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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.

It Always Seems Impossible Until it's Done (and Why Zero Suicide is Possible, Dammit)

Josh Rivedal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Josh Rivedal

Whatever difficulty you're dealing with on a personal level or within a larger system--it always seems impossible until it's done. Alone we are vulnerable but together we can achieve much. Suicide prevention is everyone's business. What will you commit to doing?

The Pleasurable Way to Cut Salt

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

So instead of advising people to eat less salt -- which sounds bland and boring -- maybe the better message is: Spice it up.

How to Talk to Your Son About Rape: A Guide for Dads and Hockey Fans

Caleb Probst | Posted 09.03.2015 | Parents
Caleb Probst

The following is the transcript of how I would imagine the conversation between me and my son would unfold. Feel free to use it as a template for discussing these issues with your own children.

Is Food the Safest and Most Powerful Form of Medicine?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

In a new editorial by Aseem Malhotra, James DiNicolantonio and Simon Capewell in BMJ's Open Heart the authors argue that rather than chase calories in the endless pursuit of weight loss, our cardiovascular system can benefit much more from just improving the quality of our diet.

Partnering to BUILD a New U.S. Health System

Brian Castrucci | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Brian Castrucci

Last night, a mother hurriedly gathered clothes, insurance cards, toys, and medications. She was heading to the ER again because of her daughter's ast...

Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Identity When You Head to College

Jonathan Rajewski | Posted 08.27.2015 | College
Jonathan Rajewski

As another school year commences, here are some rules to follow that can help students avoid any digital nightmares related to their laptops, tablets and cell phones

10 Foods That May Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 08.21.2015 | OWN

When it comes to eating well, there's solid research on what to consume for all kinds of health goals. Want to protect your heart? There's a...

Progress Against Cancer: Hope Conquering Hype

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

After starting the War On Cancer, how are we doing in 2015? Is it still only the hype of technology promises, or is there hope in the current panoply of accomplishments from medical research?

To Prevent Bullying, Focus On Early Childhood

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Deborah Temkin

Specifically, parents' use of harsh discipline and children's exposure to domestic violence are related to increases in bullying behavior, while parents' positive engagement in their children's lives, seems to be protective against bullying behavior.

Surviving Child Sexual Abuse By Helping Others

Susan Komisar Hausman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Susan Komisar Hausman

Original illustration by Jake Reeves. When I was seven years old I was raped by a neighbor and dear friend of our family. Everyone thought he w...

Tick-ing Time Bomb: Lyme Disease Conquers New Territory

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

A recent CDC study reported that in 2013, there were 260 counties throughout the United States that experienced double the number of Lyme Disease cases expected, up from 130 a decade earlier.

Dare to Be 100: 48-Hour Day

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I have written in the past of the levels of pain that are integral to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease. First is the pain suffered by the person w...

Disgusted Into Better Eating

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If ice cream were associated with filth, disease and desolation, rather than with long summer days, azure beaches and beautiful, fit, thin, sun-kissed people, could we overcome our sweet tooth and like it just a little less?

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool.  Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for child...

Why It's Time to UNITE to Face Addiction

Greg D. Williams, M.A. | Posted 07.07.2015 | DC
Greg D. Williams, M.A.

Overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States -- more than car accidents or gun homicides. Simply put, addiction is a national health crisis, not a crime, and it deserves national attention and a unified response.