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Fourth Death In New York Legionnaire's Disease Outbreak

AP | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials say a fourth person with Legionnaires' disease has died in the Bronx amid an outbreak that has r...

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, who found himself homeless in New York City until a local o...

One Year Later, Emory's Medical Staff Looks Back On The Ebola Crisis

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

When Dr. Kent Brantly contracted Ebola during a medical mission to treat others with the disease in Liberia last summer, the U.S. State Depa...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 60s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) -- The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organizatio...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 50s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 40s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

While Working to Eradicate Malaria, Let's Eliminate Malaria Deaths

Terrie E. Taylor | Posted 07.28.2015 | Health News
Terrie E. Taylor

The malaria parasite is a formidable and wily foe. It has become deeply entrenched, and bobs and weaves through both its hosts -- man and mosquito -- with impunity. Within minutes of its injection into the skin by the bite of a female mosquito, it vanishes into the liver, becoming the proverbial needle in a haystack for seven to 14 days.

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 30s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

The Biggest Health Fear Women Have In Their 20s

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different than our concerns at 40. We asked the HuffPost Lifestyle Facebook c...

What You Should Know About Your Health At Every Age

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.31.2015 | Healthy Living

Photo credit: Getty Images   Health complaints change over the decades. What worries us at 25 is very different from our concerns at 40. We as...

ICYMI: Drone Doctors, Trump Psychology And The Science Of Songs

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living

This week, we read up medical technology. A new army task force is in charge of improving the mental health of its drone operators, who are essentiall...

The Sting Video Attacks Against Planned Parenthood Have Dangerous Implications

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

In the past week, anti-abortion group Center For Medical Progress has released two videos attacking Planned Parenthood, one three ...

These Are The Best Hospitals In The Country

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals for the 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 15 of them made the Honor Roll.  Hospitals on the exclus...

ICYMI: The Perils Of GChat Venting And Why Suffering Makes You Less Empathetic

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

This week, we read a handful of pieces about how people envision their place in the world. One story showed that for many people, empathy isn't linked...

The Heartbreaking Physical Toll Of High Achievement Among Disadvantaged Teens

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Even among children from the most disadvantaged upbringings, there are shining stars -- kids who, despite the odds stacked against them, overcome and...

Seattle's Polio Vaccination Rate Is Lower Than Many Developing Countries

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living

While the United States' polio vaccination rate among 1-year-olds sits around 93 percent, Seattle's rate is in free fall: Currently, only 81.4 percen...

Health Care On Demand? There's Now An App For That, Too.

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.15.2015 | Technology

Years ago, doctors on call used to wear a pager. Today, Pager uses the Internet to connect doctors with people who need care. In New York City, ...

Erin Schumaker

Lead Poisoning Has Devastating Health Consequences And Primarily Affects African-Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living

Before Freddie Gray died of spinal injuries he received in police custody, sparking weeks of protest in his native Baltimore and around the country, h...

ICYMI: Horror In Michigan Prisons, Treating Homeless Like Potential Friends

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.04.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. In the same week that the two inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison were tracked...

'Creating a Culture of Well-Being'

Madinah James | Posted 08.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Madinah James

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ICYMI: The Perils Of A Bad Mug Shot And Why STD-Testing Condoms Might Not Be That Awesome

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, first-person essays by individuals affected by stigmatized diseases and disorders c...

The Quality Of Health Care You Receive Likely Depends On Your Skin Color

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark rep...

Remembering Herb Goodwin, Judge, Baseball Buddy and Angel, R.I.P.

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Of his father, Hamlet says to Horatio, "'A was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." Herb Goodwin was not my father, whom I love, but Herb was an angelic father figure to me, and I know I shall not look upon his like again.

ICYMI: What Your Birth Month Says About Your Health And The Story Behind America's Obsession With Perfect Teeth

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we couldn't put down emergency doctor Craig Spencer's account of recovering from Eb...