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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.

Finding Independence Beyond Business as Usual 

Bill Couzens | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Please understand that, as consumers and Americans, you have more options and choices than you know. Celebrate your independence by not being led by current marketing and legislative processes that are not in your best interest or the interest of your family's health and well-being.

Health Lunacy and Rocket Science

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We highlight a new celebrity cleanse and fad diet weekly if not daily on the morning shows; and the parade of best-selling quick fixes, each of which maligning all the others, seems never to end. And all the while, we mostly get fatter and sicker...

Are We Eating Our Veggies Yet?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

We're advised again and again to eat more veggies -- at least 2.5 cups of them each day, preferably much more. A new report from the U.S. Department ...

Dare to Be 100: Open Letter to Gates Foundation

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

First off, I state my intense admiration and respect for the work that you have done. I'm sure that tens of millions of persons on our earth are alive...

Platform for Presidential Candidates: Disease Prevention and Healthy Living

Linda P. Fried | Posted 06.18.2015 | Politics
Linda P. Fried

The next Administration will face a much greater challenge: Ensuring that Americans live longer lives in good health. If they don't, the cost to the nation will be astronomical, given heavy reliance on Medicare for older Americans and the sad fact that Americans younger than 50 are sicker than people in other wealthy nations.

Why Isn't Self-Defense Training Available to Every Woman Who Wants It?

Jocelyn Hollander | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Jocelyn Hollander

Self-defense training has been completely left out of the current rush to develop effective prevention strategies, especially on college campuses.

Soda, Chips, and Other Public Health Solutions 

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While these big-money packaged food leaders seemingly want to promote cutting calories, my hope is that one day they will want to promote something that is not just a healthier option (as in less dangerous) but is truly healthy. 

Can Water Improve Your Mood?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

While we know that not having enough to drink in extreme heat, or when vigorously exercising makes people very unhappy (and quite ill), it's less clear how small changes in fluid intake affect mood and energy levels.

Governor Abbott: Sign HB225 and Save Texas Lives

Joy Strickland | Posted 06.05.2015 | Politics
Joy Strickland

Opiate overdose is the crisis that did not need to happen. Its very existence contradicts the idea that every person is redeemable and every human life is worth saving.

Life Savers and My Commitment

Bill Couzens | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Today, we get an influx of email and social media, especially as more individuals and families experience cancer. We hear from the masses, and they want solutions. Growth is good. However, it's a double-edged sword as demands expand in ways I never thought possible.

First Step to Prevent Sexual Abuse: Redefine "Safety" to Include Women and Girls

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Susan M. Blaustein

During a recent meeting of a women's savings group in Manyatta, the largest slum in Kenya's third largest city, Kisumu, after the week's business had been conducted, the conversation turned to the women's daughters, all of whom, they said, were at risk of being or had been sexually assaulted on their way to or from school.

Summertime: The Perfect Time to Vaccinate

Aileen M. Marty | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Aileen M. Marty

Prevention is not only the least expensive form of medicine and the healthiest, it is also the friendliest and most neighborly. Be a good neighbor and enjoy your summer -- get vaccinated.

Sustainability Doesn't Need Rock Stars; We Need Unsung Heroes

John Friedman | Posted 06.01.2015 | Green
John Friedman

If they do not convince more people to take action (that the problem represents an opportunity for those who come up with solutions) the power of capitalism will not be leveraged to solve this problem.

Messages From the Playground: Healing Homophobia Before it Begins and Preventing Bullying Before it Starts

Chris Tompkins | Posted 05.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Tompkins

Talking about shame, we are exposing it and nipping it in the bud. Having uncomfortable conversations with children at a young age doesn't put them at risk, instead, it does the opposite. It keeps them from risk.