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Prevention

The 4 Foods That Are Aging You -- And What To Eat Instead

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.28.2016 | Fifty

While none of us can turn back the clock and prevent aging, it can be a much more pleasant experience if we make changes early on to prevent illnesses...

Unleashing The Power Of Prevention

Anthony Biglan | Posted 07.21.2016 | Good News
Anthony Biglan

About a year ago I wrote a piece in this space about the promise of the behavioral sciences for significantly improving human wellbeing. I cited the I...

Economic Medicine For Lifelong Health

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

As doctors and child advocates who care for children, we want them to have the opportunity to grow up to be healthy, productive members of our society. To help them realize their potential, healthy economics may be one of the best remedies of all.

Some People Just Suck

Kevin Hines | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Kevin Hines

Carefully maneuvering my way through the airport to grab the third plane of the day, I reached the line to board. Dressed in royal blue, the gate agen...

Chelation Remains A Hopeful Heart Therapy

Joel Kahn, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Joel Kahn, M.D.

These results showed that chelation therapy modestly reduced the risk of bad cardiovascular outcomes, but though the study provided a platform for further research, researchers cautioned that the study wasn't conclusive enough to support routine use of the therapy after heart attack.

The One (Simple) Thing We Can Do to Protect Our Daughters

Scott Dannemiller | Posted 06.23.2016 | Parents
Scott Dannemiller

Dads, if we want to protect our daughters, it starts with our sons. And teaching them about consent.

How To Talk To Grandparents About Child Safety

Teresa Kindred | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Teresa Kindred

Don't wait until after an accident happens to have a conversation about habits of grandparents that concern you, have it now. If my daughter-in-law or my daughter sees something at my home that could endanger my grandchildren I want them to tell me about it so I can change it and most grandparents feel the same way.

5 Ways Parents Can Help Prevent Teen Depression

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.17.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Parents are understandably worried about their teens. Last year's spate of teen suicides in Palo Alto, coupled with high rates of teen depression, make parents wonder what they could be doing to better help their kids navigate the sometimes-treacherous waters of their adolescent years.

Prevention Magazine and the New (Print) Health Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The print magazine industry is having a health crisis. Amidst a culture of rampant free content, publishers have cut deals for advertisers and agencie...

Bath Salts, Smiles and Spice: The Dangers of Synthetic Drugs

Dr. Jonathan Horey | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Horey

Other young people are not so lucky. Bath salts and other synthetic -- or "designer" -- drugs can have serious health effects including nausea, seizures, agitation, high blood pressure, heart attacks and drug-induced psychosis -- even death.

Beat Diabetes: 4 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 06.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

By considering these four ways of reducing you and your family's risk for Type 2 diabetes, you are not only helping your loved ones become a little healthier, but you are also becoming an advocate for beating diabetes.

Parents: Do the Right Thing and Take Responsibility

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 05.25.2016 | New York
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

On Sunday May 8th, a group of African-American children set fire to a parked school bus in front of a Jewish elementary school in Crown Heights. The i...

Why Should Women Care About Chronic Disease?

Nalini Saligram | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Nalini Saligram

Written with Heather White, Nalini's Co-Chair on the Taskforce on Women & NCDs The thousands of women who gather in Copenhagen next week for th...

Preventing The Next Biggest Loser

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

What happens after the happily-ever-after of a show's finale? Researchers followed 14 of the original 16 The Biggest Loser Season 8 contestants for 6 ...

Poor Health for Some Means Problems for Us All

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 05.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

Without a doubt, the statistics about how race can affect health are shocking, but it can be easy to think the issue is someone else's problem. But that's not the way health care works. Poor health in one part of the system affects us all.

Fatness and Sickness -- It's Your Fault When...

Mike Sheridan | Posted 04.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Peruse my writing, and you'll quickly notice I'm not one to point the finger at obese individuals for their excess body fat. As clearly, we're not liv...

Here on Earth

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

I ask the Michael Bloombergs of the world, the Sean Parkers, and Vice President Biden: how we can include prevention into the notion of a moonshot cure for cancer? I think that a program that starts here on earth, as opposed to the moon, will be the best solution for ending cancer once and for all.

Why Are Sugars in Drinks Singled Out?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So is it just that liquid sugar lends itself to overconsumption, or does sugar in liquid form pose an especially tough burden on our body's metabolism?

Will Denmark Win The Global Race Against Food Waste?

Selina Juul | Posted 07.22.2016 | Green
Selina Juul

If Carlsberg is known as probably the best beer in the world, then Denmark can soon be known as probably the world leading country in the fight agains...

Eating Disorders Are a Public Health Priority

Kirsten Haglund | Posted 04.18.2016 | Politics
Kirsten Haglund

I will never forget the moment when, at age 19, I stood outside of a member of the U.S. Congress' office on Capitol Hill, waiting to enter and talk to him one-on-one about the darkest period in my life.

The Cancer Moonshot: Why This Will Help You

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2016 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On January 12, 2016, in his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new federal initiative, the Moonshot to cure cancer. He assigned V...

How Good Is Obamacare Now: 2016 First Semester Grades

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In April 2014, I gave Obamacare a grade point average (GPA) a 2.0 (letter grade is C). By August 2014 the average had improved a little to 2.2 (C+). Has this changed now?

Using Research to Help Stop Youth Violence

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Catherine Y. Spong

In recognition of National Youth Violence Prevention Week, April 4-8, I join others in raising awareness about this important issue facing our nation's young people and the parents, educators, and health care providers who care for them.

What You Need to Know Today for Breast Health

Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD | Posted 04.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth W Boham MD, MS, RD

For cancer prevention, creating a healthful environment in the body is the most important thing you can do, so that cancer is less likely to develop and grow. Think of this healthful environment as terrain or soil. If that soil is fed correctly, it won't support the development or growth of cancer.

More Than Intention

Bill Couzens | Posted 04.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

When it comes to corporate greed of polluting communities, waterways, air and impeding human health we need not just to expect more but ask for more. We do that in our work for Less Cancer, but we as individuals need to do that across the board in our lifestyles.