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9 Ways To Avoid Diet Disasters When Dining Out

JJ Virgin | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

Dining out needn't entail abandoning logic and diving into the chili-cheese jalapeño nachos. Couple a little creativity with these nine savvy strategies and you can enjoy any dining experience while averting dietary disaster.

Pasta and Peacemaking: Learning Nonviolence From My Kids

Derek Flood | Posted 07.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Derek Flood

It's amazing to me how much of our spiritual and emotional problems have clear biological and physical causes. The reason he was so demanding is that his body was hungry, and so his brain went into alarm mode:

Popular Hawaii Hotel Struck By Norovirus

The Huffington Post | Clarke Reilly | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Around 100 hotel guests and workers at the historic Royal Hawaiian in Honolulu were infected with the highly contagious norovirus about two weeks ago,...

Weight Loss Isn't A Fairy Tale

Tony Posnanski | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tony Posnanski

When I lost all of the weight I knew I would never look like the models in Men's Fitness. It did not bother me for some reason. I started to live my life without blinders.

How To Live To Be 110

Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A. | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Adoree Durayappah, M.A.P.P., M.B.A.

In the Andes Mountains of Peru, living in extreme poverty, Filomena Taipe Mendoza, 116 years old, is in the running to become the world's oldest living person. If her claim proves to be true, it would make her three months older than Misao Okawa of Japan, who currently holds the record for the oldest living person.

The One Habit We Should Adopt This Summer

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Having spent a lot of time at the beach, seeing my family, friends, and their little ones play in the sun, I think a lot of us have lost touch with the joy of summertime. This summer, I want us to revisit the simple, silly pleasures we loved as children.

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being A Doctor

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

When someone you love is sick, it's like you're sick. My family suffered through my illness perhaps worse than I did. Now that I know this -- I realize that I have a responsibility primarily to my patient but also to their family. Because in the end, everyone suffers together.

The Hot and Cold Truth About Menopause

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

There are always risks and benefits in life, and hormone replacement therapy is no different. I like cooking, so I like to use a food analogy with my patients. You follow the recipe and at some point, you taste the food and you adjust the seasoning.

The CDC's New Initiative on Parasitic Infections

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases, which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major US cities.

LOOK: The Perfect Week of Workouts

Posted 05.07.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sheila Monaghan Beach season is coming. We know this because store windows are displaying cover-ups and board shorts, and winter-weary people ...

The Danger of Blame

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Steinmann

There is a very dangerous drug on the streets that nobody is talking about. It's called blameoin (pronounced: blame-o-win). Blameoin is a drug that m...

America's Most Sleep-Deprived State (Hint: It's Not New York)

Sina Nader | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Sina Nader

We all know that Americans need more quality sleep, and we know the consequences of skimping on sleep. But do you know how sleep-deprived your particular state is? As a Californian, I would have guessed we are relatively more sleep deprived out here, and ditto for New York. And I would have been wrong.

A Mother's Day Reflection

Rupa Mehta | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, your relationship with your mom is probably the most significant in your life because, well, she was the first person you met! I say significant instead of important, life-changing, or loving because every mother/child relationship is different.

Chicago, NYC, LA and San Francisco Implementing New E-Cigarette Laws

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Not allowing e-cigarettes to be used indoors is a smart move for cities and towns that want to preserve the health of their community. Adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free laws is also practical. People who want to smoke e-cigarettes can continue to do so in the same places where regular cigarettes are smoked, while everyone else can continue to breathe clean air wherever they work, learn and play.

How To Get Over Your Fear Of Working Out

meQuilibrium | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

Exercise is one of the most potent stress-reducers on the planet -- and yet, in the irony of ironies, it's the one thing far too many of us don't make time for. There are lots of reasons why, but the fact is the idea of working out can create enough stress that you skip it -- and miss out on a boatload of mind and body benefits.

The Nutrition and Cancer Myth?

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. | Posted 06.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

An article in the New York Times last Wednesday, titled "An Apple a Day, and Other Myths," is perpetuating the misconception that diet does not affect cancer risk. This article calls potential connections between high-nutrient foods and cancer "nutritional folklore," and does a great disservice to the American people, discouraging efforts toward improving one's health and quality of life.

The Sweet Precedent of Flavored Milk

Daniel J. Schultz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Schultz

Students expect these products because we currently make it socially acceptable to consume them. Children learn our cultural norms and preferences, and currently we are telling them that food has to be overwhelmingly sweet, setting them up for a lifelong preference which could negatively impact their future health.

Sleep Is the Rodney Dangerfield of Health: It Gets No Respect

Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd Glauberman, Ph.D.

Sleep deprivation is as important a national health issue as obesity and needs to be addressed as such.

5 Benefits Of Eating More Fiber

BuiltLean | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
BuiltLean

Although the different ways fiber is classified is interesting, from a health standpoint, it doesn't really matter, as the health benefits of a high fiber diet are independent of the way a scientist groups them.

When Will the Joint Chiefs Practice Yoga?

Rob Schware | Posted 06.21.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jon Greuel, who was trained as a pilot and flew AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) for 20 years. During his 2008-09...

The End Of The Process: Should I Tell Anyone I Have Cancer?

Stan Collender | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

This is the end of The Process. The first set of scans since I completed my radiation treatment in January came back clean: There is no sign of Merk...

Springtime Pairings to Enhance Your Day

Rupa Mehta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

A wet day pairs with creativity, a cold day comes with drive and productivity, and a warm day encourages reflection and growth, but any day can be paired with a bit of sun -- an opportunity to say thank you and feel joy.

Your Mind on Social Media

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Ever post a status update on Facebook and feel distraught when no one "likes" or comments on it? Does the prospect of being misunderstood on Twitter keep you from participating in the digital dialogue?

The Process, Part 14: It's Over!

Stan Collender | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Friday, Jan. 17, and today is the biggest day yet of The Process: It's the last day of the last week of my radiation treatments. Actually, the w...

3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you often leave a conversation feeling drained, then you need to learn to be aware of what needy, draining people do that suck the life right out of you -- and what you can do to not get drained.