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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 10.27.2014 | 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 10.21.2014 | 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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.01.2014 | 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 09.26.2014 | 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.

Study: New Heart Failure Drug Shows Big Promise

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 09.05.2014 | Healthy Living

A new study reports one of the biggest potential advances against heart failure in more than a decade — a first-of-a-kind, experimental drug that lo...

Stoner-Turned-Doctor Sees Dark Side Of Pot

Jason Powers | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

I caution that we take a long, hard look at the permissive tidal wave in favor of marijuana legalization. As for condoning recreational use, we need to be careful before we unlock that door. Because, in a tidal wave, once you open a door, it may not be so easy to close.

Can I Skip My Annual Pelvic Exam?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The American College of Physicians has issued a controversial new guideline recommending against performing the annual pelvic exam in non-pregnant women who have no gynecological symptoms that may require medical attention. Is it time to celebrate and cross that dreaded exam off your to-do list?

5 Room Service Secrets From Top U.S. Hotels

David Zinczenko | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

I went to the people who know hotel food better than anyone: the folks who make it. From some of the top U.S. hotel chefs and nutritionists, here are five insider room service secrets for healthy hotel eating.

Knife Falls From Sky Into Chinese Man's Head (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weird News

Some people get hit in the head by stray frisbees, others get stabbed by a knife plummeting through the air. It appears that was the case for 57-ye...

The One Minute Blog: Ebola Cure?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It's not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific. And yet, amid the panic, there is hope.