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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...

Why The Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day In Court

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.30.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

One out of every fourteen Haitians has been infected with cholera. They deserve an official forum to examine why this happened and who is responsible.

Thomas's SCOTUS Texas Abortion Dissent Accepts Discrimination

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Early Monday morning, the US Supreme Court made its first significant ruling on abortion since its 2007 decision on the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, supporting clinics' rights to litigate against state regulations that have no medical basis.

She Has Cancer

Natasha Puri | Posted 06.28.2016 | Impact
Natasha Puri

I often hear people saying "he has cancer," or "my friend passed away from cancer." Maybe we shouldn't give the disease an identity.

How To Pay For Healthy Longevity

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.30.2016 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The pharmaceutical industry has become the object of derision over the past couple decades. Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign marked a high-water moment in this swelling critique, as Mr. Gore juxtaposed 'Big Pharma' alongside 'Big Tobacco' as a central part of his populist message.

When What's Lost Is Found Again - The Baobab - Nature's Superfood

Gay Browne | Posted 06.23.2016 | Green
Gay Browne

There are no coincidences in life. We meet the people we're supposed to meet when we're ready to meet them. Life is always presenting the right opport...

The Big Box Store As Health Provider

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 06.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Nearly one-half of U.S. households gladly pay $99 for a year's subscription to Amazon Prime, the guaranteed two-day delivery service that comes with t...

When Doctors Have Time to Care

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | HuffPost Home
Helane Fronek, M.D.

We need a healthcare system that cares for our health and doesn't simply offer medicines or procedures for our symptoms. Doctors must have the time to care for us and we patients must demand that they be given this time. It's up to all of us to speak up so that, together, we can restore the health of our healthcare system.

What Really Matters

Rose Kumar, M.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | HuffPost Home
Rose Kumar, M.D.

On April 11, my mother died, suddenly and unexpectedly. I will never forget that phone call from my father for as long as I live. My mother was 80 y...

Med Tech Will Turn 100 Years of Age Into the New 60 Years

Diane M. Francis | Posted 08.01.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

Medical technology pioneers believe that 100 years of age will become the new 60 as scientific breakthroughs, software and gadgets extend and improve ...

To Sleep, Perchance, to Dream - A Mental Health Moonshot

David Wu | Posted 06.09.2016 | Science
David Wu

Dreams and Depression Depression is a major problem we face that is increasing in severity with each year. Here are three interesting facts you may n...

Wither Now For Telehealth In The NHS?

Adi Gaskell | Posted 06.08.2016 | Technology
Adi Gaskell

The NHS is never short of projects aiming to bring innovation into and across the organization. The latest of these is the Entrepreneur Training Prog...

The Lack of Diversity in Clinical Studies Is Alarmingly Dangerous

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.06.2016 | Science
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Clinical studies are a vital part of our medical system. Not only do they help the doctors understand how medication can affect our bodies, but it als...

Six Easy Things Dads Can Do to Be a Hero This Father's Day

Dan Budnitz | Posted 06.07.2016 | Parents
Dan Budnitz

As a father, I know today's dads are playing a bigger role in our kids' lives at every age. We're not just at the soccer games and class plays when ou...

Finally Found It: Wheat Grass Juice for Colitis

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

If you walk into most health food stores, juice bars, or restaurants a loud grinding sound can be heard. Regular visitors will recognize this sound a...

To Fight Superbugs, Fight Poverty

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

In addition to alleviating the burden of copayments for the poorest patients, what might make a difference in the fight against antimicrobial resistance in low-income countries is the same as what might make a difference in the fight against Zika or Ebola.