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Katrina Displacement Took Major Psychological Toll On Some Moms

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living

In the decade following Hurricane Katrina, much has been made of New Orleans residents' resilience and growth. For some, especially for those of...

Sierra Leone Releases Its Last Known Ebola Patient

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

MATENEH, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Health authorities in Sierra Leone released the country's last known Ebola patient from the hospital on Monday, a miles...

Why Having Cancer Twice Is Actually A Sign That Treatments Are Getting Better

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before. When doctors talk about seco...

ICYMI: Toy Labeling And What Really Happens Under General Anesthesia

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.23.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we're reading stories about being judged. One obstetrician describes the struggle of be...

Here's What An Unsafe Abortion Environment Does To Women's Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Every year, 7 million women in the developing world are treated for complications from unsafe pregnancy termination. These complications can include h...

NYC Names Historic Hotel The Source Of Deadly Legionnaires' Outbreak

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- A historic hotel's rooftop air-conditioning unit is the source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has killed 12 people and sic...

Moderate Alcohol Use Linked With Breast Cancer In Women

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Light to moderate drinking -- or about one drink per day -- was associated with a 13 percent increase in alcohol-related cancers in women, accor...

A Science-Backed Reason For Leaving Work Early Today

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Burning the midnight oil? You could put yourself at risk for a stroke. Workers who put in 55 hours per week or more had a 33 percent greater risk of ...

Antibiotic-Resistant 'Superbug' Found At California Hospital

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.20.2015 | Healthy Living

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A Los Angeles-area hospital said Wednesday that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that has ...

8 Things You Should Know About The New Female Libido Pill

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first-ever prescription drug intended to treat women suffering from a lack of sex...

Treatment-Resistant Lice Are Now In 25 States

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

Just in time for the new school year, head lice have become literal superbugs.   Lice have developed a high level of resistance to the most comm...

How This South Dakota Nurse Convinced A Religious Community To Vaccinate

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) -- A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens. The 33-...

New York Will Now Test Water Towers In Fight Against Legionnaires' Disease

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York is now requiring the testing and inspection of building cooling towers across the state to combat Legionnaires' disease...

How 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Stay Fit On The Campaign Trail

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat." With long trav...

The Right Dose of Exercise For The Aging Brain

The New York Times | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.16.2015 | Healthy Living

A small amount of exercise may improve our ability to think as we age, but more may not be better, according to a new study of exercise and cognition...

This One Thing Could Keep Cops From Being Shot On The Job

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Support for expansive gun rights and police officers often go hand in hand, and most conversations about gun control center on civilian casualtie...

The Bedtime Routines of Four Exceptionally Successful People

Entrepreneur | Kim Lachance Shandrow | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

Weird fact: Mariah Carey sleeps about 15 hours a night. That’s about double the recommended minimum. The Grammy Award-winning pop siren snoozes more...

Maintaining A Healthy Weight Requires A Good Night’s Sleep

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

No attempt to achieve and maintain a healthy weight through lifestyle changes -- such as drinking more water and walking -- is complet...

Could Doctors Soon Be Prescribing Video Games For Mental Health?

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Treatment for mental health disorders tends to fall into one of three categories: therapy, medication or both. But a neuroscientist wants to change th...

Shakespeare in the Park For Dummies

Penny Love | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Penny Love

If I'm completely honest, nor do I even want to get Shakespeare. At the intermission, I had to go. My daughter and I ditched my friends when they were at the ports-potties "Alas! This blessed plot. Methinks I dare not stay for mine death draws ever closer!"

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Leads To Scientific Breakthroughs

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.11.2015 | Media

VICE: A Big New ALS Report Shows Your Ice Bucket Challenge Dollars At Work   It turns out that the naysayers who dismissed the Ice Bucket Challe...

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 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.  This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, w...

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 08.14.2015 | 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...