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Transitions: Transforming Dirt Into Gold

Elliott Dacher | Posted 07.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elliott Dacher

hat re-training is called meditation. The initial goal of meditation is to quiet the mind, the intermediate goal is to stabilize moment-to-moment awareness, and the final goal is to gain stable access to the wisdom and truth of unity consciousness. There we find the pinnacle of human flourishing.

Cure Police Violence As If It Were A Disease

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Marc Gopin

There are many advantages to thinking about police violence against unarmed citizens as a disease in need of a cure. There are excellent results emerg...

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

The fundamental problem with religion is that believers--about 5 billion people right now on Planet Earth--are so sure they're "correct" on anything and everything they believe.

5 Most Luxurious Bug Sprays to Try This Summer

W | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living

For W magazine, by Jane Larkworthy. Photo: Courtesy of Integrity Botanicals Whether you're visiting a country with Zika virus is on your itine...

Cure Police Violence As If It Were A Disease

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Marc Gopin

There are many advantages to thinking about police violence against unarmed citizens as a disease in need of a cure. There are excellent results emerg...

How To Travel With A Chronic Illness

Elizabeth Pratt | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Pratt

On my last few trips overseas I have battled... and not just from jet lag or the expected colds that are easy to pick up in airports. I was tired cons...

If You're Sexually Active, Getting Herpes Is Practically Inevitable

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

We treat herpes as a punishment or a punchline, when really it's a simple fact of being a sexually active person.

7 'Disease Stoppers' You Need to Know About

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Josh Axe, DNM, DC, CNS There's a pill for just about every condition on the planet. But did you ever take a look at the long list ...

Why does the death of a gorilla hurt us so much?

Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Aysha Akhtar, M.D., M.P.H.

Thirty years ago, the killing of a gorilla in a zoo would have barely been noticed except by the people closest to the animal. Today, however, the sho...

A Gold Medal in Fear Mongering

Sandro Galea | Posted 06.02.2016 | Sports
Sandro Galea

To call off the Olympics because of the anticipated but false threat of accelerated dissemination of Zika by the relatively few visitors from each country risks substantial economic damage to Brazil's already fragile economy, as well as to the hard-fought dreams of countless elite athletes.

Poor Air Quality Diseases Are Everyone's Responsibility

Brian Hughes | Posted 05.24.2016 | Green
Brian Hughes

Image source: PhotoDune When we think about public health, we think in terms of things like nutrition or exercise programs. Too often, we don't think...

Hepatitis C Is Killing Americans in Record Numbers While Patients Cannot Access Life Saving Medicine

David Rein | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living
David Rein

With greater attention to hepatitis C diagnosis and treatment we hopefully can turn the tide of preventable hepatitis C deaths.

Disease as a Blessing

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 05.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

Was this the end of my life or the beginning of my life? If I had continued my previous lifestyle, life would have passed me by and I would have died in some hotel or on a plane. I would not have lived much longer. Now I have a chance.

5 Years After Cancer

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

On May 17th, 2011 I was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. Before that day I never took a prescription drug to survive. I never visited doctors unless I w...

The World Is Getting Better -- People Need to Know That If We Want More Progressive Change

Keith Gaby | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Keith Gaby

Making progressive change isn't easy. It requires activism, sound political strategy, and endurance. But we also need something less tangible: faith that the future can be better than the present.

More Must Be Done to Guard Against Global Catastrophic Risks

Sebastian Farquhar | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics
Sebastian Farquhar

Doing nothing is not an option. Some of these threats seem unlikely, and they probably will not hit us tomorrow or the day after. But it only takes one to change the world we live in forever.

When Disease Names Honor the Infamous

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

. The discussion was difficult; by the end of the session, all of us were in tears. However, at no time during that visit were the names Julius Hallervorden and Hugo Spatz mentioned. Having read about them, I've erased the eponym bearing their names from my database.

Dating With Disease

Allison Toepperwein | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Allison Toepperwein

Note: This is my final piece in a series specifically meant to raise awareness of Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. April is Parkinson's Awareness Mont...

America Should Be Proud of Its Effort to Combat Malaria

Michael A. Moodian | Posted 04.20.2016 | World
Michael A. Moodian

There is at least one initiative, which George W. Bush started and Barack Obama has continued, that will endure as a bipartisan effort that helps define their legacies positively: America's role in drastically reducing malaria-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa.

Death By Human Behavior

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Douglas Fields

Death by human behavior -- accidents, suicide and homicide -- are the top three causes of death during these "best years of life." As difficult as it is to understand and control the invisible killers, microbes and cells gone rogue that cause disease, when it comes to reducing death over much of our life, understanding and controlling deadly human behavior is even more difficult.

Withdrawal of Anti-Vaccination Documentary From Tribeca Film Festival Revives Controversy

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

Robert De Niro opened up an old debate for new scrutiny when he decided to yank Andrew Wakefield's documentary, "Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,...

I Suffer From Erythromelalgia, And It Feels Like I'm Burning Alive

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 04.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Curley Bogner

The pain feels and looks like a scorching fire inside the limbs. I'd jump up and down on one leg in a blazing desert while eating live crickets if a doctor said it would cure me.

People of Earth: Scientists Issue Warnings to the Human Population

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.07.2016 | DC
Anna Wilding

WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) -- Over 1800 peer reviews by scientists over a 3 year period has resulted in string of warnings to the population ab...

The Health Care System: What's in a Name?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As the most visible castles on the most prominent hills of what we call, rightly or wrongly, our "health care" system, hospitals are ineluctably caught up in our notions of what both health and care should mean, and do.

My Heroes are Not on the Covers of Magazines

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.15.2016 | Impact
Cathy Chester

My heroes are not splashed on covers of magazines or discussed on Morning Joe. They are quietly changing the lives of countless patients by making a difference in extraordinary ways. Here is my tribute to them.