The outbreak demonstrates the critical need to strengthen health systems overall and dramatically increase the number of health workers, particularly in poor and rural areas where diseases can thrive undetected.
Just because you fit (or think you do) into a slim-fit shirt does not mean you are slim, fit or in a healthy weight range. Let us be honest to ourselves -- fitting into slim-fit clothes is not a strong claim to being healthy.
The bill doesn't keep the industry from producing and marketing healthy beverages. In fact, it encourages the production of healthier beverages by basing rates on the amount of sugar in drinks as opposed to taxing by volume regardless of sugar content.
Without a doubt we will all die one day, but the question of how is largely dependent on your behavior. Whether of the heart, or of the brain, degenerative disease is not inevitable. Change your actions and you change your outcome!
Public health and nutrition dialogues need clear, explicit messages. Naturally-occurring sugars and added sugars are very different animals. The same goes for processed foods. How is it that a national nutrition organization can simply choose not to recognize that cooking a pot of oatmeal is vastly different from making a Three Musketeers bar in a processing plant?
I had the honor of being on a panel at the Champion Providers Training, held at the lovely Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco this July. Forty-five physic...
A few weeks ago Sierra Sandison was a contestant in the Miss Idaho Pageant. She wasn't a diabetes advocate or even a person who widely shared with her friends that she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 18. Much has changed since then.
Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.
I personally know at least three women with diabetes who walked down the isle with small, light pink areas on their carefully chosen wedding dresses, where blood from a lanced finger had been hastily cleaned by loving moms, sisters, and friends.
After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."
In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.
t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.
There is no place to hide. You have got to be svelte if you want to stay healthy and outsmart cancer. And if you have cancer or want to avoid getting...
As people streamed out of the Kara Walker installation "A Subtlety" on a recent Sunday afternoon to buy an ice cream cone from one of the trucks idling outside the old Domino Sugar Factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, I wondered how many thought about the jarring contradiction...
Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death among women, accounting for 65 percent of global mortality. However, there is limited information on the broader social implications of NCDs on women.
I am the mother of two beautiful young women, and what I want more than anything else is to help them, to the best of my ability, put their best foot forward in life.