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The Hot and Cold Truth About Menopause

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

There are always risks and benefits in life, and hormone replacement therapy is no different. I like cooking, so I like to use a food analogy with my patients. You follow the recipe and at some point, you taste the food and you adjust the seasoning.

The CDC's New Initiative on Parasitic Infections

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases, which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major US cities.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - World's Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of th...

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.

How Current Arthritis Treatment Fails Patients

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

Why is it that are we still in the outdated "wait, rest, drugs, joint replacement" era? Here is the shocking data.

If Your App Tells You to Eat Less and Exercise More

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Solutions will not come automatically, but given how successfully devices such as a cell phone have changed the life style of billions of people, there is no reason to think it cannot be done. After all, we no longer rely on a rooster to wake us up.

The New War Between the States and the Federal Government on Health Issues

Gary Stein | Posted 05.20.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

There is a new war between the states -- in the South. This is not, as some of my Southern friends call it, a "war of Northern aggression." This war is between the states and the federal government.

Everything You Need To Know About Migraine (In Under 4 Minutes!)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

A viral video on migraine knows your pain. SciShow's primer on the condition delivers a brisk lesson on the biology behind migraine and how to trea...

Committee Chair May Stonewall Medicaid Expansion Bills Early in FL

Gary Stein | Posted 05.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Considering the importance of the Medicaid expansion question, it's critical to allow discussion of any expansion bills. Otherwise, the Affordable Care Act will be, for the most part, yet another unfunded mandate that Florida cannot afford.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 16 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Post-Chemo)

James Stack | Posted 04.30.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Drivin down the wrong side of the road..." Ricky Riddle Going through chemotherapy isn't easy -- at least it hasn't been for me. I began this journe...

8 Ways Your Eating Habits Affect Your Kids

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

I'm happy to keep my "non-fun" mom status if that means that I can help my son be a healthy eater and maintain a normal weight throughout his life. One day he'll pass the same habits down to his kids and perhaps then he'll realize just how "fun" being healthy, staying fit and avoiding sickness can really be.

The Consequences Of Our Epidemic Of Stress

Kristen Race, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Parents
Kristen Race, Ph.D.

We can't help our kids manage their stress until we can manage ours. If you think you're hiding your worry and stress from your kids, keeping them in a safe bubble of blissful childhood, think again.

Protecting Our Parents: Can Science Help?

Bruce H. Price, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce H. Price, M.D.

Scammers don't target the elderly because they are more vulnerable to sympathetic stories -- if that were true, they might also target nurses, teachers or therapists. They prey upon them because many have difficulty sorting through information, making complex decisions and resisting pressure -- difficulties that increase exponentially as the elderly begin to exhibit symptoms of dementia.

Apparently, Size May Matter -- For Women

Posted 02.21.2014 | Women

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 02/21/2014 07:26 AM EST on LiveScience The clitoris is a woman's most sensitive body zone. And as it t...

The Surprising Reason Why Thyroid Cancer Cases Are Soaring

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to ...

Unlikely Allies

Sandeep P. Kishore, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandeep P. Kishore, Ph.D.

We hope that all developing and developed countries alike will support the valiant efforts of South Africa and Australia in choosing to protect the lives of their people over intellectual property.

Why Are People Ignoring The Deadly Risks Of This Diet Pill?

Posted 01.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Doctors say they are now almost certain that aegeline, a substance naturally found in bael trees, was the harmful ingredient in the weight-loss supple...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 15 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 6)

James Stack | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"The trip begins with a kiss..." (Roam, lyrics by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) Taking a ride down a split tar, potholed, soft-to-n...

Pope Francis and People with Mental Disorders

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Francis' message is clear: as people and institutions, we need to be welcoming, not defer to the dogma of powerful, hierarchical authorities. This is more and more the lesson taking off in my field as well, where a powerful concept of recovery is spreading.

Historic Smoking Report Marks 50th Anniversary

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — Fifty years ago, ashtrays seemed to be on every table and desk. Athletes and even Fred Flintstone endorsed cigarettes in TV commercia...

13 Of The Biggest Health News Stories Of 2013

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

2013 was not a quiet year for health news. Disease outbreaks, new guidelines and celebrity diagnoses made headlines and got people talking. While a ye...

Good News on the Alzheimer's Prevention Front

Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D. | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Dharma Singh Khalsa, M.D.

If you're like most of the people surveyed in a recent poll revealed by AARP, you're concerned about getting Alzheimer's disease. If so, then you're probably ready for some good news about keeping your brain sharp as you age.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 14 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Christmas With Cancer)

James Stack | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Over the river, and through the woods..." (Lydia Maria Child) You'd think I'd be depressed going through chemotherapy in December. Odd though it may...

Cancer Messed With the Wrong B*tch: To Womb It May Concern

Seporah Raizer | Posted 02.28.2014 | Women
Seporah Raizer

Most of the articles I see about young women with cancer are about women who are mothers-- which is tragic, and breaks my heart every time I read them. But what you don't read about as often is about young women who were childless at diagnosis, and will remain childless due to cancer treatment.