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Chronic Illness

Dear Santa, Will You Please Take This Diabetes Away?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Dear Santa, all I'd like this Christmas is for you to take this diabetes away.

I Saw Elizabeth Edwards and Won't Forget Her

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

In the coverage of Elizabeth Edwards' death, I keep hearing in my head what a friend of hers is purported to say. She didn't lose her battle with cancer, she won it everyday.

Helping Haitians to Heal, Part 1

James S. Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James S. Gordon

CMBM Training in Port-au-Prince Day One Our team has been gathering for the last two days, long flights and sometimes long delays as well. Jamil At...

What Does It Take To Stay Happy When Times Are Tough?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Boredom and depression reside easily in a life where you are running so fast you never pause to ask the question: What would really make me happy? So what does it take to be happy, especially when times are tough?

A Prevention Revolution

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Seven out of 10 deaths in America are attributable to largely preventable chronic illnesses. Until now. As implementation of the recent health-reform legislation begins, our nation is finally putting prevention into practice.

Millions of Lives Will Be Changed By Home Health Care Cuts

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Mixner

Those of us who lived through the worst of the HIV/AIDS epidemic from the early 1980s through the mid-1990s have a very special spot in our heart for ...

Hold True to Health Care Reform Commitments to Fight Chronic Disease

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

No part of the health reform debate had more bipartisan support than efforts to combat chronic disease. Hopefully that support will not be eroded in Congress by loud talk on the campaign trail.

Expo Plans to Bring Credibility to Medical Marijuana Debate

Jesse Benn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Benn

The Plant Medicine Expo & Healthcare Provider Conference plans to add some mainstream credibility to the controversial subject of medical marijuana in...

What Is the 'Green' Medicine Revolution? (Part III)

Larry Malerba, D.O. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Larry Malerba, D.O.

Green medicine transcends the cookie-cutter model that erroneously believes that most, if not all, persons with the same medical condition should respond to the same treatment.

10 Mindfulness Tips For Doctors And Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Mindfulness is the act of paying full conscious attention to whatever you're doing in the present moment; Imagine how different an interaction would be between a mindful doctor and patient.

Diabetes Dynamo: Dr. Steven Edelman Makes a Personal Quest America's Health Intervention

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Doctors shouldn't label diabetes patients "non-compliant." There's no one who doesn't want to have a long and healthy life. They need to manage their diabetes for themselves, not their doctor.

Dr. Michael Roizen: 'You Can't Make a Deal With Food'

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

Not only are diabetes educators tasked with the care of America's 24 million people with diabetes, but they are now tasked with preventing type 2 diabetes.

Learning 'How to Be Sick'

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Full of hopefulness and promise, the valuable tools this book offers are sure to comfort others who are suffering devastating loss and illness.

How One Pharma Company Is Making A Difference With Patients

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

While health care providers appear slow to realize the advantages of social media -- I know one pharmaceutical company that is not. Roche.

Summer Reading List For Your Brain

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

A list of a few of my favorite books to benefit your brain, body, heart and soul.

Waiting For A Miracle: My Son's Battle With CRPS

Jim Moret | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

A friend recently told me that a parent is only as happy as their least happy child. Imagine when that child is chronically ill.

The sadness of moving on and leaving a BFF behind

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, Over the course of my life I've had two or three best friends, relationships that ended for one reason or another. Although I ...

Glutathione: The Mother of All Antioxidants

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

In today's blog I want to explain what glutathione is, why it's important, and give you 9 tips that will help you optimize your glutathione levels and protect help yourself from chronic illness.

Are Doctors Losing Their Relevance Due to Social Media Health Sites?

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

One can argue that social media is making doctors less relevant. But one can also argue that they can increase their relevance by providing what social media sites cannot.

Health Care and Etymology

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Brauchli

Houston was born March 15 and is currently only two weeks old. Too young to be instructing anyone in much of anything, he has in fact served as a tutor for his parents in diseases of the heart and etymology.

Diabetes Health: Nicole Johnson, Former Miss America, Kicks Off Diabetes Sister's 1st "Weekend For Women"

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

It became evident Ms. Johnson sees diabetes as a blessing. As she said, "Although I'd love to get rid of this disease, I wouldn't trade it for the world because of the perspective it gives me."

Narrative Magazine's Friday Feature: 'Tyrannosaurus Rex' By Kara Levy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Narrative30Below Contest winner, Kara Levy writes with the talent and command of a writer who is the real thing. Her story, first read at Narrative ...

We Are All Fat and Have Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

A subtle, insidious, shifting attitude toward people who are sick - a loss of empathy - arises in the context of a popular notion that we can control our health. Maybe even fend off cancer.

A Message To The Surgeon General: Doctors Should Treat Patients, Not Disease

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

If we as a nation are to get our weight and our health back in order, we need our doctors to stop telling us what to do and actually have real conversations with us.

Is There Toxic Waste In Your Body?

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Eighty thousand toxic chemicals have been released into our environment since the dawn of the industrial revolution, and very few have been tested for their long-term impact on human health.