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Eating Disorder Reality TV?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

To help people recover from eating disorders they really need ongoing, consistent treatment from a team of professionals. "Just eating" doesn't solve the problem.

Speeding Treatments From the Lab to Patients

Lesa Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesa Mitchell

Despite the growing sophistication and promise of health care technology research, fewer and fewer breakthrough ideas are finding their way out of research institutions and into the hands of experienced clinicians.

Paris Hilton's Probation Could Lead to Helping Others

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anthony Papa

I suggest that Paris Hilton now speak out and become an advocate for reforming our draconian drug laws. Think of how many lives she could save by speaking out for treatment instead of imprisonment.

Born Without the Burden of HIV

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

Despite the fact that HIV/AIDS is preventable and treatable, 430,000 children each year -- more than 1,000 a day -- are born with the disease. About 90 percent of these babies are born in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Search For the Right Blood Pressure Medicine

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — It's hard to predict which pills will best lower which patient's high blood pressure, but researchers are hunting ways to better pe...

Cancer Vaccines: Not One Size Fits All

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Often, when people talk about a "cure" for cancer, they seem to be picturing something like the vaccine for smallpox or polio: a single shot that will eradicate the deadly killer once and for all.

Cure mental illness by supporting these organizations

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Anyone who's been reading the papers (or me) knows that the term 'mental illness' has now lost all meaning. As the psychiatric/pharmaceutical/healthca...

HIV/AIDS Medicine Is Only One Piece of the Puzzle

Susan Smith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susan Smith Ellis

We are, truly, at a turning point. It will take the collective power of governments, foundations, NGOs and the private sector to sustain the global effort to combat the AIDS epidemic.

Baby Sea Turtle Is First Rescued From Gulf Oil Spill Slick

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Officials say the first sea turtle to be rescued from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is being cared for in New Orleans. Audubon A...

Should Eating Disorders Be Covered on Reality TV?

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

As an eating disorder therapist, who has overcome her own eating disorder, I can tell you that if I were in treatment, and suffering, I would not want camera crews, microphones and lights in my face.

Kane County Program for Troubled Teens "Magical"

Sandy Kaczmarski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sandy Kaczmarski

The Kane County Diagnostic Center has a new program for troubled teens. Sold to the county board as a way to save taxpayer money, the sign-up sheet is...

Don't Get Rattled: Avoiding and Treating Rattlesnake Bites

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

We are now entering the peak of rattlesnake season. In fact, there have been eight rattlesnake bites in LA County since April, according to the County Department of Public Health.

Sex, Drugs & ADD/ADHD

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael B. Laskoff

Call it what you like - ADD, ADHD, AD/HD, Attention Deficit Disorder (with or without hyperactivity) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This...

Addiction: Tough Love Or Tough Luck? Empathy Works Better

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

As a former heroin and cocaine addict, I was horrified by what I learned about treatment before I sought help: the idea was that addiction is cured by "tough love," by breaking people in order to fix them.

The Censorship of Autism Treatment

Kim Stagliano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kim Stagliano

We need a thousand doctors like Andrew Wakefield, who are willing to risk their careers and reputations in order to find out what is happening to our children and how to heal them.

Are Doctors Spending Enough Time With Patients?

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

As a physician I realize that some may think I'm being blasphemous by taking this position but, I wonder, in some cases not all, why we as patients pay so much money for so little time with our physicians.

Integrative Mental Health: A New Model For Depression Relief

Dr. Andrew Weil | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Weil

Depression, a complex and multifaceted problem, is frequently treated with an oversimplified, expensive therapy that, sadly, is often ineffective.

America's Health Rankings 2009

americashealthrankings.org | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

America's Health Rankings: select a core or supplemental measure to view the result for all states for the 2009 Edition....

Walking for a Cause: Eating Disorder Awareness

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

See a Two Minute Video: Join Dr. Susan Albers on the walk: http://www.youtube.com On October 11th the very first National Eating Disorders Associ...

The Medicalization Of Mundane Experience: The "Syndrome" Syndrome

Ellen Langer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ellen Langer

What all of these ninety-seven odd syndromes have in common is that people who are given these diagnoses probably feel some relief in knowing that their discomfort is "real."

Parliamentarians for Pneumonia

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

More importantly than events in Washington and London, for the first time ever, parliaments in developing countries, where the bulk of pneumonia deaths occur, were active locally on World Pneumonia Day.

The Life and Death of Heiress Casey Johnson

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

As a psychiatrist, it's difficult to see pictures of Casey's face splayed across tabloid pages, to see her life reduced to a handful of unsavory facts, and to know that her death to many, will be mythologized.

Schizophrenia Study Finds Similarities Across 37 Countries

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

An international study of more than 17,000 people with schizophrenia has found striking similarities in symptoms, medication, employment and sexual pr...

Giving For Health: How Volunteering Can Help Cope With Disease

nytimes.com | TARA PARKER | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

How giving can lead to mental and physical changes in health isn't entirely clear, although studies suggest that altruism may be an antidote to stress...

Really Special Education: State Investigation Confirms "Lap Dance Therapy" Allegations

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

A series of investigations could spell the beginning of the end for the billion dollar, taxpayer funded troubled teen industry.