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Hacking Into Healing: The REAL Future of Medicine

Dr. Shamini Jain | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shamini Jain

With these new advances in science, we have a choice to shape the new paradigm in health and medicine.

Life Savers and My Commitment

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Today, we get an influx of email and social media, especially as more individuals and families experience cancer. We hear from the masses, and they want solutions. Growth is good. However, it's a double-edged sword as demands expand in ways I never thought possible.

Outrage of the Month: Industry Lawsuit Threatens FDA's Regulation of Drugs

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

On May 7, Amarin Pharma filed an unusual lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), arguing that the agency's drug regulations violate the company's First Amendment free-speech rights. If Amarin prevails in its litigation, the repercussions for patient and public health will be dire.

An Autism Diagnosis Script for Doctors

Jennifer Lovy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Lovy

How often do you have to look across your desk at an anxious set of parents and tell them their child has autism? Based on the most recent statistics of 1 in 68, I'm guessing these conversations are quite frequent. I'm also guessing it doesn't get any easier, no matter how many times you have to do it.

When Paternalism Doesn't Work for Patients

Ravi Parikh | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Ravi Parikh

Paula detested the sitter. And, by extension, she detested the medical team that ordered the sitter. "It's like you guys don't trust me to take care of myself!" she exclaimed, tears running down her face. The fact was, we didn't.

Requiem for Lethal Injection?

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

The rifleman mustering for a firing squad is honest - an icon of retribution without pretense. If we can own his violent act on our behalf, capital punishment suits us. But clinical killing is euphemism - a cowardly way for us to deceive ourselves.

The Top Ten Ways to Select the Republican Candidate for President

Larry Paros | Posted 05.28.2015 | Comedy
Larry Paros

The answer is simple. Have candidates compete on the Nation's top reality TV shows. It's a format they should all feel comfortable with. The GOP, after all, has had a long and contentious relationship with reality. And reality shows are to reality what Fox News is to news.

Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines

Rep. Sandy Levin | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Rep. Sandy Levin

The May 10th Agreement struck the right balance between the need to promote innovation and the need to protect public health. TPP must meet the standards set in the May 10th Agreement. Right now, it does not.

Bob Saget Shines a Light on Scleroderma With Cool Comedy -- Hot Cuisine

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Xaque Gruber

In 1982, management consultant and former competitive figure skater, Sharon Monsky was diagnosed with scleroderma (in Latin "hard skin") a rare, potentially fatal disease that hardens the skin and internal organs and often strikes women of child-bearing age.

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

WATCH: People Try To Pronounce Medical Terms, Utterly Mangle Them

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.25.2015 | Science

If medical terminology is Greek to you, you're not alone. Obscure terms like "sphygmomanometer" and "ankylosing spondylitis" can be tricky to prono...

Word Origin Comics: Getting Burnt Out on Love

Larry Paros | Posted 05.22.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Albert Schweitzer suggested that we think with deep gratitude of those who have lit the flame within us. Not all, however, feel thankful for incendiary encounters. Certain past loves are simply too hot to handle.

Doing Harm

Laura Fitzpatrick | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Fitzpatrick

Today I held a 2-year-old's chin in place so a man could slit her throat. She had an infected cyst in her neck that needed removing, and I knew the su...

Word Origin Comics: I'll Take Romance...You Gotta Be Kidding!

Larry Paros | Posted 05.14.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Thomas Moore considered romantic love to be an illusion, "a truth we discover at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames;" or as Ambrose Bierce put it," a temporary insanity, curable by marriage."

Spain's Top Cancer Researcher Has A Simple Wish For The Next Decade

HuffPost Spain | David Ramos | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo is a different kind of researcher. He doesn’t care about publishing; he cares about discovering. He’s not afraid of fail...

Graduates: Rage Now!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The righteous rage is all within you, and the roads along which to spend that rage to be the difference you hope to see in the world -- are all before you. And you are young, and foolish enough to believe in the possible.

How My Story in Human Rights Began

Gina Cuneo-Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Gina Cuneo-Ramos

I believe every vote makes a difference, the choices we make today impact tomorrow, and one person can change the world.

How to Build a Bolder Brain With Age

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 05.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

For thousands of years, people have searched in vain for the Fountain of Youth to stay young. However, science is pointing the way to a Fountain of Youth, which paradoxically is to embrace the continued potential of our aging mind.

Accelerating the Development of New Vaccines and Immunotherapies for Cancer

Mark Poznansky | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Mark Poznansky

As a physician-scientist the two worlds of science and clinical medicine have always overlapped and my objective is to be able to translate my discoveries from the laboratory bench to the patient's bedside.

Word Origin Comics: Mom's the Word on This Day of All Days

Larry Paros | Posted 05.07.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

We all idealize our mothers. Abe Lincoln wrote how "All that I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." Michael Jackson topped it with, "My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection." It took the mother of an unknown commentator, however, to put such accolades in perspective, reminding her son " I told you a million times not to exaggerate."

University Report Card 2.0: Global Equity and Biomedical Research

Christopher Noble | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Christopher Noble

Universities are positioned as institutions devoted to the research and discovery of innovations for the benefit of the public that supports them.

Jesse Rifkin

Rubella Eradicated From The Americas

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Rifkin | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- Smallpox was the first, in 1971. Then polio, in 1994. Wednesday, the Pan American Health Organization said two more diseases had been er...

The Empty Chair

Eric J. Hall | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likes to include an empty chair at his management meetings to represent the customer, who should always be a presence, uppermost...

Word Origin Comics: What's Love Got to do With it...Huh?

Larry Paros | Posted 06.28.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

How seriously should you take this "love" thing? Some believe it to be a grave matter requiring scientific reflection. Einstein maintained, however, that you couldn't hold gravitation responsible for people falling in love.

Medical Robots Born of Disruptive Innovation

Geri Spieler | Posted 06.27.2015 | Science
Geri Spieler

Do you trust a robot to diagnose your ailments? You may not have a choice as medicine moves closer to embracing technology as part of the standard practice of medicine. But don't despair. A medical robot could save your life.