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Ulcerative Colitis vs. Crohn’s Disease: What’s the Difference? Video included

Ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease can seem nearly identical at first glance: Both affect digestion, are fueled by inflammatory attacks on the gastrointestinal tract, and can cause similar symptoms, like frequent... More>>

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6 Sexual Health Words You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong Video included

It may be easy to sing the Salt-N-Pepa song “Let’s Talk About Sex” … but actually talking about sex is a different story. For some, the mention of any topic relating to the birds and the bees may cause some serious... More>>

8 Calorie-Burning Outdoor Activities to Try This Winter Video included

If you’re one of those people who thinks exercise at the gym feels too much like—umm—exercise, you might think summer is your best season to get in shape. The warm weather allows you to run at the park, swim, take long... More>>

Genius Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker (That Aren’t Stew) Video included

Picture your ideal dining lifestyle. Maybe you see yourself meal prepping every Sunday so you have breakfast, lunch, and dinner ready to go all week. Or maybe you have your own personal chef to do it for you. Or maybe for... More>>

3 Easy Swaps to Lighten Up Your Eggnog Video included

Moderation is usually a good mantra for your everyday eating, but practicing moderation can be especially tricky during the holiday season. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, indulgent treats are basically handed to... More>>

What Is Ulcerative Colitis? Key Facts to Know Video included

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes irritation, swelling, and sores (ulcers) on the inner lining of the colon. Each year, 38,000 Americans are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis,... More>>

How Bad Is It to Sit at Your Desk All Day? Video included

Increasing numbers of jobs take place at an office, so it’s no surprise that the vast majority of Americans spend their day glued to a desk chair. “Many Americans spend 80 percent or more of their day sitting,” says Kaliq... More>>

Why Filmmaker Elyse Fox Wants to Break the Stigma of Depression and Suicide

Elyse Fox, a filmmaker and mental health advocate, knows firsthand what happens when depression and anxiety go untreated. “When I was 23 and living in L.A., I felt really alone,” says Fox. “I was in a really toxic... More>>

5 Tips for Responsible Entertaining

As the holiday party season gets underway, the Distilled Spirits Council is sharing tips for hosting responsible holiday gatherings.

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Sporting events dangerous for spectators, too

Serious sports injuries aren't confined to athletes -- spectators also run that risk, a new study finds.

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More are seeking mental health care, but not always those who need it most

A new report shows the rate of people with serious psychological distress is declining, and more folks are seeking mental health care on an outpatient basis

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Tip the scale in your favor

Whether you track your diet efforts on paper or with an app, frequent and consistent self-monitoring contributes to success. 

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Too much time in the sun? Skin patch might tell

A new mint-sized, battery-free patch that alerts wearers to potentially harmful sunlight exposure in real time might become a powerful weapon in preventing skin cancer.

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Pet Safety PSA: Keep This Holiday Decoration Away from Your Cat Video included

Having a cat in the house is always a liability to some extent. They knock your juice glasses off the counter, tip Christmas trees over, use your new couch as a scratching post, and take swipes at your feet when you walk... More>>

Toxic amounts of vitamin D spur dog food recall

Eight brands of dry dog food have been recalled because of potentially deadly amounts of vitamin D, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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Exactly what to do to soothe acute back pain at home Video included

Back pain is one of the most common ailments experienced by American adults. In terms of the number of doctor visits, lower back pain is second only to colds and flu. Here are the most common types of back pain.

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Palliative care myths that patients and caregivers need to know Video included

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a serious illness, you know that coping with the condition and life changes is difficult enough. When you add on trying to understand the diagnosis and treatment options—and...

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Ho-oh-no: this popular holiday plant may be dangerous for pets Video included

Holiday decorations are a delight to humans, but they may be even more precious to your pets. Your cat will climb to the top of your Christmas tree within half an hour of its assembly, and there’s at least a 95 percent...

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Should women take calcium supplements to prevent osteoporosis? Video included

Osteoporosis affects 24.5 percent of women over the age of 65 in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In that same age group, osteoporosis affects just 5 percent of men. Why the...

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5 safety tips to keep holiday candles from burning down the house Video included

If you’re a candle lover, you know that these wax miracles give your home a soothing ambiance and relaxing scent year-round. What many people don’t think about, however, is that each time you light that wick ablaze you’re...

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Diagnosing leukemia: signs and symptoms doctors look for Video included

Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that affects blood stem cells in the bone marrow. Instead of maturing into healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets, the blood stem cells become leukemia cells that...

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Best Cyber Monday Smartwatch Deals

Cyber Monday is known for its awesome online sales. Smartwatches, fitness trackers .. they both will see deep discounts. Now is your chance to score a new wearable at rock bottom prices. More>>

The LG V40 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ, and Watch W7 are discounted for the holidays

LG announced a series of deals for the holiday season where you can buy the company's two flagship phones, the V40 ThinQ and G7 ThinQ, as well as its latest smartwatch, for between $150 and $200 off, depending on the device. More>>

What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

These fitness deals come just in time to work off those holiday calories

Finding the motivation to work out is one thing. Finding space at home to get in a few sets and reps can be an entire challenge in itself. Luckily for you, Walmart and Amazon both have space saving fitness machines and... More>>

REI clearance sale extends discounts on Garmin, Fitbit, and GoPro devices

Beyond the things you typically expect to find at REI — like tents, skis, and jackets — there are tons of great deals on quality tech foryour outdoor adventures. From smartwatches to action cameras, here are the best tech... More>>

Amazon is slashing its prices on an array of top blenders

Quality blenders from Vitamix to Ninja and more are on sale at Amazon — just in time to gift them for Christmas. They're great for preparing tasty treats, and as a kitchen staple, they make a great gift for the budding... More>>

How to use the ECG app, set up irregular rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Series 4 is the best smartwatch iPhone owners can own, and it just got even better with the addition of the ECG app and ability to identify irregular heart rhythms. Here's how to set it all up. More>>

Hospital discharge at Christmastime may not be a gift for some

No one wants to spend the holidays in a hospital bed, but heading home might not be a good idea, new research suggests.

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Galaxy Watch vs. Apple Watch Series 4: Which one is the smartest?

The Samsung Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch Series 4 are two of the best smartwatches available today. But which is better? We put the two watches head-to-head to find out which you should buy. More>>

Best Cyber Monday Apple Watch Deals

Cyber Monday deals are rolling in, and the most popular savings of 2018 are on Apple Watches. Save up to $80 on brand new Apple Watch Series 3 before the holidays. We've rounded up the best deals from Apple, Target, and... More>>

More blood pressure meds recalled due to carcinogen

Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list.

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Rethinking where you shop for food

A change as simple as where you do most of your food shopping could translate to a better diet.

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Take a Fall? Here’s How to Tell You Might Have a Broken Rib

Taking a fall is never fun, and small injuries can leave you uncomfortable for weeks. While bumps and bruises are to be expected, more serious injuries can sometimes result from falls. One of the most common fall injuries is... More>>

This implant goes beyond pacemakers, helps aging hearts beat more vigorously

The FDA's advisory committee has voted to recommend an innovative pacemaker-style gadget be approved in the U.S. The Optimizer Smart Implantable Pulse Generator boosts performance, strength, and pumping ability of weakened... More>>

Scans, ultrasound spot Zika brain defects

Ultrasounds and MRIs during pregnancy and after birth can detect most Zika-related brain abnormalities in infants, researchers report.

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World's first baby born from deceased donor's transplanted uterus

The world's first baby born to a woman who had a uterus transplant from a deceased donor shows that such transplants can be successful, Brazilian doctors say.

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1 in 10 will develop eczema in their lifetime

About 10 percent of people will suffer from the itchy skin condition known as eczema at some point in their lives, new research shows.

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How Breast Cancer Can Affect Your Sex Life + What to Do About It Video included

“It is not the case that once a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, they can’t have sex or shouldn’t have sex,” says Dana Shanis, MD, gynecologist at Rittenhouse Women’s Wellness Center in Philadelphia. “For many, it is... More>>

Old-fashioned play beats digital toys for kids, pediatricians say

If you're shopping for toys this holiday season, make sure some simple, old-fashioned items are on your list, pediatricians say.

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Stimulating one brain area may ease tough-to-treat depression

Electrical stimulation of a certain part of the brain may offer a new option for "treatment-resistant" depression, a small new study suggests.

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Parkinson's gene therapy wires new brain circuits

An experimental gene therapy for Parkinson's disease seems to work by rewiring key areas of the brain, a new study finds.

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Dread the gym? This smart mirror delivers your fitness fix at home

Mirror, launched back in September, is part mirror and part LCD display with on-demand workouts built into it. We visited Mirror's HQ in NYC to test it out and to see if it's really worth cancelling that gym membership for. More>>

Tips for Caregivers: How to Get Palliative Care for Your Loved One Video included

Treating a serious illness can come with side effects that impact more than just the body. Symptoms can touch all areas of a person’s life, including the lives of their family members and friends. More>>

Hospice vs. Palliative Care: What’s the Difference? Video included

There are many misconceptions about palliative care—and confusing it with hospice is one of them. More>>

Caregiving for Someone with Memory Loss: What to Know Video included

Memory loss does more than forgetting recent conversations or repeating things that have already been said. It can affect multiple aspects of someone’s life, and a caregiver may be essential to their well-being and even... More>>

Best Black Friday Apple Watch Deals

The Apple Watch is one of the most wished for gifts this holiday season and for good reason -- we found both the Apple Watch 4  and the Apple Watch 3 to be among the best smartwatches currently available. Apple typically... More>>

Asian longhorned tick is invading United States

Americans have unwelcome eight-legged visitors from the East, and they're here to stay.

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Coping with Caregiver Stress: How to Prevent Burnout Video included

Burnout is a risk for anyone who experiences high levels of stress at their job. For roles that ensure the well-being of another person—such as for caregivers—that risk may be especially high. More>>

Prolonged brain connections seen in adults with autism

Connections between different areas of the brain are sustained longer than usual in people with autism, perhaps explaining some of their symptoms, a new study suggests.

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Signs a Caregiver Needs a Break (+ How to Get It) Video included

Caregiving can be a difficult role, but ironically, one of the most difficult tasks might be allowing yourself to take a break. You may feel like a little R&R would be “selfish,” or you may worry about how your loved... More>>

Seniors on multiple meds a driving hazard

Many older drivers take medications known to raise the risk of a crash, a new study shows.

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How safe is food you buy at farmers' markets?

You might love getting fresh produce at your local farmers' market, but you should wash everything thoroughly when you get home.

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Freeze-dried vaccine may help rid world of polio

A freeze-dried polio vaccine that could be used in locations without refrigeration might help doctors conquer the disease, researchers report.

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The 5 best Black Friday electric razors from Braun, Phillips, and Wahl

Popular brands like Braun, Phillips, and Wahl have all come forward with some pretty glorious savings. We've combed through Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Best Buy to bring you the best Black Friday electric razor deals we... More>>

Next for disabling back pain? New discs from patients' own cells

People with disabling back pain may one day receive replacement spinal discs grown from their own stem cells, researchers say.

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How a Breast Cancer Survivor Found Inspiration in Her Scars Video included

Going through a life-changing event like having breast cancer can bring on many unexpected challenges. On top of trying to stay positive about your breast cancer diagnosis and undergoing breast cancer treatment, you may... More>>

Black Friday blenders on Amazon: NutriBullet, Magic Bullet and Ninja

Adding appliances to your kitchen arsenal can be a pricey pursuit. But thanks to Black Friday sales, anyone can add a new blender or food processor to their kitchen for a fraction of the usual cost. More>>

Newly mapped genes may hold keys to ADHD

Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests.

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Brain changes seen in MRIs of young football players

High-impact hits may affect the brain development of children and teens after just one season of football, preliminary research suggests.

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Finding the right number of 'reps' when strength training

When you first start strength training, almost any weight you lift will bring some results.

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The Lessons One Mom Learned Watching Her Daughter Fight Breast Cancer Video included

It’s common to worry about seeing your parents or older relatives fight difficult health conditions like cancer, but parents don’t usually expect to see their own kids have to go through it. For Patricia Kasse, the mother... More>>

Key strategies when caring for a loved one with dementia

People caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or other types of dementia should focus on four main safety issues, an expert says.

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Forget joysticks — the Guts Game is controlled by a sensor that you swallow

Researchers have created an unusual new game in which players swallow a biosensor and then compete to raise or lower the temperature in their gut. Sound crazy? Here's why it could catch on. More>>

Another dry eye harm: slowed reading

People with chronic dry eye may find the condition slows them down when they have to read beyond a couple of paragraphs, a new study suggests.

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Here are the best Apple Watch and Fitbit Versa deals for Black Friday

Apple products are the most sought-after products for Black Friday, the leaked preview ads show what discounts retailers will have for the Apple Watch Series 3 and other smartwatches, such as the Fitbit Versa, this holiday... More>>

Obesity all on its own can raise your health risks

Obesity itself raises odds for diabetes and heart disease, even in the absence of conditions like high blood pressure, a new study finds.

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Believe it or not, this fire-proof exoskeleton isn’t designed for space marines

A company called Levitate Technologies has developed a fire-resistant upper body exoskeleton that’s capable of lowering exertion levels by up to 80 percent when you carry out manual work. More>>

5 ways to get more whole grains into your diet

Making the switch to whole wheat bread and whole wheat pasta are good ways to get more unrefined grains (and needed fiber) into your diet.

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Wanna Burn Off Thanksgiving Dinner? *This* Is How Much to Work Out Video included

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, but it’s also a time to stuff your face with copious amounts of turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. More>>

4 Creative + Healthy Ways to Revamp Thanksgiving Leftovers Video included

There are two types of families at Thanksgiving. Once the meal reaches its end, one type fights among themselves for the last forkful of stuffing and drop of gravy, racing to enjoy another serving before the feast has... More>>

High deductibles may mean poorer diabetes care

For Americans with diabetes, high-deductible health insurance plans may lead to delays in diagnosing and treating dangerous blood vessel diseases, a new study suggests.

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Hublot’s newest luxury watch is $25,000, and you can only pay in Bitcoin

The Hublot Big Bang Meca-10 P2P is the latest luxury timepiece from the watch brand, and is a special limited edition made to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Bitcoin. Eager buyers must use the cryptocurrency to buy one. More>>

Acute vs. Chronic Leukemia: What’s the Difference? Video included

Leukemia is an umbrella term for cancers of the blood and bone marrow. More>>

Tips for Caregivers: How to Support a Loved One with Leukemia Video included

Caregiving for someone with leukemia—a type of blood cancer affecting immature blood cells in the bone marrow—can be challenging. It can be hard to watch your loved one fight a disease, undergo intense treatments, and ride... More>>

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia vs. Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma: What’s the Difference? Video included

A blood cancer diagnosis can be complex and confusing. There are four main types of blood cancer: leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes, and multiple myeloma. But each of these types can be further broken down... More>>

How Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Is Diagnosed Video included

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)—a cancer of the blood and bone marrow—is the most common form of chronic leukemia in adults. About 20,000 people in the United States will develop CLL this year, according to the American... More>>

What Is Leukemia? Understanding the Main Types Video included

The blood in your body seems simple and straightforward. It’s a red-hued liquid that pulses through your veins, delivering oxygen and other nutrients to tissues in your body. But in reality, blood is a complex fluid, and... More>>

Take a Fall? Here’s How to Tell You Might Have a Broken Rib

Taking a fall is never fun, and small injuries can leave you uncomfortable for weeks. While bumps and bruises are to be expected, more serious injuries can sometimes result from falls. One of the most common fall injuries is... More>>

New treatment could be breakthrough against peanut allergy

People with peanut allergy can protect themselves from an allergic reaction by consuming a small amount of peanut powder every day, a new study suggests.

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Does air pollution raise autism risk?

Traffic-related air pollution may play a role in development of autism, new research suggests.

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5 Unexpected Health Risks of Bad Posture Video included

Slouching can cause pain and lead to all types of problems with the spine, but the health concerns go beyond your musculoskeletal system. Poor posture takes its toll on a variety of organs—such as the stomach and veins—and... More>>

Targeted Therapy for Leukemia: How These Groundbreaking Treatments Work Video included

Treatments for blood cancer, including leukemia, are continuously improving and changing, resulting in better outcomes and allowing people to live long, good-quality lives. In fact, since 1960, the five-year survival rate... More>>

Weight-loss surgeries less common in states with high obesity rates

Americans in states with the highest obesity rates are less likely to have weight-loss surgery, researchers say.

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8 Annoying Health Problems That May Happen During Your Period Video included

Anyone with a menstrual cycle can name the telltale signs that another period is on its way. A day or two before the flow starts, some experience mood swings, some get cravings, some notice breakouts on their face, and... More>>

How to Cook a Turkey Without Giving Your Family Food Poisoning Video included

It’s finally your turn to cook Thanksgiving dinner. You have SO many ideas for mouth-watering Thanksgiving sides and healthy desserts to finish off the meal. You’re confident that your holiday dinner will be a hit. More>>

Many infants with milk allergy seem to outgrow it

Milk allergy affects more than half of American infants who have food allergies in their first year of life, a new study finds.

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The best Wear OS apps

Looking for some ways to spruce up that new Android smartwatch of yours? Here are the best Wear OS apps to download and use with any Android smartwatch, including a few specially enhanced for Wear OS 2.0. More>>

New sensor from L’Oréal tracks UV exposure to keep your skin safe from the sun

L'Oréal has announced a new wearable sensor that attaches to your clothing and can track ultraviolet light. The sensor uses NFC instead of Bluetooth -- meaning it doesn't need a battery to work properly. More>>

Climate change could change the ragweed sneezin' season

If you live in Maine and you've never experienced hay fever, new research predicts that climate change has an unwelcome surprise in store for you.

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This Mistake Could Put Your Dog’s Health at Risk on Thanksgiving Video included

Thanksgiving is a day filled with comfort foods for humans—creamy potatoes, silky gravy, and oh-so-carby stuffing. It’s tempting to treat your favorite companion animals, too. Once you catch a glimpse of those adorable,... More>>

Can protein keep you healthier longer?

Researchers seeking the elusive fountain of youth are shining the spotlight on protein.

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JLABS injects some tech into the medical industry

Innovating health care is expensive, risky, and complicated legally. One company is trying to remove these barriers with clever and altruistic approach. More>>

You may be prediabetic and don't know it, CDC warns

More than one-third of Americans have prediabetes, but 90 percent of them don't know they have it, medical experts say.

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Tracking preemies' head size may yield IQ clues

Head-size measurements can help screen for long-term IQ problems in very premature or very low birth weight babies, researchers say.

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“Health Anxiety” Is a Thing: Here’s How to Tell If You Have It Video included

Everyone has experienced that moment of searching your symptoms on the internet and stumbling upon some unnerving answers. When Google tells you your headache might actually be fatal, it’s hard not to panic a little. More>>

“Nootropics”: The New Brain-Boosting Food Trend to Try Video included

Gut health has been a big topic lately, with probiotic-rich foods like kimchi, kefir, and kombucha overtaking the grocery store. Although fermented foods have a long history and definitely aren’t going anywhere, there’s... More>>

The best snowshoes you can buy right now (updated for 2018)

Snowshoeing is a great way to stay fit and active during the winter months, but finding the right pair can be a challenge. Here are our picks of the five best snowshoes available today to keep you moving on the trail this... More>>

Selecting the right style of yoga for you

Yoga has many benefits, from increasing flexibility to reducing stress.

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Even young football players not immune to damage from head injuries

The long-term effects of head injuries in football players begin at a young age, a new study finds.

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This Myth About Hookahs Is Putting a Lot of People at Risk Video included

Thanks to decades of legislation and awareness efforts, cigarette smoking has declined from 20.9 percent of U.S. adults in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... More>>

Walmart kicks off Black Friday with a home gym discount

As the holidays inch nearer and nearer, some of the biggest retailers are unveiling their best Black Friday offers. If your objective is to start living a healthier life, Walmart has the best deal right now on a home gym. More>>

Wearable in Google patent will shake, bake, and shine to signal notifications

A new Google patent suggests that Google may be working on getting into the wearable game after all. The patent describes a wearable device that can vibrate, light up, and pulse when notifications arrive. More>>

Concussion tied to suicide risk

People who have experienced either a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury are twice as likely to commit suicide than others, a new review suggests.

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Going Abroad? Prevent Travelers' Diarrhea with These 5 Tips Video included

You’ve saved for months for the trip of your dreams. You hop off the plane and head to the first food spot you see to treat yourself to some exotic local cuisine. Later that evening, you start to feel a little … funny. It... More>>

Cancer may soon replace heart disease as leading killer of affluent Americans

Cancer is expected to overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death for well-off Americans by 2020.

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Will Speaking with “Vocal Fry” Damage Your Vocal Cords? Video included

“Vocal fry” has re-emerged in conversation due to its use by several pop culture icons—most notably, Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears. While the term may seem new to a lot of people, vocal fry is not a new phenomenon (and... More>>

Even a 2-minute walk counts in new physical activity guidelines

Take the stairs up to your office. Park a little further away from the grocery store. Walk your dog around the block. Carry out the trash.

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Arm yourself against the coming flu season

If the last flu season is any indication, you need to take steps now to protect yourself against infection, an infectious diseases expert warns.

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Navigating new parent nerves

A newborn can bring a sense of fulfillment to your life … and an equal amount of stress over everything from baby's health to your own parenting skills.

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Yoga, meditation surging in popularity in U.S.

If it seems like everyone you know is trying yoga or meditation, you might be right. A new government survey shows that the number of Americans practicing the "mindfulness" techniques has surged in the past few years.

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5 Low-Calorie Thanksgiving Sides (All Less Than 100 Cals Per Serving!) Video included

Potatoes, stuffing, and turkey are the pillars of the traditional Thanksgiving feast. It’s a meal that celebrates carbs and brown food (with a hint of sage, thyme, and parsley). More>>

Sleepy drivers involved in 100,000 crashes a year

Driving under the influence and distracted driving are well-known hazards, but few people think twice about getting behind the wheel when feeling drowsy, a sleep expert warns.

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The Moment That Made Elyse Fox Break Her Silence on Depression Video included

It’s a common misconception that people’s circumstances dictate their mental health. Many believe once they get the life they’ve always wanted—like landing their dream job or moving away from the town they dislike—that all... More>>

Blood test may one day help track concussion recovery

It may be possible to use a blood test to diagnose and manage athletes' concussions, but the results could vary by race and gender, researchers report.

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What Your Snot Color Says About Your Health Video included

If you have a runny nose, your first instinct is probably to grab a tissue, blow, and throw that sucker away. But for the sake of your health, you might want to add one more step to that process: Checking the color of your... More>>

Think genes dictate your life span? Think again

Your life partner has a much greater influence on your longevity than the genes you inherited from your family, according to a new analysis of the family trees of more than 400 million people.

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The bigger the brain, the bigger the tumor risk?

The bigger your brain, the greater your risk for a deadly brain cancer, new research from Norway suggests.

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Scientists say neanderthals were exposed to lead, too

The earliest evidence of lead exposure has been discovered in 250,000-year-old teeth from the remains of two Neanderthals found in southeastern France, researchers say.

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What Is Art Therapy (and Should You Try It)? Video included

Coloring books have long been considered something for kids, but the past decade changed that. Barnes & Noble sold 14 million adult coloring books made in 2016, with pages filled with intricate mandalas, patterns,... More>>

Rising Above MS: How Mountaineer Lori Schneider Coped with Her Diagnosis Video included

Mountain climbing is no easy feat. It involves navigating a variety of terrains—rock, ice, river, and snow—all while carrying a backpack full of gear and avoiding altitude sickness. It’s challenging for anyone, but for... More>>

Sleep may speed kids' recovery from concussion

Good sleep helps speed young athletes recover from a concussion, a new study reports.

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'Panic parenting' fear drives many women to freeze eggs

Trying to avoid "panic parenting" is the reason why many single women freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons, a small new study suggests.

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Sad Girls Club: How Elyse Fox Built a Mental Health Community Video included

The short film “Conversations with Friends” opens to the sight of a medical bracelet. Then you see bandages over wrists, sneakers dangling at the edge of a hospital bed, and scars and cuts. More>>

Fitbit Charge 3 vs. Fitbit Versa: Which one should you choose?

Fitbit's latest fitness tracker -- the Charge 3 -- comes with smartwatch capabilities similar to the Fitbit Versa. With only a $50 difference between them, we pit the two wearables against each other to find out which one... More>>

Obesity may harm kids' academics, coping skills

Obese kids may have extra difficulty with schoolwork and coping under stress, a preliminary study suggests.

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4 Hacks to Healthify Your Thanksgiving Meal Video included

If you’re committed to maintaining a healthy diet, a feast like Thanksgiving might stress you out. One large feast is unlikely to sabotage your health, but a big meal can lead to an unpleasant “crash” or uncomfortable... More>>

Could diabetes drugs help curb Alzheimer's?

Alzheimer's patients taking diabetes drugs may have fewer signs of dementia in their brains than similar patients not taking the drugs, new research finds.

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Ask a Trainer: Is It Bad to Do the Same Workout Two Days in a Row? Video included

You’re at the gym and you just completed the best. leg. workout. EVER. You’re feeling good, feeling strong, and you tell yourself: I’m definitely doing that workout again tomorrow. But wait … is it actually OK to do the... More>>

Parkinson's patients can have a normal life span

If thinking skills aren't affected, a person with Parkinson's disease can live a normal life span, a new study suggests.

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Hospital infections in stroke patients raise other risks

When stroke patients get an infection while in the hospital, that may raise the chances they will wind up back in the hospital later, new research suggests.

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Stigma of autism can take toll on psyche

Social stigma may play a large role in the depression, anxiety and other mental health woes experienced by many people with autism, a small new study indicates.

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6 Lesser-Known Types of Winter Squash + The Best Way to Eat Them Video included

Late in August, large bins of green-hued acorn squashes and pale yellow spaghetti squashes appear as soon as you walk into the grocery store. Most shoppers look forward to eating butternut squash soup and stuffed acorn... More>>

Jaybird doubles down on fitness with the Tarah Pro wireless earbuds

Jaybird is debuting wireless earbuds aimed at those who take their fitness seriously with the new Tarah Pro, which feature more than double the battery life of the original, plus expanded fit options for maximum comfort. More>>

NYPD pulls thousands of its body cameras after one of them exploded

The NYPD has recalled thousands of body cameras after one of them exploded during an officer's shift on Sunday. No one was injured in the incident, which is thought to have been caused by the device's battery. More>>

A strap for everyone: The best Apple Watch bands you can buy right now

If you have an Apple Watch, you know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? Here we've gathered the best Apple Watch bands we've seen so far. More>>

Keeping your teen driver safe

Rules for new drivers instituted in Massachusetts back in 2007 have led to fewer car crashes, including fewer deadly crashes, among drivers in their teens.

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Ask a Trainer: How Many Times a Week Should I Strength Train? Video included

You’ve finally mastered the cardio machine tango. Treadmill. Elliptical. Bike. Repeat. After all, a good workout routine is all about variety, right? More>>

For diabetics, going vegan may boost mood along with health

Diabetes is a formidable foe that can tax the bodies and the spirits of people diagnosed with the blood sugar disease.

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This Stubborn Myth About Coffee Is Not 100% True Video included

Coffee has long been considered a strange paradox: It’s the fluid that doesn’t hydrate you. Despite drinking more (and more and more), coffee allegedly throws off your fluid balance and can result in dehydration. More>>

Soundtrack for your strides: Garmin’s Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch adds Spotify

Garmin fans looking to get Spotify on their fitness watch now have another option besides the Fenix 5 Plus series. Starting October 31, Garmin is bringing Spotify on its Forerunner 645 Music smartwatch. More>>

Common chemical tied to language delay in kids

Children may suffer delayed language skills if their mothers come in contact with common chemicals called phthalates in early pregnancy, new research suggests.

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Light Therapy for Seasonal Affective Disorder: Tips for Picking the Right Light Video included

It’s ironic that the coldest, darkest part of the year is when Americans celebrate their cheeriest holidays. For many, the weather between Thanksgiving and New Year’s says anything but “the most wonderful time of the... More>>

An action plan when you regain that lost weight

It's the most frustrating part of dieting: Regaining the weight you worked so hard to lose.

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Fueling up with functional foods

Though the term "functional foods" currently has no legal definition, it's more than just a clever marketing catchphrase.

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Let’s Talk Honey: Is It Actually Better for You Than Table Sugar? Video included

What do granola bars, breakfast cereal, peanuts, graham crackers, and chamomile tea have in common? Besides being delicious, all are frequently paired with honey. In fact, honey might even make them better: The top-selling... More>>

My Depression Toolkit: Elyse Fox Shares the Habits that Help Her Cope Video included

Hobbies and interests add enjoyment to life, but for someone with depression, engaging in those interests can actually serve as treatment to keep symptoms at bay. These hobbies, passions, and interests are a “toolkit” for... More>>

Giveaway: Enter to win a new Apple Watch Series 4 and Casetify strap bundle

The Apple Watch Series 4 refines everything that we love about this smartwatch. We're offering a lucky reader a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 4 and Casetify strap bundle -- a $700 value -- totally free. More>>

Getting flu shot annually won't undermine its effectiveness in kids

Does getting a flu shot every year diminish its power to protect children?

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Dirty air tied to millions of asthma ER visits each year

Polluted air may trigger as many as 33 million asthma-related emergency room visits globally each year, a new study finds.

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