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Still Undiagnosed? 3 Options to Try

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Millions of people suffer from undiagnosed or untreated chronic conditions. The most difficult to diagnose tend to be autoimmune, inflammatory, and au...

Howard to Harvard: An Inside Look at Mentoring in STEM Education

Dr. Sheila Nutt | Posted 10.06.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. Sheila Nutt

One of the challenges in this area involves finding mentors who understand the complex issues surrounding urban youth. In order to prepare the future generation of STEM leaders, we must also increase the access to research labs and hands-on experiences in the biomedical sciences.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: My Day With the Dalai Lama -- A Primer for Happiness

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 04.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

I listened carefully as he spoke. I took notes. I mulled over in detail his main points. Since that day, I have steeped, like tea, in the essence of his message. My sense is that if he were to write a "Dear Dalai Lama" column, this is what he might say.

These 5 Places Have Mastered The Art Of Sleep

Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living

Both science and general public opinion are starting to wake up to the importance of sleep in maintaining health, well-being and productivity. We know...

Dr. Eben Alexander Says It's Time for Brain Science to Graduate From Kindergarten

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.

From Heart Failure to 'Heartstrings'

Donna Fish | Posted 11.30.2013 | Arts
Donna Fish

You may have heard the song "Heartstrings" while you're waiting for your latte at Starbucks, and figured you are listening to another talented singer/songwriter whose sound reminds you or Bonnie Raitt or Patsy Cline.

Sleep -- A Competitive Advantage

Mary Prefontaine | Posted 11.27.2013 | Business
Mary Prefontaine

what if we all "woke up" to the reality that healthy sleep leads to better outcomes, happier lives and a more productive society? What if our employees were not required to be "on 24-7," but rather alive with energy and fully engaged?

Is Happiness Preventive Medicine?

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 10.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

Happiness is a treatment we can all prescribe for ourselves and watch as it truly does take center stage in our life.

Almost Anorexic

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 02.14.2014 | Women
Jenni Schaefer

On planes and at parties, Dr. Thomas and I are often asked, "How can I become almost anorexic?", as if engaging in eating disorder symptoms at an average or above-average body weight is benign or even desirable.

Are You Masking Your Career Burnout?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

We want to have our stuff together, or at least look like we do. To appear stressed, fatigued or overwhelmed is viewed as a sign of weakness. In our desire to have it all and be it all we are masking the warning signs of burnout.

12 Things You Probably Don't Know About Sleep

Posted 05.24.2013 | Healthy Living

Sleep has been called the "third pillar" of health, along with nutrition and exercise, yet according to the CDC, 35 percent of Americans report gettin...

My Journey With Adrenaline

Brian B. Hoffman, MD | Posted 06.10.2013 | Science
Brian B. Hoffman, MD

These days, scientifically sound ideas about adrenaline are often unknowingly intermixed with some fanciful and sensational capacities. I have recently written a biography of adrenaline to tell the full story of this intriguing molecule.

Video Game Helps The Blind Navigate Buildings

Reuters | Posted 09.30.2013 | Technology

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A video game that uses a computer-generated layout of a building can help to prepare the blind ...

LOOK: The 12 Best Medical Schools

Posted 01.07.2013 | College

If you're ambitious, genius and settle for nothing but the best, then one of the world's best medical schools could be right for you. The Academic...

Sick Teen Granted Wish To Go To Harvard Medical School

Posted 08.30.2012 | Impact

Gabrielle Samsock has spent her entire life getting poke and prodded by doctors. But when it came time for the 14-year-old with a rare heart condition...

Speaking Up for Children

T. Berry Brazelton, MD | Posted 10.08.2012 | Parents
T. Berry Brazelton, MD

I may be 94 years old, but I'm not done. We health care professionals have a duty to advocate for what we now know children need, and to empower their families and federal legislators to do the same.

Mindful Eating vs. Obesity

Amy Spies | Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy Spies

You fold a tiny raisin into your hand, perhaps thinking about the journey it made to reach you, farmers planting seeds, nature providing water. You squeeze the creases of the aged, dried grape, maybe feeling the wrinkles as the hands that picked the ripened fruit had done.

First, Health Care Excellence

Russ Gerber | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

Having a higher thought model, an ideal of excellence in all aspects of health care, is the first step toward improving today's health care system and our own health practices.

Puppy Power: Why Colleges Fetch Dogs Come Finals Time

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.12.2012 | College

ATLANTA -- Just down the hall from the reference desk at Emory University's law library in a room housing antique legal texts is Stanley the golden re...

Self-Compassion Expert Chris Germer on Lessons Learned From the Dalai Lama

Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W. | Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Jean Fain, L.I.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Every now and then, you meet someone who changes your world. For me, that most recent someone is a remarkably wise and compassionate colleague, Christopher Germer.

Meet Dr. Hadland and Dr. Vassy

Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Accordino M.D., M.Sc.

During our primary-care crisis, should the U.S. be using valuable resources to deport Harvard-trained primary-care physicians who want to serve patients and also remain in the same country as their spouses? According to DOMA, it should.

A New Mainstream Health Care?

Russ Gerber | Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

What will "mainstream" look like two, five or 10 years from now? If movement one continues its rise, as many believe it will, it's a safe bet that mainstream health care will be transformed.

Is Your Doctor Telling You The Whole Truth?

Posted 04.11.2012 | Fifty

Dr. David Samadi was on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning discussing the results of a survey of American doctors revealing that many are willing to be l...

Catherine Pearson

What Your Doctor's Not Telling You

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 02.08.2012 | Healthy Living

If you think your doctor is hiding something from you, you might be right. According to a new study, published Wednesday in the journal Health Aff...

Amazon Web Services Announces Cloud Supercomputer Ranked 42 On Top500 List

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the Beta launch of Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (CC2), a supercomputer on its EC2 cloud infrastructure that r...