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Can Fat Baboons Help Us Understand the 'Obesity Paradox'?

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 06.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.

Shootout

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

As the world watched, T.J. Oshie from small town Warroad, Minnesota, in a "sudden death" shootout led the U.S. ice hockey team to a victory over the R...

The Important Things We Need To Know About Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 03.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

We need to develop some skillful means both to witness grief, and to live in grief. We need to learn how to support rather than to solve. We need to practice being in there with grief, rather than getting out of it. And we need to hear the distinction between the two.

Grief and Anxiety: How Can I Calm Down When I Know Bad Things Happen?

Megan Devine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.

Rules at Impact: How to Survive Early Grief

Megan Devine | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

It's true that unexpected death messes with your world in a way few things can. Adding to this list, or creating a whole new one of your own, might give you just the tiniest roadmap inside a wholly disorienting time.

Have You Been the News? When Private Pain Is a Public Spectacle.

Megan Devine | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Megan Devine

We see too much suffering. We see too much suffering, forgetting that it is, in fact, suffering. It's not entertainment. It's not "news." It's pain.

The Grieving Introvert and the Holidays: A Different Kind of Survival Guide

Megan Devine | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Companion yourself. Care for yourself. Listen. Reach out where it feels good to reach, curl in when that is what you need. Make this season as much of a comfort to you as you can. And when it is not a comfort, know we're here. All these other grieving introverts: We get you. We understand.

How to Help a Grieving Friend: 11 Things to Do When You're Not Sure What to Do

Megan Devine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

Above all, show your love. Show up. Say something. Do something. Be willing to stand beside the gaping hole that has opened in your friend's life, without flinching or turning away. Be love. Love is the thing that lasts.

Having This Gene Could Raise Your Risk Of Sudden Death From Exercise

Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer J Brown Endurance exercise and frequent exercise are dangerous for people with an inherited heart rhythm condition known as ARVD/C, f...

AEDs Save Lives: Let's Keep Them Readily Available

Mary M. Newman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Mary M. Newman

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation has launched a petition to the FDA to keep automated external defibrillators (AEDs) readily accessible for victims of sudden unexpected cardiac arrest, rather than increase regulatory hurdles that will hinder their deployment.

How Likely Are Women To Die During Sex?

The Palm Beach Post | Posted 04.05.2012 | Women

Patients with heart disease often worry that they may die during sex. Many then continue with ….."What a way to go!" Let's look at the current liter...