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Two Different Paths to Obesity and What They Have in Common

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's hard to tease apart metabolic vs. hedonic causes for obesity, and impossible to change the underlying genetics leading to each susceptibility. Both mechanisms explain why it's so hard to lose weight and keep it off.

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 01.22.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

Changing the Landscape for Prevention and Health Promotion

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

It is essential to generate and communicate evidence in a way that enables decision-makers to understand the value of investing in prevention while taking into account their priorities, interests and constituencies.

As Seen On TV Nutrition Advice

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Dr. Oz dispenses such advice regularly on his TV show and many health related resolutions start with "I heard it on Dr. Oz", but how sound are his recommendations?

January Cervical Cancer Month: Progress Is Promising

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Since vaccination with FDA-approved HPV vaccines can reduce HPV infections and reduce the likelihood of ever getting cervical cancer, it is important to know if people and their physicians are using the vaccines.

Your 2015 Whole Health Test: The Complete Guide to Wellness and Prevention

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 01.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

With the start of the new year, health becomes a priority and shifts to the forefront of our consciousness. It seems that every organization, employe...

Prevention Science Should Be a Higher Federal Funding Priority

Linda P. Fried | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Linda P. Fried

One of the great ironies of American health care is that we have the highest per capita spending among industrialized countries, yet we rank near the bottom in preventable health outcomes.

Dare to Be 100: Lifestyle's Time

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 01.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

These issues are not predetermined by fate, but are precisely directed by choice. Steve Schroeder is a master of American medicine. Now he is profess...

The Ultimate Guide for a Healthy Back in 2015

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Good posture, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle -- believe it or not, all of these things are important factors in avoiding back pain. It can be difficult to make the changes you need to get healthy, but don't worry, I've got your back!

How to Slow Aging Now: What Your Doctor Won't Tell You

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Most articles that find themselves under such a headline are not based in good science. Products promising long life and physical transformation usu...

Revisiting Sri Lanka a Decade Later: Helping Children After Disasters

William Spear | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact
William Spear

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 35,000 people in Sri Lanka, injuring more than 21,000. Over 1,000 children were orphaned and more than 7,000 children lost one parent.

Driving Me Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.23.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Bill Couzens

These last days of December I had scheduled meetings and in doing so found myself reporting on this year's progress of Less Cancer. We have reached ...

Uber for Health Care? Think Again

Saquib Rahim | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Clearly there are some health care startups that will meaningfully improve health care. But there is justifiable concern that too many are focused on the wrong patients and wrong problems using technology with limited applicability.

If Every Day Were Christmas

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The proverbial seatbelt is not enough -- we need you to buckle up! The world of prevention entails having an active role in your child's future, guarding their lifestyles and environment and all those things that take on the natural landscapes of their lives.

Should We Really Shrink Our Plates?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.

Kidney Stones: Are They Part of a Team?

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 12.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Many of us think of kidney stone disease as affecting only one organ and requiring a single treatment, but recent studies suggest that kidney stone disease is a complex disease which affects multiple organs and systems in the body.

Stay True, Starbucks

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Concealing information from the general public does not empower but rather removes the freedom to make informed choices. We should all be concerned when corporations and government join forces to decide what they will share and not share with the public.

Ebola, Africa and the Fight to Protect Childhood

Lauren Book | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Lauren Book

It knows no socio-economic boundaries. Blind to race, gender and religion, it's infected thousands and infiltrated public consciousness like nothing in recent memory.

How Old Are You, Really?

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Once you think of your age as a needle you can move down the scale, you can conceive of your own life in a new and more controllable light. Age can truly become, for you, "just a number," defined by you, and not just the calendar.

A Steep Climb -- No Regrets

Bill Couzens | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Our organization's mission and the elevator speech for our work is "Less Cancer." Our focus has always been on the global community when it comes to ...

20 Years of Protecting Infants During Sleep

Alan E. Guttmacher | Posted 01.10.2015 | Parents
Alan E. Guttmacher

Knowledge about SIDS has come a long way in the past 20 years. We've discovered many ways to reduce the risk of SIDS -- primary among them placing babies to sleep on their backs.

The Top U.S. Gathering of Cardiovascular Thought Convenes in Chicago This Weekend

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Nearly 25 years ago, a new cardiology fellow from Duke University thrust himself into his profession in a big way. He attended his first Scientific Se...

The Soda Tax Experiment, Now Underway

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The Berkeley sugary drinks law might be the experiment that provides the evidence that would justify similar measures in other cities.

Reversing Childhood Obesity: A New Call to Action

Lance Henderson | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Lance Henderson

We can't effectively address the complex causes of childhood obesity without fresh approaches and new models for working together to find sustainable solutions.

Worry, Don't Be Happy: How We Decide What's Dangerous

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The desire to seal off borders and quarantine the health care workers is driven to a large extent by our ancestral behavioral immune system. Cues that once improved survival have become maladaptive behaviors in our contemporary world.