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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 09.18.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.10.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.20.2014 | 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...

Is the Pursuit of Happiness the Wrong Goal?

Donna Steinhorn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Steinhorn

Certainly perspective itself contributes to happiness. When we are confronted with someone else's tragedy we are often grateful for what we have in comparison. Or when we ourselves come through a crisis, even the worse for wear, we can be happy in our current improved state.

Depression: The Everywhere And Everyone Illness

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Some day we will look back and wonder how we did not measure and treat depression, and other behavioral health disorders more effectively. We are on the transformation road now. It will be uphill and bumpy. So is all change.

Yoga: How We Serve the Whole Neighborhood

Rob Schware | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Lara Land, who was first introduced to yoga service in 2008, when she traveled to Rwanda with an organization now called Pro...

How Close Are You to Genetic Happiness?

Michael Sigman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Did you know that the closer you live to the homeland of the world's most famous suicidal prince, the more likely it is that your genes -- and therefo...

Lessons From the Grassroots: Yoga, Antiracism and a Different Kind of Yoga Service

Rob Schware | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Jardana Peacock, based in Nashville, Tennessee, where she uses yoga as a healing tool for people working through emotional trauma and physical injury.

What Parents and Young Athletes Need to Know About Marfan Syndrome

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Marfan syndrome is a diagnosis easy to miss unless one deliberately considers it and pays a great attention to detail. If your young son or daughter is playing basketball or volleyball and you are hearing the comments above, please take him or her to a physician for the appropriate tests -- at the very least to rule the condition out and have some peace of mind.

5 Quotes to Fuel Your Inner Entrepreneur

Rupa Mehta | Posted 09.09.2014 | Small Business
Rupa Mehta

My journey has had its ups and downs, but no matter what is happening with my business, I always find a way to connect back to what fueled me at the beginning of my journey and what continue to inspire me now.

Want Happiness? Be Authentic

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Anfernee Chansamooth

Imagine waking up one day and realising that everything that you had thought to be true wasn't, and that the picture that you had of success - the sam...

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.

Don't Be Scared, It's Just Your Immune System

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.03.2014 | Healthy Living

Despite its ominous title, the immune system primer "Why You Are Still Alive" takes a friendly tone in describing how an army of cells mobilizes when ...

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.

Science Catches Up to What Authors Have Known Since the Age of Shakespeare: Writing Is Therapeutic

Lee Daniel Kravetz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lee Daniel Kravetz

Narcissism aside, there may be some very good reasons for people's natural urge to tell their personal stories.

What's for Lunch Can Tell Us About the Future

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Junk food lobbyists interested in reversing White House-backed nutritional standards for school lunch programs are banging the drum that it's "too restrictive" to feed kids healthy school lunches, and I say "Whaaa whaaa" -- I am not buying it, and neither should you.