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Know Your Risk: Breast Cancer, Family History and Testing BRCA Negative

Samantha Golkin | Posted 09.07.2014 | Women
Samantha Golkin

It was knowing my risks and being vigilant that saved me from the spread of breast cancer, saved me from extensive treatments and saved my life.

My Cousin's Inspirational Journey With Breast Cancer

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When my cousin Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer, she approached it with a skier's mentality. She knew it would be an uphill battle with bumps along the way. And, although downhill is a good thing to a skier, she looked forward to the next pinnacle in her life.

How Transcendental Meditation Helped Me Through a Traumatic Experience

Harper Spero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Harper Spero

In October 2013, my company produced a panel discussion for the David Lynch Foundation to encourage women to meditate and the reminder and importance ...

Hypnosis for the Hospital: The Evidence Is in on Patient Comfort

Larry Burk, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Larry Burk, M.D.

Have you ever been anxious about undergoing a stressful medical procedure such as a mammogram or MRI scan, or something even more painful such as a br...

Facing Fierce Fears

Edie Weinstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As a medical social worker, I have witnessed both in my patients and clients. I saw my parents take a downhill slide as they aged, even though they did so with grace. I have a difficult time allowing myself to be taken care of, since my role has long been that of caregiver. As I face my fears, they become less fierce.

There's a Second Tragedy in the Jahi McMath Story

Today's Mama | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Today's Mama

It was loud. And tight. His sobbing eyes locked onto mine for six minutes as I lay over him and tried to smile. I told him everything was going to be OK.

MRI Back Scans Do Not Predict if You Need Surgery

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

Despite changes in technology and fancy titanium screws, plates and cages, the overall results of surgery have not significantly improved over the last few decades. This over-prescription of surgery is a huge problem.

21st Century Innovation

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 12.14.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

The brain is reshaping itself and reinforcing what it knows, perhaps at the expense of what is new and novel. Along these well-trodden paths, brain structure serves to link learning to behavior in predictable ways. Sadly, these tendencies also inhibit innovation.

Scientists Say We May All Have This 'Sixth Sense'

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science

Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, ne...

My Weekend as a Diabetic

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Lev Raphael

I wish my dermatologist had originally said something a little less specific like, "Let's do a blood test to see if we can figure out what the problem is" or something equally general. I might have then assumed it was a vitamin or mineral deficiency. But that word, diabetes, triggered panic.

Can Brain Scans Diagnose Mental Illnesses?

| Simon Makin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

One common complaint about psychiatry is its subjective nature: it lacks definitive tests for many diseases. So the idea of diagnosing disorders usi...

This Future Blood Test Could Track MS

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Mollie Bloudoff-Indelicato A blood test could one day provide a fast, inexpensive way for multiple sclerosis patients to assess the effectiven...

'Who Are You To Judge Me For It?'

Eva Moon | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Eva Moon

Who is the real you? The happy, focused, vital woman who made the drastic choice to "mutilate herself" and then move on? Or the physically intact, "natural" woman who lives in dread of the next round of surveillance?

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

The Electric Monks

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

There is an ongoing debate regarding the value of meditative practices in the scientific community. But while folks like Holiness the Dalai Lama are meditating, scientists are studying brain activity.

WATCH: Who Knew MRIs Could Be This Beautiful?

Posted 01.31.2013 | Arts

London-based singer Sivu has taken music videos to a whole new level, filming his debut project entirely from the inside of an MRI (Magnetic Resonance...

Incredible Video Of Twins Fighting In Womb

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.04.2012 | Parents

"It's my womb!" "No, it's my womb!" Siblings apparently are never too young to be rivals, a video taken from a new high-clarity MRI scan shows. ...

Has Breast Cancer Activism Gone Too Far?

Barron H. Lerner | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Barron H. Lerner

Ms. Cappello's story is compelling. She is one of a long history of breast cancer activists who have challenged the status quo. But in my opinion, using individual cases to dictate health policy is a dangerous precedent.

PHOTOS: Awesome MRI Scans Of Food

Posted 10.02.2012 | Home

Andy Ellison is an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School. He started posting MRI scans to Reddit, and then created the blog Inside Insi...

20 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Closed MRIs

Josephine Bila | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Josephine Bila

Most people hate closed MRIs. I used to be the same way until I decided to challenge my thoughts about them. What I found is if I allow my inner child and imagination to come forward, my spirits become lifted as a reward.

WATCH: First-Ever MRI Of Live Birth

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.27.2012 | Science

There is now a whole new way to see the "Miracle of Life." In an effort to study how the fetus and the mother's pelvis interact during birth, resea...

Let's Revolutionize Prostate Cancer

Philip Lee Miller | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Philip Lee Miller

The time for a new approach for men and prostate cancer screening has now come. But you must be persistent and seek a new course.

New Study Demystifies Neuroscience's Most Celebrated Case

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.18.2012 | Science

It's easy enough to understand the ghastly accident that befell poor Phineas Gage in Cavendish, Vermont on Sept. 13, 1848: the 25-year-old railroad wo...

The 10 Hardest-Working Towns In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business

With relatively few Americans in the workforce, those who do have a job are working harder than ever these days. But which city’s got its nose press...

Leah And Corey Worry While Ali Gets An MRI On 'Teen Mom 2'

Posted 02.20.2012 | TV

There's nothing more terrifying as a parent than having to take your child to the hospital. For Corey Simms and Leah Messer on "Teen Mom 2" (Tue., 10 ...