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There Is Life After Lung Cancer | Posted 01.01.2012 | Fifty

Michelle Graff-Radford was 47 the first time she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The diagnosis stunned her. A non-smoker who taught 10 yoga and fit...

Girl Dies From Mysterious Illness, Community Pitches In

courier-journal | Posted 10.10.2011 | Impact

In her short life, Tabbatha Rhymer brought joy to her family and friends and pulled people together as they supported her during a mysterious and dead...

Lynne Peeples

Upward-Tick In Tick Infections: Discovery Of New Disease Highlights Another Risk Of Environmental Change | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green

If the rising risks of Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis or Babesiosis weren't reasons enough to take extra precautions while outdoors this summer -- and to ...

The Final Sketch of a Life

Katherine Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Katherine Dunn

When I went to help clean out my father's belongings, my mother casually showed me a small drawing he had done just two days before his death. I felt I had stumbled on to a hidden Picasso.

Medical Residents Should Be Considered Employees: Supreme Court

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that medical residents should be considered employees when it comes to collecting Social Security t...

A Screening 3 Times Better Than Mammograms?

Dr. Nalini Chilkov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Nalini Chilkov

If you are at high risk for breast cancer due to high breast density, you need to do more than have a mammogram to accomplish early breast cancer detection.

Some Doctors Question Medicare Program in Health Law

Todd Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Todd Baker

The health care overhaul is being hit with a new set of arguments, this time by doctors who suggest that a lnew Medicare program creates a potential threat to their autonomy and to patient care.

Democrats Move 2012 Convention to Metrodome

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In a move that took many political observers by surprise, the Democratic National Committee decided today to move its 2012 nominating convention to the recently collapsed Minneapolis Metrodome.

Under the Microscope: Are Innovation and Cost Control at Odds in Health Care?

Inder Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Major medical breakthroughs like the proton beam accelerator are helping to save lives. But are they better than other, less-expensive forms of technology that are more widely available?

Exercise Has Minor Effect On Weight Loss, According To Growing Body Of Research

The Observer | Emma John | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

More and more research in both the UK and the US is emerging to show that exercise has a negligible impact on weight loss. That tri-weekly commitment ...

Headstrong, Part I: My World Turned Upside Down

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

A little over three years ago, I was flying high. I was chief marketing officer at the ad agency JWT Worldwide. I'd been credited with popularizing th...

Mayo Clinic AZ CEO Talks About the Impact of New Law

Francine Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francine Hardaway

Medicare goes to everybody whether they need it or not, and that may have to change. No one wants to acknowledge that people with more money might have to pay something for Medicare in the future.

Do You Know the Signs of a Real Life Heart Attack, Not the Hollywood Version?

Barbara Ficarra | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra

When thinking about someone having a heart attack, it's easy to think about the classic Hollywood example: the person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath. But this version can be misleading.

FDA Considers Regulating Safety of Electronic Health Systems

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Fred Schulte and Emma SchwartzHuffington Post Investigative Fund Concerned about potential safety risks in health information technology, the U.S....

Top Hospitals Questioned In Electronic Health Records Probe

Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Fred Schulte and Emma Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A congressional inquiry into plans for spending billions of dollars in stimulus money on digital medical records is now questioning some of the nation...

A Holiday Focus on Inspirational Musician Tim Janis

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Yvonne R. Davis

Janis' music has been widely reported by many throughout the world to have healing qualities. Played in dozens of hospitals with the children and adults in cancer wards, patients and families swear to witnessing various miracles.

Healthy Cooking Tips From Mayo Clinic

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Healthy cooking doesn't mean you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in special cookware. Simply use standard cooking methods to prepare foods in healthy ways.

In The Public Interest: Senate Moderates Get it Right

Larry McNeely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry McNeely

Progressives continue to have real disputes with some of the Senate centrists. But some of those centrists' proffered amendments are serious attempts to hold down costs and they deserve support.

Mayo Clinic's Action Guide To Weight-Loss Barriers

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Identifying potential roadblocks and personal temptations is an important part of being successful in losing weight. It's important to have strategies ready to guide your response as problems arise.

Health Reform: Hold the Mayo

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

the relationship between low Medicare spending and the above average health outcomes seen at Mayo may simply be confounded by the nature of the patient population, which is healthier Read more at:

Ron Wyden: Health Reform's Missing Ingredient Is Choice

New York Times | Ron Wyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"MY guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition," President Obama said last week in an ad...

Release 0.9: Washing Health Care Clean

Esther Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Dyson

Just imagine that we paid for housecleaning the way we pay for health care -- by load of laundry, for example. And that homeowners weren't generally responsible for the costs. It would change everything.

Health-Care Reform: Common Sense Proposals Lawmakers Should Consider

Dr. Paul Toffel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Paul Toffel

My plan is to mandate that the 159 urban medical schools in the U.S. -- remembering that "school" is in their name -- be required to serve the population within their shadows.

The Impossible Dream: Can We Get Better Health Care for Less?

James Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Heffernan

Much of your waning support on health care can be blamed on -- or credited to -- right-wing Republicans, but I have to say, Mr. President, that part of the blame lies with you.

Sexual Abuse Takes Toll on Victims

Trish Kinney | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trish Kinney

The emotional stress of being a victim of sexual abuse may lead to physical illness such as fibromyalgia, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even cancer.