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Millennials See Themselves As Narcissistic, Too (And It Bothers Them)

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.05.2016 | Healthy Living

Millennials, roughly defined as the generation born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, often hear that they're the most narcissistic, entit...

Bringing Yoga to Veterans Treatment Court

Rob Schware | Posted 02.04.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

Jennifer Wright offers Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) training to Veterans and their families. She started with eight Veterans. One of those Vets introduced her to The Joseph House, a treatment-based shelter for Veterans in transition where she has worked the last two years.

CDC Warns Of Severe Flu Cases In Young Adults

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Flu season has started, and although so far it has not been as bad as last year's, there have been reports of some young and middle-age adults develo...

ICYMI: Mapping Zika And Why Some People Can't Let Breakups Go

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.30.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, as news about Brazil's Zika virus dominated our social media feeds, our graphics editor...

5 New Things You Need To Know About Zika Virus

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

As Zika virus, which is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, continues to dominate the headlines, personal stories are coming to the foref...

Drug Resistance To Popular HIV Treatment Could Spell Trouble

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, ac...

Babies Born To Obese Mothers Have Nearly Twice The Risk Of Autism

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who are obese during pregnancy have almost twice the odds of having a child with autism as women who weigh less, a U.S. st...

Understanding Addiction's 3 Stages Could Help Us Treat The Disease

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.28.2016 | Healthy Living

Experts who research addiction have long argued that it is a disease of the brain. Now, in a new paper, they present a model of addiction, broken dow...

This Serious Birth Defect Is On Rise In The U.S.

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.26.2016 | Healthy Living

A serious birth defect that causes the intestines to hang out of a newborn’s body near the belly button area is on the rise among babies born ...

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a n...

This Simple Workplace Change Could Improve Surgery Survival Rates

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Surgery patients do better when nurses have better working environments, according to a new study. Hospitals with well-staffed, top-notch nursing dep...

Here's How To Improve Your Chances Of Surviving Cardiac Arrest

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

People who go into cardiac arrest (their hearts stop beating) on the middle or upper floors of high-rise buildings may be less likely to survive the ...

ICYMI: Your Brain On Sleep And Why People Buy Milk During Blizzards

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on a time-honored disappointment: institutions under-reacting to problems un...

Brief Psychotic Breaks Remain A Mystery

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Not all psychotic episodes signal the beginning of a long-term mental health disorder like schizophrenia. In fact, when patients experience one of th...

Officials Waited Months To Monitor California's Massive Gas Leak

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A massive natural gas leak that has driven thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes had been out of control for more t...

Multiple Sclerosis, Jamie-Lynn Sigler's Autoimmune Disease, Explained

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

In a People magazine interview on this week, Jamie-Lynn Sigler revealed that she has had multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease, for the past 15 y...

In Alabama's Poorest County, Tuberculosis Is Far From Eradicated

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

MARION, Ala. (AP) -- Tuberculosis, a global scourge, has mostly been eradicated in the United States, but minorities and poor people who lack regular...

Biden Vows To Expedite Approval Of Cancer Therapies

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that the United States would speed up the approval of promising new drug combinations in his government...

This Kind Of Skin Cancer Is More Deadly For Pregnant Women

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Pregnant women with the skin cancer melanoma may be more likely to die from it than women with melanoma who are not pregnant, according to a new stud...

Never Feel Bad About Sleeping In On The Weekend Ever Again

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Getting too little sleep during the week can increase some risk factors for diabetes, but sleeping late on weekends might help imp...

Jamaica Advises Women To Delay Pregnancy Due To Zika Virus

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.19.2016 | Healthy Living

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaica's health minister is advising women to delay plans to become pregnant for the next six to 12 months due to the mosq...

Lead Isn't The Only Problem With Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Flint, Michigan, isn't just dealing with tap water contaminated by lead. A Flint Journal-MLive Freedom of Information Act request revealed Saturday t...

'Making A Murderer' And Why Teens Make False Confessions

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.16.2016 | Healthy Living

Netflix's latest true crime documentary, "Making A Murderer," has raised a lot of questions about guilt and innocence, and not just in the case of it...

Yoga: How We Serve Incarcerated Youth

Rob Schware | Posted 01.14.2016 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jill Weiss Ippolito, who is the founder/director of UpRising Yoga in Los Angeles, a nonprofit program that brings yoga to incarcerated youth and communities that can benefit from yoga.

Drinking Just One Soda A Day Exceeds Health Experts Recommendations

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages like soda daily may lead to more abdominal fat gain over time, according to a new study. So-called visceral fat in...