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Men Suck at Being Sick

Alisa Schindler | Posted 08.28.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

I'm prepared to throw a large majority of men under the bus here, although not Clint Eastwood or my grandfather. So there are of course exceptions.

5 Foods Most Likely to Cause Food Poisoning

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

If there's one thing we all can agree on, it's that getting food poisoning can be one of the most miserable experiences imaginable. Thankfully, we know which foods are most likely to make you sick, so be extra-careful when you eat these.

How to Be Supportive When a Friend Is Seriously Ill

Lisa Newlin | Posted 07.09.2014 | Women
Lisa Newlin

As someone who has been seriously ill, I've learned the hard way what actions by friends can help and what actions can hurt. From lupus to depression to cancer and everything in between, knowing how to act around someone who is sick is a skill many people lack.

The Best And Worst Foods To Eat When You're Sick

Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living

By Cindy Shih Even when you've done your best to fight off the winter blues and miserable flus, it's almost inevitable you'll get at least a mild...

You Don't Look So Good: The Sociology of Being Sick

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they cure the common cold? If a runny nose caused erectile dysfunction, I bet they'd have a dozen cold remedies by now.

Three Things NOT to Say to a Coworker About Their Illness

Ann Fry | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

You work with these people. You know something is going on. They miss quite a bit of work. You wonder what to say, how to communicate and comfort. You sometimes find yourself avoiding being alone with them so you don't have to figure it out.

Healing, Healers and the Whole Damn Thing

Adrian Brooks | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Adrian Brooks

I was at a party in Marin Country, just north of San Francisco, when a woman came up to me. Attractive, well-dressed in the laid-back style one would ...

Sick and Buried in Sallie Mae Student Loans

Steve Rhode | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I went to graduate school at a tiny liberal arts college from 2006-2008. I graduated with an M.S.Ed. in ...

These Are The Worst Sick Day Excuses We Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business

Roughly one-third of American workers have called in sick when they weren't actually ill, according to a recent survey. But what's even more strik...

Girl's Magical Day Proves Dreams Do Come True

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.08.2013 | Parents

September 29th was no ordinary day for 8-year-old Emilia Palmer from Leominster, U.K. She took a ride in a custom pink Lamborghini driven by "Top Gear...

Technology Makes Way for Change in Children's Health Care

Yu Yi | Posted 07.07.2013 | Impact
Yu Yi

As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child's illness, and the difficulties involved in traveling to see that one specific doctor. For critically ill children, the long wait to see a pediatric specialist can be devastating.

Why Doctors Can't Make You Well

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

"I am well" means much more than the absence of active disease. What the public -- and most doctors -- hasn't found out is that the cause of illness is becoming more and more murky.  

Sickies Stay Home

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 03.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

As etiquette deals with behaviors and interactions, etiquette also has something to say about contagious individuals traveling among us.

Life = Learning + Growth

Michael_Eisen | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael_Eisen

For the next few weeks, see if you can shift your perspective and take the focus off of the results and achievements in your life and put all your energy into learning and growing.

An App That Lets You Track Down Who Got You Sick

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living

Flu sufferers can now collect more information about the origins of their germs, thanks to a new Facebook app. "Help, I have the Flu" may not be ab...

Comedian Heather McDonald Dishes About Her Very Kardashian Christmas Gone Wrong (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 02.19.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

At the first annual Tube-a-Tweet-a-Thon, presented by Virgin Mobile and What's Trending, author and comedian Heather McDonald (Chelsea Lately) share...

Fear, Love and the Hurricane

Amanda King | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Amanda King

After my oldest daughter was born, I had problems with anxiety. It was the first time I had a reason to live, and I couldn't take it, the terrible knowledge that I wouldn't live forever. I feel a bit of that primal fear when my babies have fevers and when I watch buildings topple into the sea.

8 Daily Activities That Can Make You Sick

Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, M.P.H. Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. You can catch a cold any time of year, but winter is the most active period...

Europeans Who Get Sick On Vacation Can Take Another One, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

We've all been there: You’re eagerly waiting to take off on a well-earned vacation, only the person next to you on the plane can’t stop sneezing. ...

Random Acts of Flowers (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 08.14.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Larsen's favorite moment is when he can leave his flowers when a patient is out of their room. "You just leave it behind, and you know when they get back, they're gonna have a little treat waiting for them."

Strength For The Moment: 10 Tips For Family Caregivers

Lori Hogan | Posted 06.27.2012 | Religion
Lori Hogan

Many baby boomers, often unexpectedly and for long periods, will likely be called to provide care for a loved one, and it is my hope that anyone could gain strength, encouragement and inspiration through the real-life caregiving stories.

5 Things I Learned From Being Sick

Delia Lloyd | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

For the last four days, I've been down for the count while a horrible stomach virus swept through our household. But I'm slowly emerging from the death throes of this thing. And as I do so, I realize that I learned a few things from this most recent brush with mortality.

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.

The 8 Germiest Places In The Mall

Posted 11.25.2011 | Healthy Living

By Cari Wira Dineen During the craziness of the holidays, the last thing you want is to get sidelined with a cold, flu, stomach bug -- or worse. ...

Another reason why cancer sucks

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I've been struggling with this problem for years, but it's finally taking a toll on me. I've had cancer for over 18 years. I ...