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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...

"Damascus Doctors" Go Underground To Treat Syria's Demonstrators In Secret (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted 09.06.2011 | World

A network of Syrian medical workers calling themselves the "Damascus doctors" has been operating in secret locations to treat injured demonstrators. ...

Proposed Circumcision Ban Is Bad For Religion And Medicine

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Most American Jews and Muslims are circumcised for religious reasons, and as many as three quarters of all American males are circumcised medically. Clearly not everyone is listening to circumcision's detractors.

Why Gila Monster Spit Could Be Worth a Billion Dollars

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

This venomous lizard harbors a billion dollar secret: a special protein in his saliva and tail. That protein is highly effective in treatment for type 2 diabetes.

The Berlin Heart: 7-Year-Old Undergoes Groundbreaking Heart Treatment

Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact

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Watch: U.S. Soldier Re-Grows Leg

Posted 08.20.2011 | Healthy Living

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Watch: Vaccine Summit Raises $4.3 Billion

Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact

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Medicaid: A Lifeline Under Attack

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

Instead of trying to improve health care and help those in need, some are debating ways to take the lifeline of Medicaid away from seniors, the disabled, low-income adults and children. That's a prescription for disaster.

PHOTOS: Art By The Late Dr. Jack Kevorkian

Posted 08.03.2011 | Arts

Dr. Jack Kevorkian is famous for his beliefs on physician-assisted suicide and his subsequent trial and incarceration. He is less known, however, for ...

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.