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Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt for Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The injury often occurs when runners bump up their mileage too quickly, introduce speed sessions or sprints, or suffer a fall that directly injures the piriformis muscle. This is an injury that can sideline runners for weeks or months at a time.

A Cost-Effective Way to Provide Healing in the Places That Need It Most

Danielle Zurovcik | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Danielle Zurovcik

I arrived at a limb-saving solution ... a solution to replace multi-thousand dollar, negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) devices with a multi-dollar, simplified negative pressure wound therapy (sNPWT) device, called the Wound-Pump.

Bernie Sanders: We Need To Do Everything We Can To Care Of Our Vets

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) spoke to Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Tuesday about the ongoing investigation into the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sand...

After the 'Guffaw' -- The Serious Face of Visible Trauma

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Some of you correctly noted that there really is nothing funny about trauma to the face and head. There was a tangential point to make about our societal idiocy when it comes to quick-fix-weight-loss-by-any-means, and I made it. But then what? What comes after the... "guffaw"?

The Worst Sports Injuries (And How To Avoid Them)

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Taylor Kubota for Men's Journal Sports injuries happen to everyone -- and we usually recover eventually. But sometimes the risk of re-injury inc...

Why You Should Get 'Hip' to Yoga Injuries

Dr. Joseph Horrigan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Joseph Horrigan

Those who practice yoga need to realize that our differing anatomies mean every yoga position is not for every person. Injuries may be reduced considerably if both instructors and students are more patient in pushing the body's physical limits.

Why the Insane Danger of Posting on Craigslist Hit Way Too Close to Home for Me

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 03.19.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Beware everyone. There are truly evil people out there waiting to harm others for merchandise. In many cases, there is little value for human life in the pursuit of money or things. Keep this knowledge with you as you post on sites like Craigslist. So stay safe.

Be Less Stupid: Don't Die While Driving

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

For the first time since 2005, the number of highway deaths rose year over year, according to the Dept. of Transportation. In 2012, there were 33,56...

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

Crash Course

Adam C. Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Adam C. Levine

According to the World Health Organization, nearly one in ten deaths worldwide are due to injuries, which now kill more than 5 million people each day -- more than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.

It's Not Rocket Science

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation's gun violence epidemic is not inevitable. Scholars must be allowed to do the desperately needed scientific research that will help parents, policymakers and the public determine how we can all work together to stop it.

CrossFit's Dirty Little Secret

Eric Robertson | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Robertson

Please allow me to introduce you to Uncle Rhabdo, CrossFit's unofficial and disturbing mascot. Uncle Rhabdo is a cartoon commonly referenced in CrossFit literature and representative of a troubling trend among CrossFitters.

WATCH: 9/11 Responder's Foundation Still Helps Relief Workers

HooplaHa | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News
HooplaHa

While volunteering during the cleanup of 9/11, 8,000 pounds of steel crushed John Feal's foot. He ended up starting the FealGood Foundation, a nonprof...

Appliance Recalls: Understanding Their Importance

Steve Ash | Posted 10.28.2013 | HuffPost Home
Steve Ash

My experience working in the appliance industry has taught me that when appliances and other products are recalled, homeowners need to take quick action and deal with it as soon as possible.

Backpack And Book Bag Safety Rules

Jay Lipoff, D.C. | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Lipoff, D.C.

Have you seen the amount of homework kids have and the size of their book bags? I've gone through some of the most recent research and ideas on backpack safety for kids, as well as the treatment for injuries related to carrying these heavy bags.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

Stretch It Out! 5 Yoga Poses For Runners

David Magone | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
David Magone

It's important to stretch after you run in order to reduce muscular tension and maintain a healthy degree of overall mobility. The next time you head out for a jog, take five minutes to integrate these four yoga stretches into your post-run cool down routine to keep your body functioning right!

The Pain in My Neck

Martin Marks | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Martin Marks

For reasons I could not explain in 10,000 words or less, I moved to a small town on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, for three months or more, to determine how I begin with all of this that has happened, and to wait for this story of the pain in my neck to resolve.

New York Yankees: Can the Yankees Still Win in 2013?

Ben Shapiro | Posted 05.07.2013 | Sports
Ben Shapiro

The Yankees appear primed to get off to a poor start this season, but that doesn't mean they can't come back and become a contender, or even a playoff team.

White House Inaction on Silica Is Deadly for Workers

Richard Trumka | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Richard Trumka

The delay in job safety protections for silica is inexcusable and heartless. It's time for industry opponents to stand down and time for the White House to stand up for working men and women.

The San Francisco 49ers Stretch -- Should You?

Estelle Underwood | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Estelle Underwood

As a trainer devoted to regular stretching during workouts, I was thrilled to read that the 49ers' workout format is similar to the workout format I use with my clients. In both scenarios, no one begins lifting weights until they have done a cardio warm up to get blood flow to the muscles.

Lockout? What Lockout?

Terry Lyons | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

The lockout is in the rear view. That's official. That's a fact. Done. Finee. Kaput. You can bet your Tuuka Rask on it.

10 Tips For Safer Exercise

Abby Sims | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Abby Sims

Fine-tune exercise accordingly so that while your program remains challenging, you avoid overdoing it. Set yourself up for success by establishing a routine that works for you and that includes proper nutrition, adequate rest and sufficient water intake.

The Massive Human and Moral Cost of Gun Violence

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The heartrending massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and six educators in Newtown, Conn., has galvanized public attention once again after a mass shooting. But the killing of children by gun violence is not new. In 2013, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King's birthday and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the dream of our gun-slain prophet of nonviolence, let us truly hear and follow rather than just celebrate him. Now is the time to free ourselves from the plague of gun violence which has taken over 1.3 million American lives since Dr. King and Robert Kennedy's assassinations in 1968. This is twice the loss of life than all American battle casualties in all the major wars we have fought since our nation began.

Fearless 'Push Girl' Tiphany Adams: 'It's Okay To Be Vulnerable'

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living

On October 15, 2000, Tiphany Adams, then a high-school senior in Northern California, was a passenger in a car that was hit head-on by a drunk driver ...