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Does Our Planet Need A Stroke of Insight?

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor

2013-01-03-boltetaylorpullThe issues of mental health and global health are closely linked -- if not one and the same. Similar processes we use to improve our mental health can help us make better, more responsible decisions as a society -- by focusing on the compassion and integrity of our right brain, rather than the judgment, punishment and deception of our left brain.

The New Year's Talk Every Family Needs to Have

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

We tend to think that medical decision making discussions are primarily for the elderly or for those with cancer. Yes, they need to plan, but this blog is directed at the rest of you who have completely ignored this issue.

I Found My Voice in a Hopeless Place

Harshada Rajani | Posted 02.12.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

My horrible experience, my months of forced introspection, and my unquenchable desire to be heard, gave me a powerful yet vulnerable voice.

The One Way To Turn On Your Body's Own Pharmacy

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.13.2012 | Fifty

Transcendental meditation has been around since the 1950s, a simple practice that employs the recitation of a mantra to reduce stress and improve focu...

'Somewhere Beautiful' -- a Different Soundtrack of our Lives

Ilene Angel | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty
Ilene Angel

I used to play what I referred to as "the nursing home circuit." It was a chance to spend a little time performing music without any agenda and simply bring joy to people.

A New Breed of Humans?

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

With all these changes in modern medicine, technology and our bodies' ability to adapt and change along with it, are we in essence creating a new breed of humans?

Even Fit Baby Boomers Won't Escape This Health Issue

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 11.05.2012 | Fifty

CHICAGO -- Here's a reality check for health-conscious baby boomers: Even among those in good shape, at least 1 in 3 will eventually develop heart pro...

How Sleeping Saved My Brain

Geil Browning, Ph.D. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Geil Browning, Ph.D.

When I was discharged from the hospital, the doctor suggested that I take a nap every afternoon. I didn't think too much about this, but in hindsight I realize that this was not just a friendly suggestion. Sleeping -- and naps in particular -- were critical to my recovery.

Counting Candles

Jeanine Celeste Pang | Posted 10.25.2012 | Women
Jeanine Celeste Pang

"Amazing genes!" many would say when learning the ages of my 99-year-old grandfather and 94-year-old grandmother. "You'll live to be 100." "101," I would reply, as if entitled to some borrowed fortitude.

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Cause a Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The word "stroke" conjures images of a bolt out of the blue. No one ever imagines that they will have a stroke, much less that it might happen as a result of a chiropractic treatment for neck pain -- but it does.

What the Hell Are You Doing Back in My Life?

Pete Dorogoff | Posted 12.22.2012 | Fifty
Pete Dorogoff

It's been 35 years since my parents were together as a couple. It's odd for me to even refer to my father and my mother in some plural reference. However, life happens and unfolds in baffling ways.

U.S. Deaths Surpass 2.5 Million For The First Time

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. deaths surpassed 2.5 million for the first time last year, reflecting the nation's growing and aging population. ...

The Scary Health Issue That Boys Of Divorced Parents May Face

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For over three decades, scientists and clinicians have documented the effects of divorce on the psychological well-being of children.

Go Hard or Go Home: Fighting for My One Sweet Day

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

It was a horrible day, a tragic day, a devastating day, a day where I lost everything, but, I know, sadly, that one, singłe day will forever define who I am, and who I will be.

From Invisible to Invincible

Harshada Rajani | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Harshada Rajani

I tried to get up, but my body refused to budge. I tried to cry out, but all that came out of my mouth was silence

50 for 50, Part 2: Results and Fear

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

I left the hospital thinking about what the future holds, and about how I'm going to take off 50 pounds during my 50th year... Fifty for 50. So, as I figure it out I'll write about it, in hopes that maybe a few of you can, too. It's not going to be easy. No great changes are.

Star's Viral Condolence To Grieving Husband

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

Nick Marlowe, a grieving husband from Lead Hill, Ark., got an unexpected boost from country star Jake Owen this month. Now Marlowe's tragic story is b...

My Stroke of... Luck?

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.01.2013 | Good News
Harshada Rajani

In a second, I fell, from heaven to hell, from peace to utter chaos, from perfection to obliteration. In a second, I lost it all, my past, my present, and most tragically, my future.

50 for 50: A Wakeup Call at Half a Century

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Charles Karel Bouley

I'm 49, will be 50 on Nov. 7, 2012 (yes, this year). I've had a weight problem my entire life -- losing it, keeping a lot of it off, gaining some back. The American way.

The New Elixir: A Cup of Joe

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The world's most widely used pick-me-up reduces your risk of neurodegeneration, depression, cancer and cardiovascular disease, and that's just the beginning of the story. Yes, I'm talking about that legal, over-the-counter beverage now available every other block.

Study Suggests Death More Likely For Patients Admitted On Weekends

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business

A new Johns Hopkins study has found that patients injured and hospitalized on the weekend are more likely to to die than patients admitted on a weekda...

Sometimes You Just Have To Run Away

Myra Demeter | Posted 09.27.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

My husband Dan is disabled after suffering a stroke 23 months ago. Having devoted myself entirely to his care for an extended period of time it was inevitable that I would lose a part of myself. We were totally entwined and I was focusing all my energy on Dan. That left very little space for me.

'Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls; It Tolls for Thee'

Ron Glasser | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Ron Glasser

Nature if not yet medicine is trying to warn us when we feel the snugness getting dressed in the morning or sense that shortness of breath when we climb stairs that we had better stop weighing ourselves and just start moving.

Dillon Gee and Blood Clots

Abby Sims | Posted 09.16.2012 | Sports
Abby Sims

Dillon Gee's condition highlights the importance of taking quick action when one experiences the onset of symptoms and the need for accuracy in diagnosis.

Strategies to Prevent Another Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

It is easy to revert back to your old habits and continue to put yourself at a high risk for another stroke or heart attack. Take a few moments, meet with your doctor and start changing the way you live -- it just may save your life.