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The Hidden Dangers Of E-Cigarettes

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2014 | Business

(Repeats with no changes) By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, ...

Sugary Drinks May Increase Stroke Risk

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

A new study from researchers at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden looked at whether sugary drinks increase the risk of a stro...

On World Health Day, Take Heart in Knowing the Global Fight Is Going Strong

Nancy Brown | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

When the visionary leaders who created the United Nations got down to business, one of the first subjects they tackled was trying to improve the health of people all around the world.

18 Things I've Learned Now That My Son With Autism Is Turning 18

Hannah Brown | Posted 04.02.2014 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.

'Honey, We Need to Talk' -- Facing That Dreaded STD Conversation

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

As we approach National STD Awareness Month in April, it's important to address what for many people can be a hugely anxiety-provoking conversation: s...

The Hidden Danger In E-Cigs

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

Vials of poison are lurking in nearly every corner bodega. And according to reports, they're hidden beneath the flashy exteriors of e-cigarettes, the ...

Separate for Equal?

Gary North | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I'm really no more different from my LGT and straight friends, just that I'm aware that historically I have had a slightly expanded sense of attraction. But that doesn't make me any less a part of the LGT community nor the straight community.

Who Protects the People Once Their Water's Been Poisoned?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.15.2014 | Green
Pat LaMarche

All in all, the assault upon the water 300,000 West Virginians use to -- or used to use to -- drink, prepare food, wash themselves and their belongings may go unpunished.

Like It or Not, Philip Seymour Hoffman Should Be the New Poster Boy for Addiction in America

Akikur Mohammad, M.D. | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Akikur Mohammad, M.D.

Brynner died from cancer. Hoffman from addiction. Both are considered diseases by all the major medical associations in the world. Yet only addiction carries a stigma and moral condemnation by a large swath of the public.

Fighting Obesity -- One Bodega at a Time

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 03.13.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

While these small businesses are the lifeblood of a vibrant city environment, the food choices that many folks make there can pack on the pounds and shorten their lives.

All Right, All Right, All Right!

Pamela Tom | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Tom

When I watched Mr. McConaughey's Golden Globes acceptance speech and he said the film had been turned down 86 times before the financing came through, I couldn't help but think about the taboos that still exist today for other sexually transmitted diseases. Namely, HPV.

Childhood Obesity: Have We Turned the Tide?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The headline in the New York Times, was: "Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43 Percent in a Decade." This, and similarly effusive headlines reverberating throughout the news media, would seem to invite the question: have we, in fact, turned the tide? Is the mission accomplished?

What's the Fat Problem With Girls?

Rana Florida | Posted 02.28.2014 | Entertainment
Rana Florida

While I deplore Hollywood's pressure on women to be underweight and perfect, I don't believe that obesity can be a positive political statement. We should all be advocating for a healthy lifestyle, with a good diet and sufficient exercise.

When Health Is Your Business: Pharmacies Must Stop Selling Cigarettes

Claire Pomeroy | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact
Claire Pomeroy

Every business that is involved in health and health care must now do its part. Time is of the essence; tobacco is an epidemic that must be stopped.

Lynne Peeples

'Vindication' For Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.20.2014 | Green

As worries linger over tap water tainted by a chemical spill in West Virginia, and by oil and gas drilling from Pennsylvania to Texas, the health cons...

The Power of the Private Sector to Save Lives

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Good news travels fast. This week's announcement by CVS Caremark that they will stop selling tobacco products by October 1 was front-page news and a topic of conversation everywhere. My first thought? What a great example of a company voluntarily doing the right thing.

Stopping Disease Threats Before They Can Cross Borders

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

CDC has committed to assist countries throughout the world with strengthening their national capacity and ability to prevent and respond to serious public health risks that have the potential to cross borders and threaten people worldwide.

Coming to Public Transportation Near You: The Flu

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Chicago
Denise Mattson

It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.

These Cringeworthy Restaurant Truths Will Make You Think Twice About Dinner

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.29.2014 | Healthy Living

For peace of mind, we may prefer to imagine restaurants as sanitized bastions of total cleanliness. Their spotless surfaces have to exemplify the loft...

Jan. 1: The Day Advertisement Goes From 'You Must Eat' to 'You Must Diet'

Lisa Masters | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

Prior to each Christmas, the television and digital visuals are flooded with images of food. There are countless recipes given to us, coupons and pho...

Lowly Bloodsucker's Genome Sequenced

LiveScience | Christopher Wanjek | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Scientists have decoded the genome of a lowly, blood-sucking hookworm, an advance they say could lead to cures for hookworm infection, a painful con...

This Time, Something Has to Change

Sen. Jay Rockefeller | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
Sen. Jay Rockefeller

We have had too many close calls with the industrial tanks near our waterways in recent years, and we shouldn't need another wake-up call to enact protective reforms. As a start, we should adopt the 2011 Chemical Safety Board recommendations.

Saving Mr. Disney: What Walt Taught Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

So with what we know today, we could have saved Mr. Disney, and many of the other celebrities. More importantly, you can save your own life by recognizing the problem of smoking addiction and committing yourself to improvement.

Only 1 In 4 Tweens Meets U.S. Fitness Guidelines

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO (AP) — Young teens aren't exactly embracing the government's Let's Move mantra, the latest fitness data suggest. Only 1 in 4 U.S. kids aged...

How and Why to Help an LGBT Friend Stop Smoking

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Scout, Ph.D.

LGBT people smoke cigarettes at rates that are 68 percent higher than the general population; that means smoking affects more of us than any other single health problem. Luckily there is a cure for smoking, and even minutes after you stop your health starts to improve.