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Lisa Besaw: How I Redefined Success

Lisa Besaw | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Besaw

I think there are different levels and degrees of success depending on the person, and what influence and circumstances they've had in their life

The NYC Mayoral Candidate Food Forum: Big Ideas or Real Policy Change?

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 09.25.2013 | New York
Heritage Radio Network

NYC held the first city-wide Mayoral Candidate Food Forum in the country, but now that the food movement has matured to the point where politicians have taken notice, how do we get our legislators to catch up with the mindset of community organizers and local activists?

Stepping Up the Fight Against Obesity

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

If we work to spread that message beyond our clinics to schools, homes, and the workplace, we will be that much closer to getting chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes under control and to helping New Yorkers live fuller and healthier lives.

You Might Be Surprised at How Helpful a Professional Chaplain Can Be, While Not Being 'Religious'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Professional chaplains are among the few caregivers in the hospital who have the time to sit and listen to the patient and family members. We listen without an agenda and work to support the patient and family members in whatever ways we can.

The Global Supply Chain: Our Economy, Security and Health Depends on It

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Stanley M. Bergman

The world's supply chain forms the backbone of our global economy, security and health, and the risks it faces are many. What to do? We cannot plan for precisely how or when, but we can plan for the fact that disruptions will strike.

Are Sleep Problems The Next Global Health Crisis?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

The truth is, we don't know very much about sleep problems on a global level, particularly in developing nations. A new study addressed this gap in research and returned some striking results, estimating that as many as 150 million people worldwide suffer from sleep problems.

Severity Of Europe E. Coli Outbreak Stuns Experts

AP | DAVID RISING and MARIA CHENG | Posted 08.01.2011 | World

BERLIN — The foodborne bacterial outbreak that has hit Germany and other European nations is unlike anything Western experts have seen: 16 dead ...

Health Overhaul Likely To Strain Doctor Shortage

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Better beat the crowd and find a doctor. Primary care physicians already are in short supply in parts of the country, and the land...

Chevron's Blogger Propagandists: Accuse First, Ask (No) Questions Later

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

We would like to introduce you to a few of the "pro-Chevron" bloggers out there, and the groundless claims they made in the aftermath of September's phony "bribery scandal."

Why Self-Help Can't Solve It All

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alison Rose Levy

The rest of us have to subsidize food industry profits through covering the health care costs of the resulting health problems.

Now We See You, Now We Don't

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Even when we don't recognize the humanity of people bearing the brunt of our wars, these very people have eyes to see and ears to hear. They must be asking themselves, who are the terrorists?

Zimbabwe Cholera Epidemic Getting Worse

CNN | Nkepile Mabuse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The outbreak -- one of the world's largest, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) -- is only getting worse, and could be a stepping-stone t...

One Year Later: Heath Ledger's Tragic Overdose Death Reminds Us More Must Be Done

Isaac Skelton and Meghan Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isaac Skelton and Meghan Ralston

Drug overdose now ranks as a leading cause of preventable death, second only to motor-vehicle accidents. Accidental overdoses killed more Americans last year than did firearms.

Turning to the Vedas to Fix the Health Care System

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

In India, people learn to take personal responsibility, a nation of entrepreneurs. In America, we are currently a nation of learned helplessness, waiting for our bailouts at the government's door.