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Disease Prevention

Dare To Be 100: Calories And Capitalism

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 11.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Our ancestors on the Serengeti were starving and moved a lot, chasing or being chased. They craved sweet and fat as the densest forms of calories. The...

6 Risk Factors And Solutions For Preventing Heart Disease

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Did you know that by 2005, the total number of cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths (mainly coronary heart disease, stroke, and rheumatic heart disease...

Hair Before Health: How The Beauty Industry Is Fueling The Obesity Epidemic

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.29.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

A few weeks ago I entered an elevator with my bike helmet. A gentleman noticed the helmet and commented, “That is great you ride a bike. I wish I co...

Garry Marshall Died Of Stroke: Medical Tips For You To Prevent A Fatal Stroke

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Almost every American in the last 40 years has been entertained by Garry Marshall's movie and television work. We have smiled and laughed with Garry M...

An Apple a Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away: Michelle Obama Is Right

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Eating fresh fruit daily can improve your life. A recent article from investigators in Beijing, China, and the University of Oxford, England has shown how much this simple change in your diet can help you.

Taking Public Health to the Moon

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

By rallying to the mandate of the evidence-based, consensus-based fundamentals of health promoting, sustainable living and eating -- I believe we can accomplish something for public health and the human condition that is, quite simply -- out of this world

Your State Likely Can't Handle An Infectious Disease Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2017 | Healthy Living

Infectious diseases kill tens of thousands of Americans every year and add millions of dollars to municipalities' financial burden, but the majority o...

5 Cooking Tips That Could Help Prolong Your Life

Layne Lieberman | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Layne Lieberman

Most people know that roasting, broiling, baking and grilling are preferred cooking methods when it comes to cutting calories to achieve weight loss. However, especially when it comes to cooking meats, these high-temperature dry-heat methods may be causing more harm than good.

What a Public Health Approach to Gun Violence Would Look Like

Sean Palfrey MD | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Sean Palfrey MD

Physicians and health professionals have lowered the rates of many deadly infectious diseases by instituting careful, data-driven, broadly-instituted approaches like hand-washing, universal vaccination, and food and drug quality laws. We need to consider firearms and bullets as pathogens, similar to the smallpox virus and its disease, smallpox.

Stopping Disease Before it Happens

David Panzirer | Posted 06.03.2016 | Impact
David Panzirer

Autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes (T1D) are on the rise -- and no one quite knows why. Despite decades of research costing billions of dollars, a cure for T1D remains elusive and unlikely for many years to come.

Health Promotion? Here's the Thing...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is no shortage of health promotion efforts in our world. Everyone hears about them all the time, and those inclined to tune in here to what I ha...

Living With HIV: My Untold Story

Vanessa Mills | Posted 05.16.2015 | Fifty
Vanessa Mills

When I heard the words, 'your results came back HIV positive,' it felt as if I got punched in the stomach and my best friend had died. It was 1991 and I was a nurse at a local hospital. I still had a lot of living ahead of me, but after hearing those words, I went through every human emotion.

In Rejecting Measles Vaccination Are You Defying God's Will?

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.14.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

If one believes in the doctrine of creationism--that God created man--one should also embrace its corollary: that God's creation of humans includes the manifestation of human intelligence to improve life on this planet.

Ultra-Cheap Microscopes Could Save Millions of Lives

XPRIZE | Posted 04.12.2015 | Science
XPRIZE

The microscope is one of the quintessential symbols of science, invoking images of researchers in white lab coats. Microscopes have been saving lives for decades by helping diagnose any number of deadly diseases, but in many parts of the world, they are in short supply.

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

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 01.03.2015 | 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 Slow Medicine Incentive: Healthy People Have More Fun

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 11.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In my case 15 years ago, I wanted to be a better father and raise a healthy son. This motivation empowered me to make a lifestyle change that ended up transforming my life for the better.

Are Those Responsible for Employee Health Appropriately Trained to Make the Right Decisions?

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 11.10.2014 | Business
Dr. Derek Yach

The cost of health insurance in the U.S. is clearly a concern for employers. In 2010, American employers spent a total of $560.9 billion for group health insurance, an increase of approximately 67 percent over the past 10 years.

End the War on Disease

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

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.

Healing and the Power of Yoga

Kripalu | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I am grateful to be part of this ever-unfolding ancient healing path, and pleased to see these tools being incorporated into contemporary medical thought. Like two wings of a bird, these old and new approaches balance and support us in achieving the health and well-being we seek.

WATCH: Getting Ahead Of The Curve -- The Case For Prevention

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:40 - 3:40pm and 4:40 - 5:40pm EST. The problem with prevention is that when it works, no one really notices. Although perhaps not a...

The Power of Prevention

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Benjamin Franklin once said that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," yet 279 years later his words still have not been successfully put into medical practice.

Body Parts and Skin in the Game

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those of us hoping for health need our kids as much as they need us. In unity there is strength, after all. A family that eats well together has no junk food in the house in the first place.

New Study Explodes the 'Eskimo Myth'

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea is that a diet of fish and blubber -- not vegetables and fruits -- has kept Arctic natives free of heart disease. A new study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, suggests that the myth is, in fact, a myth.

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

National Public Health Week: Start With Us

Dr. Georges C. Benjamin | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Georges C. Benjamin

This year's theme, "Public Health: Start Here," testifies to our need to change the way our nation thinks about health -- from one that focuses on sick care to one that prevents sickness and injury from happening in the first place. Each day we will emphasize a different way to get started.