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Why The Martian Movie is a Metaphor for Surviving Serious Illness

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Why am I writing about this in an article clearly designed to give readers my tips on health and medicine? It is because I see this motion picture plot and dialogue as a metaphor for a real life drama, which I experience in my patients and my office on a daily basis.

Flu Season Tweet Chat With Dr. Richard Besser

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Dr. Richard Besser, Chief Health and Medical Editor at ABC gets his flu shot. Photo property of Dr. Besser -- used with permission. Now that the a...

Donald Trump and The Right Wing's Rapid Descent Into Mindlessness

Marvin Meadors | Posted 08.17.2015 | Entertainment
Marvin Meadors

Donald Trump, like no other candidate can, embodies the right wing's rapid descent into mindlessness and their embrace of know-nothingism. With Trump, there is nothing there besides the huge eponymous banner announcing "Trump" that appears on all his possessions, a bluster, and a golden combover seemingly forever frozen in place.

Countries To Band Together, Create African CDC Following Historic Ebola Outbreak

NPR | Jim Burress | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact

In 1946, a malaria outbreak across the Southern U.S. catalyzed the formation of what would eventually become the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

CDC: Remove Anti-Smoking Ad Portraying Ostomies in Negative Light

Rebecca Kaplan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Kaplan

The CDC must pull this advertisement immediately and issue an apology to the ostomy community for belittling the experiences of those who have been given a new lease on life by having this major surgery.

New Study Reveals Most Common Causes Of Food Poisoning

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're one of the 50 million Americans who have suffered from food poisoning each year, chances are you're not entirely sure what caused it. Perhap...

To Fight AIDS, End Stigma and Advance Equality

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.31.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

I hesitate to say "lost to AIDS" because the term is too benign -- as if, like car keys or cell phones, people are "lost" randomly and accidentally to a disease. No, AIDS patients are killed by disease abetted by stigma, their immune systems compromised and vulnerable to opportunistic infections.

Arthur Delaney

CDC Claims Progress In Ebola Fight | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that health officials are making progress in the fight again...

House Panel Sets Witness List For CDC Anthrax Hearing

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional committee said on Sunday that it will hear from half a dozen witnesses this week about dangerou...

CDC Launches New Campaign To Get Gay And Bi Men Talking About Getting Tested For HIV

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices

An important new HIV/AIDS campaign starts today and it encourages gay and bisexual men to have open and honest conversations about being tested with t...

Chevron's Ecuador Plan B

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

The big news this week in the Chevron-Ecuador saga is the Patton Boggs settlement with the oil giant, which should not be shocking to anyone following the financial troubles of the law firm.

Gabriela Aoun

Killer Diet Supplement? Liver Damage Cases In Hawaii Rise To 30 | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.03.2013 | Healthy Living

The number of recent liver damage cases linked to dietary supplements has risen from 10 to 30 in the last week. All 30 cases have been reported in Haw...

Dietary Supplements Linked To 10 'Severe' Liver Failure Cases In Hawaii

Posted 09.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Ten young, seemingly-healthy people have been admitted into Hawaii hospitals in the last five months for varying degrees of liver inflammation and fai...

Actor Aims To Reduce Violence Against Children

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment

Liam Neeson has partnered with UNICEF to launch the End Violence Against Children campaign, a multi-year awareness effort that aims to mitigate the bu...

The Global Search for Education: Finland -- Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Today in The Global Search for Education, I take a look at tick-borne illnesses in Finland.

The Global Search for Education: The Netherlands and Ticks

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

The challenges faced by those trying to combat the silent epidemic of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases are overwhelming.

CDC Unveils New Unprecedented HIV Survey For Gay And Bisexual Men

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.09.2012 | Gay Voices

HIV among gay and bisexual men is increasing and a new study -- unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and scope -- is underway to find out why. "...

Study: Latina Teen Pregnancy Hits Record Low

Posted 06.30.2012 | Latino Voices

A new study indicates that teen pregnancy has dropped significantly for Latinas living in the U.S., a group of young women who have had the highest ra...

Seeing through the Charm -- Is Your New Love an Abuser?

Ludy Green, Ph.D | Posted 06.11.2012 | Women
Ludy Green, Ph.D

According to the Center for Disease Control, teen dating violence happens more than you may think. Anyone, regardless of education, race, and age, is susceptible to abuse.

Imported Food Now Sickening More People, CDC Says

Posted 03.15.2012 | Home

Food safety seemed like a particularly grim topic last year. Reports of devastating illnesses -- and even deaths -- from food-borne pathogens seem to ...

Day 10: Men, Women and Kids -- Know Your 5 Heart Health Numbers

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

Here we are at Day 10 of 29 days of American Heart Month blogs. I would be remiss in not reviewing what you want to know about your heart health numbers.

Day Nine: Women Most at Risk for Heart Disease Least Aware of Threat

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

As a woman, I'd like to admit that a good deal of the time I know exactly what somebody else should do and insist they do it. I think it's called "do what I say, not what I do." To be fair, we believed for years that only men had heart attacks and women were safe.

Village Reporters

Cooper Munroe | Posted 03.20.2012 | Impact
Cooper Munroe

This past summer 10 American moms, including me, went with the ONE Campaign to Kenya to learn firsthand about U.S.-funded programs in Africa benefitting mothers and children.

D.C. Schools Students Reveal High Rates Of Sex, Fear And Suicide Attempts

Posted 11.28.2011 | Education

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson had some revealing statistics to share with city council members Tuesday -- almost 10 percent of 8th gra...

Why Education "Reform" Could Bankrupt Us

John Thompson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
John Thompson

America can no longer afford to separate education, health, and social services into separate silos. And we risk bankruptcy if our schools continue to focus on a narrow portion of our children's brains.