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U.S. Obesity Rates Are Rising Again, Especially Among Minority Women

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.12.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get peo...

I Wish I Was Crabbier Today

Francesca Koe | Posted 11.09.2015 | San Francisco
Francesca Koe

When ingested at low levels, domoic acid can cause nausea and dizziness; at higher levels, it can cause short-term memory loss and seizures; in some cases it can even prove to be fatal.

In Greece, Healthy Teeth Are Now A Luxury

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

It was the first time in weeks Anthoula Papazoi had cooked meat. She had stewed the cut of beef, donated by a friend, on a low flame all morning. But...

The People Taking Care of Our Kids Are Some Of America's Lowest Paid Workers

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business

The people taking care of America's children are some of the lowest-paid workers in the country, according to a study published Thursday by the ...

Tias Arms: Making a Difference in South Africa

Margaret Moodian | Posted 11.03.2015 | World
Margaret Moodian

The most prevalent concentration of individuals living with HIV in the world is in South Africa, according to the Current HIV/AIDS Reports. These reports state that, of all the people worldwide who have HIV, almost one fifth of them, or 6.4 million, live in South Africa.

Study Finds American Diets Are Poor (But Improving!)

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.03.2015 | Healthy Living

People in the United States have been eating healthier — in fact, a new study finds that improved diets have prevented 1.1 million premature de...

Los Angeles Doctor Convicted Of Murder By Over-Prescription

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.30.2015 | Crime

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30 (Reuters) - A Los Angeles-area doctor was found guilty on Friday of three counts of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused...

5 Scary Coal Industry Tricks This Halloween

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 10.30.2015 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

I'm working with thousands of people to banish these ghouls and goblins, so that my daughter grows up in a world that isn't haunted by the specter of air pollution, water pollution, and climate chaos.

Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

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Four Things You Never Knew About the Governmental Public Health Workforce and Why You Should Care

Brian Castrucci | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Brian Castrucci

Today, governmental public health agencies face extraordinary challenges, from managing the implementation of the Affordable Care Act to adapting to the advent of big data and availability of electronic health records. We need data to ensure that we have the public health workforce that we need.

NY To Require Training For Doctors Who OK Pot For Patients

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York state will require physicians to complete an educational course before they can authorize medical marijuana for patient...

The Science of Saving a Life

Marion Leary | Posted 10.28.2015 | Science
Marion Leary

Science supports the fact that it's up to you, the community bystander, to be the difference between life and death in these situations, and here is how we know this...data!

Expert Panel Pushes Back On 'Outrageous' Prescription Drug Prices

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.26.2015 | Healthy Living

A panel of medical experts said on Friday the prices of prescription medicines in the United States need to be brought in line with the value they br...

National Nutrition Policy, Imperiled By Bullies

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.24.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The nation's official position for the next five years on diet for health is on the line, imperiled by bullies. I am speaking out simply because we don't know how many others, encountering the same forces, have decided doing so is not worth the abuse. I am speaking out because: it is.

The Scary Truth About Getting Fewer Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Each Night

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.13.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, ...

Harm Reduction Is Essential to Combat the Addiction Epidemic

Kyle Barbour | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Kyle Barbour

The good news is that for decades, both injection drug users and doctors have been advocating for harm reduction, a rational and proven way to reduce infections. The idea is simple: lower the risks associated with using drugs.

Without a Plan to Tackle Addiction, You're Not Qualified to Be President

Patrick R. Krill | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Patrick R. Krill

While it may be tempting to dismiss me as a single-issue voter with a narrow view of the world, consider whether there is one other issue whose poisonous vines stretch so broadly across every inch of our national landscape: public health, the economy, national security, civil rights, crime, family life, and education.

How Virtual Visits Can Save Primary Care in America

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 10.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Digital technology has forever changed how consumers plan travel, manage money, reserve tables at restaurants, and plan cooking our meals at home. Today, digital technology is on the cusp of profoundly changing how we utilize health care services and "make" health for ourselves and our loved ones.

A Dangerous Trend: Seeing 'Lifestyle' as the Key to Health

Sandro Galea | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandro Galea

It is time we stop talking about "lifestyle" as the key to good health -- and start talking about the conditions in which we style our lives.

Mothers May Be Unwilling To Believe Their Children Are Obese

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Many mothers are more willing to recognize their own obesity than to see it in their child, which could hinder the child fro...

WHO Calls For Tougher Laws To Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Countries must introduce tougher laws to prevent drivers from speeding or drinking and help reduce the toll of 1.25 million people killed each year i...

Combating Violence Against Displaced Women and Girls

Lindsay Stark | Posted 10.16.2015 | Women
Lindsay Stark

The plight of displaced people--a global phenomenon fueled by conflict, natural disaster, and economic adversity--exacerbates certain types of violence against women and girls.

Food Day at Yale

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Saturday, October 24th is Food Day, and we will be celebrating it at the very heart of the Yale University campus, on the beautiful expanse in front o...

Adrian Robinson's Brain Disorder, Explained

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living

Adrian Robinson Jr., a professional football player who died by suicide earlier this year, had a brain disease, his autopsy recently reveal...

Male Breast Cancer Is Rare, But Lack Of Awareness Is Hurting Men

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

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