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'Vindication' For Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

As worries linger over tap water tainted by a chemical spill in West Virginia, and by oil and gas drilling from Pennsylvania to Texas, the health cons...

What's Better Than Bringing Home a Gold for Your Country?

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

If you just focus on yourself, that's a life. But if you do something that is bigger than you, that has a bigger effect than just you, it's really wha...

6 Tips For Slowing Down

Annie Buckley | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Annie Buckley

As we engage with the activity of life, there is a constant flood of "stuff" to do and people to meet. It's exciting and important, but how do we keep up with everything AND slow down? There isn't one answer that fits for everyone.

I Did It! A Colonoscopy

Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Liz Margolies, L.C.S.W.

LGBT people have lower colorectal cancer screening rates, especially transgender people and people of color. All our usual barriers to care (stigma, lack of health insurance, etc.) make it difficult. In the interest of getting more of us to do this, why don't you follow me through the process?

To the Bagger at Publix Who Made My Day

Tony Posnanski | Posted 04.21.2014 | Good News
Tony Posnanski

I never take them up on their offer. I always smile and say 'no, thank you.' I know they have to ask, so I am always cordial. Except today the bagger asked me again. He said, 'Ummm, are you sure?' I stopped reading my emails for a second and looked up. I saw an old man.

Can a Hat Trick Reverse Obesity?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent?

Be the Glow

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

We all know people like this couple; maybe not people who are tenderly in love for 60 years, but we know people that we are inexplicably drawn to. They are the ones who make us laugh, make us think, tell us the truth, pick us up, and hold our hand. They are the ones who "glow."

Leadership Requires Boldness

Gerard van Grinsven | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Gerard van Grinsven

Last week the leadership of CVS Corporation announced that they will no longer sell cigarettes or tobacco-like products from any of their 7,600 retail...

Our Children Deserve As Much Outdoor Time as Inmates and Chickens

Ben Klasky | Posted 04.16.2014 | Green
Ben Klasky

While it may seem like common sense that fresh air and exercise are good for our health, the trends point to dramatic drops in outdoor time for children.

Her Electric Blue Hair

Carine Fabius | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

My artist friend Sylvia Shap stopped by for our once-in-a-while visit, where we each walk away wondering why we don't do this more often. Some of the ...

10 Ways to Help Someone With Cancer

Stephanie Madsen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Madsen

When someone around us gets diagnosed with cancer, it is often difficult to think of how to react and respond. Do we send a card, text, or email? Do we avoid, ignore, and disregard? Rather than asking the patient what you can do for them, be proactive.

In The Darkest Of Moments, These People Responded In The Most Beautiful Ways

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.13.2014 | Good News

In dealing with the loss of a loved one, perhaps the only remedy for those empty feelings is honoring their lives by helping them find peace in their ...

The Bravest Thing I've Ever Done (Hint: It's Not Fighting Cancer)

Jennifer Campisano | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Campisano

"You're so strong," people tell me. "I hope to be as brave as you," they say. I don't know if either of those things is true. I think most cancer patients -- most people facing any crisis, really -- would say the same thing, that is: you do what you have to in order to get through it.

Horse Sense: 10 Resolutions for the Year of the Horse

Jennifer Glass | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

When I was first diagnosed my priorities were crystal clear and I did not sweat the small stuff. Bit by bit, however, the minutia has crept back and now I once again get fully agitated when other drivers don't signal or I'm on hold with the cable company. On one hand, this indicates a return to normalcy, and that's a good thing. On the other hand, I don't want to lose perspective on what's really important.

Hoping for a Child of Her Own

Joy Huber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Joy Huber

When I talked with Hope on the phone I could really feel her deep desire for a child of her own! This incredible woman had devoted her career to giving so much "hope" helping other children, and as the time drew near for her to have her own family, suddenly that window was closing unexpectedly and rapidly.

Death Runs in My Family

Dirk Hughes | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dirk Hughes

Not only is this a certainty, but it is also a certainty that can happen at any time. It's not easy to stay positive with that kind of reality hanging over you. So what can we do?

Tom Brokaw Diagnosed With Cancer

Posted 02.12.2014 | Media

NBC News legend Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. The 74-year-old former "NBC Nightly News" anchor said that he ...

How Running Helped Me Get My Life Back

Lara Huffman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Running has been the last step I needed to take for my recovery from breast cancer. I am in the best shape of my life, and I'm not talking about post-cancer shape.

Let's Focus on LGBT Wellness

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

Hello! We are Liz and Scout, and we're excited to help announce the launch of HuffPost Gay Voices' new LGBT Wellness page, the destination to catch great blog posts and news about what wellness means to our communities.

Survival of the Fittest

Advita Fund | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Advita Fund

Sochi Olympic Games had opened last Friday with a beautifully designed ceremony that included impressive technical solutions and excluded any mention ...

10-Year Old Cancer Patient Brings Soup to the Hungry and Homeless

William Lambers | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's love that can help those in time of suffering whether it's cancer, hunger or homelessness. Natalia wants everyone to share her recipe and her compassion.

The Process

Stan Collender | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Oprah and I were both running in our first marathon and were focused on finishing rather than winning. But there were substantial differences between the two of us.

Tools for Fighting Prostate Cancer

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

By providing a nutrient-rich environment via our food and supplements and incorporating rest, relaxation, and exercise into our daily life, our body's ability to fight the negative genes in their expression are improved.

Let's Fight Cancer With a Focus on Prevention

Rep. Steve Israel | Posted 04.09.2014 | Impact
Rep. Steve Israel

I am dedicated to doing everything in my power to combat this horrific disease -- not just as a Member of Congress, but also as someone who has been personally affected.

Where Have All the Cheap Drugs Gone?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

What can you do to find affordable medications? Here is a long list of my tips.