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I'm Gonna Be (310 Miles): This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

In 1987, The Proclaimers claimed they'd walk 500 miles, and then 500 more, just to fall down at your door. While this song is a request of road trip t...

One More Time With Zika: Investment in Prevention Costs Less, Means Better Health

Deborah Klein Walker | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Deborah Klein Walker

Prevention is an investment. Investments in local, state and federal public health infrastructure are necessary to stop the spread of Zika and other infectious diseases in the United States, as well as address the health outcomes for those who are infected.

Is the Glycemic Index Reliable and of Any Use?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The glycemic index has crept upon our food experience. Once a term used by people in white lab coats, reserved to diabetes clinics, it's now part of p...

Easing The Effects Of Humidity On Joint Pain

Michael A. Gleiber, M.D. | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Michael A. Gleiber, M.D.

Here in Florida, along all of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, humidity comes along with that staggering heat, a fact that residents of these regions are...

Moving Imelda

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

First day of nursery school for my daughter, twenty years later-the next chapter. When I signed up to move my daughter Maeve, I thought, "What a sna...

Six Principles To Help You Repair Our Conflict-Filled Nation

Anthony Biglan | Posted 08.18.2016 | Good News
Anthony Biglan

As we struggle to comprehend the numerous tragedies this country has seen in recent years, we have a choice between continuing acrimonious public discussion or adopting peaceable, respectful communication.

Top Super Fruits You Need In Your Life

Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger | Posted 08.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Sylvia E. Meléndez-Klinger

Eating plenty of fruits on a regular basis is a habit that most people should develop early on. Powerful antioxidants such as vitamin C along with potassium, fiber and others, are just a few of the many benefits that can be found in a recommended portion of fruits.

Actinic Keratosis Isn't a Foreign Movie Star

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.05.2016 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Just when I thought nothing could get worse than the presidential campaign, a nasty growth appeared on my head and threatened to sprout into an evil poltergeist of death and destruction. At least it took my mind off of politics.

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.