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How to Keep Your Immune System From Taking Its Own Vacation This Holiday Season

Carolyn Scott | Posted 02.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Scott

Each holiday season, millions of people travel to visit friends and family and kill themselves trying to get to every holiday party, shop till they drop and eat like little piglets. A giant combo for getting sick and feeling miserable all winter long.

House Payroll Tax Vote Compromises Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Larry_Cohen

Who turns down a $50 billion savings for the country? Who turns down the opportunity for better health for all Americans?

Lifting the Veil of Secrecy: Stopping Sexual Abuse in Sports and Every Institution

Larry_Cohen | Posted 02.05.2012 | Sports
Larry_Cohen

It's not just colleges, or sports, or the Catholic Church. To make sure that parents and children are not afraid, we need to reconsider and reconfigure the norms in every institution that they participate in.

A Preventative Lifestyle: Keeping Your Body Healthy (and Cancer-Free)

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

My extensive research has given me the sense that even if we have a genetic predisposition to develop cancer, there are ways we can protect ourselves. It is my hope that you will find some great tips in this blog series that will help you to live a longer, healthier and more vital life.

The Scientific Key To Negotiating Like An Expert

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

The different ways of looking at the same goal (e.g., to pay the lowest price, to get the biggest raise) have profound effects on the way we approach negotiation.

The Other 99%

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.16.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

Does it sound crazy that a small group of religious leaders and tea-party Republicans are fighting to eliminate women's access to birth control? That's exactly what's happening.

Countering Child Sexual Abuse Amidst a Scandal: A Wake Up Call

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 01.09.2012 | Parents
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

While we may not be able to right any wrongs, there's a lot that can be done in combating future incidences of child sexual abuse. There's plenty that can be done in positively moving forward, and beginning the process of healing.

Stroke Survivor Aims to Take the Stairs: All 2,109 of Them

Melanie Coffee | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago
Melanie Coffee

About 2,500 people are set to race up 103 flights to the building's Skydeck on Sunday to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. It's one of the premier rehab facilities in the world, but more important to Pacholski, it's the place that's helped her get her life back.

Healthier Americans and a Healthier Economy Go Hand in Hand

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 01.04.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Levi

More and more American businesses are taking notice of the health of their employees because the calculus shows that preventing disease and promoting health reaps economic rewards.

Any Day But Food Day

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

This is not about Food Day. This is about the other 364 days this year; the 365 days last year; and the 365 days next year. Why aren't THEY Food Day?

Inheriting Alzheimer's: Research See If Disease Could Be Prevented With Drug Treatment Years Before Dementia Begins

New York Times | Posted 12.04.2011 | Fifty

For the Betancur family, it was a kind of pilgrimage, an act of faith in science. In September, four family members traveled from Medellin, Colombi...

Child Sexual Abuse: Start Tackling When They're Toddlers

Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright | Posted 11.20.2011 | Parents
Dr. Yvonne K. Fulbright

Talking to children, in a language they can understand, about medically accurate information that is appropriate for their developmental level can only do more good than harm when it comes to dealing with sexual abuse.

5 Things You Can Do To Lower Your Risk Of Diabetes

Health.com | Amanda MacMillan | Posted 11.15.2011 | Healthy Living

Would you be willing to change one aspect of your life -- such as eating healthier or exercising more -- if you knew it would reduce your likeliho...

Why The HPV Vaccine Isn't Sticking

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 11.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

While HPV is becoming as common as a cold, with at least 50 percent of sexually active men and women contracting HPV at some point in their lives, the HPV vaccine is barely catching on.

Drug Czar "Too Busy" to Meet With Fellow Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 10.07.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Back in June, representatives of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition marched from the National Press Club to the Office of National Drug Control Policy headquarters. Our mission: to hand-deliver a copy of our new report.

For Want of a Crosswalk, a Life was Lost

Larry_Cohen | Posted 10.02.2011 | Impact
Larry_Cohen

Instead of wasting our time debating who should be punished and how much, we need to invest our traffic safety funds in efforts that keep our children and families safe.

The Secret To Sticking To A Healthy Lifestyle?

Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W. | Posted 09.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Friedman, L.M.S.W.

We all know that hardly anyone does what the doctor tells them to do about weight and exercise.

A New Approach To Primary Care: Prevention

AP | By TOM MURPHY | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living

INDIANAPOLIS -- A budding model for primary care that encourages the family doctor to act as a health coach who focuses as much on preventing illness ...

How to 'Get Smart' About Diabetes Prevention

James R. Knickman | Posted 09.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James R. Knickman

If we want to get serious about turning the tide on diabetes, we need to get smart about spreading effective prevention strategies.

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 ...

Food Industry: Walk the Talk to Protect Our Kids' Health

Larry_Cohen | Posted 09.10.2011 | Food
Larry_Cohen

Federal guidelines that would help support healthy foods for kids are under attack.

New Hollywood Heroes Honored

Tara Settembre | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Tara Settembre

On Tuesday night at the Sunset Tower Hotel, Prevention Magazine awarded several "Hollywood Heroes," committed to using their celebrity for making a world of difference.

Medicaid: A Lifeline Under Attack

Rishi Manchanda | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics
Rishi Manchanda

Instead of trying to improve health care and help those in need, some are debating ways to take the lifeline of Medicaid away from seniors, the disabled, low-income adults and children. That's a prescription for disaster.

AIDS: The Next 30 Years

Mitchell Warren | Posted 08.09.2011 | World
Mitchell Warren

This week the world has been looking back at 30 years of AIDS. But what about the next thirty years? Could we see an end to AIDS?

This June, Get Healthy, Stay Healthy

Sec. Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 08.02.2011 | Healthy Living
Sec. Kathleen Sebelius

In the end, we're all responsible for our own health. But we know that when we work together to make healthy choices easier and more affordable, everyone benefits. That's why in June we are marking our nation's first-ever Prevention and Wellness Month.