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Divorce Confidential: Parental Child Abduction in Divorce

Caroline Choi | Posted 02.05.2016 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Divorce rates are on the rise across the world. Here in the U.S., the divorce rate is higher than 50%, with Spain, Portugal and Belgium almost 20% hi...

News You Won't Like: Wine Isn't a Health Food After All

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Alcohol -- to our disappointment -- isn't a health food. It has risks and many calories. It's also a wonderful, deeply cultural food that can be enjoyed without over excessive risk.

How Zika Reveals Our Vulnerability To Many Diseases

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Like everyone else who has heard the news about it, I find the rapid spread of the Zika virus extremely alarming. The newly recognized capacity of thi...

Lawrence Phillips' Suspected Suicide: Solitary Confinement Is Sometimes Underused

Chandra Bozelko | Posted 01.22.2016 | Crime
Chandra Bozelko

The number of suicides in solitary confinement recently increased by one with the passing of former NFL star and college football champion Lawrence Ph...

The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines Puzzle

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A more straightforward and less puzzling way to tip Americans towards limiting added sugar would have been to provide a recommendation such as: "choose drinks that contain no added sugars (most of the time)" and "eat sweets and desserts infrequently."

We're Finally Eating More Veggies, Even at School

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If vegetables do become a food trend it will definitely help us eat and enjoy more of them. We'll surely see better produce, new and superior preparation techniques and tie-ins with celebrity and popular culture. It will be easier to eat better.

My Academy Award Nominations for Best Health-Themed Movie of 2015

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.04.2016 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although there is no Oscar for the best health-themed movie, each year I nominate films for the year that have the best health themes. I select the w...

New Year 2016: How Consumers Will Rock Health Care

Lynn Vos | Posted 12.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Lynn Vos

Now is the time for the health sector to seize the moment, and remake itself from an industry that treats illness to one that succeeds at preventing it. Communication is the cure for people to make better decisions, adopt positive behaviors, adhere to treatment and practices and lead healthier lives.

Fast Eater? 7 Tips on How to Slow Down These Holidays

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Current trends are moving away from calorie counting and toward a more holistic approach of looking at adjustments and habits that can help us lead a more balanced, sustainable lifestyle. Slowing down should be high on that list.

Sports Culture Must Change to Reduce Head Injuries

Debra Houry, MD, MPH | Posted 12.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Based on our research, we know that prevention is possible. We've made youth sports concussion one of our focus areas, but we can't solve this issue alone. All of us play a role in creating a culture of concussion safety. Here's how we can prevent sports-related head injuries.

Start Wars: These Are the Resolutions You've Been Looking For!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2015 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Let your 2016 be a good one. And may the force (self control, of course) be with you!

DNA Is Not Destiny? Well, Duh

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.21.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A high profile paper just published in the highly prestigious journal Nature suggests that overwhelmingly, cancer results from "extrinsic factors," na...

'Tis the Season

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

This Christmas season, while we make our annual burst of charity, let's look at the bigger picture and see if we can stretch those efforts year round.

Countdown to the Solstice: Prevention & Hope in NYC

Janine Francolini | Posted 12.10.2015 | New York
Janine Francolini

While news about the health and education of our children can be daunting and dark at times, let's celebrate these beacons of light and hope for holistic health and prevention.

Healthland Uber Alles: Uber Brings Preventive Health Care Home

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

It may seem strange that innovation in health care is coming from the marriage of information technology and a cab company. This speaks to an unconscious bias that health is a doctor's domain. The reality is doctors know little about health and lots about illness. It is not a health care system. It is a sick care system.

Why We Can't Afford To Ignore 'Stage 1' Psychosis

Chantel Garrett | Posted 11.18.2015 | Good News
Chantel Garrett

Twenty years later, a lot has changed for the nine million Americans like my brother who are living with serious brain health challenges, but not nearly enough.

Winter Reminder: Antifreeze is Toxic to Pets

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Estimates that up to 90,000 animals are poisoned each year by antifreeze spills in driveways or garages, or from products left in open containers. An...

Judy Collins Shares Joan Rivers' Advice On Coping With Suicide

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.06.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Collins shares advice that Joan Rivers gave her in the wake of her son's suicide twenty-three years ago.

Redefining 'Hope' for a Cancer-Free World

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

We are in a "war on cancer," and the money-making cancer industry talks about never giving up hope. I want to know to what end we should have that hope. We don't have to give up hope, but we need to communicate honestly about cancer.

The 21st Century Rape Whistle: How to Think Critically About Tech for Women's Safety

Anna Kegler | Posted 11.03.2015 | Women
Anna Kegler

Tech projects aimed at women's safety are hot right now: a new one pops up every couple of weeks. It's easy to get excited about them, because violence against women is a persistent problem, and tech holds the promise of a shiny, new, and groundbreaking solution. But there's a lot below the surface.

Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The recent prevailing mood regarding sugar swings between worry that it's not particularly good for you, to conviction that it's downright poison.&nbs...

Cancer Prevention Tips From the Women's Health Summit

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Don't procrastinate! Don't get cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. Get a doctor and get prevention and screening!

Burn More Calories When You Walk

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study by Nidhi Seethapathi and Manoj Srinivasan, from the Ohio State University, shows that when we change the speed of our pace, and alternate between fast and slow walking, we might burn up to 20 percent more calories.

Courage to Speak's Drug Prevention Night Moves Audience to Tears

Katherine Du | Posted 10.12.2015 | Teen
Katherine Du

The slippery slope leading to drug addiction arose as a common theme at the community event. Katz described her son's transition from tobacco to "a sip of beer with friends" to marijuana and ultimately to heroin, and others voiced similar sentiments.

Is Preventing Injustice Possible?

Ellen Lawton | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Ellen Lawton

Whatever you may think about how we pay for health care, everyone can agree that staying out of the emergency room is a good thing. Maintaining good health through access to primary care and healthy policies is better not only for individuals, but also for health care's bottom line.