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The Bridge From Judgment to Nurturance: Considering the Pope's Message

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Recently, Pope Francis surprised much of the world by advising that the Catholic Church nurture rather than judge single parents, gay people and unma...

How Antibiotics Could Be Changing Your Kids' Gut Bacteria For The Worse

LiveScience.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

By: Agata Blaszczak Boxe Published: 01/28/2016 09:39 AM EST on LiveScience Children who take certain antibiotics called macrolides to treat an infect...

Antibiotics, Obesity and You

Jeffrey Taekman, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Taekman, M.D.

The discovery of antibiotics is celebrated for the profound impact they have had on modern medicine and is a reminder of the role luck plays in science. There is no argument that antibiotics have saved millions of lives over the past 87 years, but there is a downside, too.

Avoiding an Antibiotic Apocalypse

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 05.04.2016 | Green
Sonia Faruqi

Antibiotic overuse merely scratches the surface of the problems posed by factory farms today. Animals are reared in large, windowless warehouses in conditions of extremely close confinement. A broad focus on improvements in animal welfare is urgent and essential. It would result in less antibiotics being needed in the first place.

D.C. Doctor Working to Save Mike, Other Ugandan Kids at Risk of Preventable Death

Nancy Brown | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

In Uganda, sore throats -- strep, actually -- are so common that kids don't complain about it and aren't treated for it. This can create problems in their heart valves. And for some children, each round of strep causes more problems to those valves.

What Really Started The Sexual Revolution

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 01.29.2013 | Women

"Sexy" likely isn't the first word that comes to mind when you think about penicillin. But according to economist Andrew Francis, perhaps it should be...

Kia Makarechi

Bringing Medical And Dental Care To Guatemala

HuffingtonPost.com | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.19.2011 | Impact

Nina Yousefzadeh is a clinical pharmacist living in New York. When she was going through school, her friends started calling her "penicillin girl." ...

Understanding The Pros And Cons Of Antibiotics

Dr. Cara Natterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Cara Natterson

The antibiotic rejecters generally understand the concepts of inappropriate antibiotic use and resistance, but their rationale isn't completely right either. This group will do anything possible to avoid the use of antibiotics.

Tectonic Shift Shortens Villaraigosa's Workday to Two Minutes (Satire)

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

Antonio Villaraigosa became the first public official of a major U.S. city to officially announce that the quake's massive tectonic shifts have in fact trimmed his workday.

The Fatal Prescription Pad

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It's well known that the most expensive medical technology in America is a doctor's ballpoint pen. But now we discover that the prescription pad can also be deadly.

Feeling Normal?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jayne Lyn Stahl

I grew up in a place, Bayside, New York; a place where, when I mentioned Nietzsche, the woman who lived above me asked, "if you take Penicillin, will it cure that?"

The Painting Whisperer vs The Anxiety of Abstraction: Annie Lapin

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Take for a moment the spectrum of Realism and the raucous jazz of Abstraction in painting and slide somewhere in the middle. Over to the left is real...