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Where Is Our iCloud for Medicine?

Max Lugavere | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Why are medical records -- simultaneously one of the most powerful resources and biggest sources of frustration for anyone trying to get a whole-systems view of their health -- stuck in the analog and disorganized at best?

House GOP Revives Global War on Women's Health With "Gag Rule"

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.07.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

While Congress was playing fiscal roulette last month, House Republicans quietly advanced their attack on reproductive choice, too.

U.S. Cities Spending The Most On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

In a country with a seemingly endless rise in medical costs, figuring out why certain cities are particularly prone to spending more on health care ca...

How Touch Can Rewire A Baby's Brain

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

We should think of the skin as an external brain, exquisitely sensitive to stimulation. When we stimulate the skin through touch, we stimulate brain development.

Catherine Pearson

Report Links Meat-Eating To Disease | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new report released Monday claims the science is clear: Eating too much meat is bad for your health. The so-called Meat Eater's Guide, compiled ...

WATCH: Is It Possible to Cure Aging?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living

The first person to reach age 150 may have already been born, according to one British scientist. And the first person to live to be 1,000 years o...

"Damascus Doctors" Go Underground To Treat Syria's Demonstrators In Secret (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

A network of Syrian medical workers calling themselves the "Damascus doctors" has been operating in secret locations to treat injured demonstrators. ...

Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Bad For Religion And Medicine

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.

Why Gila Monster Spit Could Be Worth a Billion Dollars

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

This venomous lizard harbors a billion dollar secret: a special protein in his saliva and tail. That protein is highly effective in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

The Berlin Heart: 7-Year-Old Undergoes Groundbreaking Heart Treatment

Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact


Watch: U.S. Soldier Re-Grows Leg

Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living


Watch: Vaccine Summit Raises $4.3 Billion

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact


Medicaid: A Lifeline Under Attack

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

Instead of trying to improve health care and help those in need, some are debating ways to take the lifeline of Medicaid away from seniors, the disabled, low-income adults and children. That's a prescription for disaster.

PHOTOS: Art By The Late Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is famous for his beliefs on physician-assisted suicide and his subsequent trial and incarceration. He is less known, however, for ...

Surrealists, Responsive Architecture & Mormons: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts

It's never a dull moment on HuffPost Arts. This week we've featured everything from tree hotels high in the sky to art healing ministries which promis...

An RX for Better Treatment of LGBT Patients

Dr. Edward S. Goldberg | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Edward S. Goldberg

As health care providers, we must open the door to allow all patients to express their identity. In order for providers to provide competent care, they must know whether patients are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

This Reef May Save Your Life

M. Sanjayan | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

In an era of spiraling health care costs, nature's most promising pharmacy is the only thing that is still free. We ought to take better care of it.

Is Living With Illness Choosing to Give In?

Lisa Copen | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

If you live with a chronic illness, only you are capable of making the wisest choice possible based on many factors. If you love someone with an illness, be cautious in sharing your opinion about his or her decisions.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Are humor and laughter beneficial to health and well-being? A number of studies have investigated the effects of humor and laughter on both physical and psychological health.

Desperate Americans Buy Kidneys From Peru Poor In Fatal Trade

Bloomberg News | Michael Smith | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

Luis Picado's mother remembers the day her son thought he had won the lottery. He came home to their tin-roofed cinder-block house in a Managua, Nicar...

Marcus Baram

Big Pharma's Role In Overmedicating Nursing Home Patients Noted In Government Report | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.

Medical Documentarians: Putting A Human Face on the Search for a Cure

George Heymont | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Back in the early 1980s, when AIDS was making its first cruel advances through the population, many of us felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness a...

Katie Couric Goes All The Way For Cancer Awareness

Aol News | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home

In her quest to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric undergoes a colonoscopy, to show that its not as bad as you...

The 5 Best Get-Better Foods

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

When you're feeling under the weather, and with the weather supposedly changing from winter to spring, that's likely, there's nothing like home-cooked...