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When Will Candidates Close The Empathy Gap On Research For Health?

Mary Woolley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Mary Woolley

We are in the throes of an election season in which divisive issues are at the forefront. One issue that a majority of Americans can agree on is advancing research to combat deadly and debilitating diseases.

Mayo Clinic Putting a Spin on the Typical Pitch Competition

Jason Grill | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Jason Grill

When you think of a typical pitch competition, you usually think of an entrepreneur pitching their product, business idea or company to a room full of...

Is It Time To Stop Talking About The Benefits Of Breastfeeding?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grayson

The following post is the third in a series of excerpts adapted from Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of a Controversy by Jenn...

You Are Not Your Illness: Do Not Become Your Aches and Pains

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

I propose there are three main components that determine the difference between empowerment and helplessness consciousness during adversity: Especially important when dealing with the challenges of an illness.

Twenty-One: Governor Brown's Gift To Our Next Generation

Bonnie J. Addario | Posted 06.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Bonnie J. Addario

Raising awareness about the true health implications, and showing compassion instead of contempt for the millions of Americans struggling with smoking-related diseases, would be even more significant.

The VA Rule On APRNs Should Not Be Doctors vs. Nurses

Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

To imply that advanced practice registered nurses are unqualified or that their care puts the health of veterans at risk is at best willfully ignorant, and at worst, dishonest.

This New Drug Could Be The Answer For People With Migraines

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Healthy Living

An experimental new drug called erenumab has been shown in a study to significantly reduce the number of migraine days per month for chronic sufferers...

21st Century Health Hazards Everyone Should Know About

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 06.02.2016 | OWN

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Trends that disrupt healthcare

Carol Marak | Posted 05.27.2016 | Fifty
Carol Marak

Healthcare is the biggest industry in the world today and the most costly for older adults. In 2012, the U.S. healthcare business hit $3 trillion. Acc...

4 Cellulite Myths That Need To Go Away

Oprah.com | Emma Haak | Posted 05.23.2016 | OWN

Myth #1: Birth control pills can cause it. The Truth: This one has been floating around for a while, and while experts do think cellulite is somehow l...

Why Doctors Aren't Asking The One Question That Could Save Your Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

"You’d be surprised how many people have guns in their houses," said Dr. Jill Creighton. As a pediatrician at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital on L...

The Gap Between Black and White Mortality Is Narrowing

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.19.2016 | Healthy Living

While black Americans still face worse health outcomes and suffer earlier mortality than white Americans, a new report from the U.S. Department of Hea...

Yoga Hope for Addiction

Elaine Gavalas | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Elaine Gavalas

The sad news of rockstar Prince's death was followed by reports that prescription opioids were found at the scene. The latest news reports Prince was ...

Steph Curry's Ankles

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Sports
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Ever wonder why you don't hear about ankle arthritis or ankle replacements? The ankle doesn't get arthritis, except if injured. Why is this, when our whole body rests on these relatively small joints? And what does that mean for Steph Curry?

10 Ways to Save Your Life or the Life of a Loved One

Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP

As a physician, I take very seriously my oath first to do no harm. This is true of most doctors. However, as the disconnect and gap between policy and practice widens, caregivers are increasingly embattled.

Employee Health Data: Shareholder-Worthy?

Lenny Sanicola | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Lenny Sanicola

Can a company say to its employees, "We have to weigh you because our shareholders want to know how overweight you are," or "Let me take your blood pr...

Why MACRA Is a Big Step Forward for Fee-for-Value Health Care

Dr. Stephen Ondra | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Stephen Ondra

As celebrated as MACRA was at the time for ending the widely unpopular method of setting fees, the law's true impact will be felt in the long term. It introduced a new payment structure aimed at rewarding physicians for high quality, good patient outcomes and efficiency, rather than volume of services.

Animation Shows How A Woman's Pelvis Morphs During Her Lifetime

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science

Scientists have long known that the female pelvis widens and shrinks throughout a woman's lifetime -- and now, an animated model details exactly how. ...

Scientists Have Solved A Major Diabetes Mystery

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.26.2016 | Science

Scientists have taken a big step in better understanding how Type 1 diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, which could lead to novel ways to both treat an...

Souping: Yet Another Dead End Dieting Trend

Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Alicia Armeli MSEd MSN RDN CHLC

Voted one of the most popular diet trends of 2016, souping has taken the nation by storm. I'm left scratching my head as to why? Personally, I like my soup as a side to something else -- like a plate full of food that hasn't been deprived of its need to be chewed.

Skin Condition Linked To Risk Of Deadly Aneurysm

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.18.2016 | Healthy Living

The effects of psoriasis go far deeper than the skin: The condition may raise a person's risk of a potentially deadly aneurysm, a new study from Denma...

Skateboarding Sends A Shocking Number Of Kids To The ER Every Day

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

The growing popularity of skateboarding over the past few decades comes with an unfortunate side effect: an increase in injuries, a new study spanning...

Amid Clinic Closures, Young Doctors Seek Abortion Training

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.11.2016 | Healthy Living

Even as scores of U.S. abortion clinics have shut down, the number of doctors trained to provide the procedure has surged – but only in some parts o...

Your Doctor Might Believe Disturbing Stuff About Black Patients

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

When it comes to emergency care, you may have a tough time if you're in pain and not a white man. Previous research has shown that black and Hispanic...

Should You Really Choose Low-Fat Dairy?

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

If you're already a dairy consumer, these and other studies suggest you don't stress over eating the high-fat versions. Eat what you like best, probably the good stuff -- as close to the natural version as you can get. And of course, as with all things, eat in moderation.