of superbug called trumpococcus teapartius. It is highly resistant to antibiotics or reason, so the body politic must rely on its white cells to fight off the infection.

Menstruate and Self-Hate: Fasting, Praying, Twelve-Years-Old

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.06.2016 | Women
Zoha Qamar

My femininity is filthy, and I hate it. I hate my femininity. I hate my filth. But my femininity- that is me. I hate me. I hate my filth. I am the filth I hate.

The Blood and the Spirit

Andrew Farley | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion
Andrew Farley

The Blood and the Spirit serve different functions. The Blood brought us forgiveness. The Spirit brought us new life and present-day counsel.

Midnight Meat Training

Kelly Hughes | Posted 02.24.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hughes

When you're making a movie, fake blood is fun. But real blood isn't. Back in the 80s, I worked for a butcher. One night only. My job? Cleaning blood...

The Art of Tattoo Removal: Tataway and Vincent Castiglia

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

Tattooing is undeniably both an art form and a science. An artist draws up a sketch according to the client's vision, and with that mighty little gun, they produce what we think of as either expressive masterpieces, or perennial reminders of ideas gone horribly awry.

Bye-Bye, Blood

Susan Perloff | Posted 12.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Perloff

I hate giving blood. They stick the needle in, it hurts. They twist the syringe before sucking the blood out, it burns. They pull the needle out, it s...

The Art of Tattoo Removal: Tataway and Vincent Castiglia

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Samantha Matcovsky

Carmen founded the INK (I Now Know) outreach program, designed for 'at risk' individuals who carry the tattoo of a former self. As a gesture of goodwill, Tataway removes their markings for free.

What Your Blood Type Means For Your Health

Grandparents.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.25.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Quick: What’s your blood type? If you’re scratching your head, you may be missing out on an important health clue. A spate of ...

We Are All Columbine Now

Stephen Hren | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Stephen Hren

The killers march across our news feed like swirls of colorful balloons -- it's the Macy's Day parade, except these are the gunmen who storm into our schools, our movie theatres, our restaurants, and blow away our loved ones in cold blood. Then it's time for the football game.

Patrick Mancini Paints With an Incredible Cause

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

By day, Patrick Mancini is a successful software executive at IBM. While his ability to lead people in a business context is impressive, by night, he doubles as an impassioned painter whose creations serve as the engine for a life committed to honest to goodness charity.

'Just What the Doctor Ordered'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.18.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I began to wonder about my longevity when I read that researchers in the United Kingdom had created a survey that can calculate a person's chances of dying in the next five years.

No, I'm Not Going To Hide My Tampon From You

Madeline Wahl | Posted 07.24.2016 | Women
Madeline Wahl

There's no shame in being a woman and there's definitely no shame in being a woman who has a period. There's also no shame in being a woman who wants to have sex while on her period.

The Enzyme That Could Transform Transfusions

XPRIZE | Posted 07.08.2016 | Impact
XPRIZE

Blood transfusions can save lives, but not all blood is compatible. Scientists have been trying to find an efficient way to solve this problem for decades.

A Patient Walks Into a Sleep Clinic With Too Many Red Blood Cells...

Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Joseph Ojile, M.D., F.C.C.P., D.ABSM

So let's look at the possible ties between an elevated hematocrit (the measurement of red blood cell count relative to blood volume) and sleep disorders.

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...

This Poster Contains A Single Drop Of HIV Positive Blood

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

White posters have been distributed all over São Paulo, Brazil -- and each one contains a drop of HIV-positive blood. The campaign is thanks to t...

King of Corn

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.28.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

My Uniqlo white linen long-sleeved shirt was splattered with blood. My cigar bag also and bits of bright red speckle dotted my Sol Moscot clear frame ...

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

4 Ways Getting Older Has Made Me a Better Doctor

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

Our grandparents were right that we become wiser when we get older. But I didn't expect I'd also become a better physician. And there is still progress to be made. I'm really glad I am making this transformation.

Food for Thought

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

According to an old saying, you are what you eat. Since I am full of baloney, I eat what I am. Unfortunately, I don't know what to eat these days -- especially bologna, which means I am out to lunch -- because I am on three different diets.

The Inside Story

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If there is one kind of doctor I could never be, it's a gastroenterologist. Aside from the fact that I'm a gasbag, the reason is simple: When it comes to invasive medical procedures that involve the exploration of cavities not treated by a dentist, I don't know which end is up.

The Tale of the Tape

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.21.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

At the risk of being challenged to a fight by Sylvester Stallone, who could beat me with one hand tied behind his back (though I might have a chance if he were blindfolded, too), I am going to call my ongoing kidney stone saga "Rocky."

Here Are The Amazing Things Your Body Will Do In The Minute You Spend Reading This

Posted 03.04.2016 | Healthy Living

300: that’s how many words the average human reads per minute. But in the minute or two it’ll take you to get through this roughly 600-word articl...