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1. Crimes of the Heart, Walter C. Willett and Anne Underwood, Newsweek, 2010.
Major improvements in public health were seen in Albert Lea, Minnesota in 2009 as a result of the city's decision to become involved in the AARP/Blue Zones Vitality Project, which promotes healthy behavior. The town helped to support healthy behavior change by changing it's environment to encourage a healthier lifestyle.
2. The Perils of Higher Education, Steven Kotler, Psychology Today, 2005.
While college is a place to learn and grow, for many students it becomes four years of sleep deprivation, poor nutrition, and excessive use of alcohol. The negative health behaviors of college students are detrimental to their overall health, and there is evidence that engaging in these poor health habits can be devastating to learning and memory.
3. Solve Your Energy Crisis: A Guide to Finding--and Fixing--the Cause of Your Fatigue, Consumer Reports on Health, 2014.
This article discusses health behavior strategies, including improving sleep hygiene, eating a healthy diet and exercising more, that consumers can use to reduce fatigue levels during the day. Health conditions that can cause fatigue, including anemia, depression and diabetes, as well as drugs to offset fatigue are noted.
4. Sound Mind, Sound Student Body, Kristen Domonell, University Business, 2013.
Kristen Domonell discusses the challenges and strategies for dealing with the increasing mental health crisis on college and university campuses. Mental health illnesses such as anorexia, depression, anxiety and other conditions are becoming more and more common on campuses across the country.
5. Social Withdrawal and Violence--Newtown, Connecticut, John T. Walkup and David H. Rubin, The New England Journal of Medicine, 2013.
Physicians John T. Walkup and David H. Rubin believe it's important to recognize that mental illness is an insufficient explanation for mass murder and that the vast majority of mentally ill individuals are not violent.
6. Go Forth in Anger, Joanne Ellison Rodgers, Psychology Today, 2014.
This article focuses on the positive values offered by anger to the emotional lives of men. Among the positive values are: anger as a sense of control, promoting cooperative relationships, and fueling optimism of rewards within reach. Also addressed are anger that enables leadership, focuses on the practical, and encourages ambition and creativity.
7. Internet Addiction, Greg Beato, Reason Magazine, 2010.
Greg Beato discusses the addiction of Americans to the Internet, which impacts their normally balanced ways of living. He notes the operation of reSTART, a residential treatment center in the United States for individuals who try to get themselves clean from iPhones and other digital devices that negatively affect their lives.
8. Fat Facts and Fat Fiction, Consumer Reports on Health, 2013.
While many consumers believe fats in the diet are harmful and should be reduced, there appears to be considerable confusion about which fats are healthy and which should be minimized.
9. Yes, Healthful Fast Food Is Possible. But Edible?, Mark Bittman, The New York Times Magazine, 2013.
Journalist Mark Bittman believes there is a market for fast food that's not only healthy, but has menu options that are sustainably produced, reasonably priced, and meat-free.
10. Wonderful Wheat: Why This Ancient Staple Is Still Good for You, Stan Cox, Mother Earth News, 2014.
As more and more people eliminate wheat and gluten from their diets, Stan Cox maintains that this grain is nutritious and good for us. Whole wheat, in particular, is a good source of many vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
11. Eat Like a Greek, Consumer Reports on Health, 2009.
The Mediterranean diet has been positively linked to lowering the risk of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. This diet isn't about foods you should not eat, it's more of a style of eating that can easily be adopted with a little planning. This easy-to-read article leads the reader through practical steps describing how to incorporate principles of the Mediterranean lifestyle into daily life.
12. Dieting on a Budget, Consumer Reports, 2009.
With the economy in a downturn, the editors of Consumer Reports offer advice on how to lose weight without spending a fortune.
13. The Hungry Brain, Dan Hurley, Discover, 2011.
The reward mechanism and pleasure sensation of consuming energy-dense food is wired in our brain as a primal method of survival and a way to make us feel good. This article describes the physiology of how the brain impacts our food choices.
14. Pot Goes Legit: What the End of Prohibition Looks Like in Colorado, Jacob Sullum, Reason Magazine, 2013.
Under Colorado's Amendment 64, the state government has allowed local governments in the state to remove any bans from consumption of the drug, effectively legalizing the production, possession, and distribution of marijuana for recreational use. Jacob Sullum discusses the pros and cons of legalization as many other states consider following Colorado.
15. Rethinking Drug Policy Assumptions, Jefferson M. Fish, The Humanist, 2013.
The author presents his thoughts on U.S. drug control policies and the possibilities of legalizing some drugs. He states that drug prohibition, or the war on drugs, leads to an illegal market for the substances that ultimately results in higher rates of crime, corruption, and disease. In response, he suggests that rather than decriminalizing drugs, the U.S. government should institute a policy of legalization for adults that differentiates between drug abusers and non-problem users.
16. Sparking Controversy, Steven Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 2013.
Information on the rising use of electronic cigarettes is presented. It has not been determined if these products are safe and effective as harm reduction devices. There currently isn't enough research to determine the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes. The Food and Drug Administration has not yet established guidelines regarding the production and marketing of these products.
17. Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions, Alan Schwarz, The New York Times, 2013.
Increasing numbers of college students use and abuse prescription drugs that were not prescribed for them, including Ritalin and Adderall. Students claim these drugs enhance their mental abilities while ignoring the dangers of addiction, dependence, and overdose.
18. So Long, Lance. Next, 21st-Century Doping., David Ewing Duncan, The New York Times, 2013.
Journalist David Ewing Duncan addresses bio-enhancers in sports: drugs that include anabolic steroids, human growth hormone, amphetamines, beta-2 agonists, and erythropoietin.
19. Philip Seymour Hoffman Death: a Cautionary Tale about Branded Heroin?, Elizabeth Barber, The Christian Science Monitor, 2014.
The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, recently found dead from a heroin overdose, apparently used "branded" heroin. The drug is sold in named or branded bags that imply consistency but may have little or no meaning to users.
20. The Mixed-Bag Buddy [and Other Friendship Conundrums], Carlin Flora, Psychology Today, 2013.
Relationships that have the power to prop us up may also have the power to harm us. Friendships can have both positive and negative influences on our health and well-being.
21. Masters of Their Domain, Tamsin McMahon, Maclean's, 2014.
Tamsin McMahon's article focuses on NoFap, an online, secular movement of young men who pledge to give up both masturbation and reading or watching pornography for a given time frame. These young men make these changes in hopes of improving their lives.
22. The Marriage Paradox: Loves, Lies, and the Power of Self Deception, Clancy Martin, The Chronicle Review, 2014.
Clancy Martin claims that to get married shows a leap of faith and not because it "makes sense." Martin believes that marriage is not a rational thing to do, but life and love are risky, and marriage is the riskiest of all.
23. There's No Evidence Online Dating Is Threatening Commitment or Marriage, Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, 2013.
Even though Internet has made it possible for people to communicate and connect in ways that have never before been seen, Alexis Madrigal believes that monogamy is here to say for most couples.
24. Refusing Vaccination Puts Others at Risk, Ronald Bailey, Reason Magazine, 2014.
Bailey reports that refusing vaccination may put others at risk. Vaccines are among the most effective health care innovations ever devised, although they do not always produce immunity, so a percentage of those who took the responsibility to be vaccinated remain vulnerable. Defenseless people include infants who are too young to be vaccinated and individuals whose immune systems are compromised.
25. The High Cost of "Hooking Up", Kurt Williamsen, The New American, 2013.
According to Kurt Williamsen, promiscuity can lead to the 47,000 new diagnoses of HIV each year in the United States, as well as the risk of transmitting the more than 30 different sexually transmissible bacteria, parasites, and viruses that can cause disease.
26. The Secret Life of Dirt: At the Finnish-Russian Border, Scientists Investigate a Medical Mystery, Andrew Curry, Smithsonian, 2013.
Curry discusses health aspects of dirt and germ exposure, especially examining the idea that exposure to dirt during childhood leads to lower rates of diseases including type 1 diabetes, allergies, and asthma. It appears that if we are too hygienic, our immune systems turn on us, increasing the risk of auto immune diseases.
27. The Broken Vaccine, Melinda Wenner Moyer, Discover, 2013.
Melinda Wenner Moyer discusses the increase in cases of pertussis (whooping cough) in the United States since the 1990s and why the currently used acellulartenanus, diphtheria, and pertussis vaccine (Tdap) vaccine is losing effectiveness. Information is presented on efforts of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track pertussis outbreaks and epidemics, as well as infection and immunization rates.
28. Deviated: A Memoir, Jesse Kellerman, Commentary, 2012.
Author Jesse Kellerman presents a personal narrative describing his experiences dealing with having a deviated septum and as a result, having his health insurance coverage denied.
29. How Government Killed the Medical Profession, Jeffrey A. Singer, Reason Magazine, 2013.
Physician Jeffrey A. Singer states that Medicare has been using its price-setting systems to maintain its price control system for over 20 years. He believes that the coding system introduced to improve accuracy of medical claims submitted by doctors has further eroded health care and doctor-patient relationships.
30. Problems with Modern Medicine: Too Much Emphasis on Disease, Not Enough on Managing Risk, Maciej Zatonski, Skeptical Inquirer, 2014.
According to physician Maciej Zatonski, health care today goes beyond making sick people well. It is turning into a risk-management and quality of life improvement service.
31. Still Unsafe: Why the American Medical Establishment Cannot Reduce Medical Errors, Philip Levitt, Skeptic, 2013.
Each year, there are approximately 138,000 preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals. According to Levitt, about 30 percent of those deaths are due to the incompetence of health providers. The medical establishment addresses this not by disciplining the provider, but by standardizing the delivery of medicine.
32. Consumers Should Drive Medicine, Kmele Foster, Reason Magazine, 2014.
Kmele Foster interviews David Goldhill, chief executive officer of Game Show Network LLC. Goldhill says that the United States spends lot of money on medical care. According to him, there is a need to reduce medical care costs and unfortunately, the Affordable Care Act does not deal properly with preventive care.
33. Bed Bugs: The Pesticide Dilemma, Rebecca Berg, Journal of Environmental Health, 2010.
Pesticide-resistant bed bugs are back, and the good news is they don't appear to transmit disease with their bites. However, they invade beds, interfere with sleep, and can impact people emotionally.
34. How Not to Die, Jonathan Rauch, The Atlantic, 2013.
Dr. Angelo Volandes believes that the U.S. medical system was built to treat anything that might be treatable, at any state of life, even when there is no hope of a cure and when the patient might not want or benefit from the treatment.
35. Antibiotics and the Meat We Eat, David A. Kessler, The New York Times, 2013.
In the United States, meat and poultry are monitored by the Food and Drug Administration for the presence antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This monitoring has shown that the numbers of resistant bacteria are growing and the problem is getting worse.
36. Cybermedicine: What You Need to Know, Regina A. Bailey, Health Lawyer, 2011.
Attorney Regina Bailey offers information on cybermedicine in the United States. She notes that physicians are increasingly using the Internet to communicate with patients through online medical consultations. Bailey mentions that cyber medicine has drawbacks due to the practice regulation governed by each state since there is no uniform law regarding online medical consultations.
37. The Surprising Reason Why Heavy Isn't Healthy, Ginny Graves, Health, 2010.
While being overweight or obese may increase the risk for certain health problems, how much a person weighs may also keep him or her from getting the same health care as non-overweight individuals. Overweight men and women may have difficulty getting health insurance, are less likely to get cancer detected early, and are at higher risk of being misdiagnosed.
38. Is PTSD Contagious?, Mac McClelland, Mother Jones, 2013.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is currently at epidemic levels among returning veterans, impacting their families, friends, and co-workers.
39. Suicide, Guns, and Public Policy, Michael E. Lewiecki and Sara A. Miller, Ameican Journal of Public Health, 2013.
Over one million deaths by suicide occur each year worldwide. In the United States, handguns are the most common means of suicide. Although there is strong evidence that restricting access to firearms reduces suicide, current gun control laws are controversial and, according to the authors, do not effectively restrict access.
40. The New Sex Cancer, Alyssa Giacobbe, Men's Health, 2011.
Alyssa Giacobbe offers information on oral cancer, which can be caused by the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus (HPV) via oral sex. She states that men are at increased risk of oropharyngeal cancer (found in the tonsils and in the base of the tongue), which is not only caused by smoking or drinking, but also by HPV.
41. Drilling into the Unknown, Peter Aldhouse, New Scientist Magazine, 2012.
Peter Aldhous explores the health and environmental concerns over the liquid fracturing (fracking) process of natural gas extraction. The potential exploitation of the Marcellus Shale gas field in the northeastern United States has prompted fears of drinking water pollution, the toxicity of the chemical additives in fracking fluids, and methane contamination of groundwater, but studies of these issues have so far been inconclusive. The 2010 moratorium on fracking by New York State is also discussed.
42. Giving ADHD a Rest: with Diagnosis Rates Exploding Wildly, Is the Disorder a Mental Health Crisis--or a Cultural One? , Kate Lunau, Maclean's, 2014.
Kate Lunau discusses the rise in diagnoses of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, focusing on the argument that many cases are misdiagnosed and the majority of children are prescribed medication to control the disorder.
43. Hey! Parents, Leave Those Kids Alone, Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic, 2014.
The increasing preoccupation with children's safety has transformed childhood, stripping it of independence, risk-taking, and discovery. What's been gained is unclear. Rates of injury have remained fairly steady since the 1970s; and abduction by strangers was as rare then as it is now. What's been lost is creativity, passion, and courage. Now a countermovement is arising, based on mounting evidence that today's parenting norms do children more harm than good.