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Deadly 'Kissing Bugs' Found In Southern States

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 11.24.2015 | Healthy Living

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Take a Deep Breath

Diana Lang | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

Let yourself breathe deeply, consciously and lovingly. Let every breath affirm you. Take life in hugely. Let it go utterly. Live large. And let this next breath open up your world!

Hawaii Calls In National Guard As Dengue Fever Outbreak Grows

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii’s Department of Health announced Thursday that the National Guard will be assisting the agency in a "support" role after 79 cases of...

The Difference Between 'Living With a Terminal Illness' and 'Dying'

Chanel White | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Chanel White

Someday again I will be dying, lying in a hospital bed with only days left ahead of me -- and truthfully yes, if you want to define "dying" as losing a battle to illness then I am in every sense of the term dying... but personally I like to call residing in this defective body, riddled by disease: successfully, and enthusiastically living.

Dengue Fever Outbreak Threatens Hawaii's Big Island

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living

The Hawaii Department of Health confirmed four new cases of dengue fever on the Big Island on Friday, bringing the number of locally acquired cas...

Infectious Diseases Are More Closely Linked to Sex and Gender Than We Think

Society for Women's Health Research | Posted 11.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Society for Women's Health Research

Differences in infectious diseases between women and men are commonly thought to develop from lifestyle choices ranging from food choices, day-to-day activities, type of occupation, choosing to smoke, or even whether you choose to see a medical professional when you get sick.

Day 1 Faith and Science Series Part 7: Numbering Our Days -- Dr. Tom Long on Life and Death

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 11.05.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

"Teach us to number our days," prays the psalmist in Psalm 90, "that we may gain a wise heart." But what does it mean "to number our days"? And how do we do that wisely in this age of medical science?

Impacting Disease Through Philanthropy

David Panzirer | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
David Panzirer

To make an impact, start with the end in mind. What is your goal?

Stop Using My Disease to Stop Smoking

Bethany Sales | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Bethany Sales

Contrary to what the CDC would like you to believe, an ostomy isn't just something that happens to a person that willfully destroys their body, it's something that happens to someone whose body is being destroyed by something beyond their control.

Why I Believe in Miracles Even After My Son's Death

Jessi Snapp | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents
Jessi Snapp

My miracle came beautifully wrapped up in a feeble baby boy who fit perfectly in my arms. He was tiny and his life so very brief. But he is no less a miracle. He is my miracle. And I will never stop believing in the power and hope that continues to manifests in his life.

The Big See: Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Holly Cara Price | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I choose to see cancer as a chronic condition. It's something I need to deal with every day. It calls on strengths I never knew that I had. But I don't want to elevate it to some kind of noble calling. At the same time, there's no question it has changed my life and changed the purpose of my life.

6 Ways to Be Better at Visiting Your Friend in the Hospital

Avelist | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Everyone wants to do their best, so here is some advice on what to do and what not do to help your hospitalized friend, coming from someone who has been the one in that hospital bed.

My Secret: The Real Reason I'm Obsessed With Taking Pictures

Sheena Amin | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Sheena Amin

I've realized that as our memory fades, photos become anchors to life events. I used photos to help fill in the blanks and to keep memories from evolving into happenings that didn't really happen. I started to live through the camera lens, and didn't enjoy the richness of the actual moment.

Our Embarrassing Man Crush on Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Pope Francis arrives in Washington, D.C. as a conquering hero, with jostling crowds lining the street in rapt adulation. Trumpets, pomp, elaborate ce...

Our Embarrassing Man Crush on Pope Francis

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Despite this well-documented need for and benefits of contraception, the Pope opposes any effort to give women the right to control their own reproductive destiny. You cannot claim an affinity for the poor while promoting the very policies that ensure the poor will remain ever so.

As Europe Considers Asylum Policy, World's Poorest Teach Us Lessons of Humanity

Toby Lanzer | Posted 09.22.2015 | World
Toby Lanzer

One in every five people in Diffa was not there some months ago but has now fled from the raging violence. The provincial capital has become a safe haven for many; its capacity to cope with the arrival is stretched to the limits.

I Divorced My Disease

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Marie Wilson

I will see other black binders in my life, but I'll never pick one up and carry its weight ever again. When we are diagnosed with cancer, we are married to our disease, but when we are cured, we have to divorce it and be free.

7 Jaw-Dropping Applications of Cloud Computing

Ian Khan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Technology
Ian Khan

Here are 7 Completely Real, Jaw Dropping applications of Cloud Computing that can transform humanity. Made possible with Cloud technology, don't be su...

What a Cancer Patient's Hair Taught Me About Medicine

Pranay Sinha | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Pranay Sinha

I buried my chin in my right hand and felt the never-comfortable sensation of a dozen eyes upon my person, urging me to say "the right thing." Before I could yield to the temptation of an easy answer, unrehearsed and unconsidered words poured out.

Taking My Own Advice

Jessica Winterstern | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jessica Winterstern

How we nourish ourselves in terms of what we consume and the kind of attention we give our bodies has a huge impact on our health. Self-love is essential in this equation.

Hi Mom, I Got a Tattoo!

Benjamin Rubenstein | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Benjamin Rubenstein

This originally appeared on the Gather the Jews blog Hi Mom, Please sit so you don't keel when you read this, and remember to inhale and then exhale...

Running To Overcome A Disease: One Family's Battle With Rett Syndrome

HuffPost Spain | HÉCTOR LLANOS | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact

Until she was 18 months old, Maria Ferre was a healthy baby. Suddenly, she was struck with Rett syndrome, a physically debilitating condition tha...

What You Should Know About Armadillos And Leprosy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By now, you may have heard that armadillos are causing leprosy outbreaks in Florida. Nine cases have been reported in Florida this year, which is clo...

Salmonella Is On The Rise: Stop Cuddling With Your Chickens

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Some people simply can't resist letting their pets sleep with them. But curling up with cats and dogs is one thing. Cuddling with chickens? That's a whole different one.

How To Tell If A Bug Bite Needs Medical Attention

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

The Question: When does a bug bite require serious medical attention? The Answer: Sometimes that pesky mosquito bite just needs a little hydrocorti...