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The Patients We Do Not See

In medicine, we speak of “seeing patients” when we are rounding in the hospital or caring for those who come to our clinics. But what about those people who may be sick but do not seek care? What is our responsibility to the patients...Show More Summary

5 Ways To Overcome Office Stress

It’s that time of the year again- the time of year where our obligations seem to be calling our name from all directions. Thankfully, Stress Awareness Month is April, which increases awareness of the causes and remedies for stress. As...Show More Summary

When Autism Fidget Toys Become The Latest Craze

“Mum, it’s like everyone wants to be autistic like me now!” my 8-year-old daughter announced as she came out of school on Monday. She was referring to the latest “craze” for the fidget spinner in her school (and it seems every other school in the country). Show More Summary

3 Reasons Why Being Dedicated To Your Personal Growth Is So Important

Carrying around emotional baggage is a heavy burden to bear and must be healed as an integral part of our journeys. Unfortunately, we all have to face at one point or another that our lives aren’t going to get better until we’ve dealt...Show More Summary

Better Sleep And Better Health For Those Who Serve

If you Google “sleep disorders” or “sleep + health risks” you’ll find that the sleep medicine community and the media produce a wealth of coverage on the negative health impacts of poor or inadequate sleep. Browse around and you’ll discover...Show More Summary

How Changing Your Definition Of Success Makes You Successful

One year ago, I made myself a promise: I would no longer postpone my dream to travel the world full-time. It had to be done. A few months later, I had quit my full-time corporate marketing job, left behind my life in New York City, and...Show More Summary

Why ‘13 Reasons Why’ Shouldn’t Be Your Teen’s Binge

With Netflix’s recently released teen series “13 Reasons Why,” teens across the country are telling us how much they love this show. The buzz is tremendous. Forbes magazine offers some reasons why you should add “13 Reasons Why” to your...Show More Summary

The Hidden Biological Costs Of Inequality: The Root Cause Of Our Stress Epidemic

By Daniel P. Keating The central story line for Born Anxious starts with stress methylation?—?an “epigenetic modification” that occurs early in life, in the womb or during the first year of an infant’s life. Like all epigenetic modifications, this specific one alters how the gene works, but doesn’t change the DNA in any way. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Workout Songs For May 2017

This month?s top workout tracks are a little slower than usual—which reflects a general shift in tastes to tracks with lower beats per minute (BPM). At the same time, the mix features a more eclectic range of tracks than usually make the cut. Show More Summary

Want to Stop Yelling at Your Kids? Try These 3 Steps

“You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry.” —Dr. Bruce Banner Remember the story of The Incredible Hulk? Scientist Bruce Banner accidentally exposes himself to lethal doses of gamma rays, and his DNA is restructured. Afterward, in times of...Show More Summary

Cuts Threaten Research For Terrible Disease Once Called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

When you are sick, very sick, you wait for medicine to work its magic. But if the disease is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), you have to wait for the medicine to be invented. The bad news is that so little funding is going into solving...Show More Summary

We Know How To Curb Epidemics. Can Alzheimer's Be Next?

I travel a lot, which means I spend much of my time in airports waiting to catch a flight. I use most of that time to work or catch up on email, but sometimes, when it’s really early in the morning or really late at night, I just sit at the gate and watch the people go by. Show More Summary

A Letter To My Daughter As She Decides What To Do With Her Life

Dear daughter of mine, I think one of my favorite things about being your mommy is being able to watch you grow and change every single day. You’re 4 years old now, and it’s probably my favorite age yet. Not that I don’t miss the sweet baby snuggles, or the excitement of all your firsts. Show More Summary

Heart Disease Is Not Hypothetical

A new commentary just published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine contends that saturated fat is uninvolved in coronary artery disease. Before you get too excited: the commentary is comprised only of theory and opinion, none of it new, all of it expressed by these same authors before. Show More Summary

Sat-Fat Bait And Switch

The pattern of provocations, proclamations and click-bait innuendo related to saturated fat is fairly clear to anyone who reads past the headlines. It’s entirely clear to anyone who actually reads the studies that are blithely cited,...Show More Summary

Every Diet On The Market Is Basically Trying To Sell You These Three Pieces Of Information About Food

When it comes down to it, most of the diet plans and weight loss programs out there are all selling you the same thing: what to eat, when to eat, and how much to eat. They might use lots of medical research, compelling before / after...Show More Summary

Bearing Witness To Grief

If, as a culture, we don’t bear witness to grief, the burden of loss is placed entirely on the bereaved, while the rest of us avert our eyes and wait for those in mourning to stop being sad, to let go, to move on, to cheer up. And if...Show More Summary

President Trump, Don't Hurt Americans By Sabotaging The ACA

After the American Health Care Act was pulled from the House floor, Speaker Paul Ryan stated that “Obamacare is the law of the land and we will be living under it for the foreseeable future.” Yet, the millions of Americans who rely on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) for coverage and patient protections cannot rest easy. Show More Summary

National Infertility Awareness Week: A Chance To Support Those Facing Infertility

This year’s NIAW theme is “Listen Up,” and it’s important to those who are coping with infertility. We can all probably do a better job of listening to others – everyone is busy, and it’s easy to focus on whatever problem might be right in front of you. Show More Summary

4 Reasons Hugs Are Good For Your Health

By Anthea Levi Nothing is cozier than a hug. Whether it’s a mama-daughter embrace or a sweet squeeze with your significant other, hugs make us feel warm and fuzzy inside. But they do more than make us feel good: Research suggests that hugs can deliver some real health benefits, from easing stress to lowering blood pressure. Show More Summary

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