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Vermont Lawmakers Debate Letting Parents Say No To Vaccines For School

AP | DAVE GRAM | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- For Jennifer Stella, it's a question of informed consent. Her son had a seizure after getting childhood vaccinations and her daught...

Nearly 1 In 4 Babies Are Born To Unwed Cohabiting Couples

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 04.12.2012 | Parents

ATLANTA -- Health officials say nearly 1 in 4 babies are born to unmarried couples who are living together, a significant jump from a decade ago. The...

A Human-Rights Lens on the Affordable Care Act

Risa E. Kaufman | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Risa E. Kaufman

By extending health care coverage to new, under-served groups, the ACA squarely responds to concerns repeatedly raised by international human rights bodies and experts about racial disparities in U.S. health care policy.

Readers Inflamed: 'The Great Fat Debate' -- Heart Month Day 23

Suzanne O'Malley | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Suzanne O'Malley

The crux of the matter is that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is increasingly thought of as an inflammation rather than a traditional "disease." Your age, gender, personal risk factors, and what you eat make a difference in when, and if, you develop this type of inflammation.

D.C. Mixologist: CDC Binge Drinking Report 'Obscures Real Problem'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A few weeks ago, a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shocked teetotalers everywhere when it announced that 38 mil...

Why One-Size-Fits-All Drinking Rules Don't Work

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 03.18.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Most of us need mentoring, and appreciate all the information that scientists, researchers and others share. Guidance is fine. Strict, all-or-nothing, one-size-fits-all rules are not.

Study: Half Of Returning Troops Aren't Using VA Medical Services

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Though thousands of injured troops in need of medical care have recently come home, they're not taking advantage of the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Weather Extremes Hint At Public Health Impacts Of Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 12.08.2011 | Green

After a year of unprecedented destruction attributed to weather extremes, federal officials and environmental advocates are focusing increased attenti...

Are Haiti's Cholera Victims Warren Buffett's "Girls in the Convertible?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Are Fonkoze and Mercy Corps unwittingly helping major stockholders in the reinsurance firm Swiss Re turn Haitian women into Buffett's "girl(s) in the convertible?"

Cell Phones: A Biological Part of You

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Cell phones change economies, communication, education, human brains and inner-human ecology. Treat them with respect -- as biologically part of your hand. Keep them clean.

Cantaloupe Outbreak: Death Toll Rises Again

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 12.19.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON — Twenty-five deaths in 12 states are now linked to listeria in cantaloupe, the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the ...

Aging HIV/AIDS Patients Face New Challenges

sunherald.com | ANDREA K. WALKER | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

BALTIMORE -- When Malcolm Coley was diagnosed with HIV, he began preparing to die. The Baltimore man, a former heroin user who suspects he contract...

Deadliest Food Outbreak In A Decade

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.27.2011 | Denver

WASHINGTON -- Federal health officials said Wednesday more illnesses and possibly more deaths may be linked to an outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe i...

2nd Colo. Death Linked To Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak

AP | Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- Health officials say a second person has died in Colorado in a listeria outbreak traced to Colorado cantaloupes. Mark Salley of the Colorad...

Kate Winslet: The Antidote for Contagion -- and Now She's Won an Emmy!

John Farr | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Almost fifteen years after Titanic, with six Oscar nods and one win to her credit, Kate Winslet is an actress at the peak of her powers -- no longer a precocious ingénue, but a professional who's conscientiously developed her craft.

UPDATE: Cantaloupe Recall Issued; 2 Dead, Dozens More Sick

AP | Posted 11.15.2011 | Denver

By STEVEN K. PAULSON, Associated Press DENVER -- A melon farm in Colorado has issued a recall of cantaloupe following a Listeria outbreak that has ...

Movie Review: Contagion

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.08.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The first hour of Steven Soderbergh's Contagion is so tense that you can almost forgive the second half for getting bogged down.

States That Spend The Most (And Least) On Healthcare For The Poor

24/7 Wall St. | Michael Sauter, Douglas A. McIntyre and Charles Stockdale | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business

The federal and state governments spend approximately $5,296 a year on medical treatment for each poor and disabled person on Medicaid. Over 58 millio...

Marcus Baram

How Researchers Investigate The Source Of An Epidemic: Lots Of Detective Work, Add Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- After a few people turned up dead, officials sprang into action -- interviewing the next of kin, identifying suspects and pursuing leads. ...

NRA Should Have No Say Over CDC Firearms Studies

Paul Helmke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

If the CDC is allowing the NRA to review its studies, it's a deeply troubling practice, and would be directly at odds with the Obama administration's stated goal to assure transparency in the use of science to inform public policy.

By The Numbers: Health Inequalities From Economics And Race

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

People have long known that health in the U.S. is not an equal thing. But now, thanks to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), ther...

Treating Doctors the Way We Treat Teachers (Part Two)

Shaun Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shaun Johnson

In order for the United States to remain economically competitive and "win our future," so to speak, we must ensure that we have and maintain a healthy workforce.

Dear Secretary Vilsack: Please Reconsider the Fate of Our Milk

Robyn O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robyn O'Brien

With utmost sincerity, I urge you to delay the approval of genetically engineered alfalfa. I believe this alfalfa will directly impact our children's milk supply, given that it is used as livestock feed for dairy cows.

CDC: Nearly 60 Million Americans Lack Health Insurance

Reuters | Maggie Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly 59 million Americans went without health insurance coverage for at least part of 2010, many of them with conditions or diseases t...

Declaring War on Teen Pregnancy: The Little Agency That Could

Mickey Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mickey Goodman

Far from just a one-state issue, teen pregnancy is a significant problem throughout the United States. G-CAPP offers a cost-effective solution.