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For Optimal Health, Savor Your Life

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 07.16.2014 | Fifty
Michael Finkelstein, MD

In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.

Tiny Iowa County Takes on the King of Online Defamation

Bennet Kelley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

In Gunfight at the OK Corral, a U.S. Marshal from the prairie is called to Arizona to help his brother stand his ground against a band of cattle thiev...

Cancer Care in the US: The Achilles Heel of a Profit-Driven System

John Geyman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

As other countries have found many years ago, the government must become more involved in pricing and financing of health care services, together with a more rigorous process of assessing services based on scientific evidence, efficacy and cost-effectiveness.

The VA Scandal -- What Lessons Can We Draw?

John Geyman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

The V.A. scandal over access to care for our veterans is, of course, a betrayal of our government's debt to our veterans and a national disgrace that needs fixing on an urgent basis. Although we still don't know the full extent of the problems.

The Affordable Care Act: Not a Government Takeover But a Privatized Bonanza

John Geyman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
John Geyman

Though constantly attacked by the right as a government takeover, Obamacare is by no means a not-for-profit public program. Wall Street and investors recognize the potential for profits under the ACA.

Is It Alzheimer's?

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Many worried people can take comfort from the fact that a certain amount of age-related memory loss, especially of people's names -- that aggravating "it's on the tip of my tongue" feeling -- is normal and is not a warning sign of dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Mindful Parenting

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 11.17.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

What if we consider our role of parenting as an opportunity to not only raise happy, healthy children, but also to gain knowledge of ourselves and how we interact with the world?

Why Are So Many Boomer Babes Still Single?

Hope Gainer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Fifty
Hope Gainer

While sitting alone on a summer's day in sunny South Beach, I was pondering why so many great women I know are still single, including myself. And a few good men too. I am really referring more to the Baby Boomer generation. Of course, there are girls in their 20s, 30s and 40s who want to get married and probably will. But I am wondering why us boomer babes stayed single.

A Conflicted, Fractured Mental Health System: What to Do?

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Yes, meds are important. For instance, those that change the chemistry of the brain through use of serotonin can help one to feel better. But turning to this drug exclusively without talk therapy does not address what in an individual life may very likely be causing the depression.

O'Malley Signs Death Penalty Repeal

AP | BRIAN WITTE | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Opponents of capital punishment marked a milestone Thursday as Maryland became the first state south of the Mason-Dixon line to...

Why Everyone Deserves Palliative Care

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

The first principle of palliative medicine is to relieve the pain and other symptoms that burden people living with serious illness -- in short, to help people feel better.

How I Got My Groove Back In My 70s

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 02.22.2013 | Fifty
Molly Alexander Darden

Through discipline, persistence, a fantastic support team and the grace of Almighty God, I walk tall now (at 5 feet) with strength, stamina and -- most importantly -- the exhilaration of knowing that I can still joyously face life head on, whether the wind blows before me or behind me.

What Would You Trade To Own This?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.18.2012 | HuffPost Home

We've stumbled upon a lot of unusual items for sale but this one really made us stop in our tracks

What Your Gut Is Telling You

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

When I look back at all the biggest mistakes I've made in my life, I can clearly remember a moment when I consciously overrode what my gut was telli...

What You Don't Know About Strokes

Richard W. Besdine, M.D. | Posted 08.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard W. Besdine, M.D.

Contrary to popular wisdom, what you don't know can sometimes hurt you, and badly. For older adults in particular, this is true when it comes to stroke.

WATCH: Child Prodigy M.D. Graduates From U Of C

Posted 06.10.2012 | Chicago

The University of Chicago on Friday presented a diploma to 21-year-old Sho Yano, its youngest M.D. ever. Yano told the Chicago Sun-Times last week ...

21-Year-Old Prodigy To Become School's Youngest M.D. Ever

AP | Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO (Associated Press) -- A 21-year-old Chicago man who began college at age 9 and medical school three years later is about to become the younges...

What If It's Not Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | Posted 06.09.2012 | Home
Marie Marley

Approximately 5.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and many more are showing symptoms of it. A small number of them, such as Alicia, actually have something else.

Clear the Clutter: Organization Boosts Health and Vitality

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer, researcher, clinical practitioner, author, and lecturer As a holistic ...

The Silent Killer: Diabesity

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

One of every two of you have a deadly disease that's making you sick and will kill you, and 90 percent of you don't even know you have it.

Rawlings-Blake Wins Race For Baltimore Mayor

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

BALTIMORE — Incumbent Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has easily won Baltimore's mayoral election nearly two years after her predecessor stepped down e...

Maryland Alcohol Tax Distribution To Schools: A Political Process?

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.25.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The government transparency nonprofit group Maryland Reporter is alleging that rotten politics has played a role in how state alcohol ta...

Live or Die: Do We Care Anymore?

John Geyman | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business
John Geyman

We have had about a 75-year experiment with employer-sponsored health insurance, but its track record is one of continued decline over the last 30 years.

'Moral Hazard' In Health Care: Duplicity On Steroids

John Geyman | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics
John Geyman

When will logic, common sense, evidence and fairness take center stage for health policy makers and legislators? The way things are going could well be called legislative malpractice.

Myths and Misperceptions About Primary Care

John Geyman | Posted 10.22.2011 | Books
John Geyman

We are indebted to the late Dr. Barbara Starfield of the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health for this basic definition of the four pillars of primary care.