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Not Just Any Day

Bill Couzens | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

The evening before the National Cancer Prevention Day Workshop is Less Cancer board member Donna Eacho, Less Cancer Founder Bill Couzens, Ambassador B...

The Steep Price of Not Eating Enough Fruits and Veggies

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

A new study estimates that Canada wastes 3.3 billion $CAN yearly because its citizens don't eat enough fruit and veggies. Just imagine what that sum w...

A Lifetime Approach To Preventing Violence In Latin America

Jorge Familiar | Posted 02.06.2017 | World
Jorge Familiar

A prevention program against crime and violence in Zacatecoluca, El Salvador, supports sporting activities for the children from this municipality. Ph...

Can You Cheat Death With Hot Sauce?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2017 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Hillary Clinton credits her stamina to hot sauce. She reportedly picked up her spice habit in 1992, after reading that hot chilies help the immune sys...

Put a Little Love in Your Heart

Bill Couzens | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Less Cancer has been at the forefront of informing people on everything from lifestyle to the environmental risks associated with cancer. Our approach...

One Year After San Bernardino

Judy Belk | Posted 12.05.2016 | Black Voices
Judy Belk

On Friday, hundreds gathered to remember the victims of that horrific day when gun violence claimed 14 more lives and left 22 people with serious injuries.

Could Your Genes Be Part Of The Key To Ending Alzheimer's?

Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D. | Posted 12.02.2016 | Fifty
Jessica Langbaum, Ph.D.

A projected 13.8 million Americans will suffer from Alzheimer's disease by 2050 if no new medical breakthroughs are discovered. Advanced age remains the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer's, but genetics also plays a significant role in whether or not someone develops the disease.

A World Without Cancer: The Real Promise Of Prevention

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

What do Ken Burns and Valerie Simpson have in common? They are both highly accomplished, creative and articulate individuals. They have also lost a pa...

Joining Forces-the Greater Good

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Bill Couzens

In the few days since the election, I have spent much of my time wondering how to move forward. What would I write to Secretary Clinton? How would I...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Hearing the words from your doctor "You have breast cancer" is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United...

The Unnecessary Persistence of Tuberculosis

Sandro Galea | Posted 10.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Sandro Galea

Co-authored by C. Robert Horsburgh Jr. The World Health Organization has just released its annual Global Tuberculosis Report. The report shows that e...

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.