Beauty

The Two Major Lifestyle Changes Jeannie Mai Made to Gain Weight for More Body Confidence

TV personality Jeannie Mai recently made headlines after posting an inspiring, self-love message about her 17-pound weight gain. Having struggled with body image issues for 12 years (the entirety of her career in entertainment), Mai has finally given up on the idea that being “skinny” means everything. (Related: Katie Willcox Wants Women to Stop Thinking They Need to Lose Weight […]

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'Somebody Has To Speak Up For Us': What It's Like To Change The Picture Of Obesity With Your Photo

Michael Hobbes’ eye-opening piece “Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong” published on HuffPost this month explores the stigma surrounding obesity and exposes both the dismissal and mistreatment of obese people in our country. The personal accounts in the piece connected us to a group of people who have been failed by the medical system, their […]

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This Disease Is A Top Killer And Now States Must Pay For Its Costly Treatment

By Michael Ollove A series of recent court rulings and settlements, including one last week in Indiana, have found that states cannot withhold potentially life-saving but expensive medications from Medicaid beneficiaries and prison inmates who have chronic hepatitis C. Hepatitis C kills far more Americans than any other infectious disease. But when new antiviral drugs […]

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Alzheimer's Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Overview Alzheimer's disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. At first, someone with Alzheimer's disease may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering. Eventually, people with the disease may even forget important people in their lives and undergo dramatic personality changes. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia—a […]