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'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

A controversial United Kingdom ad campaign, in which pancreatic cancer patients say they wish they had other cancers, has roused anger. One of the ...

The Process, Part 2

Stan Collender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

One of my most basic philosophies is that my health is my doctor's concern but my responsibility. I want all the expert advice I can get, but what I ultimately decide to do is my call.

Need Instant Gratification? Go to Sleep

Cindy Bressler | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Cindy Bressler

If you've already bailed on your New Year's resolution, don't be discouraged. The year is still young. Make "a good night's sleep" your resolution for 2014. You can get started tonight.

The No. 1 Lazy-Proof Strategy to Lose Weight

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Alejandra Ruani

It can sometimes be difficult to resist buying tasty cakes and snacks while doing your grocery shopping. But there is something that could be multip...

The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's top 10 list is as eclectic as they come. From the Top 40, you'll find a trio of collaborations featuring Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore, and Shakira.

Antibiotic Research and Development in the Age of Superbugs (Part 1)

Tim Fothergill, Ph.D. | Posted 04.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim Fothergill, Ph.D.

The scale of what we stumbled into has since become increasingly apparent. Bacteria have been engaged in a microscopic chemical war for a lot longer than we have been walking the Earth.

Bend, Not Break: 9 Powerful Traits of Resilient People

Faisal Hoque | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity, bending like bamboo instead of breaking. They possess a set of powerful traits.

Connecting Habits to Change

Rupa Mehta | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

In my experience, once you've zeroed in, focused, and conquered one bad habit, it's out of your life, and your brain has space to adjust something new.

Hospital's 'Sticker Shock' Snake Bite Treatment Costs $89,227

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living

Eric Ferguson got bitten by a snake. Then health care costs sank their teeth into him. A North Carolina hospital charged a stunned Ferguson $89,227...

Former Lawyer Brings Yoga to the Homeless and to Victims of Violence

Rob Schware | Posted 03.27.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Itzel Berrio, also known by her yoga community as Kamala. She was a lawyer for over a decade before becoming a registered 50...

Postcards From Lebanon: Part 15 in a Series of Cancer-Related Commentary (Cycle 6)

James Stack | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"The trip begins with a kiss..." (Roam, lyrics by Kate Pierson, Fred Schneider, Keith Strickland) Taking a ride down a split tar, potholed, soft-to-n...

Vaccines Could Have Stopped These Outbreaks

Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living

Want to know how the anti-vaccine movement has affected preventable outbreaks? Check out this fascinating map illustrating vaccine-preventable outbrea...

Are American Diets Getting Better?

Cooking Light | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Cooking Light

In the end, it's hard to pinpoint cause in the behavioral change of a whole population. Change comes from thousands of small nudges, ranging from education programs to clearer labeling to the availability of better-tasting food that doesn't play to the appetite for junk.

Battlefield Work: Navigating the Diet Minefields of Your Office

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Shealagh Whittle

My goal for this whole change was to teach myself to make the right choices in what I eat. I am two weeks in, and by no means are the choices a reflex, or really easy, but rather than feeling like I've been relegated to life as a bunny, I am learning to appreciate and understand the full impact of everything I consume.

We Are All West Virginians: Why Everyone Should Take the Online Test for Chemical Intolerance

Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Claudia S. Miller, M.D., M.S.

It is essential to diagnose TILT in susceptible individuals who experience long-lasting and diverse symptoms, including memory and concentration problems, fatigue, headaches, weakness and mood changes such as extreme irritability and depression. These patients often report gastrointestinal, respiratory and skin problems, and some even develop depression, addiction or violent behavior.

Yoga: Serving Those Who Serve

Rob Schware | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Olivia Kvitne, who started her service career in 2003 teaching low-cost private yoga sessions for people with disabilities w...

CrossFit, Back Pain, and Severed Spine Injury

Max Jacobson-Fried | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Max Jacobson-Fried

The point of course is not to avoid increases in risk at the detriment of our development; but rather, to understand the real risks that exist and try our best to mitigate them. There's not a lot we can do to avoid a freak accident, that's why it's called a "freak accident" and not "terrible thing you should have expected."

The Mental Game: Why High Performance Athletes Should Meditate

Robert Piper | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

A mind that is not under control is a mind that makes mistakes. Mistakes that could lose a game. Extreme stress causes a wild mind. Stress is a helpful tool when used correctly; when not used correctly, stress can cause you to lose a lot of games.

Is Mindfulness Harmful?

Dr. Judson Brewer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judson Brewer

The absence of mind wandering likely does not equal the presence of mindfulness, and that effortlessness may be a key aspect of cultivating the fertile soil for creativity to grow.

Yoga: Empowering First Responders and Children

Rob Schware | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Debby Kaminsky, a former advertising executive who decided in 2006 she wanted to sell the benefits of transformation. She to...

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

The Top 10 Workout Songs For January

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

Kicking off the new year is an eclectic bunch of workout jams. Pharrell Williams turns up with a jaunty number for which he filmed a 24-hour long music video. The band American Authors continues a climb up the charts with a song you might know best from a Lowe's commercial.

How This Rock Band Makes Time For Sleep On The Road

Dr. Christopher Winter | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Christopher Winter

Drivin' N' Cryin's "sleep when you can" attitude may have indirectly led to over three decades of music from a band Rolling Stone magazine compared to The Replacements, if Paul Westerberg had worshipped Angus Young instead of Alex Chilton.

Into the Light: The Season for Seasonal Affective Disorder Is Real

Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Arlene Malinowski, Ph.D.

I don't live in Florida or Rjuka, and I have not the time or inclination to erect giant mirrors on Willis Tower. But I am going to proactive. I will be making do right here and staring into the light for hopefully a happy winter.

E-cigs vs. Cigs: Cut Through, Cut In, Cut Down, Cut Out

Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lynn T. Kozlowski, Ph.D.

The clearest way to reduce smoking risks with vaping is to stop smoking. If needed, trying different vaping products can help smokers identify which are most helpful in getting them to end smoking. For cigarettes, no matter the method -- best to cut out, not just cut down.