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The Quality Of Health Care You Receive Likely Depends On Your Skin Color

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

Unequal health care continues to be a serious problem for black Americans. More than a decade after the Institute of Medicine issued a landmark rep...

Got Milk? If Not, Here's Why You Should

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

A branding change alone cannot reverse the milk sales slump. It requires a combination of efforts, including promoting milk's healthful qualities and creating even more innovative dairy products that meet consumers' changing needs.

10 Reasons To Go For A Walk Right Now

Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein On an average day, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise and with good reason. Walking doesn’t require specia...

ICYMI: What Your Birth Month Says About Your Health And The Story Behind America's Obsession With Perfect Teeth

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we couldn't put down emergency doctor Craig Spencer's account of recovering from Eb...

10 Statistics That Capture The Dangers of Texting and Driving

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living

On June 8, a report was released stating that Tennessee bus crash that left two young girls and a teacher's aide dead last December was the result of ...

ICYMI: People 'Borrow' Stories And The Disturbing Way We Get Brain Injuries

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. Our news diet this week took a depressing, gender-based turn after we read a disheartening rep...

So What Exactly Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.04.2015 | Healthy Living

Problem drinking is more pervasive and less frequently treated than previously thought, thanks to an updated definition of what constitutes "alcohol u...

Yoga: How We Serve Cancer Patients

Rob Schware | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Beth Daugherty, Executive Director of the Christina Phipps Foundation. This foundation was founded in 2010 in memory of Chri...

How Hawaii Became One Of The Healthiest States In The Nation

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Hawaii isn't just a nice state for a vacation. It may also be the healthiest state in which to live, at least according to one metric: Only 19 percent...

Why We Need To Stop Calling All Unhealthy Foods 'Processed'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living

Pop quiz. Which of the following is considered a processed food: Kellogg's Corn Flakes, homemade greek yogurt, bagged baby spinach? (Answer: All of th...

ICYMI: Quantifying The Dad Bod And Why We Need More Black Doctors

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.23.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we found ourselves drawn to stories about sexual politics in health. We were blown ...

ICYMI: A Young Runner Battles Tourette Syndrome And The High Health Costs Of Contaminated Chicken

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.16.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we were taken by personal stories, including HuffPost Highline's first longform fea...

Cuba's Had A Lung Cancer Vaccine For Years, And Now It's Coming To The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Healthy Living

When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) headed to Havana on a historic trade mission in April, he returned with the promise of an important commodity:...

11 Reasons You're Always Hungry

Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By Esther Crain It's one thing to notice an uptick in appetite if you've been training hard at the gym, or if you're pregnant or PMS-ing. But w...

Bringing Yoga To Underserved Communities in San Diego

Rob Schware | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Laura Plumb, who began her career in London, working with The Discovery Channel Europe. At Discovery she was quickly drawn to programming on indigenous cultures, complementary medicine, and healing traditions.

Agencies Make Infertility Treatment Affordable For Low-Income Women

Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living

By Julia Haskins Trying to conceive a child isn’t just emotionally draining. It can also be a financial burden, especially for low-income familie...

ICYMI Health: How Kendrick Lamar Could Change The Face Of Depression And Why Dressing Better Might Improve Your Work Life

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what editors at The Huffington Post are reading this week. This week, we focused on reading stories about the high cost of m...

ICYMI: The Dark Side Of Being A People Person And How Sleep Can Make You More Creative

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. Mental Health Awareness month began on May 1, and we were captivated by the stories of friends...

What Chinese Centenarians Can Teach Us About Living Well

Posted 05.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer J. Brown, Ph.D. At 115, Boxin Huang is the oldest resident of China’s Bapan Village, also called Longevity Village. But he's not...

Bringing Yoga and Meditation to a Canadian Prison

Rob Schware | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching yoga as a volunteer in 2005 at Collins Bay Medium Security Institution in Kingston, Ontario; she has been teaching there ever since. In addition, she coordinates yoga programs being offered in three other institutions.

Yoga: Helping Map the Path Home for Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTS...

Americans Are Binge Drinking More, Especially Women

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living

The binge drinking rates for women rose almost 36 percent between 2002 and 2012, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of ...

5 Nutrition 'Rules' That Should Make You Skeptical

Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

By Janet Helm for U.S. News We all know about the book and movie with “shades of grey” in the title. That phrase may conjure up certain images ...

ICYMI: An Infuriating History Of Breast Cancer And The Psychological Depth Of ‘YOLO'

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.18.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a closer look at psychology across disciplines. We were fascinated that 18t...

6 Vaccines Adults Shouldn't Skip

Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living

By Chai Woodham for U.S. News Often, the conversation about vaccines is centered on children -- as vaccines are still believed by some to cause aut...