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Drowning in Profits

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Laura Gottesdiener

The story of a private equity firm, a missing pool fence, and the death of a two-year-old child raises troubling questions about how, as a nation, we define security in housing and why, in the midst of what's regularly termed a "recovery," many neighborhoods may actually be growing increasingly vulnerable.

My Son Almost Drowned And I Didn't Know It

Lindsay Kujawa | Posted 06.17.2014 | Parents
Lindsay Kujawa

I am forever changed since this happened. I will not let this define me, but you can guarantee that I will be doing things much differently from here on out.

Heroic Deputy Risks Life To Save Boy Drowning In Frigid Water

AP | TIM FOUGHT | Posted 06.06.2014 | Good News

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A deputy sheriff on Southern Oregon's coast who spent 45 minutes battling the surf and keeping a teenager's head above water w...

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach This Summer

Patrick Quinn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Patrick Quinn

When you go to the beach (or anywhere) with your kids, YOU are the first and most important line of defense when it comes to their safety. Gone are the days when the beach meant that you can sit in a chair and read a book, or take a nice nap in the sun. You now have to be constantly on guard.

CDC Releases A Leading Cause Of Death For Kids 5 And Under

Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

By: By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 04/15/2014 11:30 AM EDT on LiveScience For children under age 5, drowning is a leading cause of ...

Drowning in Calories

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Obesity is, in many ways that matter most, analogous to drowning.Individuals can, and for the most part should, learn to "swim" through our obesogenic culture. But those swimming lessons need to be accessible, affordable, applicable and actionable.

Gills, Pills and Obesity Genes

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Human beings don't have gills, and there are genes to blame. But the right response looks like swimming lessons, and lifeguards, and fences around pools -- not studying genes while pushing kids into the surf. Not a new pill to fix an age-old part of who we are that was never really broken.

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do

Megan Devine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Above all, show your love. Show up. Say something. Do something. Be willing to stand beside the gaping hole that has opened in your friend's life, without flinching or turning away. Be love. Love is the thing that lasts.

The Drowned and the Saved

Spencer Wolff | Posted 11.04.2013 | New York
Spencer Wolff

My experience as a lifeguard tells me that someone could have saved that young man that day. Only, it wasn't me.

Obesity as Disease: Why I Vote No

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

There is a certain irony in the nearly immediate juxtaposition of the rare introduction of a new FDA-approved drug for weight loss (Belviq) to the marketplace and the recognition of obesity as a "disease" by the AMA. A line from the movie Jerry Maguire comes to mind: "You complete me!"

The Ice Caps Are Melting, Teach Your Kids to Swim

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports
Anita L. DeFrantz

Raising a child is a lifelong commitment. Parents face many difficult decisions along the way. But, here is an easy call and an essential investment of your time: Make sure your children learn how to swim. It literally can save their lives.

Drowning Can Happen To Anyone

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

Tragedies like these happen to other people, we often think. It doesn't happen to us. Especially something like drowning, because that seems so simple to prevent.

Fixing Obesity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As a culture, we are drowning in calories of mostly very dubious quality, and drowning in an excess of labor-saving technology. I have compared obesity to drowning before, but want to dive more deeply today into the implications for fixing what ails us.

When Travel Goes Bad: Death in Africa

Richard Bangs | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Richard Bangs

While scouting for the first descent of the Baro River in Ethiopia, a tributary of the White Nile, I heard about a Peace Corps volunteer, Bill Olsen, 25, a recent graduate of Cornell, who decided to take a dip in the river at Gambella, a village near the South Sudan border.

WATCH: Passengers Escape Flooded Bus

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

The next time you complain about clogged public transportation, consider yourself lucky to be swimming in a sea of humanity and not a literal sea of w...

A November 6 Challenge for Candidates: Are You Champions for Child Injury Prevention?

Kate Carr | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics
Kate Carr

We must challenge the candidates running on November 6 to pledge their support for common sense laws and policies that will save lives, and also, save tax dollars.

Mom And Baby Drown Despite Father's Efforts, Leave Behind 5 Kids

Posted 08.15.2012 | Impact

A 3-year-old boy is fighting for his life in Atlanta after a strong current swept his mother, 11-month-old brother, and him into the Chattahoochee Riv...

Boy, 4, Dies After Saving 3-Year-Old Girl From Drowning

Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact

A 4-year-old Texas boy has died after sacrificing his life to save a little girl from drowning. When Xander Vento saw a 3-year-old girl struggling ...

'Maybe I Went Too Far' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.27.2012 | Teen

Dima Zaytsev, a 17-year-old competitive swimmer, was putting in extra training hours at the North Carolina swim training center SwimMAC last week when...

Heroic Act Cost This 9-Year-Old Her Life

Posted 11.20.2012 | Impact

The family of 9-year-old Brandi Odom is hailing her as a hero after she bravely saved her younger brother from drowning at Alabama's Bear Creek pond o...

3 Boys Drown In Maryland Creek

AP | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green

FEDERALSBURG, Md. (AP) — Authorities say three boys have drowned in a creek on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The boys were two 12-year-ol...

Indian Man Dives To His Death When He See Money Floating In Lake

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime

A man has drowned in eastern India after jumping into a lake hoping to catch money floating on the surface. The man, who police say was in his ear...

Drowning 25 Yards from Shore

Deborah Gaines | Posted 09.01.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

The last time I heard from him was an email busting my chops for not making it to reunion. I wrote back, "There's always next time," but, of course, there wasn't.

U.S. Coast Guard Ends Search for Missing Millionaire

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business

(Adds details from Fort Lauderdale police) MIAMI, June 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has ended its search for a Brazilian-born m...