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15 Foods To Add To Your Diet In 2015

Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D. | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Kirkpatrick, M.S., R.D., L.D.

Some of the foods listed in here may be brand new to you and some may be foods you've eaten for years. One thing is certain though: regardless of how new, old or trendy these foods may become in the next year, all of them will help to improve your health. After all, good health is a trend that never goes out of style.

Yoga Service: The Quest for Building Community

Rob Schware | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

I met Henry Cross at the 3rd Annual Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute. Henry is the Assistant Executive Director of Hosh Yoga, a donation...

The Big See: How Having Cancer Showed Me What Is Most Important

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Cara Price

I clearly remember the day that I first heard those words that no one ever wants to hear: You have cancer. You never forget that moment you suddenly c...

Calm Body, Kind Mind: Serving Veterans Through Yoga

Rob Schware | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

Simple moments hit me the hardest: a couple of weeks ago a vet told me that he noticed it's easier for him to tie his shoes. It's something most people take for granted, but it makes his day just a little bit easier. That's huge.

Your Practical Guide to Break Free From Emotional Eating

Zlata Sushchik | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Zlata Sushchik

I suspect that you are reading this because you may have found yourself acting like a hot mess and marching straight to the store to buy a dozen cupcakes when you felt upset.

What the Ebola Virus and Sen. Barbara Boxer Can Teach Us About Health Care Systems

Saquib Rahim | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Saquib Rahim

Now is the time for medical communities everywhere to examine existing processes critically, pursue thoughtful advances in how we deliver care, and promote a culture that engages staff in the improvement process. Taking care of patients is not only about the therapies we provide but also having the most effective care delivery systems possible. By that metric, American health care still has significant room to grow.

3 Breast Cancer Survivors: Stories on Faith, Hope and Purpose

Vanessa Cunningham | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Vanessa Cunningham

I was moved to showcase these women in hopes that women would draw strength, courage, and hope from these stories.

Yoga: How We Serve Orphaned and Abandoned Girls in India

Rob Schware | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Sylvia Jabaley, MPA, Program Coordinator for Homes of Hope India-US and co-founder of Yoga Village; and Kristin Cooper, Fo...

The Big Lie Of Obesity

Alan Christianson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Alan Christianson

To solve this crisis, we first let go of the lie that obesity is a matter of choice. That lie is wrong, it is hurtful, and it distracts us from real solutions.

Sorting Out the 911s

Bill Couzens | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

These two smokers in the parking lot understandably are concerned about Ebola impacting their lives yet comforting themselves with the very thing that very likely will kill them.

Yoga for Warriors

Rob Schware | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

The day after 9/11, Beryl Bender Birch, yoga teacher and Wellness Director at the time of the New York Road Runners, was called upon to help families of victims, first responders and others suffering the brutal aftermath of the attacks on New York City.

This Is Why Toothpaste Makes Orange Juice Taste Bad

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living

It can be the bane of your morning. You brush your teeth and chug down a glass of orange juice on the way out the door. And then ... UGH. The taste hi...

Larry Evans Used To Weigh 800 Pounds; Now He's A Workout Inspiration To Us All

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living

How's this for a transformation? A man who says he once weighed 800 pounds has become an unlikely fitness motivator on social media. Larry Evans...

The Air Dryer Vs. Paper Towel Debate Is Over

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

Paper towel or air dryer? A new clip comes clean on which is more hygienic to dry your hands. AsapSCIENCE's "Paper Towel vs. Hand Dryers" video abo...

Yoga: Empowering the Underserved

Rob Schware | Posted 11.15.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Francie Winters, coordinator of Environmental Strategies at the Nye and Esmeralda Counties Coalition (NyECC) in Pahrump, Nev...

How To Get Fit With Chocolate

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

A recent study has actually shown some means by which chocolate may actually lead to fat loss -- particularly by suppressing your appetite, increased meal satiety, and decreasing cravings for sweet things in general.

We Thought It Was Safe

Bill Couzens | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

While the environment can be powerful, its negative effects are primarily man-made. Everything we put in the environment impacts our surroundings and inevitably, human health.

How Do You Determine The Value Of A Medicine?

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

Chew on this: What does it really mean for a medicine to "work?" Does it mean the patient survives longer? Does it mean a better quality of life? Does it mean the disease is still there, but doesn't progress? And who's to say which one of these metrics is more valuable than the other?

How A Digital Communication Company Is Helping Health Organizations Reach The People Who Matter

Amanda L. Chan | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda L. Chan

You may have an important health message, but if you're not reaching the right audience for that message, it may as well all be for naught. That's why it's important to identify the "conversation catalysts" -- the people who are influential, or connected, enough to get a message across -- so that important missions, like preventing suicide among college students, can be effective.

Thomas Szasz, M.D.: Radical and Transformative Psychiatrist

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

None of my differences with Tom Szasz diminishes my regard for this great man. His insistence on rigorously examining our ideas and his admonitions about the unintended consequences of would-be good intentions are timeless and priceless. His polemical style was a means of stirring -- rather than lulling -- the minds of psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

Stoner-Turned-Doctor Sees Dark Side Of Pot

Jason Powers | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Powers

I caution that we take a long, hard look at the permissive tidal wave in favor of marijuana legalization. As for condoning recreational use, we need to be careful before we unlock that door. Because, in a tidal wave, once you open a door, it may not be so easy to close.

The One And Only Way To Get Healthy

Ali Cherry | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

As consumers, we need to trade the habit of clicking for short cuts for the habit of practicing behaviors that will truly serve our health. As a health and wellness industry, we need to trade our habit of telling people why they should do something or overwhelming them with a dozen ways to do it, and instead, invite them, inspire them, and propel them to try one way, to practice.

Thoughts for First-Year Med Students

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cindy Haines

What I wanted for my life, in my choice of career, was a way to live a meaningful existence. Not have "just a job" -- something that I had to do for money to survive or thrive, but rather a fulfilling of a calling.

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?

What Robin Williams' Death Means To Those Suffering From Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living

Robin Williams’ passing has ignited a national conversation around mental illness. Jenny Harmon, who’s been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, j...