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How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

It Is So Obvious That You Work the Hospital Night-Shift

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

When we secretly identified your friendship with phrases such as "small doses" and "could go either way," we certainly did not imply a willingness to rid you from our circle of friends, only to see you figuratively and literally slip into the night.

Is This Why We Believe In Medical Conspiracy Theories?

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living

The idea of conspiracy theories may sound ridiculous to some, but it turns out they're more popular than you thought. A study conducted by Univers...

Perils of Fire Fighting: Too Much Heat and Too Little Light

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We just got a bracing dose of this reality in a report issued by the CDC. The rate of overweight and obesity is higher among fire fighters -- at 70 percent -- than the general population.

Kick the Therapy Couch to the Curb

Leigh Weinraub | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weinraub

Our bodies instinctively know how to self-heal, and if we give them half a chance, they can heal our minds as well. So lace up your shoes, kick the therapy couch to the curb, and let the momentum of a walk carry you forward into the change you crave.

Passion and Profession: An Intersection

Chetna Singh | Posted 09.09.2014 | Arts
Chetna Singh

I felt there was a void in my very full life and I needed to do something about it. I was convinced it could only be filled with exercising the submissive creative half and having it play a more dominant role in my life.

Chiropractic: Is it Nature, Medicine or Religion?

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

Many people assume that chiropractic has always been a non-religious health care option much like modern medicine but less interventionist and more na...

The Pharmacologics of Exercise: Yes, Exercise Is Medicine!

Nicholas DiNubile, MD | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicholas DiNubile, MD

As health care is reformed in the United States, comprehensive strategies must be included to encourage more individuals of all ages to incorporate exercise into their daily routines, a cornerstone of personal health care reform.

The Line Between Diagnosis And Denial

K.K. Goldberg | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
K.K. Goldberg

Taking my fraternal twin boys to a doctor is about as reassuring as standing in line for the TSA checkpoint. Both modern medicine and air travel are costly privileges that involve long waits, bodily discomfort, and psychological angst.

WATCH: Getting Ahead Of The Curve -- The Case For Prevention

Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 2:40 - 3:40pm and 4:40 - 5:40pm EST. The problem with prevention is that when it works, no one really notices. Although perhaps not a...

Dare to Be 100: Exercise as Rheostat

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 08.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

I am a lifelong fervent advocate for the intrinsic value of physical fitness for the world's biggest health challenges, globesity and aging. I always ...

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Breaking It Down: Gluten Sensitivity

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Until more robust research is published on the topic, it is important for both patients with suspected gluten intolerance and their physicians to focus on the established workup and evidence for these symptoms while respecting the current uncertainty regarding gluten sensitivity.

Many Doctors Don't Support Life Support When It Comes to Themselves

Eric J. Hall | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

A recent study of more than a thousand doctors, published in the medical journal Plos One, found that almost ninety percent of young doctors wouldn't want to receive CPR or cardiac life support if they were terminally ill and their heart or breathing stopped.

Obituary: The Passing of the Physician Healer

Barry Boyd, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Boyd, M.D.

It is with the deepest regret that we announce the passing of the physician healer. While there was no exact date provided, it was believed that his d...

Back to the Future of My MD (Pt. I)

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Sanjeev K. Sriram

We're the newest recruits to join the age-old struggles against the violence of apathy and ignorance. While we can expect to venture into new areas of knowledge, and we may be the first to confront new illnesses, these forces of violence will be at work, and they are anything but new.

How the Psychology of Performance Really Works

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

A fundamental question I have been exploring in the 30 years that I have been working in the field of performance psychology is: What does it take to ...

Grey's Anatomy, What Are You Trying to Tell Us About Working Mothers?

Nimati Emam | Posted 08.09.2014 | TV
Nimati Emam

This season of Grey's Anatomy left me feeling disappointed on behalf of all the successful women I know.

Will Procrastinate for Pastrami

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Go ahead, eat more meat, butter and cheese. Let me know how it turns out for you. I certainly won't be joining you, despite the current popularity of the proposition.

Brace Yourself, Here Come The Doctors

Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mikkael A. Sekeres, M.D., M.S.

On July 1 across America, recent medical school graduates will engage in an activity that will be altogether new, and probably terrifying. Should those of us who might be on the receiving end of this rite of passage be worried?

Dr. Peter Sheehan: A Physician's Farewell

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Keep blazing, my friend, I have been thinking of late, keep blazing in your blue and white finery, in your crisp Southern creases, and always, we say to you dear Peter, keep us each for ever in your golden, gorgeous beam.

Body Parts and Skin in the Game

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those of us hoping for health need our kids as much as they need us. In unity there is strength, after all. A family that eats well together has no junk food in the house in the first place.

Stacy R. Nigliazzo and the Scissored Moon

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Stacy R. Nigliazzo is an emergency room nurse. Her debut poetry collection Scissored Moon was released by Press 53 last fall, and has been named a finalist for the 2013 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book (Jacar Press) and the 2014 Texas Institute of Letters First Book Award.

Assault on Science

David H. Newman, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Science
David H. Newman, M.D.

"Will it help me live longer?" When patients ponder the lifetime commitment to a statin drug, this is the question they ask. But a very public controversy in the scientific community has recently diverted attention from this central question -- and that just might be on purpose.

CrossFit Bashers, Can You Be More Constructive?

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

For all of the CF bashers out there, I am not bashing you, but asking you not to put something down that offers a solution for many people to get off their butts, and instead, help me encourage people to take responsibility for their own health, more educated, mindful and smart.