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Poverty Comes In Many Forms

Across East Africa today, up to 20 million people are at risk of hunger and starvation because of a continuing drought against a backdrop of armed conflict. This is poverty in perhaps its cruelest form. It means scenes of heart-wrenching...Show More Summary

Why Fitness Trackers Are Bad For Your Workout

Thanks to all the new gadgetry, we can track our pulse, GPS coordinates, step count, distance, vertical gain, length of ride, calories burned, metabolic rate, and, well, that was the technology of years ago. Once the sweat dries?or better, in real time?this data can be synched to previous workouts, those of our friends, others online, or the pros. Show More Summary

Tuberculosis And 'Failure': Who Should Bear The Label?

Graciella waited until she left the clinic before dissolving into tears. “I don’t understand how this happened,” she weeps, “I just don’t understand it.” Graciella had gone to the health center early that morning—skipping a day of work that she could ill-afford—with a kernel of hope in her heart. Show More Summary

How The AHCA And Trump Budget Are Addressing The Decreased U.S. Life Expectancy

This Thursday the House will vote on the Republican health care bill, or AHCA. While the bill is facing strong opposition from both sides of the aisle, what do physicians make of it? Doctor Ann Dominguez, a board certified family practitioner...Show More Summary

Let's Imagine A TB-Free World

For the first time since tuberculosis (TB) surfaced centuries ago, we can see the possibility of living in a TB-free world. Unlike other global health diseases, TB is curable. What TB lacks is the political will to provide resourcesShow More Summary

Have Anxiety? How A Minute Of Mindfulness Helped Mine.

I sat in therapy the other night, drowning in a bout of anxiety, thoughts running rampant in my head, talking in circles to my therapist. I rambled through uncomfortable thoughts from the preceding days, digging up what felt like long...Show More Summary

Is Taking Vitamins Ever Useful?

For SELF, by Korin Miller. While experts agree that multivitamins aren’t needed for most Americans, there’s been a lot of talk about vitamins lately. Enough to make one wonder: Is taking vitamins good for you, ever? Gwyneth Paltrow’s...Show More Summary

When Did I Become A Person With Allergies?!

For SELF, by Amy Marturana. As a kid, I really resented the fact that we couldn’t get a cat or dog. Both my mom and brother were really allergic. We also did things like close the windows in the summer when people were cutting their grass, and eventually, got a fake Christmas tree. Show More Summary

Trump Admits Health Plan Would Screw His Voters, Benefit The Rich

It’s been said that President Trump had a hand in co-writing the American Healthcare Act, the Republican replacement for Obamacare, but now seems to be backing away from his role. In an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, he asked...Show More Summary

How To Become A Morning Person: 8 Smart Tricks That Work

If you are not a morning person, but you’re thinking about changing that part of yourself that can’t stand the thought of waking up at 6 a.m., then you’re at the right place. We’re here to teach you how you too can become the lucky few that enjoys their mornings. Show More Summary

HuffPost Lifestyle's Instagram: What's New

HuffPost Lifestyle is on Instagram! Come on by to follow our account to check out ideas from Taste, Style, Travel, Healthy Living and Home. Below you’ll find the articles that are associated with each post. 23 Signs You’re Secretly An...Show More Summary

Tips To Help Children Cope With Divorce

Divorce is hard, for all of the individuals involved. When your parents decide to get divorced, you may experience many different, overwhelming, and even conflicting emotions. You may feel torn between the two people you love the most,...Show More Summary

Women’s History Month: Defending A Woman’s Right To Live HIV/AIDS-Free In America

By Susan J. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.A. This piece was adapted from an article first published on The Advocate for National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, 2017. The landmark Women’s March in January brought millions...Show More Summary

7 Signs Your Relationship Is Healthy

I have often heard it said that the best partner will compliment you and bring out your finer qualities. When you are with him or her, you will begin to see untapped possibilities within yourself and in the world. However, in any relationship,...Show More Summary

The Dangers Of The AHCA For Older Adults

Because of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more older adults get health insurance coverage and receive the supports they need to remain in their homes as they age. The American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican “repeal and replace”...Show More Summary

World Water Day: The Answer Is In Prevention

Water holds significant symbolism that stretches across all cultures, all religions and all people. It’s the great unifier. It’s mentioned 722 times in the Bible and is often associated with life, wisdom, freedom and knowledge of God. Show More Summary

20 Small Habits That Will Help You Live A Wonderful Life

As Aristotle famously said, we are what we do repeatedly. Success and happiness are largely the result of practicing good habits. The most important habits are keystone habits; habits which have positive cascading effects throughout your life. Show More Summary

Forget What Recent Reports Say: Talk To Your Child About Weight

Lately, a string of news reports recommend what seems like straightforward advice: leave weight out of health-related conversations with your child. I agree with this, to a point. It’s beneficial not to harp on a child’s weight and to avoid commenting on weight in general. Show More Summary

Challenges Of Starting A Family After 40

Hoda Kotb of the “Today Show” adopted a child at age 52. Actor George Clooney is anticipating fatherhood for the first time at age 55. Celebrities may get the headlines, but they aren’t the only ones embracing parenthood at an olderShow More Summary

The Hidden Provision In The Affordable Care Act That, If Lost, Will Quickly Lead To Poorer Health

While the attention of Obamacare repeal is focused on insurance, there’s a hidden and oft overlooked provision that, if lost, will lead to poorer health and higher costs—particularly for children and the elderly. The provision involves...Show More Summary

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