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Health Workers Deliver First Aid to Protest Movements

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Movements are also discovering the connection between health and activism in another way, through medical workers joining the front lines to deploy their skills and their conviction.

A Preventative Lifestyle: Keeping Your Body Healthy (and Cancer-Free)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

My extensive research has given me the sense that even if we have a genetic predisposition to develop cancer, there are ways we can protect ourselves. It is my hope that you will find some great tips in this blog series that will help you to live a longer, healthier and more vital life.

6 Home Remedies To Soothe Cold And Flu Symptoms

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 01.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Missy Chase Lapine

There's a dizzying assortment of over-the-counter syrups and remedies that promise the world, but beware that most simply block the symptoms and do not cure the ailment.

New Health Care: Putting More Intelligence in Your Doctor's Hands

Dr. Martin Kohn | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Dr. Martin Kohn

Medicine has moved into the 21st century, but many aspects of health care have not. Why?

Insider Tips to Avoid Medical Bankruptcy

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Hillary St. Pierre

Medical-related debt does not go against your credit rating! Breathe a sigh of relief if you are hoping to purchase a car or home. Your medical information is protected by law.

Hug Me! I'm Vaccinated

Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Cara Santa Maria

Why, if a free flu vaccination is offered to you only steps from your desk, would you opt not to partake? It's time to cut down the myths.

Mapping the NIH's leadership DNA

Tom Fox | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

"One of my challenges is to make sure that the message about the sustainability and future promise of biomedical research is coming across, even if we have to tighten our belts right now."

The Diagnosing and Drugging of 'ADHD' Children -- An American Tragedy Worsens

Dr. Peter Breggin | Posted 10.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Breggin

The diagnosing of millions of children with ADHD in order to medicate them with stimulants and other psychoactive chemicals is an American tragedy, growing into a worldwide catastrophe.

What We Know and Don't Know

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

Patients must be alert to the risks associated with actions based on conclusions that may have been arrived at as a result of incomplete or inaccurate information.

Eat Your Medicine: Food As Pharmacology

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

What you put at the end of your fork is more powerful medicine than anything you will find at the bottom of a pill bottle. Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease.

Street Medicine: Making House Calls to People Without Homes

Mark Horvath | Posted 12.17.2011 | Impact
Mark Horvath

During last year's road trip I was honored to be introduced to two great men, Robert Egger of DC Central Kitchen and James S. Withers, M.D. of Operati...

Discussing Med Student Problems With @MedStudentProbl

Priya Malhotra | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
Priya Malhotra

Despite my studying-induced bouts of psychosis, I do take comfort in the fact that I'm not alone on this stressful (but rewarding) journey. Case in point: @MedStudentProbl.

Celebrity Journalism: A Heads-Up Guide to Talking Heads

Charlie Carillo | Posted 12.10.2011 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Just who are all those loud, irritating "talking heads" you see and hear giving soundbites on celebrity news shows? Here's a question-and-answer guide to set you straight!

Inspiration and Child-Like Innocence: Are We Allowed?

Denise Lumiere | Posted 12.07.2011 | Parents
Denise Lumiere

What if we really allowed ourselves to enjoy life, to laugh more -- and to see more inspirational movies? What if we took some time off, even if it is just two hours to enjoy a children's movie? What could be wrong with that?

Aging HIV/AIDS Patients Face New Challenges

sunherald.com | ANDREA K. WALKER | Posted 12.01.2011 | Fifty

BALTIMORE -- When Malcolm Coley was diagnosed with HIV, he began preparing to die. The Baltimore man, a former heroin user who suspects he contract...

Frightening Fact Of The Day: How Many Geriatricians Are There For Every 10,000 Boomers?

Posted 11.19.2011 | Fifty

One -- that's exactly how many geriatricians there are for every 10,000 baby boomers. That's particularly disturbing considering that, as the firs...

Medicine And The Media

Bruce A. Barron | Posted 11.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce A. Barron

The idea that extraordinarily large sums of money are spent bringing to your attention a product you can get only by convincing an intermediary -- your doctor -- to write a prescription is cause for concern.

I'm With Stupid: If You Don't Laugh at This You Could Die

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.16.2011 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I find myself in a bit of an ironic situation this week. On the one hand, I have the pleasure of reporting that it turns out laughter really is the be...

Prepare Yourself In Case Of Emergency

Suzy Cohen, R.Ph. | Posted 10.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzy Cohen, R.Ph.

Climate-related disasters give us little or no time to think about our medications, because we are focused on protecting our family, the property and staying safe.

Where Is Our iCloud for Medicine?

Max Lugavere | Posted 10.25.2011 | Technology
Max Lugavere

Why are medical records -- simultaneously one of the most powerful resources and biggest sources of frustration for anyone trying to get a whole-systems view of their health -- stuck in the analog and disorganized at best?

House GOP Revives Global War on Women's Health With "Gag Rule"

Michelle Chen | Posted 10.07.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

While Congress was playing fiscal roulette last month, House Republicans quietly advanced their attack on reproductive choice, too.

U.S. Cities Spending The Most On Health Care

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

In a country with a seemingly endless rise in medical costs, figuring out why certain cities are particularly prone to spending more on health care ca...

How Touch Can Rewire A Baby's Brain

Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane G. Goldberg, Ph.D.

We should think of the skin as an external brain, exquisitely sensitive to stimulation. When we stimulate the skin through touch, we stimulate brain development.

Catherine Pearson

Report Links Meat-Eating To Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new report released Monday claims the science is clear: Eating too much meat is bad for your health. The so-called Meat Eater's Guide, compiled ...

WATCH: Is It Possible to Cure Aging?

Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living

The first person to reach age 150 may have already been born, according to one British scientist. And the first person to live to be 1,000 years o...