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Sickness

An Ode to Rebel Parents

Dana H. Glazer | Posted 04.10.2014 | Parents
Dana H. Glazer

Like all good rebels, rebel parents challenge our hyper-protective, fear-ingrained, consumer-driven lives, and frankly, I think we are a lot better off with them throwing caution to the wind than we are with the more pervasive absentee or "helicopter" parents.

Doctor's Office Etiquette: While You Wait

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Mirza Grotts

We all know that doctors are often unable to meet their appointment times. The waiting room is called that for a reason. But you can make the wait more pleasant for yourself and others by following a few guidelines.

The Inconvenient Truth About Being A Mom

Jennifer Benjamin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Benjamin

There are going to be boo-boos and tears and sickness. That's just real life. So maybe the best thing we can do is be resilient, and show our kids how to be resilient, too.

When Caring for a Sick Child Is a Privilege

Sarah Sweatt Orsborn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Sarah Sweatt Orsborn

Our sweet Etta is on day three of a feverish illness, and she just wants to be held close until she wants to sleep again, and then she wants to be held, and then she wants to sleep.

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.: What Happens When Wonder Woman Gets Sick?

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

I was working on a project with a big magazine. We had a call with one of the writers, and I called from my hospital room. I had not told anyone that I was sick, or more importantly, that I was in the hospital. I am on the call with the writer and the head of the practice, and the phone disconnects.

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.

An Experienced Mom's Tricks For Surviving Stomach Flu Season

Julie Cole | Posted 03.05.2014 | Parents
Julie Cole

Some people beam when their kids get a gold medal in a sport or win a spelling bee. My pride comes from knowing that I had 19 rounds of vomit in our house and every single kid hit a toilet or bucket every single time.

God's Antibiotics

Rev. James Ellis, III | Posted 02.08.2014 | Religion
Rev. James Ellis, III

Jesus teaches us to do good, especially to those who spew hate. We are also taught that whatever we give to others should be given freely, out of love. Although never a popular idea in any era, we are to be walking epistles of mercy, exercising restraint because of unmerited favor we have already received.

Can a Wind Turbine Kill You?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

We since tried solar, nuclear, electric and water energy sources. Why is it that none of these take for good? We are still breathing through pollution smog and choking the planet under cloaks of bad air. So what is wrong with the wind?

Baby Idan's Fight to Live

Tova Ross | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Tova Ross

Akiva and Amanda Zablocki just celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary, which came weeks after the first birthday of their son, Idan (his name mea...

REVEALED: The Germiest Place On Your Body

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Microbiologist Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro reveals to host Dena Takruri the germiest place on the human body and the best way to avoid catching germs....

Valley Fever Infecting Thousands In Agricultural Heartland

AP | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Posted 07.15.2013 | Healthy Living

FRESNO, Calif. -- California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more ...

Getting the Flu: A Four-Day Forced Meditation Retreat

Matt Bieber | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Matt Bieber

I haven't left the house much over the last couple of days. My sheets are bunched up at the foot of the bed, clothes are strewn all over the floor, and containers of half-eaten soup and Emergen-C scan the wasteland from their perches on desktops and chairs. It's been wonderful.

I Have Finally Found The Calm That Protects Me

Francesca Kaplan Grossman | Posted 05.29.2013 | Parents
Francesca Kaplan Grossman

I hate that instead of palming my belly to feel movement of a life, I fingertip-explore my body for lumps of danger. I hate that it will always be possible that there is something wrong, and it will never be that kind of right again.

The Week My Marriage Suffered A Bilateral Meltdown

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

This situation, a bilateral meltdown, happened just once in our married life. It was while we were on vacation.

Mom Makes Disgusting Find In Common Baby Product

The Stir | Posted 03.30.2013 | Parents
The Stir

Mitzi Johnson said she always cleaned her son's nose bulb with hot soapy water after each use. But photos on her profile -- which have since been shared thousands of times -- show an open syringe chock-full of mold!

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...

How to Not Get Sick

Chloe Spencer | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Chloe Spencer

Everyone seems to be getting sick right now! In fact, it is very common to get sick during the transition between seasons. So while summer's currently turning into fall, which I'm very relieved to say after all this miserable heat, you should be taking extra precautions to protect your health.

Can Air Conditioning Cause a Sore Throat? Why?

Quora | Posted 10.30.2012 | Health News
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Jae Won Joh, sleepy medical student Sure, but blaming air conditioning for sore throats is like bla...

Should You Network While Sick?

Kat Griffin | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Kat Griffin

How do you handle networking and client development when you're sick?

In Sickness and in Health: A Vow for a Lifetime

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 05.01.2012 | Good News
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

We all long for a love that will last -- one that will withstand the times when we are sick or weak, when we hope that the memory of all that we were can trump the reality of who become.

Why You Don't Need To Fight Cancer

Kathy Chang-Lipsenthal | Posted 01.30.2012 | Books
Kathy Chang-Lipsenthal

When my husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, I told him "You're going to beat this." He replied, "I don't feel the need to fight cancer. Fight comes out of fear of dying. And I don't have that fear."

6 Home Remedies To Soothe Cold And Flu Symptoms

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 01.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Missy Chase Lapine

There's a dizzying assortment of over-the-counter syrups and remedies that promise the world, but beware that most simply block the symptoms and do not cure the ailment.

Would You Help A Sick Ex?

Healthzone.ca | Posted 08.10.2011 | Divorce

She speaks in a language now that only he understands -- a mumbled jumble of whispers caused by the Alzheimer's ravaging her brain. "We have our ow...

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 ...