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More Black Patients Are Getting Kidney Transplants Thanks To Partial Matches

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) -- A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found. Rates of such transplants among white patients used...

Yoga for First Responders

Rob Schware | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Dr. Robert Scott, a licensed psychologist as well as a nationally recognized teacher, trainer, and consultant in the field o...

New Studies for an Old Story: Mammography Screening Isn't Saving Lives

Fran Visco | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

We need to refocus our resources and attention on the two things that really matter: (1) stopping men and women from getting breast cancer in the first place -- primary prevention; and (2) preventing metastasis if they do.

Sierra Leone Releases Its Last Known Ebola Patient

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living

MATENEH, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Health authorities in Sierra Leone released the country's last known Ebola patient from the hospital on Monday, a miles...

How This South Dakota Nurse Convinced A Religious Community To Vaccinate

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living

OLIVET, S.D. (AP) -- A spaghetti dinner with people in prairie dress and a church service in German is all in a day's work for Kerri Lutjens. The 33-...

How 2016 Presidential Hopefuls Stay Fit On The Campaign Trail

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Scott Walker is counting steps on his FitBit. Jeb Bush swears by the Paleo diet. Bobby Jindal is a "gym rat." With long trav...

Create a Personal Sleep Revolution and Thrive

Jackie Stroka | Posted 08.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Third metric industries are beginning to take on the science of sleep combining the wisdom of ancient principles with modern technology. This has seen the most innovative companies aligning state-of-the-art wellness products that deal with everyday issues - discomfort, stress, health and well-being.

ICYMI: Inside The Brains Of Happy Couples And Coca-Cola's Bad Science

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.  This week, we read pieces that ran against the conventional wisdom surrounding two controver...

Jimmy Carter's Treatment Options In The Face Of Cancer

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA (AP) -- Determining what treatment to pursue for former President Jimmy Carter's cancer will depend on its type, its origin and factors such ...

ICYMI: The Plight Of Veterans And Bad News About Your Favorite Selfies

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.07.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week.  This week, we took in a gorgeously photographed personal account of a 37-year-old veteran, w...

Yoga: How We Bridge Linguistic and Socio-Economic Borders

Rob Schware | Posted 07.31.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Paige Reeves, who launched YogaVida in October 2013 as a non-profit initiative to bring the mental and physical benefits of yoga to the Latino immigrant community in Phoenix, Arizona.

ICYMI: Drone Doctors, Trump Psychology And The Science Of Songs

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up medical technology. A new army task force is in charge of improving the ment...

These Are The Best Hospitals In The Country

U.S. News & World Report | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.23.2015 | Healthy Living

U.S. News evaluated nearly 5,000 hospitals for the 2015-16 Best Hospitals rankings. Only 15 of them made the Honor Roll.  Hospitals on the exclus...

The Heartbreaking Physical Toll Of High Achievement Among Disadvantaged Teens

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Even among children from the most disadvantaged upbringings, there are shining stars -- kids who, despite the odds stacked against them, overcome and...

The Sleep-Weight Loss Solution

Jackie Stroka | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

Weight Loss Begins With a Couple of Eight-Hours Nights of Sleep When I hit the workout machines as part of my morning exercise routine, I was lifti...

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

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 08.11.2015 | 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 07.07.2015 | 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...