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Your Doctor's Knee-Jerk Reflex: How Not to Get Kicked

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Clinical assessment that includes a test of the knee jerk reflex is fine. Clinical decisions driven by it are not, but they too, are out there.

When the Wicked Stepmother Fran Drescher Tells You to Get to Work, Better Listen

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

We all know about the wicked stepmother in the story of Cinderella, and how she orders poor Cinderella to do the cleaning and household chores. The ro...

New Mammography Article Points to the Need for Better Ways to Detect Breast Cancer

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Unfortunately the article, at a glance, may add to the growing perception among journalists, primary care physicians who may not read below the paper's title, and others -- including many ordinary women -- that mammography's effectiveness has been, again, disproved.

Out Damned Spot: What Actor James Rebhorn Says to Us

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Although Lady Macbeth says "out damned spot" probably to a blood stain she thinks she has on her hands, it's a more damned spot when it represents a m...

Recreator Launches Kickstarter to Produce Hemp T-shirts in Downtown L.A.

Ben Droz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Los Angeles
Ben Droz

In December at The Cinefamily Theater in Hollywood, a Downtown LA Hemp Apparel Brand and Art-Activist Collective, Recreator, hosted a free screening of the industrial hemp documentary Bringing It Home. They also had a special preview of their Kickstarter Campaign, which they just launched today.

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

A Call for Clarity on Mammography's Benefits and the Value of Early Detection

Dr. Elaine Schattner | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Elaine Schattner

Screening is more accurate and involves less radiation than ever before. Women might be demanding universal access to better, state-of-the-art facilities, rather than shying away from the test.

10 Best New Year's Resolutions for 2014

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

New Years, and the time I always resolve to lose more weight, is arriving. Will I once again choose a diet du jour, and try to follow it for a few months, only to slip back into my favorite high calorie snacks and desserts?

Could Your Son be Next?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.24.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Do we really have to trade our dignity for security? The TSA is traumatizing an entire generation of air travelers. What will the TSA do to my son the next time we go through security? What will they do to your son or daughter?

The Five Kinds Of People You Meet At An Airport Screening Area

Christopher Elliott | Posted 06.10.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Shouldn't our taxpayer-supported federal screeners be making the process easier instead of harder? At the very least, shouldn't the TSA try to do a better job of telling one group apart from the other?

You'll Never Believe Who's Shilling For The TSA

Christopher Elliott | Posted 05.29.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Put differently, the entire display was for show. The TSA could have detonated grenades, set up an archery range, even set off a small nuclear weapon -- it would have been just as meaningful. Or meaningless.

How We Could Screen Airline Passengers

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.25.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

The scanners haven't foiled a single terrorist attack.

Breaking The 'Code Of Silence' At The Airport

Christopher Elliott | Posted 04.17.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Why do people keep their mouths closed when they feel violated? A combination of powerful motivators keeps air travelers quiet. Only by understanding these influences can we end them.

Medicare Preventive Services: What's Free, What's Not!

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.17.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

Medicare covers a wide array of preventive services to help you stay healthy, but it's important to know which services are totally covered and which ones will generate some out-of-pocket costs.

What's The TSA Up To This Time?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When we're screened at the airport, we're separate, but we're not equal.

Why Do Airlines Love A Failing TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

No one has to work closer with these troubled federal screeners than commercial air carriers, so when it comes to the topic of much-needed improvement, you'd expect airlines to offer Congress an earful.

Is The TSA As We Know It Dead?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.30.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you don't believe the TSA is doomed after watching Thursday's House Aviation Subcommittee hearing, then you'll have to at least agree that the agency as we know it can't continue to exist as it does.

WATCH: Should Republicans Blame The TSA?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

When Susan Verbeeck attended a rally for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with her two daughters and a friend at the Virginia State Fairgrounds in Doswell, Va., earlier this month, she didn't expect to be greeted by TSA agents.

WATCH: Good And Evil At The TSA

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

After a preposterously positive TSA screening experience before my flight from Hilo, Hawaii, to Maui last week, I get it. I know why the agency assigned to protect America's transportation systems has a few fans -- and an apologist or two.

What You Can (And Can't) Carry Through TSA Checkpoints

Dane Steele Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Dane Steele Green

So what exactly can you get away with? A quick run-through through the TSA's Prohibited Items list hints at a surprising irony: Much of what is removed from carry-ons is perfectly legal if declared and packed in luggage that is checked and stowed.

POLL: Is The TSA Taking Us Closer To A 'Papers Please' Society

Christopher Elliott | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

America is edging closer to a "papers please" society, at least when it comes to travel. Where's the evidence? Just visit Arizona.

WATCH: 5 Things Not To Tell A TSA Screener

Christopher Elliott | Posted 10.21.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Dressing down a TSA agent at the airport, while tempting, serves no useful purpose.

Denver Premiere of Mayan Renaissance showcase's Film Society's Women + Film series

Joshua Berman | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Joshua Berman

On Tuesday, August 21, the Denver Film Society will feature Mayan Renaissance a 68-minute, feature length documentary shot in Guatemala, "which documents the glory of the ancient Maya civilization.

WATCH: Who Are The Real TSA Dissidents?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

It takes courage to whip out your camera and record TSA agents engaging in what you believe to be an unconstitutional activity.

For Disabled Fliers, TSA Adds Insult To Injury

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.15.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Pope John Paul II once said that society can be judged on the basis of how it treats its weakest members. Last week, the TSA added insult to injury for its most vulnerable passengers. And it seems passengers have already judged them for it.