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A Love Letter To Your Teen Daughters

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Your moms worry that you may make bad choices that will follow you into adulthood. Here, through my lens and summarizing years of conversations with your moms, is what they actually want for you.

Living a Fantastic Life: Choose Wellness and Then Go For It!

Heather Martin | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Martin

Simple things like choosing to eat vegetables, getting your teeth cleaned and exercising can make a big difference in whether you regret or enjoy your life now, and in the years to come. They say you only live once, but even if you don't, wouldn't you rather live this one with the utmost of joy?

I On Beauty: Chapter 3 Surviving Challenges: Post 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

The one common element to all of these extraordinary recoveries was the person's positive state of mind, whereby nothing was going to get in their way or prevent them from returning to their previous lifestyles; which enabled them to pursue all of their goals, some of them even bigger and better than before.

Surviving Challenges After 50

Irene Michaels | Posted 08.27.2014 | Fifty
Irene Michaels

A few years ago I had an accident while on my horse, Marc, that resulted in a fractured femur in six places; I was unable to move and had to be transported in an ambulance.

Get A Grip: Handshake as Predictor of Longevity

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

The idea of assessing an individual by his handshake is nothing new. However recent research suggests that you may be able to judge much more than character.

Tips For Getting Back In Shape From An Olympic Champion, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has an interesting take on getting back in shape after overcoming many health obstacles in his own life. “Qu...

New Year's Resolutions: 6 Ways to Achieve Lasting Change

Robert Weiss | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert Weiss

Despite the burning desire for chocolate, extramarital sex, blackjack, cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, and the like that usually shows up somewhere arou...

Rescue a Pet and Let a Pet Rescue You

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.

What Your Emotional Health Has in Common With Cinderella

Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Guy Winch, Ph.D.

You can prioritize your emotional health as much as you do your physical and dental health. You can monitor your mood and self-esteem and take actions to boost them when they are low. And by doing these things, you can significantly boost your emotional wellness, your happiness and your overall life satisfaction.

Fourteen Year Old Amelia Scalies Sings Anti-Bullying Anthem

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Marcel Hidalgo

No matter how old you are, words are bullets. And learning how to protect the self from the bullets can become daunting.

The Only Advice You'll Need To Start Meditating

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Meditation isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda thing. I always recommend that you start somewhat loose. Commit without overcommitting or feeling like to you have to force it.

Your Body Is Talking. Are You Listening?

Neha Sangwan, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Neha Sangwan, M.D.

As the world becomes more and more connected, isn't it astonishing that many of us manage to stay current with the status updates of our 500-plus Facebook friends? Yet when was the last time you checked your body's status update? It's probably time to friend yourself.

The Wise Woman's Toolbox

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Here are tips that can apply to children as well as adults, and are helpful for living a more balanced life.

Dr. Nancy Snyderman With Marlo Thomas (WATCH)

Posted 08.12.2013 | MarloThomas

This week, I welcomed Chief Medical Editor for NBC News Dr. Nancy Snyderman back to Mondays With Marlo. I was so excited to ask Dr. Snyderman all of y...

Why Turning 60 Is Looking So Sweet

Lisa Meritz | Posted 10.03.2013 | Fifty
Lisa Meritz

This August I turn 60 and it's looking sweet. One of my friends, who just entered their sixth decade, tells me it's the first time she's struggling with age; but not me. Ironically the last birthday I fully embraced was 21.

Are We Old Yet?

Holly Robinson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Holly Robinson

"Are we old yet?" my husband asked the other night when neither of us could remember the name of a man we'd met recently. "Are we old yet?" I asked ...

Is Big Media Slowly Killing Our Children?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Children have no chance against this tsunami of unhealthy messages that drowns them in a torrent of poor eating and obesity. While your children are immersed in media, playing video games or surfing the web, they are being sedentary instead of physically active.

Stigmas Stunt Healing Process

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

When people get sick, they are advised to go see a doctor. When people want to lose weight, they are advised to go to a gym. However, when people are depressed, they are advised to let it pass.

5 Out-of-the-Box New Year's Resolutions for Parents of Teens

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.04.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Let's do something a little less boring and a little more fun this year with and for our teens. How about instead of resolving to scream less, to have more patience and to talk less negatively about their dads, we instead make resolutions that sound like fun?

Unknown, Unnoticed and Unreported: Recognizing Elderly Abuse

Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Daniel Reingold, M.S., J.D.

She felt scared and alone. She was ashamed and embarrassed for the actions of her son. Her health, which was stable weeks before, started to experience a systemic decline -- physically and mentally.

A Project a Day Saves My Sanity

Honey Seltzer | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Honey Seltzer

Keeping busy is the key to me for having a healthy productive life. I now give myself a project every day, and when it's over I relax. I don't have to report to anyone but myself. Sometimes my projects are simple, sometimes not so simple.

The Scary Health Issue That Boys Of Divorced Parents May Face

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For over three decades, scientists and clinicians have documented the effects of divorce on the psychological well-being of children.

Pain: A Path Forward

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
N. E. Marsden

When I was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, a strange feeling of gratitude flooded through me, along with sadness and fear. The many goals that had been all-important suddenly seemed trivial. At last, I gave myself "permission" to seek something greater.

The Meaning of Good Health

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

The choice to live our lives to the full measure of our potential in every aspect can only be made by each one of us and only for ourselves. But once we take ownership, there is a better chance that the accomplishments will last.

Spring Clean Your Life

Dr. Michelle Callahan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michelle Callahan

Maybe you've only thought about "spring cleaning" in terms of straightening up and clearing out your physical space, but what about applying that same principle to the less tangible aspects of your world?