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Alzheimer's


The medical community doesn't have all the answers, but research indicates that healthy habits might also help you reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by ... Read More

Diabetes


If you are proactive and work with your doctor to prevent the onset of type-2 diabetes, it could be one diagnosis that you will never have to hear. Diabetes occurs when ... Read More

Exercise


Even if you don’t think you particularly enjoy exercise, the truth is that even when it is hard, it is a lot more fun than losing your health, your quality of life, and your money as you pay high ...Read More

Fighting Depression with Exercise


For someone who feels anxious or depressed, it can be hard to believe that exercise makes any kind of a difference that matters. The truth is, though, that exercise is an excellent ...Read More

Flu Myths


You can find plenty of myths about getting a flu shot. Here is some false information (found below) that can steer you wrong, as well as the truth. The myth: You can get the ... Read More

Flu Vaccinations


The right question to ask isn’t really who should get a flu shot. The more important question to ask is this: Why does it matter? Vaccinations of all kinds have become ... Read More

Healthy Foods


When it comes to food, plenty of people will tell you to eat healthy. That’s great advice. The only problem is deciding which foods are healthy and which are not. You might want to sort ...Read More

Healthy Habits for Women


By making good habits you can make good lifestyle choices through something that is mostly on auto-pilot. The key to making your life better is a simple one: cultivate ...Read More

Healthy Living to Prevent a Stroke


You can be healthier if you will make positive lifestyle choices. None of them are hard, but they do require you to make consistently good choices. Everyone wants health ... Read More

How Much Water?


How much water do you need to drink each day? That depends on a number of factors. If someone were to ask you how much water you need to drink every day, what would your ... Read More

Lyme Disease


Diagnosis is difficult, and many people who get Lyme disease are often diagnosed as having a different medical condition instead. Lyme disease doesn’t get the respect ...Read More

Managing Migraines & Cluster Headaches


Migraines and cluster headaches hurt, so much so that if you have one, you will probably have to cancel all other plans until the headache subsides again.Read More

Mindful Meditation


You don’t have to belong to a specific religious tradition or sit for hours in a lotus position. You just need to be able to be quiet for a few minutes without having to deal with outside ... Read More

Moderate Drinking


The person who will probably benefit the most from a drink is someone who is older or who has existing risk factors that could lead to heart disease. For someone who is ... Read More

Physically Active Children


Children who exercise while they are growing up are likely to continue doing so once they are adults. No matter what your age is, the arguments for being physically active are ...
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Social Media: The Good and the Bad


Spending too much time might not rise to the level of an addiction, but it still isn’t good for you. People are inherently social by nature. The most basic human relationship—the kind ...Read More

Stress


Chronic stress is something many people deal with, and it has a high price tag associated with it. Stress is normal. Sometimes it is positive, such as when you get ...Read More

What Is BMI and Why Does It Matter?


A patient’s BMI has become a popular starting point for determining someone’s risk for health conditions related to weight. BMI (Body Mass Index) is a commonly ...Read More

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy


Do your best to take care of the basics, such as food, exercise, and sleep. Nobody wants to get sick. What you may not realize, however, is that it is easier than you might think to ... Read More

Why Sleep Matters


While you sleep your body rejuvenates itself, grows muscle, repairs tissue, and synthesizes necessary hormones that help you stay healthy and function correctly. It’s easy to think ... Read More

Women's Number One Risk


It's not breast cancer. That's the number two risk. The number one health risk in the U.S. and the world, for both men and women, is coronary heart disease (CHD). (Two other ...Read More

Your Fitness Age


Lowering your fitness age usually gives you a year or two longer of life, and a reduced risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease. You have a set birthday. You don’t have ...Read More

Your Weight and Health


Many people find that a waist measurement is more meaningful than a BMI to determine whether someone is healthy. Having a healthy weight doesn’t mean you are healthy ... Read More

Zika Virus


Up until recently, few people had ever heard about the Zika virus, but medical professionals have known about it since it was discovered in 1947. It was named after Uganda's ...Read More