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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...

Indie Dreams

Ken Spooner | Posted 10.18.2016 | Entertainment
Ken Spooner

As I close my eyes before I go to sleep, the hours of footage I studied earlier that day replays in my head over and over again. The interview sound bites are imprinted in my mind as I piece them together on an imaginary timeline.

Communities Collaborate To Quash Violence

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.13.2016 | Impact
Louis Bolling

"I save lives, man. I mediate conflict. I make people smile," Tard Carter confidently stated. "God blessed East Baltimore with Safe Streets and Leon F...

Communities Collaborate To Quash Violence

Louis Bolling | Posted 09.06.2016 | Impact
Louis Bolling

"I save lives, man. I mediate conflict. I make people smile," Tard Carter confidently stated. "God blessed East Baltimore with Safe Streets and Leon F...

Navigating an Epidemic: Challenges and Opportunities in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

David Barash | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
David Barash

As an Emergency Physician, I am no stranger to treating people in pain. During each shift in the emergency department, my provider colleagues and I st...

Of Course Obesity Rates Keep Rising!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The current (June 7, 2016) issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association devotes much of its rarefied real estate to the current state of t...

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

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

Lisa Chau | Posted 04.08.2017 | 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,...

Liberia Suffers New Ebola Death Months After Outbreak Declared Over

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

MONROVIA, April 1 (Reuters) - A woman has died of Ebola in Liberia, months after the West African nation was declared free of the virus and weeks afte...

Nearsightedness Has a Far-Reaching Impact As the Myopia Epidemic Spreads Around the Globe

Maureen Cavanagh | Posted 03.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Maureen Cavanagh

The good news is that myopia can be corrected by a trained eye doctor prescribing eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. Also, we can change behavior to modify the risks that modern lifestyles put on our vision.

Do No Harm: CDC Guideline for Opioids and Chronic Pain

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 03.16.2017 | Politics
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Many in the United States struggle day in and day out with chronic pain. Yet while the amount of pain reported by Americans has not changed since 2000, we now see four times the amount of opioids prescribed.

Nigeria Contained Ebola; Can We Contain Lassa Fever and Zika Virus?

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 02.08.2017 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

In light of the prodigious threat posed by Lassa fever to an already fragile public healthcare system, WBFA and I will also facilitate capacity building for healthcare workers, especially in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCAH), in order to minimize morbidities and mortalities resulting from the disease.

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Vincent Racaniello | Posted 02.01.2017 | Healthy Living
Vincent Racaniello

The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

How Zika Reveals Our Vulnerability To Many Diseases

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Like everyone else who has heard the news about it, I find the rapid spread of the Zika virus extremely alarming. The newly recognized capacity of thi...

Climate Change This Week: Solar Job Boom, US Blizzard Gloom, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.26.2017 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Save and regrow tropical forests -- says an expert, as nations continue to curb carbon emissions.

My Brother Was Murdered By A Man With A Gun

Alex Schneps | Posted 01.07.2017 | Politics
Alex Schneps

That's an easy, simple truth. It can't be politicized, analyzed or reduced to anything other than what it is: reality. My brother is dead because of a gun. You can lump him into a statistic. You can break down the circumstances. But at the end of the day, what can I really say that will call you to action?

Bat Viruses Are Most Likely To Jump To Humans In West Africa And South East Asia

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.20.2016 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Reuters) - Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses jumping to humans and causing new diseases that could lead...

Our National Night of Conversation

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

I am asking every family to have a conversation at their dinner table. This conversation could save lives. Lately I've been speaking to people who are asking for help with another problem that many are too embarrassed, or ashamed, to discuss. This public health crisis now kills more Americans than guns, falls, or even car accidents.

Holiday Epidemics: The El Niño Warning

Dr. William Karesh | Posted 11.09.2016 | Science
Dr. William Karesh

At least every seven years or so, and predictable many months in advance, our planet pushes the reset button on our oceans and atmosphere. The big event begins in the South China Sea and quickly spreads to encircle our planet. Few living things are spared its influence.

An Epidemic of Spiritual Manipulation in Holistic Business ?

Tova Payne | Posted 09.30.2016 | Business
Tova Payne

It was a staff meeting at a yoga teacher training school: You would think that a meeting at a so-called spiritual enterprise would begin with a grounding meditation and everyone sharing their new ideas from a heart-centered place.

We Still Don't Have an Answer to Suicide Epidemic Among Veterans

Steve Peck | Posted 09.24.2016 | Los Angeles
Steve Peck

The void that suicidal veterans stare into is engulfing them, and it is our job to infiltrate that void, and populate it with loving, compassionate fellow vets who care deeply about each veterans' survival. We have got to find the answer.

The Prescription for a Healthy Life: A Helpful Neighbor

NationSwell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

In 2013, the New York City Health Department declared a diabetes epidemic in the city. The number of people who had contracted the disease had more th...

Are We Prepared For The Next Global Epidemic? The Public Doesn't Think So

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 08.05.2016 | World
Jim Yong Kim

The public is right: The world is not prepared for the next epidemic. We're no better equipped to respond quickly to an outbreak than we were a year ago. But we can be - and at a fraction of what it would cost if we don't act urgently.

Alzheimer's Will Not Be How My Grandmother's American Dream Ends

James Barrett | Posted 06.23.2016 | Healthy Living
James Barrett

My grandmother fought her entire life for the American Dream. She came through Ellis Island as an immigrant from Greece without speaking a word of English. Alzheimer's will not be how her American Dream ends. This disease needs to be taken seriously. It's time to raise our voices for those who can't.