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The Process, Part 14: It's Over!

Stan Collender | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Friday, Jan. 17, and today is the biggest day yet of The Process: It's the last day of the last week of my radiation treatments. Actually, the w...

3 Ways to Not Get Drained by Needy People

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you often leave a conversation feeling drained, then you need to learn to be aware of what needy, draining people do that suck the life right out of you -- and what you can do to not get drained.

The Process, Part 13: Life Gets Better

Stan Collender | Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Today is day 31. When I leave the hospital today I'll be almost 84 percent done and only have six more treatments left.

The Process, Part 12: Let the Cone-Down Begin!

Stan Collender | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Jan. 6, 2014, and the past seven days have been the most momentous week yet of The Process. First, I've now completed 28 of the 37 (75.7 percent...

Functional Foods: A Fix to Highlight after National Nutrition Month

Michael Zacka | Posted 04.01.2014 | Business
Michael Zacka

Very public efforts to improve health and prevent disease by eating right have also spurred the food and beverage industries to develop promising and innovative products that will help individuals as well as stimulate companies' sales.

5 Stress-Busting Shoulder Stretches

David Magone | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
David Magone

If you've been stuck behind a desk all day, odds are good that your shoulders feel tight. Sitting in a static position for hours at a time often creates extra tension in your chest and back muscles, which can in turn lead to slouched posture and aching shoulders. The next time you feel tension beginning to build, try these five gravity-assisted stretches to relieve the discomfort.

Spring Into Spring! 4 Ways to Jumpstart The Season

Rupa Mehta | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

If Mother Nature takes some time to transition from the blustery winter to the sunny spring, why don't we give ourselves a similar mental/physical shift? If you're like me, feeling a little stuck from the cold, grey season, you might need a real push to actually make your spring... spring!

The Process, Part 11: My Life as a MasterCard Commercial

Stan Collender | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

The bottom line: The out-of-pocket cost to the insurance company will be more than $65,000, and that doesn't include any of the follow-up visits to other members of Team Stan. That's the financial impact on the insurance company. What about me? Let's start with The Process-caused savings.

How To Manage Anxiety At A Moment's Notice

Tiffany Crawford | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Crawford

Practice extreme compassion for yourself and any other parties that maybe involved. Compassion brings the gift of shifted perspective. It allows you to see the love, desire and intention of what is going on.

Yoga: How We Serve in Hospitals to Prevent Illness and Foster Health

Rob Schware | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Judi Bar, a yoga therapist and yoga program manager at Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute. Cleveland Clinic is ranked as ...

The Process, Part 10: When Losing Weight Definitely Is Not A Good Thing

Stan Collender | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

Unfortunately, my experience successfully losing weight to deal with diabetes is making not losing it now to deal with cancer much more difficult.

Going South for Match Day

Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Don G. Aaron, Jr., M.D.

So as another Match Day has passed, let us make sure we get one message across as clearly as we can: The rural health care crisis is a real and formidable challenge, and history teaches us that whenever Americans face such challenges, we are moved not by technicalities and formalities but by vision, by a dedication to service, and by faith.

The Yoga Mat

Rudy Mettia | Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Rudy Mettia

Your yoga practice doesn't ask for much. For the most part, as long as you show up, your practice is happy. But there's just one thing your yoga practice is begging you for this year, and I hope you'll indulge it. For the love of god, get a new yoga mat.

Sedatives Cited In Toddler's Dentist Office Death

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living

HONOLULU (AP) — A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered a heart attack during a dentist visit likely died because of the drugs given to sedate her, ac...

Everything You Need To Know About Migraine (In Under 4 Minutes!)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living

A viral video on migraine knows your pain. SciShow's primer on the condition delivers a brisk lesson on the biology behind migraine and how to trea...

The Process, Part 9: Eating Just Isn't Any Fun

Stan Collender | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

It's Christmas Eve and it's very difficult for me to eat. I don't mean that it's hard to ingest food. Thankfully, I'm still having no problem swallow...

Got Cancer: Now What?

Paige Davis | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Paige Davis

There is really nothing that can prepare you for a cancer diagnosis. It is a shocking and momentary devastation that is overwhelming on so many different levels -- physically, emotionally and spiritually. But perhaps the greatest challenge is identifying the immediate logistical next steps of what a diagnosis means while you are trying to process these levels.

Yoga: How We Serve The Blind In The Art Of Self-Study

Rob Schware | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 39 million people are blind; over 15 million live in India.

Mindfully Remembering That the Present Moment Is All We Have

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

Someday, for each of us, there will be no tomorrow. At that moment, we will have proved, completely and without any doubt, that all we have is the present moment. The trick is getting to that realization well before we take our final breath.

5 Ways We Push Away Relationships (And What To Do About It)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Is your primary intent in being in a relationship to get love, or is it to share your love with your beloved? If it's to get love -- due to your own self-abandonment -- then your challenge in attracting your beloved is to learn to love yourself and share your love.

Fear Is Your Sweet Companion

davidji | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
davidji

The many stages of life, jobs, careers or relationships can create vulnerability, fear and anxiety. These transitional times bring on levels of uncertainty. We're not the person we once were, nor are we the one we're about to become. So we need to establish a life of living in a grounded state.

The Process, Part 8: I Get a License to Nosh

Stan Collender | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Collender

My desire to eat has been so strongly tempered by losing my sense of taste that I have no desire to use the license I've just been granted. The food I otherwise would have looked at longingly as a guilty pleasure is simply no longer appetizing or appealing in any way.

A New Diet Each Day May Make the Pounds Go Away

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

A new diet-a-day will not make the weight go away. What will make it go away is finding and following an eating and exercise plan that works for you, day after day, year after year. Eventually having a fit, thinner, healthy body will no longer be a novelty. It will simply be a way of life.

12-Step-Style Yoga for Addiction and Depression

Rob Schware | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

Fortunately, I have experienced the miracle of recovery. I know that I can only keep what I have by giving it away. I now live a full, rich life that continues to fulfill and surpass my biggest hopes and dreams for myself.

The Top 10 Workout Songs For March

Chris Lawhorn | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Chris Lawhorn

This month's playlist is dominated by club tracks. Fitz & The Tantrums appeared in last month's Top 10 and return this month with the only rock song to make the cut.