iOS app Android app


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.

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 | 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 | 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.

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 | 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: On October 11th the very first National Eating Disorders Associ...

Here Is Your Chance to Help End the Failed War on Drugs

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anthony Papa

Our nation's drug policy should be based on reason, compassion, health and human rights, but to do so will take a great deal of strategizing and organizing.

Candidates Drug Use Not A Deal Breaker, But Hypocrisy On Issue Should Be!

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tony Newman

We have two candidates running for District Attorney of Manhattan, one the of the most powerful law enforcement jobs in the country, admitting to cocaine use.

Hypnosis: Beyond Mumbo-Jumbo

Bob Pargament | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Pargament

Most people don't realize that hypnosis is a naturally occurring state, and that all of us by necessity enter into a level of what I call organic trance at different times of the day. It is necessary for us to conserve energy.

Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Groundbreaking cognitive neuroscience research has occurred over the last 20 years -- without parallel growth of consumer awareness and appropriate professional dissemination.