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Surrealists, Responsive Architecture & Mormons: Highlights This Week

Posted 07.27.2011 | Arts

It's never a dull moment on HuffPost Arts. This week we've featured everything from tree hotels high in the sky to art healing ministries which promis...

An RX for Better Treatment of LGBT Patients

Dr. Edward S. Goldberg | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Edward S. Goldberg

As health care providers, we must open the door to allow all patients to express their identity. In order for providers to provide competent care, they must know whether patients are straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

This Reef May Save Your Life

M. Sanjayan | Posted 07.24.2011 | Green
M. Sanjayan

In an era of spiraling health care costs, nature's most promising pharmacy is the only thing that is still free. We ought to take better care of it.

Is Living With Illness Choosing to Give In?

Lisa Copen | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Copen

If you live with a chronic illness, only you are capable of making the wisest choice possible based on many factors. If you love someone with an illness, be cautious in sharing your opinion about his or her decisions.

Is Laughter the Best Medicine?

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Are humor and laughter beneficial to health and well-being? A number of studies have investigated the effects of humor and laughter on both physical and psychological health.

Desperate Americans Buy Kidneys From Peru Poor In Fatal Trade

Bloomberg News | Michael Smith | Posted 07.12.2011 | World

Luis Picado's mother remembers the day her son thought he had won the lottery. He came home to their tin-roofed cinder-block house in a Managua, Nicar...

Marcus Baram

Big Pharma's Role In Overmedicating Nursing Home Patients Noted In Government Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.10.2011 | Home

Welcome to "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. Though the...

When Medical Residents Don't Get Enough Sleep

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

As a frequent flier, I wince at every story of an inattentive air traffic controller. A parallel dilemma related to the working hours of medical residents is playing out at lower altitudes.

Medical Documentarians: Putting A Human Face on the Search for a Cure

George Heymont | Posted 05.28.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Back in the early 1980s, when AIDS was making its first cruel advances through the population, many of us felt an overwhelming sense of hopelessness a...

Katie Couric Goes All The Way For Cancer Awareness

Aol News | Posted 05.28.2011 | Home

In her quest to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric undergoes a colonoscopy, to show that its not as bad as you...

The 5 Best Get-Better Foods

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

When you're feeling under the weather, and with the weather supposedly changing from winter to spring, that's likely, there's nothing like home-cooked...

Willful Blindness: Money Changes The Way Doctors Think

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Margaret Heffernan

Ring sees that money blinds us to what is good for patients, what is good for healthcare. But it is a kind of willful blindness too to imagine that this isn't true. We may wish our physicians to be saints. But we need to understand that they're human.

S.J. Perelman, Humorist, Cardiology a Specialty

Stephen J. Gertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Stephen J. Gertz

So, you wake up at 12:20 AM in a sweat, dizzy, pressure in your chest. You've been here before, twenty-one years ago, when you were thirty-eight: you ...

Finding Medicine In Your Kitchen Cupboard

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

Sometimes, with my own clients, I prescribe a similar strategy for dealing with stress eating. There isn't a pill or a medication. Instead, there are certain foods that can help reduce emotional eating. Yes. It's ironic that food can prevent overeating.

Feeling Good? Don't Let A Doctor Overdiagnose You!

Charles Alexander | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Charles Alexander

Because the standards have changed, millions have people have gone on medication for life. Shouldn't we applaud this as a wise and cautious policy? Maybe not. As the authors of Overdiagnosed point out, the milder the condition the less benefit you are likely to receive from treatment.

Modern Medicine: Healing or Stealing?

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

I am as certain as I can be of anything in this fallen world that my father did not go into medicine to get rich or famous; now it's a different story.

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Is There a Vaccine Against Fear? What You Need to Know About Medicine in the Media

Judith Acosta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judith Acosta

The only real virus we need to pay attention to is the virus of fear being seeded on every form of media.

Want a Gun? Get a Prescription!

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

Gun-ownership stands out as one of the only areas in which we do not screen for a public threat before approving a potentially lethal activity. Increasing barriers to gun possession for the mentally ill will save lives.

It's Time to Call Their Bluff: "Defensive Medicine" Is a Fraud

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joanne Doroshow

Even when you remove litigation as a factor, the extent of tests and procedures that are ordered do not change. Enacting "tort reform" will continue to fail as a solution to this country's health care problems.

The Illness Profit System and National Security, Part Two

Stephan A. Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephan A. Schwartz

Science depends on properly executed studies accurately reported in an unbiased way. It is the fundamental code of all experimental research.

Medical Book Examines Mainstream Doctors' Interest In Folk Remedies

Life/Travel: Health | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One of the latest signs of how seriously such treatments are being taken is the new Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies (Time Inc. Home Entertainment, $...

At Christmas and Beyond: Trees Keep on Giving

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

It is indeed appropriate that the most recognized and celebrated day of the year, Christmas, is also focused around trees. That's because trees are truly remarkable.

EXHIBITION SPOTLIGHT: Art And Science Collide In Frank H. Netter's Medical Illustrations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Frank H. Netter, MD WHAT: Frank H. Netter, MD, Michelangelo of Medicine WHEN: November 23, 2010 - February 27, 2011 WHERE: Morris Museum 6 Nor...

We're All Nerds Here

Taylor Nunley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Taylor Nunley

The National Student Leadership Conference regardless of the place, regardless of the subject (law, medicine, theater, etc.), is the best experience any of us could've ever asked for.