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Design Your Healthy and Happy Life With 3 Quick Makeovers: Small Steps Equal a Big Impact

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Design your healthy and happy life with these super quick makeover tips that will have you wanting more. A healthy and happy life is about living bli...

Computers Don't Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Doctors

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- Computer-assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing cos...

Meat May Not Be So Bad for You After All (But There's a Catch)

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Although a vegetarian diet has many health benefits, eating meat may not be so terrible for you either, as long as you include plenty of vegetables, t...

Pregnant Cancer Patients Shouldn't Terminate Or Delay Treatment

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Pregnant women diagnosed with cancer do not need a termination and can start treatment immediately without worrying unduly about the effects of drugs ...

Gene Differences Determine Which Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Many women with early-stage breast cancer can skip chemotherapy without hurting their odds of beating the disease - good news from a major study that ...

ICYMI: Refugee Crisis Altruism And Problematic 'Pink Viagra'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.26.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, an essay struck a cord with as it explored attitudes and traditions surrounding death t...

Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Wave System

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

A 26-year-old man who was paralyzed in both legs has regained the ability to walk using a system controlled by his brain waves, along with a harness t...

How Religion Is Good (And Bad) For Mental Health

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

This week millions of Americans are navigating crushing crowds and spending hours traveling in order to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis on his first v...

More Evidence That Coffee Is Safe For Your Heart

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.23.2015 | Healthy Living

Coffee lovers, rejoice. There's more evidence that your morning mug won't harm your heart, according to a new study from Sweden. In the study, researc...

Food Insecurity And Inactivity Are Driving The Obesity Epidemic

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living

Obesity rates in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah are on the rise, while rates in other states are holding steady, according to a new repo...

The FDA Is Reviewing This Birth Control Implant For Safety

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal medical experts will take a closer look at a host of problems reported with the birth control implant called Essure, includ...

Your 'Microbial Cloud' Is As Unique As Your Fingerprints

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living

Every person emits a unique blend of microbes into the air, and this "microbial cloud" is personalized enough that it could be used to identify people...

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

Is A Vitamin Or Mineral Deficiency Making You Tired?

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

You already know a lack of iron can drag you down. But experts say numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies can contribute to fatigue. If left unchec...

ICYMI: Scientologists' Personality Test And Learning From Failure

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.19.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we examined pieces that explored unconventional ways of thinking. A new book by Brené ...

Young People Who Take Antidepressants Are More Likely To Commit Violent Crime

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Young adults who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely prescribed type of antidepressant that includes brands like Prozac and Paxil, ...

Energy Drinks Tied To Brain Injuries In Teens

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Teens who drink energy drinks a lot are more likely to get head injuries than those who don't consume the highly caffeinated beverages, a new study fr...

Australia To Penalize Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.16.2015 | World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The Australian government said on Wednesday that it will pass a law that would withhold child care and other payments from...

Blacks Still Fare Worse Than Whites After A Heart Attack, Even If They're Rich

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - After a heart attack, black patients typically don’t live as long as whites – a racial difference that is starkest among the af...

Starbucks, Subway And Domino's Rated 'F' For Antibiotic Usage

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Most large U.S. fast-food chains still serve meat from farm animals that have been routinely fed antibiotics, consumer groups said in a new report, wh...

Starbucks, Subway And Domino's Rated 'F' For Antibiotic Usage

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Most large U.S. fast-food chains still serve meat from farm animals that have been routinely fed antibiotics, consumer groups said in a new report, wh...

Pesticides Linked To Increased Childhood Cancer Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

Children who have been exposed to certain pesticides used in homes may have an increased risk of childhood cancers, according to a new analysis of pre...

This Doctor Is Trying To Save Black Lives, One Haircut At A Time

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Amidst the squeak of sneakers against the parquet floor and the low whine of hair clippers at Harlem Masters Barbershop, a group of medical researcher...

This Is The Number One Health Problem Soldiers Face

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

What's the most wide-spread health issue plaguing members of the military? While post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injuries and depressi...

ICYMI: Mental Health Stigma, Powerful Memories And Ebola, A Year Later

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we launched two major projects on Healthy Living that we're extremely proud of. After a...