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Disease Prevention

Health, By The Seat Of Our Pants

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2012 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

If just standing more and sitting less can add years to life and life to years, then we owe a lot of ill health to the seats of our pants. The solution is for us each to incorporate strategies into our daily routines that allow us to get up and move about -- at least a little, at least intermittently.

Having It All

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Our popular culture acts as if it would make sense to optimize one wing of a plane. The plane is either fit to fly -- or not. You can't fly half a plane. Selectively cultivating the health of favored organs or body parts is a comparable flight of fancy.

Is it Rationing? Cancer Screening and Clinical Uncertainty

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 08.25.2012 | Home
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The dilemma for PSA screening and many other tests and treatments is that there's no science-based way to know whether holding back constitutes "rationing" for particular patients.

The Healthy Poor: Demystifying John Henry

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Wray Herbert

First described in the 1980s, "John Henryism" has come to mean a strong-headed, never-give-up attitude toward life and its travails -- an attitude and coping style that, paradoxically, seems to result in old sorts of pathology and disease among the have-nots.

WATCH: Need a Fearlessness Boost? Get More Sleep!

Terri Cole | Posted 07.26.2012 | Home
Terri Cole

This week, I want to explore how sleep and fear are related. Their connection is direct and undeniable, as lack of the prior leads to an increase in the latter.

The $2 Trillion Question

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 06.24.2012 | Home
Dr. Cindy Haines

Why is it that America is still spending $2 trillion on health care, mostly treating people after they become sick? How can we shift money toward prevention, where each dollar can save us multiple dollars on treatment?

Our Body's Balancing Signals for Hair Loss and More

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 05.27.2012 | Home
Julie Chen, M.D.

As a clinician who sees the basic science findings translate into clinical care, it is always exciting to learn more about cellular functioning on a molecular level, because it helps me explain information to my patients about how our body is full of checks and balances.

Spice It Up!: Boosting Your Disease-Prevention Power | Posted 01.06.2012 | Home

The holidays are over, January has arrived, and many of us enter the New Year determined to live our lives a little healthier than last. If you're ...

Is Your Immune System Prejudiced?

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.05.2012 | Home
Wray Herbert

It's been known for some time that our heightened vigilance can trigger a biological response as well. We're heading into flu season now, so we're primed to be circumspect, and this in turn puts the body's disease-fighting cells on high alert. But does it also work the other way around?

The Surprising Link Between Self-Esteem And Disease Prevention

Wray Herbert | Posted 01.30.2012 | Home
Wray Herbert

Many get screened for diseases, but millions also opt out, actively avoiding information about their true health status. Why is that? What makes some people choose to know, while others refuse?

Global Meat Production and Consumption Continue to Rise

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 12.13.2011 | Home
Danielle Nierenberg

Global meat production and consumption has increased rapidly in recent decades, with harmful effects on the environment and public health as well as on the economy.

5 Foods That Fight Age-Related Disease

Organic | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home

Watching those around us degenerate is both tragic and ultimately inevitable. And although we cannot fight age itself, we can absolutely give our bodies a fighting chance to thrive into our later years.

Why We Need To Get Motivated When It Comes To Exercise

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home
Dr. Cindy Haines

Researchers have, instead, just come out with even more evidence that we need to be doing plenty of exercise -- and we need to be doing it often.

How You And Your Body Can Prevent Disease, from Deepak Chopra

Posted 08.23.2011 | Home

Deepak Chopra reveals how you can prevent disease from your mind and body. What do you think? Share your comments below! My Weekly Newslette...


LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

Eating well does not mean you need to put a dent in your wallet. These top picks are good for you and inexpensive.

The Link Between Education And Living Longer

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Wray Herbert

People who go to school lead healthier, longer lives. That connection is well documented and unsurprising. But as obvious as this link is to us, the fact is we don't really know why that's the case.

Do Multivitamins Cause Breast Cancer?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Do multivitamins cause breast cancer? An observational cohort study conducted in Sweden, recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, suggests they may.

Health in All Policies

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Federal government improvements on health care are not sufficient. The key to progress is a partnership between government and the American people.

How Moms Can Mold the Health of Their Babies

Birgitta Lauren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Birgitta Lauren

though much of the work against childhood obesity have been focused on the food eaten by children, we need to also focus on the diet and exercise habits of the mothers themselves.