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Can I Skip My Annual Pelvic Exam?

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

The American College of Physicians has issued a controversial new guideline recommending against performing the annual pelvic exam in non-pregnant women who have no gynecological symptoms that may require medical attention. Is it time to celebrate and cross that dreaded exam off your to-do list?

5 Room Service Secrets From Top U.S. Hotels

David Zinczenko | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

I went to the people who know hotel food better than anyone: the folks who make it. From some of the top U.S. hotel chefs and nutritionists, here are five insider room service secrets for healthy hotel eating.

Knife Falls From Sky Into Chinese Man's Head (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weird News

Some people get hit in the head by stray frisbees, others get stabbed by a knife plummeting through the air. It appears that was the case for 57-ye...

The One Minute Blog: Ebola Cure?

Peg Melnik | Posted 10.04.2014 | Good News
Peg Melnik

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa set off a panic. It's not surprising. The symptoms are alarming, with internal and external bleeding the most horrific. And yet, amid the panic, there is hope.

Are You a Beast of Burden?

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Giving can be more than donating money, more than volunteering time and expertise. Giving can be a way of living. Here's my epiphany: I can "bes...

Why De-Stressing in Front of the TV Could Backfire

SELF | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

If you're like me, the first place you want to go after a tough day at work is the couch. But it turns out, using media like TV and video games could actually be kind of a terrible way to deal with stress.

5 Ways To Outsmart The Supermarket And Lose Weight

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Do candy bars have a tendency to jump off the shelves and into your cart when you're at the supermarket? You're not alone. From the weekly circulars to the cash register, the entire grocery-shopping experience is designed to ensure you spend as much time and money on junk food as possible.

What It Feels Like Waiting for Cancer Test Results

Lea Lane | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Then the air fills with oxygen and the punch in the gut goes away and the elevator stops falling, just like that. Two seconds. And you smile back at him -- a big dazzling smile -- and you ask him how his bike trip was in Barcelona.

Why I Support Florida's Medical Marijuana Amendment #2: I Care

Gary Stein | Posted 09.14.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

Recently, I was in line at a grocery store reading my e-mail when another bored shopper, tired of looking at the tabloids for sale, looked over my shoulder and saw "Say Yes to Amendment 2" at the top of a letter on my iPhone.

5 Quick and Easy Tricks to Avoid Overeating

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Overindulging isn't just influenced by food choices. There's ample research to suggest healthy eating is a highly sensory experience, and everything from the color of our plates to the sounds in the room may trigger a mindless binge.

By Land and by Sea

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Chris Renouf, riding for Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac 2014 One of the historic sailing and great Michigan traditions is the Bell's Beer Bayview...

How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

6 Snacking Habits That Can Help You Lose Weight

David Zinczenko | Posted 09.03.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

Snacks, finger foods, tapas, amuse-bouche -- however you term them, there's something endlessly satisfying about munching on little hand-held bites of heaven. Problem is, America's favorite snacks aren't little, nor are they heavenly.

The Longest Day

Greg O'Brien | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Greg O'Brien

Since the day I sensed something was terribly wrong, my investigative reporting instincts have compelled me to document my experience, to compile a blueprint of strategies, faith and humor, a day-to-day focus on living with Alzheimer's, not dying with it -- a hope that all is not lost when it appears to be.

5 Foods for the Healthiest Breasts

David Zinczenko | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
David Zinczenko

While not all oncologists embrace the link between nutrition and longevity, citing insufficient evidence, some researchers say there are certain "boob foods" women can include in an overall healthy diet to improve the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.

Why You Should Treat Your Feet The Way You Treat Your Face

Lauren Mikler | Posted 06.17.2014 | Style

It's finally time for our tootsies to see the light after months of hibernation. With your first pedicure of the season likely booked and your ope...

'Vote No on 2' Group Is Actually Helping the Amendment Work

Gary Stein | Posted 07.28.2014 | Miami
Gary Stein

On behalf of all those who truly need MMJ to ease their suffering, I would like to thank VNO2 for "pulling a Microsoft" and giving our Legislature the tools that will make Amendment 2 a reality.

Talking About Hepatitis B and HIV: Working to End the Stigma

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Co-authored by Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO hepatitis B policy fellow Have you ever felt like you could be in someone else's shoes? That's what Mei felt ...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

SELF | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

No matter how old you are or where you live, there's a good chance that you could be deficient in vitamin D. A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that an estimated 1 billion people worldwide have inadequate amounts of vitamin D in their blood.

5 Things Cancer Taught Me About Being A Doctor

Dr. Nikhil Joshi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Nikhil Joshi

When someone you love is sick, it's like you're sick. My family suffered through my illness perhaps worse than I did. Now that I know this -- I realize that I have a responsibility primarily to my patient but also to their family. Because in the end, everyone suffers together.

The Hot and Cold Truth About Menopause

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

There are always risks and benefits in life, and hormone replacement therapy is no different. I like cooking, so I like to use a food analogy with my patients. You follow the recipe and at some point, you taste the food and you adjust the seasoning.

The CDC's New Initiative on Parasitic Infections

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

Coinciding with the publication of a series of articles in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH), the new CDC initiative will prioritize five major parasitic diseases, which are considered neglected because they mainly impact Americans who live in extreme poverty, especially in the southern United States and in degraded urban areas of major US cities.

The Global Search for Education: Ticks - World's Leading Scientists Will Meet in Oslo

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Lyme disease continues to be an increasing problem in the Scandinavian countries. In a first of its kind conference in Scandinavia, several of th...

Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Travel
Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.

Business travelers and expatriates (and their family members) need not only concern themselves with the risk of acquiring Malaria or Dengue Fever when entering endemic regions.

Another Dollop of (About, Actually) Butter

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In the aftermath of his commentary about butter in the New York Times, Mark Bittman and I -- along with several others, including Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian from Harvard, one of the authors of the study that set this all in motion -- were invited to discuss the health effects of butter on the NPR program, "On Point," this morning.