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By Focusing on Health, a Community Goes From 'Little Vietnam' to Vibrant and Thriving

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.03.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Levi

Not only does intentionally building healthier communities lead to improvements in the public's health, but it improves the economy, education and infrastructure. Basically, everything impacts health, and good health can benefit everyone and everything in a community.

Dare to Be 100: Obesity Is Not a Disease

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

Thirty years ago I was a member of the House of Delegates of the AMA. I am certain, in retrospect, that we passed some resolutions that were wrong. Bu...

Appliance Recalls: Understanding Their Importance

Steve Ash | Posted 10.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Steve Ash

My experience working in the appliance industry has taught me that when appliances and other products are recalled, homeowners need to take quick action and deal with it as soon as possible.

How Happiness Changes As We Age

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you're like me, and you find that your life has become more about pursuing peace and relaxation than giddy excitement, rest assured that you aren't missing out on happiness. Your happiness has evolved, just as you have.

Invest in Yourself, Get Coverage

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 10.27.2013 | Impact
Kathleen Sebelius

No matter where any of us happens to live; no matter how young or old we happen to be, or whether we'd rather be shooting hoops or playing video games, we never know when we'll need insurance. An injury, illness, or accident can strike anyone, at any time.

Adult Obesity Rates Remain High but Held Steady

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

After decades of bad news, we're finally seeing signs of progress. Recently, we found that obesity rates remained level in every state except for one in the past year.

The Worst Diet Tips Ever

Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living

By Stephanie Castillo for Prevention.com You know you can't believe everything you read. And still, you haven't eaten an egg yolk since the 90s, an...

Newtown, Hartford and Across America: Searching for Heroes in The Sweetest Land

Miranda Pacchiana | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Miranda Pacchiana

I would not presume to think that I can understand the experience of urban residents whose cities are under siege from chronic gun violence. But I d...

The AMA Says Obesity Is a Disease. Now Can We Talk About Prevention?

Larry Cohen | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Larry Cohen

We can approach the health problems that stem from unhealthy eating and physical activity as individual concerns requiring individual treatment. Or that there are social influences that affect what we eat, how we live and how healthy we end up.

Poor Diet, Tobacco Use and Lack of Physical Activity Taking Toll on Nation's Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

There is strength in numbers, and we are working with corporations, associations, federal, state, and local government to identify multi-stakeholder solutions that will address the issues facing our nation's health in bold and transformative ways.

Dangers of Magnets

Peter G. Hanson, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter G. Hanson, M.D.

If any of these small, powerful magnets gets accidentally swallowed (including by children who find the magnets on a counter), the threat level is a lot more serious than the same-sized object that is magnetically inert.

Hulu Adds HIV Doc, Positive Youth, to Their Roster

Austin Head | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

It will be 10 years this August that I became HIV+... I was 19 years old. At the time, because of instilled prejudice, stigma and lack of information, I knew in my heart that I would become a social leper and would be dead before I reached my mid-20s.

Do You Know Your Future Self? Your Health Depends On It

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Research shows that if you are disconnected from an idea of yourself in the future, you are more likely to be a victim of temporal discounting when it comes to health behavior.

We Don't Practice What We Preach When It Comes To Disease Prevention

Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Christopher Wanjek, Bad Medicine Columnist Published: 07/09/2013 10:05 AM EDT on LiveScience Why doesn't America invest more in disease preve...

Preparing for Disaster in Nicaragua

Michael Solis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Michael Solis

My friends tease me, telling me I have to relax. But the truth is that we never know when these things might happen, and it's better to be prepared for the worst should the unwanted ever unfold.

4 Ways to Stay Healthy on the Fourth of July

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 09.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

As we celebrate Independence Day, it is important to remember that the health care law gives you independence to choose a plan that meets your needs in the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Deaths Rise and Still No Diabetes Prevention

Chris Norwood | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Chris Norwood

One can only conclude that educating people to take control of their own health -- especially people long subject to public health messaging that brands them as unreachable and unteachable -- is something the United States refuses to do.

R.I.P. James Gandolfini: What Can We Learn?

Jordan Safirstein, MD | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jordan Safirstein, MD

The death of any young person -- particularly from potentially-preventable causes -- is a tragedy. And events like this, because of their notoriety and widespread media coverage, have the opportunity to spur change.

James Gandolfini Did Not Die of Natural Causes

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Celebrity
Neal Barnard, M.D.

The idea that a heart attack is "natural" for a man of only 51 is a dangerous fallacy that medicine has tried very hard to dispel. A heart attack is a disease state caused by specific circumstances, and it needs to -- and can -- be prevented.

Would the Bloomberg Soda Ban Unfairly Target Poor People?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The interesting question a new study set out to answer focuses on the argument that the so-called soda ban isn't fair because it disproportionately affects low-income people.

The 1-Minute Method for Negotiating Like a Boss

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Whenever we think about our goals in terms of potential gains, we automatically (often without realizing it) become more comfortable with risk and less sensitive to concerns about what could go wrong.

Men, Don't Wait for a Wake-Up Call When It Comes to Your Health

Bill Corr | Posted 08.13.2013 | Fifty
Bill Corr

As a group, we men are not known for doing a very good job of taking care of our own health. National Men's Health Week, from June 10 through Father...

Should We Parent Like Jefferson, or Adams?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Parents
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Parents, like Adams, who think of their child more in terms of who they believe the child ought to be -- in terms of the child's duties and obligations -- are more likely to influence their child through the providing of (and protecting from) negative experiences.

New Rules and Research Mark a Coming of Age for Workplace Health

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Derek Yach

For CEOs this presents an opportunity to re-examine and elevate the standards for workplace programs, choosing the ones based on science-based evidence of measurable impact.

Education: The First Step to Ending Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

Modern forms of slavery are now commonly referred to as human trafficking. This rebranding of slavery happened in earnest about two decades ago perhaps as an attempt by experts to better represent the contemporary attributes of this illicit industry.