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National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Safety and Prevention Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

One can only hope that by creating National Heatstroke Prevention Day, there'll be more public awareness to the growing danger of leaving a child unattended in a heated vehicle.

Action Is the Key in Alzheimer's Prevention

Dr. Tiffany Chow | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tiffany Chow

Patients with dementia can and should remain physically active in sports they had previously mastered. They may not be as accurate in keeping score as before, but if the dementia has not carved away their motivation to pursue the activity, it can bring all the same benefits as before.

3 Things to Think About Before You Urge Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Do you enjoy being nudged? Criticized? Neither do your kids. If you've never told them that eating vegetables is good and tasty go ahead, but if you've already said it before, trust that the tune's already playing in their head.

Expanding the Business of Public Health

Linda P. Fried | Posted 09.05.2014 | Business
Linda P. Fried

America's public health challenges -- from the prevalence of diabetes to poor nutrition to air pollution to climate change to the health that cities foster -- require the active participation of business if they are to be overcome.

Miles O'Brien Training for Less Cancer Bike Ride

Bill Couzens | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Bill Couzens

Award-winning journalist and Lesscancer.org Board Member Miles O'Brien is training for The Less Cancer Bike Ride to Mackinac. The ride leaves July 12th with O'Brien and Team Less Cancer.

Dare to Be 100: 10 Nobel Prizes

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

The Nobel Prize is the highest honor that a person can receive. In my view, it ranks way ahead of sainthood. In my last year of postdoctoral trainin...

Buckle Up -- Things Are Getting Real With #TheStitch!

Matt Pipkin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Matt Pipkin

You know those seasons in life that you look back on and think, "Whew, those were some amazing times!"? Well, that's how we're going to look back on what's happening right now.

More Health Care vs. More Health

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We may at times think too much. There is no shortage of very intelligent, highly educated people in my academic world. But perhaps there is something seductive about the pursuit of data that causes some in this domain to think that the pursuit of data is itself the objective. It shouldn't be. What most people want is for the data we derive to be applied to some

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...

Working Off a Coke: Warped Logic at Its Finest

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

The ad imagines what would happen if people paid for their can of Coke by working off the calories it contains. It shows that people are different, but on average, working off a can of soda takes just 23 minutes of cycling.

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 ...

Cancer: Everyone Pays

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Bill Couzens

With reports of increased incidences of cancer, news of accompanying financial challenges is no surprise -- which makes me wonder why some lawmakers and individuals do not understand the economic fallout of cancer, not just for patients and their families, but for all of us.

School Lunch and the State of a Nation

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

It's impossible to characterize an entire nation's eating habits. On the other hand it is safe to say that the patterns offered in the American preschool and school system leave much to be desired.

High-Fiber? More Like Undercover Sugar!

Mike Sheridan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

They tell us we need high-fiber whole grains to prevent cancer and heart disease with in-your-face marketing, quoting research from experiments they've funded.

Does Health Need a Color?

Dr. Derek Yach | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Dr. Derek Yach

Health needs its own color, one that reflects the same potential that "green" does to be transformative, preventive, promotional, and innovative to make the attainment of health the natural and easy norm.

Newtonian Nutrition

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Arguments against the fundamental utility of the calorie to human energy balance, and weight control, really do devolve to arguments against Newton and this basic law.

The Power of Prevention

Dr. Howard K. Koh | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Howard K. Koh

As a doctor and a public official committed to improving the health of Americans, I am concerned that men often have poorer health outcomes than women...

What's for Lunch Can Tell Us About the Future

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Bill Couzens

Junk food lobbyists interested in reversing White House-backed nutritional standards for school lunch programs are banging the drum that it's "too restrictive" to feed kids healthy school lunches, and I say "Whaaa whaaa" -- I am not buying it, and neither should you.

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.

Why Criminalizing Bullying Is the Wrong Approach

Deborah Temkin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

Instead of criminalizing bullying, we must work to prevent bullying before it starts by creating safe and supportive school climates and providing consequences that help restore and repair relationships and environments, preventing bullying from continuing.

Reading -- A Matter of Health

Bill Couzens | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Bill Couzens

Reading is not only critical for getting food on the table, but also for understanding what food makes a difference in impacting health.

Silent Epidemic: Kidney Disease in the African-American Population

Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leslie Spry, M.D., FACP

Black Americans are three times more likely than White Americans to develop kidney disease and to require dialysis. Of great concern is that this racial disparity remains constant across all age groups. It may not make many headlines, but it needs to be brought to the attention of the public.

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 ...

Our Diets and Our Doom

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

For most of us, it's time to stop rolling our eyes at non-existent conspiracies, and actually attempt to eat well and be active. It means there is no scapegoat to blame for all our ills, and no silver bullet to save us.

Are Diet Pills an Aggressively Marketed Scam?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

Silly and optimistic as I am, I'm hoping for an end to health claims on foods and supplements. Health claims were introduced in 1994, have been so miserably abused and have become so utterly misleading that it's just time to say goodbye. The other more realistic scenario is that consumers will start rejecting the hype and express their skepticism with their wallets.