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At the Top of My Lungs: Waiting to Exhale

Jennifer Glass | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Glass

My most recent CT scan came back with encouraging results. The tumors in my neck have all but disappeared and the primary tumor in my lung has not grown. For now, we can say that my cancer seems to be contained and we are working to manage it so that it does not grow or spread again.

CRPS: A Medical Mystery, Demystified

Jim Moret | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Matthew describes the feeling like "a boa constrictor tightening around your foot while it is being stabbed with a knife from the inside and simultaneously set on fire." I have witnessed his agony firsthand, because Matthew is my son.

Should We Blame the Engineer for Falling Asleep at the Train Controls?

Christopher M. Barnes | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Christopher M. Barnes

When employees fall asleep on the job, this should be an indicator that perhaps the work system is scheduled in a manner that is incompatible with circadian processes and sleep needs of employees.

Cholesterol-Lowering Statins for All? What You Need to Know

Dr. Paul Marantz | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Paul Marantz

Whether we're talking about broad public health prescriptions or individual prescriptions, it's all a matter of benefit versus risk, and that requires a careful look at the evidence. Doctors and patients alike may find themselves understandably confused by changing guidelines and the uncertainty inherent in predicting the future.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 12 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (The Infusion Room)

James Stack | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"I ... find my strength in the beat of your heart." (Haley Westenra) I like to think of myself as someone whose heart goes out to those less fortunat...

'A Nightmare Health Scenario' On The Horizon

globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Today's interconnected world means we're all linked by the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat - and the antibiotics we use. ...

How To Eat Healthy For Under $6 A Day

BuiltLean | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

A number of recent studies have demonstrated the increasing cost of fresh, nutritious food. Conventional wisdom suggests that this cost can keep you from eating as healthfully as you might like. But is eating healthy really as expensive as everyone claims?

Diet Supplement In Trouble For Second Time This Year, Recall Will Cost Millions

Posted 11.20.2013 | Business

USPLabs LLC, which produces the weight loss supplement OxyElite Pro, is having a rough year. After more than 50 cases of liver damage were linked ...

New Mothers Need More Than Medication

Sarah Juul, M.D., MSc. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Juul, M.D., MSc.

Medications certainly have their place and must be a part of a treatment plan when a woman is suffering with severe symptoms of depression. The psychiatric community, however, has the responsibility to recognize that emotional experience is varied and deep, and that not all problems need pills.

The Statin Insanity

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

We currently have a statin epidemic, with 25 percent of adults over the age of 45 taking the pills, a large majority of whom do not have heart disease and have not seen the numbers.

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 11 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 4)

James Stack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Long may you run." (Neil Young) The weather had turned bitter on the first day of cycle 4. With a low in the teens, and it only being early November...

Coca-Cola's Plan To Keep You From Drinking Water

Andy Bellatti | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andy Bellatti

"Cap the Tap" is a perfect example of the doublespeak that Big Food and Big Soda often employ. The carefully calculated veneer of wanting to be "part of the solution" and "offering choices" to consumers is negated by efforts like this one, which basically paints tap water as an enemy.

Legionnaires' Disease In Chicago Area Traced To Gym Hot Tub

Posted 11.14.2013 | Chicago

Suburban Chicago authorities have confirmed an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease and say it's been traced to the hot tub inside a Naperville fitness...

Out of the Trans Fats and Into the Liars

Brian Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Ross

Unless they ban the twin-terror of HCFS, any claims by the FDA about the GRAS change of trans fats improving the public health are doubtful indeed.

How We Can Stop Hospitals From Over-Billing

David Belk | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

I think there's one thing everyone should agree on though: No matter how we end up paying for our health care, we can afford a lot more of it once we stop being overcharged so much for what we're getting.

In Response to 'The Biggest Medical Discovery of Our Lifetimes'

Omar Shakir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Omar Shakir

It is a dangerous assertion that functional medicine treats the patient as a whole whereas conventional medicine does not.

Should We Be Guilt-Tripping the Public About Their Health?

Michelle Kelly-Irving | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Kelly-Irving

Research findings on health have a tendency to make people feel guilty about their lifestyles. Should researchers attempt to avoid this guilt-tripping quality? Or, should they, in fact, be putting it to good use?

Could 'America's Sweetheart' Be the Gateway to Kids' Consumption of Diet Sodas?

Rose Cameron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rose Cameron

Taylor Swift has the power to influence kids on an emotional level that can rival any popular celebrity today. Her endorsement of Diet Coke jeopardizes kids' ability to make healthy decisions and could lead to a doorway introducing our kids to the consumption of diet sodas and a relationship with the Coca-Cola brand.

Medical Tests: The Illusion of Reassurance

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David H. Newman, M.D.

Tests are increasingly common, visits are increasingly short, and doctors now commonly forego thorough physical examination. Put bluntly, in the exam room we are already doing less talking and touching, and more testing.

Koch Brothers ACA Event Light on Facts, Heavy on Rhetoric, Full of Self-interest

Gary Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

So I asked the experts: "Please explain to me how Medicaid expansion wouldn't have helped me or the state Medicaid budget?" The silence was palpable, their apology for my situation was seemingly sincere, but they had no solutions.

7 Ways to Detox to Reverse Prediabetes

New Harbinger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

Research studies have linked toxic chemicals in the environment to an increased risk of developing diabetes. We'll never be able to escape toxins completely, but we can take steps to minimize our exposure and the effects they have on our bodies.

We're Eating What? Contaminants in Meat, Part 1

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

Meat contaminants are not likely to go away because they stem from Big Meat's desire to maximize profits by growing animals faster, squeezing them into small living spaces and keeping meat looking "fresh" on store shelves longer. Here is a list of worst offenders.

Nutrigenomics: The Future of Personalized Nutrition in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D.

Scientists are working hard to uncover gene-nutrient associations for all types of diseases, especially cancer. Once these associations are better understood, nutrition recommendations can be then personalized for disease prevention and management.

On the Origins of Cancer in the Paradox of Good Health

Barry Boyd, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Boyd, M.D.

What is most striking is the lack of awareness among the public and health care providers alike about the growing evidence that many non-smoking related cancers may actually be, in part, a direct effect of modern good health.

7 Shocking Facts About Food Industry Marketing You Should Know

BuiltLean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

These companies are not trying to make you healthy -- they are trying to sell you a product. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few ways these manufacturers can lure you into thinking their prepackaged, processed foods are better for you than they really are.