As far as I can tell, there seem to be two basic religious attitudes toward the planet. One may be summed up along the lines of: It was made for us, a...
Researchers in psychology and immunology have discovered that chronic stress increases the likelihood of developing an infection after viral exposure.
While you might have an excellent surgeon as I did, only other patients can truly tell you what to expect. So, speaking as a patient, here are 12 things the doctor may not tell you about surgery and simple ways you could prepare to make the best out of the situation.
There is no shortage of health promotion efforts in our world. Everyone hears about them all the time, and those inclined to tune in here to what I ha...
Here are four solid tips that will help you get in the best shape for summer.
May Day Open Artists' Studios combined perfect weather with an opportunity to see artists' works all around my town (Palo Alto, CA). I chose to check out Rochelle Ford's place because I'd interviewed her previously for my book, The Vintage Years and I wanted to get another peek at her luscious artwork.
While we continue to experiment with food, cooking and diets, our bodies remain hard-wired to environmental changes that once predicted our survival or elimination. Poor dietary and exercise lifestyle affects us to our core.
Time and more investigation will shed more light on what happened to Freddie Gray. But at the same time, we should not forget the potential health situations and effects that Baltimore and communities around the country may continue to face once the headlines fade.
I don't love why Planned Parenthood exists. I don't love that too many states allow legislators to restrict women's health. What I love is the dedicated staff of people who are doing the ministry of caring for people. "Care. No matter what." Those are words to live by. As a Christian, I say it proudly: I love Planned Parenthood.
A new study's key findings make clear that women are now overwhelmingly the healthcare decision makers for both themselves and their families. They are setting healthcare agendas, making treatment decisions, selecting healthcare coverage and providers.
A lot of powerful brands have taken a stance against the volatile direction in which the media has led the definition of what it means to be beautiful, and it has been a wonderful shift, one that we continue to celebrate, thanks to campaigns like Dove's Love Your Body, and Lane Bryant's #Imnoangel. But have we lost sight of the most important message?
The role of the mind and emotions in our state of health appears to be a vital one and by understanding this relationship we can claim a greater role in our own wellbeing. It is only a part of the overall picture, but it is the part that is invariably overlooked.
As the Global Corporate Social Responsibility Director of Sealed Air, Phang has invented a "soap-factory-in-a-box" concept that transforms discarded bars of hotel soap into brand new ones for some of the world's poorest citizens.
Let's not refer to pesticides, whether they are insecticides, herbicides or fungicides, by anything but their real name: biocides. Words do matter. What is the word that would encompass the result of our using nearly a billion pounds of biocides each year? I would suggest it is nothing short of ecocide.
What does the water in your glass have to do with the health of mothers and babies around the globe? Quite a lot actually. Without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation -- like safe toilet facilities -- women face dangerous health risks in pregnancy, during childbirth and in the postpartum period.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ Global Warming in 60 Seconds - a good summary of the main facts, done in 1950s...