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Dr. Oz Faces Criticism After Columbia University Doctors Call For His Dismissal

By On April 27, 2015

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz is arguably one of America's best-known doctors and television personality, thanks in part to his syndicated TV show The Dr. Oz Show, which is seen each day… Read More

Asperger Syndrome

What do Asperger Syndrome and Robert Durst Have in Common?

By On April 9, 2015

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a disorder that is not synonymous with headline news, however, when one of the wealthiest men in America was standing trial for the murder of his elderly neighbor,… Read More

Corporate Social Responsibility

Do You Buy Products that are Social Cause Worthy?

By On March 20, 2015

90 percent of Americans say they're more likely to trust and stay loyal to companies that actively try to make a difference. So if your brand doesn’t support social causes, does that… Read More

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Alzheimer’s Disease

“Still Alice”: Book Turned Movie Highlights the Vulnerability of Alzheimer’s Disease

By On February 19, 2015

Dr. Alice Howland appears to have it all. She’s happily married, recently turned 50, has three children, and is a professor of linguistics at Columbia University.… Read More

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Black History Month

Black History Month Shines Light on Health Disparities in African Americans

By On February 9, 2015

As the United States celebrates Black History Month, one enduring challenge we face as a nation is the persistent health disparities between African Americans and white Americans. … Read More

Blending Versus Juicing
New Year's Resolutions

Blending Versus Juicing: Which One is Better for You?

By On January 21, 2015

Some of you might result to juicing or opting for a liquid diet to get rid of some extra holiday pounds. But what does a juice cleanse do to your body?… Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADHD: Reminders for When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

By On January 7, 2015

Do you have a hard time staying focused and paying attention? Do you talk nonstop or fidget and squirm in your seat? These are just some of the symptoms associated with attention… Read More

Body Shaming

Multicultural Series: Part Three – Fat Shaming in Indian Culture

By On December 12, 2014

Indian families are known to discuss weight commonly upon greeting. It’s one of the first things they discuss upon arrival: weight, education, and/or money. For the purposes of this post, let’s focus… Read More

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Winter Storm Preparedness

Pledge to Prepare during Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

By On November 25, 2014

A ferocious snowstorm last week left areas of Upstate New York paralyzed with nearly 7 feet of snow in three days and more than two dozen deaths. But the deadly weather emergency… Read More

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Krabbe Leukodystrophy

Capturing Hope with Kenan’s Krabbe Leukodystrophy Diagnosis

By On November 14, 2014

Kenan Spencer Witczak was diagnosed with Krabbe leukodystrophy when he was 8 months old. Krabbe leukodystrophy is an inherited disorder that destroys the protective coating (myelin) of nerve cells in the brain… Read More