What the health are we doing to ourselves and the planet?

Issues that Matter

Cognitive Screening
Cognitive Screening

Cognitive health is like any other health maintenance. You get your heart and prostate checked out regularly, especially if there are suspected problems. Your brain deserves the same attention - Julie Brody-Magid PsyD  

Heat Safety
Heat Safety

Even during the nastiest heat wave, the numbers are in your favor—relatively few people have heat strokes, and fewer die. Some simple choices can help you weather the weather. An ounce of prevention will go a long way, but for heat-related illnesses, a quart is even better - Patrick J. Skerrett  

President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden

I think that if he has taken some sort of cognitive test, then he should just shout it to the heavens. Just like Trump does. There is no downside to him making an existing cognitive test public... Then there is the frozen face problem and the mouth agape problem. I know that problem from my father very well - Stuart Rojstaczer  

Fentanyl
Fentanyl

Counterfeit pills are a big part of the story. High-quality pill presses can make the substance look like a legitimate medication. They look for all the world like the real thing - Daniel Ciccarone  

Humanitarian Crisis
Humanitarian Crisis

Around 80 percent of people in Gaza relied on humanitarian aid prior to the invasion, putting them in an already vulnerable position - Ellen Ioanes and Nicole Narea  

Immigration Crisis
Immigration Crisis

The American way of life and the future of our natural environment and resource base depends on restoring the proper balance between our needs and the unlimited demands of millions on the move - FAIR  

Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)
Bird Flu (Avian Influenza)

I know exactly what amino acids I have to change because in 2012, against my recommendation, the scientists that did these experiments actually published them. So, the recipe for how to make bird flu highly infection for humans is already out there - Robert Redfield MD   

Abortion Pill Access
Abortion Pill Access

The abortion pill is safe and easy—and it could give American women unprecedented reproductive autonomy. Its political opponents have spent over a decade ensuring this doesn't happen - Gabby Bess  

DEI & Healthcare
DEI & Healthcare

Health care was once moderately immune to the anti-diversity, anti-equity, and anti-inclusion craze. Not anymore - David Velasquez  

Personal Safety
Personal Safety

Children of today shouldn’t be in school learning how to survive a mass shooting. They should not be the ones navigating and leading their parents through one. It is sick and perverse. America no longer feels safe for anyone - James Woods  

Medical Discrimination
Medical Discrimination

Don’t let fear keep you quiet. You have a voice, so use it. Speak up. Raise your hands. Shout your answers. Make yourself heard - Meredith Grey  

IVF Access
IVF Access

Limited information, restrictive laws and policies, stigma, high cost, and other barriers put infertility care, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), out of reach for many, especially people from marginalized communities - Center for Reproductive Rights  

Abortion Bans
Abortion Bans

We are entering an era not just of unsafe abortions but of the widespread criminalization of pregnancy - Jia Tolentino  

Climate Change
Climate Change

In a sense, climate change is an opportunity for us to step up—to grow up—as a species.- Emma Marris   

Environmental Health
Environmental Health

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rethink - HWN  

Obesity
Obesity

Contradictory as it seems, malnutrition is a key contributor to obesity - Madeleine M. Kunin  

Semaglutides (GLP-1 agonists)
Semaglutides (GLP-1 agonists)

At present, the therapeutic application and potential value of GLP-1RAs in diseases other than diabetes has become a research hotspot.- Xin Zhao   

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro/Zepbound)
Tirzepatide (Mounjaro/Zepbound)

What these drugs can’t fix is what underlies the “obesity epidemic” — a culture that continues to hate fat people, a health-care system that incentivizes our weight loss over our actual well-being, and a food system that denies us access to whole, healthy foods - Samhita Mukhopadhyay  

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Lightning Strikes
Lightning Strikes

Remember: No place outside is safe during a thunderstorm, so when thunder roars – go indoors. When you see the clouds building up, hear thunder or see a flash of lightning, it’s time to dash inside to a lightning-safe place - Chris Vagasky Meteorologist, University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Insect Repellents
Insect Repellents

Before you crack open the anti-insect sprays, first think about all the non-toxic things you can do to keep them away - David Suzuki Foundation  

Sunscreen
Sunscreen

If you’re relying on that bottle of sunscreen to protect you from all the risks of sun exposure, you’re not seeing the big picture - Kris Carr   

Ozempic Face
Ozempic Face

The downside of the most talked about weight-loss treatment - Aestha Clinic  

Medical Gaslighting
Medical Gaslighting

Be your own best advocate and refuse to have your own instincts and sanity belittled. You have the power. Use it - Shilo Zylbergold  

Prebiotic Sodas
Prebiotic Sodas

Prebiotic sodas aren’t likely to harm your health... but it’s also not likely that they’ll be beneficial - Marion Nestle  

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin mines cash in on electricity — by devouring it, selling it, even turning it off — and they cause immense pollution. In many cases, the public pays a price - Gabriel J.X. Dance  

THC Gummies
THC Gummies

It’s too available out there for all these kids in these schools. It’s just ridiculous - Jessica Harris  

Short Workouts
Short Workouts

There are certainly ‘optimal’ ways to train, but you can see increased mobility, better sleep, better strength and increased bone density with shorter, simpler workouts - Barb Puzanovova  

Electric Vehicles
Electric Vehicles

Electric cars aren't pollution-free; they have to get their energy from somewhere - Alexandra Paul   

Cosmetic Health
Cosmetic Health

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Maria Mitchell   

Child Care
Child Care

Child care should be universal and well-paid — not just affordable - Michelle Chen  

Anger Management
Anger Management

The first step is to recognize that you’re angry - Christina Caron  

Anger
Anger

For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind - Ralph Waldo Emerson   

Venting
Venting

Venting is not an effective strategy for anyone trying to cope with daily stress, whether they have perfectionistic tendencies or not. Research clearly shows that venting increases rather than decreases stress - Brad J. Bushman  

School Lunches
School Lunches

School meals have the potential to serve as a safety net for us all - Megan A. Carney   

Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence

As tears fall from her face she begins to sway. Love shouldn't hurt this way - Diana Rasmussen, Snow White Darkness   

Birth Control Pill Access
Birth Control Pill Access

Envisioning a future where birth control pills are available over the counter in the United States, fully covered by insurance, priced affordably, and accessible to people of all ages, identities, and backgrounds - Free The Pill  

Ketamine & Depression
Ketamine & Depression

The most exciting treatment to come to the fore - Mason Turner  

Titanium Dioxide
Titanium Dioxide

If you have heard of titanium dioxide at all, you probably know it as an ingredient in sunscreen. But it is also used in lots of foods - Andrea Petersen  

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

The pendulum had swung very far away from the use of hormone therapy for any purpose, but the absolute risk in younger women in early menopause appears to be very small - JoAnn Manson   

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Professionals
Professionals

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader - John Quincy Adams   

Careers in Healthcare
Careers in Healthcare

A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night - Marilyn Monroe   

Burnout & Healthcare
Burnout & Healthcare

Congratulations if you aren’t burned out. Perhaps you learned to play the guitar, wrote a screenplay, or took up French during the pandemic. But if you’re like me and most of my patients, you’re running on fumes - Lucy McBride  

History of Medicine
History of Medicine

First of all the doctor should look at the patient’s face. If he looks his usual self this is a good sign - Hippocrates 430BC  

Nurses
Nurses

Nursing would be a dream job if there were no doctors - Gerhard Kocher  

Doctors
Doctors

If society will not admit of woman's free development, then society must be remodeled - Elizabeth Blackwell   

Inside the ER Emergencies
Inside the ER Emergencies

When I come on to my shift, I don’t have any clue what I’m going to see - Kathleen Clem MD  

Emergencies Outside the ER
Emergencies Outside the ER

Our world faces a true planetary emergency. I know the phrase sounds shrill, and I know it's a challenge to the moral imagination - Al Gore   

Sneaky Emergencies
Sneaky Emergencies

Some patients may, indeed, have “classic” presentations of these disease processes. On the other hand, other patients may have more subtle signs and symptoms - Sarah Brubaker MD and Brit Long MD  

Business of Health

Business of Health
Business of Health

Fundamentally, the answers to our challenges in healthcare relies in engaging and empowering the individual - Elizabeth Holmes  

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is still in its infancy—and that should scare us - David Gelernter   

Emerging Technology
Emerging Technology

Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge - Stephen Hawking   

Our Story

It's a complicated time with so much information and along with it, disinformation, and we just want to just cut through the noise - Shepherd Smith

The world of health and medicine is vast and constantly evolving. Every health issue has a story to tell and a world of its own. To meet this challenge HWN is disrupting the way health and medical content is delivered on the internet.

With the intent of achieving our vision 'Informed People, Healthier World', our innovative easy-to-use platform uses the power of storytelling and imagery to provide clarity on issues that matter to you and our planet's health.

Our targeted content, including showcasing what people are talking about, entertains and empowers a broad-based audience including people with medical challenges, those who simply want to stay healthy and anyone involved in the business of health.

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Defib247 is our global campaign that focuses on increasing public awareness about Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) along with expanding PAD accessibility 24-7. Our goal is to double the survival rate of out of hospital sudden cardiac arrest by 2030.

Health Entertainment Network features evocative visual media as well as Novateurs highlighting 'ordinary yet extraordinary' people and companies dedicated to creating a healthier you and planet.

Coming soon - Stitches, the innovative chat app from the creators of HWN. Join meaningful conversations on health and medical topics. Share text, images, and videos seamlessly. Connect directly within HWN's topic pages and articles.

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