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Kindness Blog: 40 Ways to Practice Self-Kindness

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"The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself." ― Steve MaraboliAs we all know modern life can be very stressful. With so many demands on our time, through juggling family, work and friends, it can be a little difficult to give ourselves the attention that we really need and deserve.Here we share forty point

Margaret Marshall: Consider Calories as You Do Dollars

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Do you count calories? Don't! Why all the emphasis on calories when all calories are not created equal? As I say this, I believe you must know about calories and how they affect your eating, weight, and health.For example you can eat a small ounce of chocolate for approximately 150 calories, or you can choose to eat one large apple for about 120 ca

Angeles Burke: Tracking Your Progress for Health and Fitness Success

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When you set new fitness goals, the initial determination and enthusiasm to stay on track seems never-ending. Yet as the weeks go on, you may notice that you begin slipping up and losing focus. At this time it becomes imperative to make changes in order to maintain adherence to your program and reach your goals. Rather than making excuses for yours

Elisabeth Epstein: We Can't Have A Post-2015 Agenda Without Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights

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In 2000, the creators of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) completely overlooked sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), a mistake that, if repeated, would cripple the dreams of millions of young girls and women for years and generations to come.Access to SRHR enables individuals to choose whether, when and with whom to engage in se

Willow Jarosh, MS, RD: Super Hacks: How to Make Healthy Food Even Healthier

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Not that healthy foods need to be any better, but we couldn't resist sharing these hacks that increase their nutritional value. Hey, go big or go home, right? Actually, whether you use these nutrition-boosting hacks or not, these foods are all super nutritious, tasty choices.Eat the kiwi skin: Say what? That's right, it's not only possible but more

Alan E. Guttmacher: Learning To Use Genomics Safely, To Improve Children's Health

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Newborn screening is one of the nation's most successful public health programs, each year sparing thousands of American infants from a lifetime of severe disability or premature death. Using a few drops of blood from an infant's heel, state newborn screening programs test for a few dozen debilitating disorders that may be present at birth and whic

Jennifer Hirsch: Healthcare's Underserved: A Wealth of Opportunities

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"Keep your patient & community at the center...don't forget the people you care for are most important." - Marisue Garganta, Dignity Health With tech's easy scalability and healthcare's complex problems, we are often quick to create complex solutions. Yet as the women of ZeroDivide.org's Health 2.0 panel were quick to point out, simple solutions go

Bob Rosen: The 6 Roots of a Grounded Leader

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It's simple but true: Who you are ultimately drives what you do and how you perform. Great leadership consists of so much more than short-term results and quarterly returns -- and that means we need to measure the qualities of a great leader in a more holistic way than we have in the past. Years of leadership research with 500 CEOs in 50 countries

Michael F. Jacobson: Soda Pledge States the Obvious: We Will Continue to Drink Less Soda

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The Clinton Global Initiative is a prestigious and convenient forum for companies to announce commitments to improve their practices, be they related to the environment, human rights, development, health, or any other facet of corporate behavior. This week executives from the big three soda makers, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr Pepper Snapple Group,

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Searching for God in Stamford

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Whether beginning the new Jewish new year or the season of fall, the change of weather evokes feeling of renewal and rejuvenation. I recently went searching for God in Stamford at the the Arts and Crafts Fair. I posed two questions: Which season is most Divine and why and what are your hopes for the new season. The answers both holy and humorous

Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: 400,000 Call For Climate Action, Hottest August on Record and More!

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Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 16 2014How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking abov

Noël Gordon: 4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

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As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better. Starting the conversati

Jamie Walker: 10 Tips For Being A Better Running Teammate

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Running has traditionally been a pretty solo sport. When racing, its typical to leave friends at the start line and pound the pavement alone until reconnecting in the finisher's area. However, relays like the Ragnar Relay series have been gaining popularity over the past several years and are turning running into more of a team endeavor than ever b

Melissa Deuter, MD: 15 Surefire Ways To Brighten Your Mood

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It's your job to regulate your emotions, even under stress. Whether you are starting off for the first time away from home, parents facing an empty nest this fall, or just looking for new ways to cope with stress, these tips are for you! So how can you re-regulate when you're feeling lonely, cranky, or down in the dumps?1. Take a walk Walking s

The Active Times: Lose the Last 10 Pounds: Tips to Help You Reach Your Goal Weight

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Whether you're determined to finally reach the goal weight you set out to achieve several months back, or a lapse in your regular healthy habits led you to gain a few extra pounds that you'd now like to shed, getting rid of that bit of extra body fat can be quite a challenging (and frustrating) feat.Click Here to see the Complete List of Tips for L

The Active Times: Moves Guaranteed to Get You Your Best Butt Ever

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Contrary to popular belief, your abs aren't the only group of muscles that have a major effect on total body strength and power. Your glutes are among the strongest muslces in your body and they play a huge role in overall fitness, too. Yet, despite their importance, they are often overlooked and under-trained.Start standing with feet shoulder-widt

The Active Times: Sitting is the New Smoking: Ways a Sedentary Lifestyle is Killing You

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The ticking clock and furious patter of computer keys are staples in offices around the world. Regardless of specific business, offices share many similarities. One such similarity is a sedentary culture and studies show all that sitting is taking a major toll on employee health.Click Here to see the Complete List of Ways Sitting is Shortening Your

David Katz, M.D.: Our Sodas, Stars and Selves: Where the Buck -- and Calories -- Stop

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To the inevitable backdrop of John Philip Souza marches and presidential photo-ops, Big Soda has announced that it will do some vague kind of something about the excesses they contribute to our intake of calories and sugars over something like ten years. (Unless, of course, they don't.) Cue the 21-gun salute! Release the confetti!Folks, that this i

Jennifer Latch: How Do You Do It All?

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I am often asked, "How do you do it all?" I never know how to answer that question and it usually occurs when someone notices my kid throwing a tantrum in public, so I wonder if they really mean it.Honestly, I don't do it all, and even when I am accomplishing a lot I still feel like I'm falling short.Sometimes it seems to be happening all at once.

Joshua Liao: Time for a New Business Focus in Medicine

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Medicine is undergoing a pretty significant makeover, and one of the most fascinating aspects of this transformation is the effort by some groups to reexamine their business focus. As the way Americans receive and pay for care changes, some are responding by expanding their reach beyond the business of health care into that of overall health. The "

Girls' Globe: Fighting Maternal And Infant Mortality In Somaliland

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By the Edna Adan Hospital FoundationLast week, the 69th Session of the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) convened in New York City to examine 20 years of actions taken by governments to improve people's lives and address population issues. The Head of State reaffirmed "their commitments to place people at the center of development." Africa has 12 percen

Sarah O'Leary: 10 Fun Things to Do While on Hold With Your Insurance Company

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The time you spend waiting for the insurance company to answer your call can be incredibly frustrating. Here are several activities you can do while waiting for "the next available representative" to assist you:1) Practice the ancient art of origami. (Nothing says "I'm having oodles of fun now!" more than a room filled with paper cranes!) 2) Chang

Paul Spector, M.D.: Skirting the Issue: Breast Cancer and Dress Size

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A recent study in the British Medical Journal suggests that skirt size may be the latest diagnostic tool in the war against breast cancer.Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the first or second leading cause of cancer death depending on a woman's ethnicity. About 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.

Frank A. Weil: ER May Reveal Basic Problems in Hospitals

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One brief -- and, as it turned out, not too serious -- visit to the emergency room in one of New York City's biggest and best hospitals this summer proved to be very interesting because it revealed some systemic issues. Perhaps if the problems seen and encountered there could be better understood and addressed, a trickle effect through the rest of

David Katz, M.D.: Our Health, on Fire: The #UseWhatWeKnow Campaign

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I was privileged to speak to hundreds of healthcare colleagues at a Lifestyle Medicine summit in Nashville, TN yesterday. I was even more privileged to give the keynote address that closed out the conference, although there are some liabilities attached to being the last thing between a restless audience and their freedom.As the conference "closer,
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