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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.

Bitter Medicine: Islamist Extremism at the Bedside

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Qanta Ahmed, MD

While we soothe ourselves chasing elusive phantoms in the hurt-lockers of the Hindu Kush, battle lines are being redrawn in the Detol-scented hospital corridors of privileged Western Europe.

Doctors Testing Warm, Beating Hearts In Transplant

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — Andrea Ybarra's donated heart was beating rhythmically by the time she awoke from the grogginess of her surgery. Lub-dub. Lub-dub...

6 Things Your Doctor Should Never Say (PHOTOS)

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

You would think that after 35 years of being in practice and having made the same mistake before, I would know better. It may be why they call it medi...

Haiti: The Land of Hurt and Healing

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

I am back from a recent trip to Haiti. Haiti is a land of healing and hurt, openness and oppression, cooperation and competition, restoration and resi...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Dr. Alwyn Cohall, Harlem Health Advocate

The Huffington Post | Dominique Fenton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Today we're interviewing Dr. Alwyn Cohall, a trained pediatrician who has dedicated his career to the health of the children of Harlem. Dr. Cohall is ...

The Dead and the Living

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

Formal guidelines would make clearer the extent of the disaster caused by working in the clouds of dust after the World Trade Center attack. This is a plea for medicine and science to step in.

Ariel Sharon Home Return Planned Nearly 5 Years After Stroke

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nearly five years after he suffered a near-fatal stroke, former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon may finally be returned from the hospital to be cared for...

What Should We Call People with Mental Illness?

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Like ''diabetics,'' ''alcoholics,'' and epileptics,'' ''schizophrenics'' can usefully indicate a group of people with a common condition, and some individuals with schizophrenia refer to themselves this way.

When the Cure Is Worse Than the Disease

Donna Flagg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Donna Flagg

Almost everyone I know is on one kind of prescription drug or another. And what's worse is that an awful lot of them have been brainwashed into thinking that these pills hold the key to a healthy and happy life.

Get Good Enough as Voters

Jane-Howard Hammerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane-Howard Hammerstein

I watched as many interviews/speeches of winners and losers as I could. I found some as dim and unconnected as those who elected them, some made me tr...