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Medical Examiner Shortage Means Grieving Families Wait Months For Results

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living

BOSTON (AP) -- A severe shortage of medical examiners nationwide means families must sometimes wait months for death certificates and autopsy reports,...

The 10 Best Exercises You Can Do For The Rest Of Your Life

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.06.2015 | Healthy Living

From boot camps to SoulCycle to early morning dance parties, there’s no shortage of fitness trends with a devoted, young, fit following. But when it...

ICYMI: Easy Cooking Is A Lie And Why Living Alone Is Good For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.05.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this difficult week, we took time to try to process the horrifying mass shooting in San Ber...

How a Trip to the Dentist Illustrates America's Healthcare Problems

Jeff Wald | Posted 12.04.2015 | Business
Jeff Wald

I wanted to bring to your attention my recent experience at one of your offices. As a fellow business owner, I would want to know when one of my customers had a bad experience since transparency and feedback are great remedies. In that spirit I wanted share my recent experience at your office.

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Broadens To 9 States

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

The E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has expanded to three more states, bringing the total to nine, and 47 of the 52 people sicke...

Restaurant Group Sues NYC Over New Salt-Warning Labels

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday...

Human Cases of 'Rabbit Fever' Have Jumped This Year

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decad...

Mummified Heart Proves Cardiovascular Disease Is At Least 400 Years Old

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

In the ruins of a medieval convent in the French city of Rennes, archaeologists discovered five heart-shaped urns made of lead, each containing an emb...

Psychologists Are Designing Refugee-Focused Therapies For Migrants

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

Europe's migrant crisis is forcing the advancement of new psychological therapies that go beyond existing treatments to help victims not of one trauma...

Polio Outbreak In Ukraine Prompts WHO Call To Action

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The World Health Organization is urging Ukraine's health ministry to declare a state of emergency due to a polio outbreak, a mov...

Kind Fights For The Right To Call Nuts 'Healthy'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Should healthy fats be allowed to bear a "healthy" label? The fruit-and-nut snack company Kind is pushing back after the U.S. Food and Drug Administr...

How IUDs Really Work (And No, They Don't Terminate Pregnancies)

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

As more women turn to long-lasting and highly effective IUDs for birth control, some anti-abortion groups are hitting back with a bogus health claim t...

5 Reasons Everyone Should Do Barre Class

GQ | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
GQ

By Clay Skipper for GQ. (photo: 1976 AP) Barre class? Like, the ballet-dancer workout? Nope. No way. Not a chance. If you're a human of the dude p...

New Anti-Aging Drug Could Extend Human Life Span to 120 Years

Details | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Details

By Max Berlinger for DETAILS. (photo: Getty Images) Do you ever think that it's kinda crazy that we can order pizza from our cellphones and yet no ...

One More Good Reason To Be Active Early In Life

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Young adults who exercise may have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and higher survival odds decades later than their peers w...

NYC's Salt Warning Labels Take Effect This Week

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol ...

There Aren't Enough Specialists To Treat Our Growing Obese Population

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.30.2015 | Healthy Living

There are currently fewer than 6,000 endocrinologists in the U.S., according to a new analysis, confirming a health care shortage that's particularly ...

7 Pantry Essentials Dietitians Always Have On Hand

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living

As a dietitian, I often recommend – and include in my own diet – foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. These powerhouse pi...

Loneliness Is Bad For You, And This Study May Help Explain Why

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.28.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that spending time with loved ones is good for our long-term health and may reduce our risk of cognitive decline, whereas l...

ICYMI: The Sticky History Of Picky Eating And Why 'Grit' Is Overrated

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.28.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. In honor of one of our favorite holidays this week -- as long as we're not seated next to our craz...

5 Things Psychologists Wish Their Patients Would Do

Everyday Health | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Does your therapist have a secret wish list of things you should do to optimize your therapy? If you’re one of the millions of people in the United ...

Slipping Into A Food Coma? Blame Your Gut Microbes

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

When you push away your plate, loosen your belt and announce, "I couldn't manage another bite!" it may be your gut microbes talking, according to a ne...

Can You Really Catch Up On Sleep?

U.S.News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s America’s favorite weekend activity: catching up on sleep. But when you sleep in, are you really making up for lost sleep? “That’s a hard...

France Detects First Bird Flu Outbreak In Years

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

France, the European Union's biggest agriculture producer, reported an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus in chickens on Wednesday, its first ...

8-Hour Sleepers More Likely To Be Heart Healthy

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Healthy Living

ORLANDO, Fla. — People who get at least 8 hours of sleep each night are more likely to have good heart health than those who get less sleep, a new s...