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ICYMI: Tinsel's Toxic History And The Psychology Of Rekindled Romance

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.26.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, as we spent time with family and friends over the holidays, we read two pieces about ho...

Why Pediatricians Are So Alarmed By The Lead In Flint's Water

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.23.2016 | Healthy Living

In early 2014, residents in Flint, Michigan, started noticing something odd about their water. It looked different and had a foul odor. People reporte...

According the Future Its Due

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

'Tis, as the saying goes, the season. As I write this, if not necessarily as you read it, 'tis the season of rhetorical flourish, soaring aspirations....

Better Regulation of Oil & Gas Drilling in National Parks

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The National Park Service (NPS) recently proposed revisions to regulations governing oil and gas drilling in national parks, the so-called 9B regulati...

Ebola Survivors' Health Battles Aren't Over Yet

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living

The small number of people in the U.S. who contracted Ebola have all experienced complications from the disease after they recovered, including hair l...

Many Parents Don't Notice When Their Kids Are Overweight

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.16.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Many parents don’t realize when their children are overweight and so they fail to help the youngsters shed excess pounds, an Aust...

Secondhand Smoke Tied To Infertility And Early Menopause

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.18.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke is tied to infertility in women and early menopause, according to a new study. Compared to...

Protect Kids' Health - Reject Dangerous Policy Riders

Harold Wimmer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Harold Wimmer

Time is running out for Congress to come up with spending bills to fund the federal government. Given the misery another government shutdown would imp...

ICYMI: 'Geek Psychology' And Anorexia's Place In Literary Fiction

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.12.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read two unusual pieces that expanded the way we think about disordered eating. One ...

A Staggering Number Of Medical Residents Suffer From Depression

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Nearly 30 percent of physicians in training suffer from depression or experience depressive symptoms, according to a meta-analysis published in the Jo...

Highly Contagious Virus Behind Boston Chipotle Outbreak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business

An outbreak of food poisoning tied to a Chipotle near Boston College is the result of norovirus, the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness, Bo...

As Many As 200 Sickened In Seattle Tower Norovirus Outbreak

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.08.2015 | Healthy Living

SEATTLE (AP) -- As many as 200 people have gotten sick in a norovirus outbreak at a downtown Seattle office building, health officials reported Monday...

How Can We Help Women and Climate? Start With a Fire.

Archana Agarwal | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Archana Agarwal

Women are disproportionately affected by the impact of climate change. Cleaner cooking resources are kept at arms length for women as male head of households dominate purchase decisions. As if the back-breaking work to collect wood to keep the fire burning was not hard enough, women get sick from the soot emitted from these very fires they light every day.

EPA Decision Proves Vigilance by People Is Necessary to Protect Health

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

The safety of a pesticide should not be determined without all of the information on the toxicity of all of the ingredients, the magnitude of the exposure to those ingredients, and availability of other non-toxic alternatives.

'We Should Live' -- Surviving After Catastrophic Death

Allen Frances | Posted 12.08.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

I will never forget the visit to the brave little town of Onagawacho and it's wonderful public health nurse, Ms Sato.

Public Health and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Linda P. Fried | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

The United Nations General Assembly recently adopted its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: 17 goals and 169 targets to eradicate poverty, eliminate inequality, and fight climate change over the next 15 years. It's an extraordinarily ambitious agenda for the world community, which closely aligns with the mission and responsibilities of public health.

Fix Public Health the Cleveland Clinic Way

Steve Landers MD,MPH | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Steve Landers MD,MPH

Our efforts to improve, and similar efforts in other communities, would be more likely to succeed with policy changes to facilitate multiple government supported health services operating on one electronic record system.

Doctors Condemn The NRA-Fueled Ban On Gun Violence Research

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living

The American Medical Association labeled our nation's chronic gun violence a "public health crisis" on Tuesday, vowing to actively lobby Congress to o...

Medical Examiner Shortage Means Grieving Families Wait Months For Results

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.07.2015 | Healthy Living

BOSTON (AP) -- A severe shortage of medical examiners nationwide means families must sometimes wait months for death certificates and autopsy reports,...

Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Broadens To 9 States

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

The E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc has expanded to three more states, bringing the total to nine, and 47 of the 52 people sicke...

Restaurant Group Sues NYC Over New Salt-Warning Labels

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday...

Human Cases of 'Rabbit Fever' Have Jumped This Year

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago. In the last two decad...

Healthland Uber Alles: Uber Brings Preventive Health Care Home

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 12.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

It may seem strange that innovation in health care is coming from the marriage of information technology and a cab company. This speaks to an unconscious bias that health is a doctor's domain. The reality is doctors know little about health and lots about illness. It is not a health care system. It is a sick care system.

10 Facts on HIV and Sex Work

Katherine Koster | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
Katherine Koster

Sex workers are recognized by the World Health Organization, along with other major health and human rights organizations, as one of four key populations in the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

Hold the Salt: NYC Warning Labels and Tips You Can Take to Shake the Habit

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

In addition to being on the lookout for the salt shaker icons (if you live in NYC), here are six things we can all do to reduce or salt consumption.