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Chronic Diseases

Paradoxically, Slow Medicine Is the Best Quick Fix for Your Health

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Hyman, M.D. -- a leading functional medicine doctor and author of numerous books, including The Bloo...

The Common Principles of Slow Food and Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our mad dash towards instant gratification and easy comfort, we continue to consume empty calories that yield chronic diseases that we address pharmaceutical interventions.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - More from Norway

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

C.M. Rubin, Dr. Richard Horowitz, and Siw Hansson at the NorVect Global Tick-borne Diseases Conference in Oslo Complicated problems usually have ...

How to Experience the Benefits of Exercise Without Moving

Elaine R. Ferguson, MD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Elaine R. Ferguson, MD

Physical activity is protective of our health and so is spiritual activity.

What REALLY Kills Us

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

What really kills us prematurely, and all too often imposes years of misery beforehand, isn't a list of chronic diseases, but the factors that cause those diseases. What really takes years from life and life from years is a willingness to know WHAT, yet neglect the opportunity to know HOW.

The Biggest Medical Discovery of Our Lifetimes: Finding the Cure for Chronic Disease

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Many people are searching for functional medicine doctors because they're unsatisfied with what conventional medicine offers. They're unhappy with the way conventional doctors think about their health. They're discouraged by the focus conventional medicine places on just suppressing symptoms.

Why I'm Grateful for Very Low Blood Sugar

Dan Fleshler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Fleshler

I realized how I came across to them. A sweaty young man with blood sugar problems, crutches leaning precariously against the counter, a form from the State of Connecticut sticking out of a pocket of his faded jeans.

Addressing HIV/AIDS in 2013 and Beyond: Why the Future Demands Its Integration Into the Chronic Diseases Spectrum

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

Integrating HIV disease management into our conversations about and strategies for addressing chronic diseases would be a public health game changer -- not only medically, but socially.

The Cost of Not Caring for People With Serious Mental Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

When a health plan, especially with its own delivery system, as Kaiser has, carries the responsibility for a population of people, working or poor, young or old, healthy or sick, they can't pick and choose.

After Acceptance

Adam Schickedanz, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Adam Schickedanz, M.D.

Patients like Robert make clear that the very personal meaning patients find in their illnesses can be profoundly empowering. All too often, however, health care does not allow patients to explore the personal significance of their diseases.

Is Your Life Worth Saving?

Joan Peckolick | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Joan Peckolick

We need to stop the fear, denial and excuses that hold us back from doing our simple, timely self-checks and from practicing the prevention steps that will help save our lives and the lives of those we care about.

Breaking the Cycle of 'Learned Helplessness'

Gifty Maria Ntim | Posted 07.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Gifty Maria Ntim

Effectively engaging vulnerable patient populations in their care is attainable and vital, and will improve health outcomes and contain costs.

The Affordable Care Act: Preventing Chronic Diseases

Caitlin Padula | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
Caitlin Padula

Did you know that switching the focus from treating chronic illnesses to preventing chronic diseases will not only improve the health of individuals and families all over the country, but will also rein in health care costs and strengthen the economy?

New Hope For Cancer Therapy

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Cancer is a tale of two sets of genetic code, your own and your tumor's – and tracing the unique areas of damage makes for a ...