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Canadian Doctors Can Now Prescribe Heroin

Canadian doctors can now prescribe heroin to people with serious addictions to the drug. This change is thanks to new regulations approved earlier this month by the Canadian government. The government says this treatment will be limited...Show More Summary

Important Health Stories You May Have Missed

There's never a shortage of health-related headlines. I don't envy the editors of The Week magazine, who have to sift through countless inane weight-loss stories as well as seemingly important new research to determine just the right...Show More Summary

How To Use Mindful Breathing To Reduce Stress

How to Use Mindful Breathing to Reduce Stress By Aaron Baker & Fit Mom Diet Living with the stress and anxiety of a spinal cord injury is not relatable for most, however I found many techniques for managing stress that are. One suchShow More Summary

My 90-Year Old Mom's Secrets To Living A Youthful Life

I came across a great saying recently that stated, "The idea is to die young as late as possible." If this is your mantra then taking a few tips from the way my 90 year old mom has lived her life might just help you get there. My Mom,...Show More Summary

Debunking Myths about Awe

By Maria Polonchek According to researchers across the country, experiencing awe can lower stress levels, expand our perception of time, and improve social well-being. As a parent, I'm especially intrigued by findings that awe encourages...Show More Summary

Anxious Heart -- Day To Day With Anxiety

My first piece I wrote for this site was about mental illness within minority communities. I spoke a little on my own personal experiences, but since then have decided there is so much more to share. The not so "fun" raw details of what...Show More Summary

From Deli To Doctor, Doctor To Deli

"For this we sent them to college!" their great grandmothers holler from their graves as their great grandchildren announce their intentions not to be doctors or lawyers or I-bankers but to open a food truck or a restaurant. "We worked...Show More Summary

The Yoga Retreat Bubble Has Burst -- What Do We Do Now?

Wanderlust Festival Yoga isn't only asana. And practice doesn't only happen in the studio. Yogis have been wagging their finger about this for a while, watching the exponential growth of postural-focused yoga across the West. After all,...Show More Summary

How To Get Sexy Quick

Ready to learn how to be the hero in every one of your relationships? The secret sauce is coptuitiveness: the ability to happily own your crap first in any (and every) disagreement. Buckle up and watch on. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

What Can You Do When Nothing Is Working?

What can you do when nothing is working? The Practice: Change the channel. Why? In response to my previous JOT - Find Stillness - a wise therapist, Betsy Sansby, reminded me that sometimes a person just can't find any stillness anywhere. Show More Summary

Why I Once Bought A House

OK, I admit it: I bought a house because of a psychic. It started in 2006. I was feeling strange and lonely about not only my circumstances but my entire way of life. I was in the financial industry. Which is way to watch people make...Show More Summary

Out of Clutter Find Simplicity

"Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." ~Albert Einstein Most of us have a tendency to tolerate certain things in life that keep us stuck, hinder our growth, and slow down the momentum we need to achieve our goals. Show More Summary

Exercise vs. Diet: What's Better For Cutting Calories?

What is better, diet or exercise?If you want to lose weight successfully, what is more helpful: eating right or working out more? You've probably asked yourself these questions on numerous occasions. It's a great battle between physical activity and nutrition regarding overall health than weight loss. Show More Summary

10 Reasons to Avoid Sitting Too Much

If you work in accounting, programming or as a writer, you can easily be sitting at your desk all day before you take a break, and chances are that you sit while commuting to and from work as well. While technology has provided us with...Show More Summary

The 4 Most Important Questions Before Starting To Strength Train

Applying a shotgun approach to your workout program is setting yourself up for shortcomings with your health and wellness goals. Strength training isn’t rocket science, but it does require a little bit of strategy. In fact, any endeavor...Show More Summary

How Yoga and Meditation Help Me Manage Anxiety

By: Pamela Newton After 25 years of crippling panic attacks, I discovered that the keys to handling my fears were within me the whole time. The first panic attack I remember descended on me when I was 5 years old. I was lying in bed unable to fall asleep, and my mind was cycling through various disaster scenarios. Show More Summary

Don't Shoot The Messenger: An Allergist's Perspective On The EpiPen Price Hike

Since January 2015, my tiny private allergy practice in Manhattan has prescribed over 2,200 Epinephrine auto-injectors or refills, many yielding sales for the EpiPen brand. While politicians, the FDA, drug reps, the media, and otherShow More Summary

Popeye Deformity

The biceps muscle goes from the shoulder to the elbow. And when it ruptures at the shoulder area it is called a "popeye" muscle. The biceps muscle supinates the forearm and flexes the elbow (Figure 1). Rupture of the proximal biceps tendon is most often in association with a rotator cuff tear (Figure 2). Show More Summary

Telemedicine And You

Image credit: PhotoDune Technology allows us access to a wealth of information on a 24/7 basis and telemedicine extends that reach to include real-time communication with health care professionals. Telemedicine is growing regarding reach...Show More Summary

What Does the Future Hold After Telemedicine 2.0? Think Small.

Big data has been a primary focus of change in the U.S. healthcare system. Small data, however, will drive even more change for individual patients and disrupt both the Internet of Things and physician's day to day clinical practice. Why? Right now, we're moving toward the collection of biometric, lab and imaging data on an unprecedented scale. Show More Summary

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