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WATCH: The 3 Essential Things Every Mother-To-Be Needs

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.08.2014 | Impact

Ensconced in the safety of the developed world, it's easy to forget just how fraught childbirth can be in other parts of the globe. Meg Wirth is th...

For Sarai Sierra and Solo Travel

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Travel
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

For me, traveling alone is far better than dying a slow death of desperation or frustration. Of course, as women we need to take important steps to make sure that where we go is safe and others can easily contact us.

Preventing Impaired Driving During the Holidays

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Sometimes it seems as if holiday celebrations and booze are inexorably intertwined, that seasonal parties and alcohol go together like milk and cookies and Santa and his sleigh.

Chiropractic Manipulation Can Cause a Stroke

Richard C. Senelick, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Richard C. Senelick, M.D.

The word "stroke" conjures images of a bolt out of the blue. No one ever imagines that they will have a stroke, much less that it might happen as a result of a chiropractic treatment for neck pain -- but it does.

5 Hidden Dangers At The Gym

Ben Greenfield | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Greenfield

Similar to a hospital, you'd expect the gym to be a healthy and safe place. But also similar to a hospital, gyms can have lurking, hidden dangers that leave you injured or sick if you're not careful.

The Daily Balancing Act

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 10.16.2012 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I now maintain ultra-vigilant status during grocery excursions. I absolutely, positively do not want to meet my end in the produce aisle.

One Excellent Reason for Not Keeping Your Diabetes a Secret

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

I can think of at least several good reasons for not keeping your diabetes a secret. It is usually a good idea to let at least a few of your close friends and/or colleagues that you see on a regular basis know you have diabetes.

A Model for Personal Responsibility of Health

Marc B. Levin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Marc B. Levin

Empowerment grows from an awareness that there are actions we can take, choices we can make, and ways we can relate to life that promote our own health, wellness, and well-being.

How Active Should We Be in Our Own Medical Care?

Erin Smith | Posted 06.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Erin Smith

Be a thinking, active, participating person in your family's health care. Do your homework. Trust your gut instinct. Ask questions, even if you feel uncomfortable doing so.

Top Priority: Keep Obama safe

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Francis

The United States cannot afford to take any risks. President Obama, and his family, must live in a bubble all their days in office. Handshaking, baby-kissing and plunging into crowds must be forbidden.

In Violent Times, Sixth Sense is the Best Offense

Zondra Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zondra Hughes

I have watched the Hudson tragedy coverage evolve from shock and horror to blame. Let's end the blame game here. Let's begin a proactive and preventive conversation instead.