Doctors Attempt To Have Dr. Oz Fired

An Insight, An Idea with Mehmet Oz: Mehmet C. Oz

A group of 10 physicians from across the country emailed a plea to Columbia University expressing disappointment and disapproval that Dr. Mehmet Oz is on the faculty. The group of doctors said they were "surprised and dismayed" that the doctor who has risen to fame by purporting half-truths and blatantly false informed holds a senior position within the Columbia University … [Read more...]

More Evidence Vaccines and Autism Aren’t Linked

Vaccine Autism

We've heard from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and now the Journal of the American Medical Association hopes to put to bed the erroneous notion that vaccines can cause autism in children. According to a new report, researchers studied 95,000 children who had been given the MMR vaccine prior to their fifth … [Read more...]

Courageous Bombing Survivor Completes Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

Boston marathon survivor Rebekah Gregory returned to the race that caused her to become an amputee to cross the finish line yesterday. If Rebekah's name sounds familiar, it's because I shared a story about her in our monthly newsletter. Back in February I was lucky enough to attend a winter charity event by the organization "Wiggle Your Toes," which helps amputees regain … [Read more...]

Shoes That Grow As You Do

Photo via The Shoe That Grows

If you've got kids, you know how quickly they grow out of their shoes. Buying new shoes can get expensive, and that's problematic for families in third world countries who can't afford to keep up with their child's growing feet. Kenton Lee noticed this problem while he was working at an orphanage in Kenya. Lee was helping a young girl when he realized he could see her toes. … [Read more...]

The Link Between Divorce and Heart Health

Divorce Heart Health

Divorce can be tough on your heart on an emotional level, but new research suggests it may also take a toll on your physical health. Researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute said that divorce may increase a person's myocardial infarction (MI) risk, and getting remarried doesn't always reverse the trend. "Age-specific rates of acute MI were consistently higher … [Read more...]

Barefoot Running Transition Harder For Older Runners

Barefoot Running

Barefoot running has become very popular in recent years, thanks in large part to the best-selling novel Born to Run, which cites "natural" running techniques and explores the correlation between foot injuries and the rise of the modern running shoe. At the same time, running studies have found that barefoot running promotes a midfoot-strike pattern, which is preferred to a … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Buying the Right Sandals

Sandal Buying Guide

Sandal season is almost here, and that means it's time to put the winter boots away and dust off your favorite pair of open-toed shoes. If you need a new pair of sandals, we're here to ensure you buy a pair that will keep your feet from aching. Below, we share five tips for buying the right pair of sandals. 1. Activity Awareness - You might be eyeing up that more fashionable … [Read more...]