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Preventative Medicine

Jeffrey Young

How Obamacare Tries To Make Us Healthier, One Community At A Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's health care reform law will spend more than $1 trillion over the next decade to extend health coverage to millions of people ...

Can Group Visits Save Preventative Medicine?

James Maskell | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
James Maskell

Dr. Charlap's experiment in Florida may have failed, but if we can learn from his mistakes and adapt to and innovate within the medical system we have now, it seems like a sustainable model for preventative medicine might close at hand.

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country...

Are Oreos Addictive?

Leo Brown | Posted 10.20.2013 | Taste
Leo Brown

As a nation, our eating habits are out of control. Instead of fixating on the latest study, we need to reject the status quo, vote with our grocery dollars, and call for the government to reallocate public funds to stem the spread of cheap junk.

Using Data to Predict Your Future Health

Cynthia Rudin | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Cynthia Rudin

Have you ever gone on a trip and unexpectedly found yourself in need of medical care? What if your condition could have been predicted? Better yet, what if you already had the medicine needed to treat that condition in your luggage?

Avoiding a Health Care Bubble

Ralph Snyderman, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Ralph Snyderman, M.D.

The recent jobs report from the Department of Labor raises an important question: Is the expansion within the health care industry a good thing for our economy and nation, or is it an emerging bubble that will inevitably burst?

Is Cancer Ready For A Turnaround?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Cancer seems to be heading in a new direction. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control issued a report indicating that two-thirds of cancer cases may be preventable.

Why Prevention Is In Peril

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

As I write this, the Prevention Fund is about to undergo -- or has just undergone -- a $5 billion amputation. For those of us dedicated to disease prevention and health promotion, this is a very cruel cut indeed.

Catherine Pearson

Report Links Meat-Eating To Disease

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A new report released Monday claims the science is clear: Eating too much meat is bad for your health. The so-called Meat Eater's Guide, compiled ...

Catherine Pearson

Does The UK Lag Behind The US In Integrative Medicine?

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2011 | Healthy Living

In spite of recent cuts to publicly funded advertising campaigns, the UK has led the charge in effective public health campaigns aimed at promoting pr...

Cancer Is a Preventable Disease -- So Why Don't We Prevent It?

Thomas Goetz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Goetz

Cancer is perhaps the most frightening of all diseases we face. And the thing is, it's very often entirely preventable. If we simply made some different decisions, earlier, many cancers would never happen.

Integrating an Ounce of Prevention

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

In recent years, a new and intriguing concept has emerged in the prevention and treatment of chronic illness: the health coach.

Ginkgo Biloba And Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Ginkgo stimulates neurogenesis in the brains of mice that have been genetically altered to develop amyloid plaques in their brains very similar to those that develop in people with Alzheimer's.

The "Food Hormone" Leptin, And Alzheimer's Disease

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

For a number of years there has been evidence that leptin, a hormone involved in the regulation of appetite and fat metabolism in the body, might play a role in preventing Alzheimer's Disease.

A Cure For Cancer? Eating A Plant-Based Diet

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

Traditional doctors are so focused on the use of targeted therapies that they refuse to even acknowledge the use of therapies like nutrition and are loathe to even want to do proper research in this area.

Taking Care of Our Health and Our Healthcare

Lissa Coffey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

The kinds of changes that the insurance companies are proposing just might make things worse instead of better.