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Is The Shocking News of the Sugar Industry's Influence Over Harvard Researchers Really Shocking?

David Michael Conner | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
David Michael Conner

Rather than following headlines and trends, we should all do what Grandma recommended--everything in moderation. Especially consumption of new studies. But not sugar. Sugar, we now know according to the new JAMA paper, is bad news.

I Carry the Weight of Other People's Sick Children

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 09.15.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

The IV bag hangs from a plastic seahorse suspended on a steel pole. A life-saving poison slowly drips through the plastic tube into the thin, fragile ...

Which Presidential Candidates Do You Think Just Answered "20 Questions on Science"?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Matthew Chapman

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Jill Stein all answered promptly and in some detail, Gary Johnson, the Libertarian, did not.

CODE BLACK: Making Time For Play In Electronic Health Records

Shaan Patel | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Shaan Patel

By Barbara Lam -- a third year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC The new third year medical class at USC had an Electronic Heal...

Life With A Traumatic Brain Injury -- Acknowledging The Truth And Moving On

Peter Brown Hoffmeister | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Brown Hoffmeister

I have a brain injury, but... I have a brain injury. There. I've said it. Publicly. It's so much easier to not say it, to not admit it, to not tal...

Life after Death: Portrait of Three Sisters on a Mission

Patrick Beretta | Posted 09.06.2016 | Religion
Patrick Beretta

Last November, I wrote for the Huffington Post a tribute to Dr. Sorini: "The Luminosity of Dusk: Portrait of a Healer in Illness." It was an attempt t...

Critical But Overlooked: ICU Patients' Gut Bacteria

ResearchGate | Posted 09.06.2016 | Science

Paul Wischmeyer Our bodies are full of bacteria, and when we get sick, those microbial populations change. Hospitals monitor patients' bloodwork and v...

CODE BLACK: The Most Valuable Lesson In Medical School

Shaan Patel | Posted 08.25.2016 | Los Angeles
Shaan Patel

As I begin my last year of medical school and reflect on my journey thus far, I have found that the most valuable experience has been third year clinical rotations at the LAC+USC Medical Center, where I rotated through all of the core services of medicine in the hopes of selecting a specialty that was the right fit for me.

How T Save Money On Prescription Medication

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Stephanie R. Caudle

Prescription drug users are at an all-time high. It was reported in 2015 that 70% of Americans were taking prescription medications for a plethora of ...

Foreign students in love with Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 08.22.2016 | World
Pawel Adamowicz

You can meet them on the streets of the city more and more frequently. Young people talking in Swedish, English, and other foreign languages. It is ea...

The Next Prescription -- Primal Stress

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The moral of this story lies in the perverse idea that the masters of disease have the prescription for health. Doctors have no real conception of health beyond the absence of illness. No one would go to an auto body shop for advice on how to keep a car in good running condition.

This New Cold Medicine Comes In Coffee Pod Form

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living

We all know that a hot drink can help ease some sickness symptoms. Now that hot drink is more convenient than ever, and it comes with actual cold medi...

A Suffering Of The Soul

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Similar to most descriptions of human potential such as intelligence, productivity, academic potential and financial success, we place psychological w...

In Response To 'Useless' Surgeries

Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan D. Gelber, MD, MS

I agree that ineffective surgeries should not be performed. Unfortunately, people tend to have a reductionist mentality and want to see things as good or bad. Research data can tell us that, but all too often the data tells us something in between.

A Day In The Operating Room -- Time Warps For A Cardiac Bypass Patient

Talal Almas | Posted 08.09.2016 | Science
Talal Almas

For me, medicine is a double-edged word; while it hurls such obscure images of cold-bloodedness towards my face, it also motivates me to grow, to observe, and to learn so that I may be able to positively contribute--even if to an infinitesimal extent--toward overcoming this wrongdoing someway, somehow, someday.

I'm A Dentist. We Have To Talk About Flossing.

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Let's be clear about one thing. No study, and certainly no dentist, would ever claim or even imply that flossing is harmful. You would be hard-pressed to find a study that concludes a person's health is improved by eliminating flossing from her oral health routine.

Jill Stein: The Liberal Pseudo-Scientific Demagogue

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 08.03.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Despite her medical education, Stein has chosen to go down the mendacious road of identity politics.

Cancer Miracle at UCLA as Pope Francis Inspires Greater Love of Mary

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Noel Irwin Hentschel

It has been exactly three years since my cancer miracle took place during the 2013 "Year of Faith" when Pope Francis began his papacy honoring Holy Mo...

Cure Police Violence As If It Were A Disease

Marc Gopin | Posted 07.18.2016 | Impact
Marc Gopin

There are many advantages to thinking about police violence against unarmed citizens as a disease in need of a cure. There are excellent results emerg...

Floating Medical Clinic In India Delivers Aid To Millions

Quartz India | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 07.14.2016 | World

It had been raining all morning but Debika Mikum was still waiting. About a dozen women stood with her, huddled under their umbrellas. Chacha had seen...

What My Kidney Stone Taught Me About Sexism In The ER

The Establishment | Posted 07.13.2016 | Women
The Establishment

The good news about my research and confirmation from other women is that it means I wasn't overreacting. The bad news is that the more times women have to insist those issues aren't the problem, the longer everyone is suffering -- and the faster a fatal disaster could occur.

World's Only Flying Eye Hospital Provides Eye Care To Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 07.08.2016 | Travel

The nonprofit Orbis International is using an unconventional method to deliver eye care ― a rehabbed cargo plane. The Flying Eye Hospital, a program...

Does Your Kid Want to Be a Doctor? This Is What It Takes

Quora | Posted 07.07.2016 | Parents

I want to be a pediatrician when I get older. Any advice? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are ...

Struggling With Asthma? There's An App For That

Dr. David Stukus | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Stukus

Some illnesses are hard to ignore, with constant symptoms that become instant reminders when a medication dose is missed. Others, like asthma, can see...

Taking The Pulse Of Health Care

Eric J. Hall | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

In the 1967 film "The Graduate," Dustin Hoffman plays Benjamin, a young man who returns home after college somewhat adrift, and is given some well-mea...