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Voodou Priests And Doctors Are On The Frontline Of Haiti's Mental Health Care

Reuters | ANASTASIA MOLONEY | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Five years after a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and reducing homes ...

To NIPT or Not to NIPT? That Is the Question

Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG | Posted 01.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG

All parents want the best reassurance for their pregnancy and to protect their unborn to their greatest capability. What is imperative is that a woman understands her options concerning prenatal testing and the risks and benefits inherent in each.

Yagana Shah

The 5 Best Moments For Those 50 And Older In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 12.22.2014 | Fifty

The "year of the boomer" is almost over and we have to say it's been an eventful one. Post 50s have been making headlines in all sorts of amazing ways...

The Healing Power of Holiday Community Singing

Brenda Peterson | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Peterson

We sing because hearing is the first and last human sense; we sing to blend our voices and find harmony in a world so often dissonant and at war; we sing to celebrate and to mourn; we sing to carry on our traditions.

New Book Is a Message to Parents With Drug Addicted Teens

Janet Mason | Posted 12.08.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

There's a lot of wisdom in this thin volume. Kaye tells us her story -- including information about her brother who died early on from drug addiction and about her daughter, Jennifer, who finally stopped lying to her mother, and told her that she was addicted to heroin and that the "recovery from heroin is one in a hundred."

4 Things The War On HIV Can Teach Us About Fighting Ebola

Religion News Service | Dale Hanson Bourke | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Every year on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day focuses attention on the disease that last year infected another 2.1 million people and took more than 1.5 ...

Obama Seeking $6.2 Billion To Fight Ebola

AP | JIM KUHNHENN & ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday asked Congress for $6.2 billion in emergency funds to confront Ebola at its source in West Afr...

U.S. Soldiers Quarantined In Italy After Returning From Aiding Ebola Patients

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

American troops returning after aiding Ebola patients in Liberia have been isolated in Italy, CBS News and CNN reported Monday. A Pentagon spokespers...

The Big Lie Of Obesity

Alan Christianson | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

To solve this crisis, we first let go of the lie that obesity is a matter of choice. That lie is wrong, it is hurtful, and it distracts us from real solutions.

When It Comes To Matters Of The Heart, Mindfulness Can Help

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It pays to listen to your heart after all. A recent study from Brown University, which explored the potential connection between a person's sense o...

Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures and Priorities, Part 2

Gary Stein | Posted 12.21.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Cathy and Bob Jordan know this risk all too well. Cathy has been fighting ALS since 1986 and was confined to a wheelchair. Her husband, Bob, an Army veteran who had battled a medical system that can't help his wife, started to grow the plants in his home, strictly for his wife's use.

What Are America's Religious Organizations Doing To Prepare For Ebola?

Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 10.18.2014 | Religion

Humans crowd closely together in houses of worship -- and it’s supposed to be that way. People greet each other with hugs and shaking hands; they p...

Time to Pass the Torch

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 12.16.2014 | Media
Barbara Ficarra

How is it that Dr. Snyderman felt it was okay to overstep the rules and ditch her quarantine early? A 21-day quarantine means 21 days, not any time sooner.

Here's What States Are Doing To Prepare For A Potential Ebola Outbreak

Stateline | Christine Vestal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Of Pain, People, Pot, Politics, Public Figures, and Priorities -- Part 1

Gary Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

As Election Day approaches, the backers on both sides of the ballot initiative for legalizing Medical Marijuana in Florida, otherwise known as Amendment 2 are really getting fired up. It's a battle of wits, money, compassion, money, politics and money and of course, the people who are donating the money.

Obama Orders Immediate Federal Action To Help Halt Spread Of Ebola

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has gotten an update about the latest developments on Ebola from his health secretary and his assistant for...

9 Things I Hated About Being Morbidly Obese

Tony Posnanski | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

I remember when I got a salad after losing 20 pounds, and the cashier rolled her eyes. I remember losing 50 pounds and being able to hear the click of the seatbelt. I remember losing 80 pounds and being able to wipe myself.

Change Is in the Air

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Nature is talking to us; we should listen! Bundle up in that new sweater, eat that pumpkin pie, and crunch through some leaves; truly enjoy the season! But don't forget to supplement the physical changes with emotional ones.

6 Metabolism Hacks For Maximum Calorie Burn

David Zinczenko | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Add mustard to your meal, and feel the burn -- literally! Scientists at England's Oxford Polytechnic Institute found that by eating 1 tsp of mustard can boost the metabolism by up to 25 percent for several hours after eating.

How To Get Fit With Chocolate

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

A recent study has actually shown some means by which chocolate may actually lead to fat loss -- particularly by suppressing your appetite, increased meal satiety, and decreasing cravings for sweet things in general.

Binge Eating In Veterans

Robin M. Masheb | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin M. Masheb

While many of the health effects of binge eating on veterans are similar to what has been found in civilian populations, it is clear that the disorder doesn't affect them exactly the same.

How Do You Determine The Value Of A Medicine?

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

Chew on this: What does it really mean for a medicine to "work?" Does it mean the patient survives longer? Does it mean a better quality of life? Does it mean the disease is still there, but doesn't progress? And who's to say which one of these metrics is more valuable than the other?

How A Digital Communication Company Is Helping Health Organizations Reach The People Who Matter

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

You may have an important health message, but if you're not reaching the right audience for that message, it may as well all be for naught. That's why it's important to identify the "conversation catalysts" -- the people who are influential, or connected, enough to get a message across -- so that important missions, like preventing suicide among college students, can be effective.

My AA Sponsee Died Of An Overdose

Substance.com | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Substance.com

Not everyone I reach out to will stay sober, and some might never come back. But the moment with Kelly's family at her wake renewed my determination to keep being there, as much as I can, for anyone who asks for my help.

Advocates Jump Final Hurdle for Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

Laurie Fenton Ambrose | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Fenton Ambrose

Put simply, the argument that covering lung cancer screening would simply be too costly for Medicare to cover is unfounded. Lung cancer screening is clearly cost-effective - not to mention lifesaving.