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Mediterranean Diet May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living

The Mediterranean diet may be able to add "reduces risk of breast cancer" to its long list of health benefits, according to a new study fro...

An Extra Hour of Sleep Can Do More for Daily Happiness Than a $60,000 Raise

Jackie Stroka | Posted 09.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Jackie Stroka

More and more scientific studies speak to the irrefutable benefits of sleep. A study published in Science even calculated that for the sleep depri...

Health Officials Baffled By Rise Of 'Rabbit Fever' Across U.S. West

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living

U.S. health officials said on Thursday they were puzzled by a surge in the number of people who have contracted a rare bacterial disease usually foun...

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living

A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture. "Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kel...

Food Insecure Children Are More Likely To Be Obese

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

It's a contradiction in the starkest terms. The nation's most food-insecure children are also at the greatest risk for childhood obesity, according t...

Child Death Rates Cut By Half Worldwide

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -- Children are half as likely to die before their fifth birthday now than they were in 1990, researchers said on...

There's A Serious Shortage Of Psychiatrists In The U.S.

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- It is an irony that troubles health care providers and policymakers nationwide: Even as public awareness of mental illness increases...

What Women Don't Know About Stroke Could Kill Them

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Dr. Diana Greene-Chandos, neurologist and director of neuroscience critical care at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, contributed this column to Li...

ICYMI: Poetry In Solitary Confinement And The Naturopath Whistleblower

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.05.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we're reading up on situations that aren't always what they seem. We spent time with th...

Kraft Singles Recall Expands Due To Possible Choking Hazards

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kraft Heinz is expanding a recall of Kraft Singles products, saying a problem with the packaging film affects 10 times as many cases...

A Peek Into The Sleep Habits Of Teenagers Around The World

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

New data released by Sleep Cycle, an alarm clock that tracks sleep patterns, show that teenagers in Europe have the best sleep quality -- and te...

FDA Issues Warning Letters To 5 Powdered Caffeine Distributors

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living

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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 10.20.2015 | 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...