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Angry Constituents Hammer Tom Cotton At Town Hall: ‘Do Your Job’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) faced hundreds of angry constituents at a town hall Wednesday night who grilled him for two hours on the Affordable Care Act, immigration, President Donald Trump’s administration and other issues.  The town hall, held at a high school in Springdale, Arkansas, was raucous throughout. About 2,000 people packed the auditorium and frequently drowned […]

7 Must-Try Morning Rituals From Cities Across America That Will Make You Infinitely Happier Tomorrow

Rise and shine! Then eat your corn tortillas, sing along to Baha’i prayers, or dip your toes in the ocean—depending on where you live, of course. A morning ritual, or just a little ‘me-time’ first thing, can help you start your day off on the right foot. That’s why we’ve partnered with Tropicana to get […]

How Living With IBD Helped Me Discover My Superpowers

If you had x-ray vision, what would you do with it? Look through walls and spy on your co-workers? Find your dog’s lost ball under the couch, or lazily peek through your fridge to see if you’re almost out of your favorite Greek yogurt? Or maybe, like a traditional superhero, you would wander your town […]

9 Signs You’re Dealing With An Emotional Manipulator

We all know what it feels like to be emotionally manipulated. It can be extremely effective, which is why some unscrupulous individuals do it so much. A few years ago, Facebook, in conjunction with researchers from Cornell and the University of California, conducted an experiment in which they intentionally played with the emotions of 689,000 […]

This Is What Obamacare’s Critics Won’t Admit Or Simply Don’t Understand

THOUSAND OAKS, California ― Maryann Hammers is likely to die from ovarian cancer someday. But she hopes someday won’t come anytime soon. Hammers, 61, received the diagnosis in late 2013, and doctors told her that it was stage 3-C, which meant that she could live for many years with the right treatment and a little […]

Doctors Have Been Treating Lower Back Pain All Wrong

When Julie Price threw out her back for the second time in December, she knew she needed help.  “It was immobilizing and intense,” Price, a 37-year-old New York City-based accountant, told The Huffington Post. Price, a former athlete, felt she had lost a lot of strength after two pregnancies. She also has flat feet, alignment […]

Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida Law Banning Doctors From Asking Patients About Guns

Doctors in Florida can legally counsel patients about gun risks under a federal appeals court ruling that strikes down the state’s controversial “Docs vs. Glocks” gun law.  The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Thursday that Florida’s National Rifle Association-backed law violated doctors’ First Amendment rights.  Read the full ruling below.  The Firearm […]

Psychiatrist: Calling Donald Trump Mentally Ill Is An Insult To The Mentally Ill

A leading psychiatrist is pushing back after a group of industry professionals wrote a letter to The New York Times saying Donald Trump suffers from “grave emotional instability” that “makes him incapable of serving safely as president.” But it’s not exactly a letter of support for the president.  Allen Frances, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences […]

Congress Is Repealing Rules To Keep Guns From The Mentally Ill

WASHINGTON ― Congress is about to take the final step to repeal a Social Security Administration rule that was written to prevent mentally incompetent people from buying guns. By law, people who have been “adjudicated as a mental defective” by a court or other authority, such as the Social Security Administration, are barred from buying guns […]

Not Just Any Day

The evening before the National Cancer Prevention Day Workshop is Less Cancer board member Donna Eacho, Less Cancer Founder Bill Couzens, Ambassador Bill Eacho, U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan and Less Cancer Chairman Tom Sherman, M.D. February 4th marked the 2017 resolution for National Cancer Prevention Day. Activities around “National Cancer Prevention Day” included the United […]

Are Your Bedtime Habits Messing With Your Relationship?

Sleep impacts basically every aspect of our lives. Quality (and quantity) of shuteye keeps our mind and body in working order, and also plays an integral role in the success of our relationships. After all, irritability and crankiness from a lack of sleep aren’t exactly attractive qualities in a partner. “If two people are feeling […]

Love Needs To Be Remembered, Restored and Renewed

It’s that time of the year and love is in the air! Everywhere we see red hearts beaming from cards and boxes of chocolates, while a dozen roses just doesn’t have quite the right impact if they are yellow. Every day we can read about the importance of love, how to get more of it, […]

Teen Voted ‘Best Dad’ For Taking His Sister To Father-Daughter Dance

A big brother stepped up when his little sister needed him most. On Feb. 4, Mohammad Hasher, a 17-year-old who lives Michigan, woke up to find his 6-year-old sister, Noor, sitting on the couch wearing a peculiar outfit. It was 10 a.m., and she wasn’t in her pajamas but instead wore a dress. The first-grader […]

Tom Price Confirmed As Health Secretary In Blow To Obamacare

By Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted on Friday to confirm Representative Tom Price as the top U.S. healthcare official, putting a determined opponent of Obamacare in position to help President Donald Trump dismantle the healthcare law. The Senate voted 52-47 to approve the conservative Georgia Republican and orthopedic surgeon as the […]

Judge Blocks $48 Billion Anthem-Cigna Merger

(Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday ruled against U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc’s proposed $ 54 billion merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp, derailing an unprecedented effort to consolidate the country’s health insurance industry. The U.S. Justice Department sued in July to stop Anthem’s purchase of Cigna, a deal that would have created the […]

Why 1 Billion People In Poor Countries Are Sick With ‘Horror Movie Diseases’

This article is part of HuffPost’s Project Zero campaign, a yearlong series on neglected tropical diseases and efforts to fight them. Over one billion people around the world suffer from neglected tropical diseases, a group of illnesses that tend to strike marginalized communities in the developing world. These diseases, which don’t typically affect people in the […]

Snoring Sucks: 6 Couples Sound Off About This Noisy Nuisance

Imagine one minute that you’re soaring through dreamland, on the back of a magical dragon no less, and the next, you’re jerked awake by what sounds like a dying hippopotamus. It may be better if that irritating noise was, in fact, coming from a wild animal, but more often than not, it’s escaping from the […]

Black Women Face Devastating Losses If Obamacare Is Repealed

Bianca Adams worked part-time jobs as a spa professional, sometimes juggling two or three at a time, for years. But none of them offered her insurance, which meant that the 47-year-old with diabetes often went to the emergency room for care. “I was one of those people that had to go to the emergency when […]

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Senators Now On The Front Line

I am heartened by the opposition of Senators Murkowski and Collins to the appointment of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education.  I hope that signals more independence ahead.  For me, personally, there is a bit of a back story. In July, 2010, President Obama used his recess appointment authority to make me the administrator of […]

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Fat Shaming Can Literally Break Your Heart

When it comes to the way people stigmatize different body shapes and sizes, words can hurt more than just your feelings. New research suggests they may have real health consequences. People who reported feeling diminished by negative stereotypes about their weight were three times more likely to have a heightened risk of diabetes, heart disease […]

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What People in the Healthiest Countries in the World Eat for Breakfast

If you’re ready to break out of your breakfast routine, you might want to take a trip — at least, a virtual one — around the globe. Every year, using a variety of factors, researchers release a list ranking the healthiest countries in the world; the most recent list includes Qatar, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Iceland […]

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9 Things Twins Are Really Sick Of Hearing

If you have a twin, you know that people tend to have a lot of pressing questions about the whole experience. (At this point, when someone asks “can you feel each other’s pain?” you have a canned response ready to go.)  In the BBC Three video above, three sets of twins share some of the […]

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Detroit Son: My Mom Died Waiting In Iraq Because Of Trump

A Michigan man blames the death of his 75-year-old mother on President Donald Trump after she was forced to stay in Iraq during the implementation of his controversial immigration ban. Mike Hager, a U.S. citizen who is from Iraq, told the Detroit television affiliate Fox 2 that he had gone to Iraq to bring his mother, Naimma, […]

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Neighbors Cover Lawn Of School For Refugees With Warm Welcomes

This is a good sign. The International Community School, a public charter school that seeks out and teaches refugee and immigrant children in DeKalb County, Georgia, was plastered with positive signs made by its neighbors Monday morning. The handmade signs, planted in the school’s lawn and along its sidewalk, carry messages including “You’re home,” “We […]

6 Cool Things To Do If Someone Hurts You

Have you ever felt so upset with someone for hurting your feelings that you didn’t want to ever speak to them again? It’s a common scenario: someone says something that’s rude, accuses you of doing something wrong, or in some way makes you defensive. But does harboring dislike, revenge, even hate, do any good? Does […]

Expanding the Emergency Room Model: ‘Central Care System’ Could Help Americans Gain Universal Health Care Access

By Dr. Sudip Bose, MD — There are many reasons why emergency rooms are dangerously overcrowded. With millions of Americans lacking adequate access to primary care providers, emergency rooms have become the primary health care system and safety net for the uninsured, underinsured and those without access to other medical care.1 Overcrowded and with overworked […]

Judge Blocks Texas From Implementing ‘Fetal Burial’ Rule — Again

A federal judge has again prevented Texas from enacting a controversial abortion regulation that would require all clinics to bury or cremate embryonic tissue from abortions or miscarriages.  In December, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks issued a restraining order against the rule, which temporarily halted it from going into effect. Many expected an opinion Friday. Instead, Sparks […]

Start The Year With A Social Detox

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com We don’t do all that much for the holidays. We don’t travel great distances while lugging presents or have Hollywood-level, tension-filled dinner chat with relatives who love to start loud conversations about sensitive, personal subjects. But even without the drama, I still end up exhausted from socializing by the […]

Scientists Are Planning A March On Washington, And It Looks Like People Are Totally Down

Like the Women’s March on Washington, the idea for the March on Science was born from a single action on social media. One comment on Reddit has led to what could become the next major demonstration against President Donald Trump. “There needs to be a Scientists’ March on Washington,” a Reddit user suggested last week on a thread […]

George H. Haddad — Unsung Excellence In Medicine

Ever wonder about the people who make our health care system work at a time when reports of greed, fraud, profiteering and harmful malpractice are rampant and remedies are not advanced? I was recently reminded how hard these proficient and caring physicians, nurses and physician assistants are working day after day and how their commitment […]

How To Get Your Boss To Give You Less Work

For Glamour, by Suzannah Weiss. Even the most hardworking among us get overwhelmed with work sometimes. Though asking your boss to lighten your workload may feel defiant, the truth is that they may not be keeping track of how much they’re giving you — or have a realistic idea of how long it will take. […]

George H.W. Bush And Barbara Bush Could Be Released From The Hospital In The Coming Days

After being hospitalized and missing the inauguration of President Donald Trump, former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush are recovering in the hospital and could be released in the coming days, the family’s spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement Sunday. The former president, 92, has been in a Houston hospital for […]

Sweating In A Sauna Might Help Keep Your Brain Healthy

Regular visits to the sauna can help lower the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as dying of heart ailments, a Finnish study suggests. Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland found a link between sauna visits and memory diseases after following more than 2,300 middle-aged Finnish men for more than 20 […]

The Women Who Are Running To Protest Trump Are Tapping Into History

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s electoral victory, Alison Désir, the founder of a community running organization in New York City called Harlem Run, turned her frustration into political action. Désir’s remedy: a four-woman, 240-mile relay, beginning in Harlem, New York City, on Jan. 16 and ending in Washington, D.C., on the day of Trump’s inauguration. The […]

Here’s How Americans Ended Up Eating Too Much Sugar

Sugar is the tobacco of the new century, according to investigative science journalist and author Gary Taubes.  With a powerful lobby and a huge consumer base, there are obvious parallels to tobacco, which for decades we didn’t know to be addictive and linked to lung cancer and other diseases. Taubes says sugar is making us […]

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Actually, Tom Price, Women Have Been Fired For Their Reproductive Choices

During his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) said he didn’t believe employers were currently able to fire women for their reproductive decisions, specifically their choice to use birth control.  Back in 2015, Price voted for a resolution that would have dismantled the District of Columbia’s protections for women from being fired for their […]

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Duchess Kate Nails Why People Don’t Seek Mental Health Help

The Duchess of Cambridge is yet again schooling the world on negative mental health stereotypes. The duchess, along with Prince William and Prince Harry, spoke out about how stigma prevents people with mental illness from seeking support. The brief speech by the former Kate Middleton was part of an event in London on Tuesday for Heads […]

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Don’t Repeal Me, Please!

I am luckier than most. After 20 years of having multiple sclerosis I am still relatively healthy. I have a spot on my foot which is mildly numb most of the time and markedly numb when I have an exacerbation. This is damage I got from not treating an exacerbation with steroid therapy. Sometimes when […]

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These 6 Kids’ Drawings Of Kindness Nail The Best Thing About It

“Kids are intrinsically kind”, says Dr. Michael Tomasello, a professor of developmental psychology at Duke University. They are also, as parents or teachers can attest, prone to bouts of egocentric behavior, riding the complex ups and downs of on-again/off-again compassion over the course of their development. While greater compassion can, and should, be fostered in […]

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Sephora Is Selling An Eyeshadow Named ‘Druggie’. Seriously.

There are moments when it’s important to marshal as much evidence as possible to back up an argument. And then there are moments like this. Sephora is selling a new shade of eyeshadow called “Druggie.”  The company describes the shade as “metallic purple with violet shift,” and it is part of Urban Decay’s “Afterdark” eyeshadow […]

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Tweeters Give Heartfelt Advice To Their 15-Year-Old Selves

Hindsight is a beautiful thing, so what tips would you give to your 15-year-old self? Twitter users are doling out sage advice via the #WhatIWouldTellA15YearOldMe hashtag, ranging from financial guidance and “being you” to not sweating the small stuff and taking friends and family for granted. Here are some of the best and most inspirational posts […]

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Cancer Survivor Tells Paul Ryan: ‘I’d Be Dead’ Without Obamacare

#RyanTownHall attendee: "I want to thank Pres. Obama from the bottom of my heart" because Obamacare saved my life https://t.co/kp78FrxOPG pic.twitter.com/4p2ZZAf6yH — CNN (@CNN) January 13, 2017 A man who survived cancer despite a grim diagnosis challenged House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on his efforts to repeal Obamacare.  “Because of the Affordable Care Act, I’m […]

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Senate Republicans Take The First Big Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

Senate Republicans have taken the first big step toward repealing Obamacare, setting in motion a legislative process that could undo the largest expansion of government in a generation and leave more than 20 million Americans without health insurance. In a mostly party-line vote that took place early on Thursday, the Senate passed a special budget resolution that instructs committees […]

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Deconstructing Stigma: Picturing the Beauty in Life

Editor’s note: Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life is a public awareness campaign developed by McLean Hospital to spark conversation not only about behavioral and mental health but also about the stigma that surrounds it. The campaign features compelling stories from people across the United States who have been affected by […]