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5 Must-Know Tips for Safe Travel with Your Pet

The family trip to the beach just wouldn’t be the same without your fluffiest family member. While the car ride for you might be full of relaxation and anticipation, your pet might find it stressful—or even terrifying—if... More>>

Symptoms of Metastatic Melanoma You Shouldn’t Ignore

You probably know that skin cancer usually appears as a mole-like growth on the skin. This is true for melanoma as well, which is the rarest yet most dangerous form of skin cancer. More>>

5 Nutrition Mistakes That Can Lead to Hair Loss Video included

So often, healthy eating is associated with weight management or disease prevention. However, the food you eat can affect so many aspects of your life, from your fingernails to your sexual health to your hair. Your diet... More>>

Why Are Digestive Problems More Common in Women? Video included

Okay ladies, we need to talk. Have you noticed how your male friends almost never complain about being bloated? What’s that about? You might even know a man who asked, “What’s that mean?” when you bemoaned your bloating... More>>

6 Unconventional Ways to Eat More Beans Video included

A few years ago, the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses—better known as beans, lentils, chickpeas, and split peas. Pulses are some of the most nutritious and... More>>

Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity? 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>>

Why exercise Is the secret weapon to lower cholesterol Video included

The fact that exercise has many health benefits beyond weight loss may not surprise you. But its impact on lowering high cholesterol just might.


3 solid reasons to rethink your juice cleanse Video included

Juice cleanses are sooo 2012. Back then, having a juice in hand was as hot as carrying a dog in a handbag or stuffing your fridge with the latest en vogue superfood. (Back then, it was probably kale or quinoa.) But trying...


The 10 foods nutritionists won’t even touch Video included

Moderation and balance are two key words nutritionists love to use, and they’ll be the first to admit they dive into a cupcake from time to time. That said, here are 10 foods nutritionists don’t think are worth including...


The critical signs your kid's flu is serious Video included

If you’re a parent, it’s natural to feel a little panicky around flu season—especially because this year’s main strain, H3N2, is particularly vicious.


Colon cancer symptoms you can’t afford to ignore Video included

The most common symptom of colon cancer? “Nothing,” says Anthony Starpoli, MD, a gastroenterologist in New York City.


This simple tool could put an end to mindless eating Video included

If your “Hello, my name is” nametag should say “Mindless Muncher,” join the club. Most people can’t help but overindulge from time to time—whether it’s Thanksgiving, a birthday party, or a Friday night in with some...


How to prevent a heart attack, according to heart disease patients Video included

A heart attack or heart disease diagnosis might prompt you to reassess your lifestyle, but what if you could avoid a heart attack altogether and take the steps to prevent it?


How to prevent hypoglycemia when you exercise with diabetes Video included

You already know that exercise is one of the most powerful tools for managing diabetes and its complications. In a 2015 study, regular exercise was associated with lower A1C levels, lower body weight, and improved...


7 rookie cooking mistakes that could give you food poisoning Video included

It’s pretty much a given that you’re going to undercook, overcook, under-season, and over-salt your foods at least once while you’re first learning how to cook. Potatoes that are still too hard to mash? Scrambled eggs that...


4 sneaky health problems from a high-salt diet Video included

Isn’t it ironic? While food companies add sodium to their canned and boxed goods to preserve them and keep them from spoiling, all that excess sodium in your body can have the opposite effect; more and more research...


Why cardiologists care about your sleep habits Video included

When you think of heart-healthy lifestyle choices, eating a nutrient-rich diet, moving more, and quitting smoking may come to mind. But there’s one crucial factor that you—and more than one-third of Americans—may be...


4 little ways your pet is making you a lot healthier Video included

You probably didn’t have your blood pressure or your jean size in mind when you adopted Snickers from the animal shelter, but it turns out your furry companion can do more than make your annual holiday greeting card a...


Is coffee good or bad for your heart? What the science says Video included

A few sips into your morning Starbucks order, you can already feel the buzzing effects. You might feel more alert, energetic, and euphoric, and some people even report feeling their heart pitter-pattering faster than...


Why cardiologists care about your tooth brushing routine Video included

You know that brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly are the major rules of good oral hygiene (and keeping those pearlies white). But if your oral care habits leave, say, a little something to be desired,...


Drinking too much coffee: 4 signs you’re overdoing it Video included

It’s safe to say that America has a tad bit of a coffee obsession. According to the National Coffee Association, 62 percent of Americans in 2017 drank coffee on a daily basis. Luckily for us, our java habit has some health...


3 dangerous myths about heart disease in women Video included

When we think of heart disease, it’s easy to conjure up a middle-aged man clutching his chest, but the harsh reality is that this heart disease is equally devastating for women. One in four American women die from heart...


4 innocent reasons you always catch colds Video included

Sniffling, coughing, and sneezing ... again?! If you’re notorious for being the office sicko, it may not just be bad luck. Seemingly innocent daily habits can put a damper on your immune system or expose you to more germs...


These 13 human foods are toxic for your dog Video included

Letting Buddy lick off the last bits of gravy from your dinner plate might feel generous and loving, but not everything on your plate is kosher for your dog. Some of your favorite (and healthiest) foods can actually be...


Get your kids to eat less dessert: 5 proven tricks Video included

Raise your hand if your kids eat cake three times a weekend at various birthday parties, cap off dinner every night with a sweet treat, or rarely finish playing a soccer or baseball games without digging into a baggie of...


Why you should try moringa, a new superfood Video included

OK, we admit it. It seems like every time you scroll through Instagram, there’s a new superfood everyone else seems to be obsessed with. Kale, swiss chard, chia seeds, goji berries, cacao nibs—the list goes on and on. (And...


A silent heart disease symptom you should never ignore Video included

If you were asked to paint a picture of the classic heart disease symptom, you’d probably show a person in distress, clenching their chest. And you’d be right. Tightness or pressure in the chest is the most common...


Truth time: do you really need 8 glasses of water a day? Video included

You’ve set a goal to drink more water (and less wine) this year. You even splurged on that fancy stainless steel water bottle everyone keeps talking about. The next step? Deciding how many times a day you actually need to...


All the reasons eating more slowly is so good for you Video included

If your lunch disappears within five minutes (whether you’re trying to hustle back to your work or you simply can’t resist bite after bite of that burrito bowl), you may want to stick a fork in your speed-eating habits.


Simple carbs vs. complex carbs: what’s the difference? Video included

There’s no question that America has a carb obsession. Carbs make up our morning bagels (white flour), fries at lunch (starch), and sweet afternoon lattes (sugar). On average, Americans consume 239 (for women) and 335 (for...


These 3 diet myths need to disappear from your brain Video included

First, let’s just state the obvious: Losing weight (and keeping it off) is hard. And all the misinformation online, or in your mom friends text chain, about what to eat, what not to eat, and what time to eat it, makes it...


This 5-step approach can break any bad habit Video included

If only there were a quick one-size-fits-all bad-habit squashing fix, we’d all probably be fitter, richer, and healthier. Unfortunately, there isn’t one magic formula that works for everyone—that’s because we’re all...


6 signs your favorite snack bars are actually healthy Video included

Snack bars often appear to be nutritious ways to fuel up in the morning as you fly out the door or on the way to your Wednesday Zumba class, but some of that is just clever marketing. Slap the words “granola” and “whole...


3 metabolism myths ruining your weight loss goals Video included

Unfortunately, there are more myths about igniting your metabolism than tactics that actually work. And often, believing these misconceptions backfires and puts a damper on your slim-down success. Let’s put an end to the...


Does celery really have “negative” calories? A nutritionist weighs in Video included

It’s a simple formula: take a low-calorie food, do some chewing, and you wind up burning more calories than you take in. Easy peasy, right?


Understanding the 4 main types of anxiety disorders Video included

Overcome by worry? Feeling anxious on occasion is a normal part of life, like before taking a test or making an important decision. “It allows us to respond appropriately to danger and fear,” says Khadijah Watkins, MD, a...


Knowing these 6 numbers can help control your diabetes Video included

You work hard to manage your diabetes—you eat well, stay active, and you take your medication. But if you’re not staying up to date on certain key health metrics (from your A1C to your cholesterol levels to your BMI),...


4 very real ways your body suffers when you skimp on sleep Video included

Whether the culprit is a looming deadline at work, racing thoughts about that surprise party you’re planning for your partner, or staying up late for a Netflix binge, we all have sleepless nights from time to time. When it...


Survive a diet setback: these 4 habits will get you back on track Video included

It’s Monday morning and you just woke up from a dream filled with ice cream pints, everflowing wine, and handfuls of French fries… except it wasn’t a dream. It was a flashback from your weekend, which is now your...


4 reasons your hot sauce obsession is actually healthy Video included

Your friends and family say you’re obsessed. A masochist. You douse everything you eat in hot, fiery, pain-inducing sauce—and you can’t get enough. Good news, fire-breather: Your hankering for heat is actually healthy....


These 7 eating habits are bad for diabetes Video included

Your daily diet is a critical part of your type 2 diabetes treatment plan. Loading up on healthy foods for diabetes (whole grains, fiber-filled veggies, lean protein, and limited processed foods and sweets) can help...


Season your food without salt: 4 tricks to add flavor Video included

Americans have quite a taste for salt-laden flavors—and it’s not doing our health any favors. Eating too much salt causes the body to retain water, which can raise blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart disease and...


This myth about MS needs to be debunked Video included

It used to be the case that there were no good treatments for multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system (the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve, causing symptoms like blurry vision,...


5 daily skin-care habits that make your acne worse Video included

Struggling with acne can make you step up your skin care regimen, but not all skin care is necessarily good care. In fact, your valiant efforts may backfire. These skin care habits may actually make acne worse.


10 highly annoying gym pet peeves that make everyone hate you Video included

Let’s get super honest here: The gym probably isn’t your favorite place in the world to start with, so the last thing you need is a loud and never-ending phone conversation taking place on the treadmill next to you....


Understanding personality disorders: 6 types to know about Video included

Everyone has unique personality traits; some of those traits help them along while others can get them in occasional hot water. For those with a personality disorder, however, a personality trait is so severe that it...


The best time of day to work out Video included

When it comes to exercise, does it matter when you do it? As it turns out, there are pros and cons to getting your physical activity on at different times of day. Here’s how working out in morning, afternoon, and evening...


8 lesser-known headache triggers you should avoid Video included

Anyone who’s had to leave work early or ditch plans with friends because of a headache knows how debilitating they can be—even seemingly “minor” non-migraine kinds. Of course you can take an OTC painkiller to help make the...


5 reasons avocados are ridiculously healthy Video included

Avocados are so hot right now—and for very good reason. Not only are they creamy, delicious, and versatile; they’re also insanely nutritious. If you’re not already mad about avo, here’s why you should be.


These 5 menu secrets can help you lose weight Video included

Is it possible to eat your favorite restaurants and still lose weight? You betcha. With these stealthy secrets, you can navigate any menu like a weight loss pro—and still enjoy every bite.


Is your toothbrush routine making you sick? Video included

Your toothbrush is essential for preventing cavities, gum disease, and plaque buildup. However, the same tool that gets all the nasties from your mouth may also introduce new bacteria, if you’re not careful.


4 things that happen to your body when you do yoga Video included

If there was one activity that could give your mind, body, and soul a boost (plus lean muscles to boot!), would you try it? Well, there is.


These 5 innocent habits could be giving you insomnia Video included

If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a whopping one in three American adults aren’t getting enough shut-eye.


Maintaining weight loss: 6 habits “losers” have in common Video included

If losing weight is one of the most challenging things a person can do, then keeping the weight off deserves even more accolades. A study of 500 people who lost at least 10 percent of their maximum weight found that only...


The best sleep position to stop snoring Video included

Constantly being poked and prodded by your partner all night for snoring? Their sleep quality may not be the only one in jeopardy. Snoring may indicate poor breathing, which can cause you to wake up multiple times...


Why wearing socks to bed might actually help you sleep Video included

As a baby, your parents always swaddled your little feet into a snug blanket before rocking you to sleep. As a toddler, you cozied into fleece footy pajamas at night. But somewhere in your teens or young adulthood, you...


5 non-food ways to curb your cravings Video included

When you’re trying to medicate a bad day, a slice of oozy chocolate cake or bag of salty chips may seem like the only cure. Then, after you’ve overindulged, you’re left with a cloud of guilt hovering over you and a tinge...


7 healthy fats you can feel good about eating Video included

If you lived through the low-fat craze of the 1980s and ‘90s, you were probably at least a little perplexed the first time you heard the phrase, “Yeah, but avocados are the good kind of fat.”


5 alternative ways to meditate (if you can't just "sit there") Video included

Stress is your body’s natural response to perceived danger, including those insane work deadlines or public speaking (ugh). Stress may seem par for the course these days, but its ability to raise your heart rate and blood...


6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier Video included

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?


The silent symptoms of hepatitis C Video included

In 70 to 80 percent of acute cases of hepatitis C—an inflammation of the liver—patients don’t experience obvious symptoms and can only learn their status through a blood test.


Here’s exactly how to support a loved one with breast cancer Video included

Treatment for breast cancer will never be “easy,” but having the right support system can completely change the experience. So what is the “right” support? What should you say to someone going through this? What can you do...


“No judgment”: how a weight loss support system can change everything Video included

When it comes to making major lifestyle changes (like ones that can help you lose 100 pounds) surrounding yourself with the right group of people isn’t just an option; it’s a must.


“15 and prediabetic”: the wakeup call that changed my life Video included

Ask anyone who has made a drastic change for their health—like quitting smoking or losing a significant amount of weight—and they’ll likely tell you it came after a wake-up call of some kind or another. There’s nothing...


How 2 minutes of meditation a day can totally change your life Video included

Meditation might seem just for easygoing, zen types, but if you hustle through life as hard as wellness chef Charles Chen, you are actually a prime candidate for meditating.


The 20-20-20 rule that might save your eyesight Video included

It might seem like no biggie to park yourself at your desk and plow through four hours of spreadsheet analysis without a break, but optometrists seriously want you to reconsider.


6 time management hacks for adults with ADHD Video included

The little decisions you have to make each day really add up. But those choices that may be so simple to some—like what to wear or what to pack for lunch—can cause a major headache for adults with ADHD.


Take a walking meeting and sneak more steps into your work day Video included

By your third hour stuck in front of a computer monitor, your office job can really start taking a toll on your body. Sitting all day isn’t just bad for your posture or pain, but can also raise your risk of obesity and...


How to change your desk setup for better posture Video included

A stiff neck, tight shoulders, and a throb in your lower back might feel inevitable after a long day parked in front of your computer, but these pains are actually a sign that your desk setup may be causing you pain.


What is eczema? A dermatologist explains Video included

Most people associate eczema with rashes that itch, but dermatologists flip that on its head: They describe eczema as an “itch that rashes.” In other words, the itchiness of eczema itself can bring on a rash, especially if...


6 dangerous first aid myths to stop believing Video included

Listen up: It’s time to dispel some stubborn first aid myths that could be sabotaging your health. Falling for any of these old wives’ tales can delay healing (at best) or even exacerbate the injury (at worst).


Eating out with diabetes: 7 tips for Japanese restaurants Video included

Got a love-hate relationship with carbs? We get it: They comprise some of our favorite foods, but they’re not always diet-friendly—especially if you have diabetes.


How to treat a sprained ankle at home for fast recovery Video included

Just because your sprained ankle isn’t severe enough to warrant a trip to the doctor or ER doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously. Sprains happen when you tear the fibers of the ligament, making a painful and...


5 of the best food sources of omega-3 fatty acids Video included

Judging by the popularity of avocado toast on Instagram and the proliferation of fancy extra virgin olive oil options at the grocery store, it appears we’ve have finally ditched our fears of “good fats.” (Thank GOD.) After...


7 treadmill hacks to keep your workout interesting Video included

The treadmill may be your go-to machine at the gym, but let’s be honest: It’s not always the most exciting. Cueing up your favorite cardio music or tuning into a must-listen podcast can certainly help, but there are other...


8 common risk factors of heart failure to be aware of Video included

Close to 6 million U.S. adults are living with congestive heart failure. This condition happens when the heart muscle becomes weakened and can no longer pump adequate amounts of oxygen-rich blood throughout the body....


6 tips for exercising with heart failure Video included

Upon receiving a health failure diagnosis and realizing your heart is weaker than it should be, it might be tempting to slow down, rest, and avoid physical activity. After all, exercise forces the heart to pump harder, and...


12 health tests all women in their 50s need Video included

This decade is the perfect time to prioritize your health. Even if your dinner plates are full of greens and your Pilates instructor knows you by name, you’ll still want to take an active approach in monitoring your health...


Is it safe to hold in a sneeze? Video included

Just about every little weird thing your body does (from hiccups to dreaming) has a purpose. Prime example: sneezing.


Here’s how to read makeup labels to avoid toxins Video included

If you’re looking for non-toxic makeup, dermatologist Bobby Buka, MD, agrees that labels can be a misleading. Instead, look for more specific claims. One claim Dr. Buka suggests looking for is “fragrance-free.” Adding an...


The perks of fitness trackers, according to a trainer Video included

Need a little extra motivation to stay active? Fitness trackers are a popular tool that help people monitor their daily activity levels, calories burned, distance traveled, and even how well they slept!  These devices will...


This couch exercise is perfect for lazy days Video included

Sometimes the hardest part of working out is peeling your butt of the couch. Today, we’ve got some good news for you – we’re not going anywhere!


Got a Kink in Your Neck? 5 Signs You Need a New Mattress

Did you know that 21% of people report experiencing chronic pain? If you’re part of that statistic, there is a very good chance that this constant discomfort affects your sleep. You may be thinking that sleep... More>>

Rising Suicide: A State by State Look

Over the past 20 years, suicide mortality has increased across the nation. However, in some states, rates are rising faster than others. More>>

What the Color of Your Fingernails Can Reveal About Your Health Video included

Chipping, peeling, and smoothness are probably the first things you think of when it comes to fingernail health. However, your nails don’t just tell you how well your nails are doing: They might be able to tell you... More>>

4 Tips to Build a Healthier Sandwich for Easy Lunches Video included

Sandwiches come in many forms. You can find sandwiches that are fried (like a monte cristo), sandwiches that are basically dessert (like a fluffernutter), and sandwiches that stretch the limits of what actually counts as a... More>>

Picking the Right Words: What Not to Say to Someone with an Eating Disorder

Originally posted on   Knowing what not to say to someone with an eating disorder is important... More>>

Which Muscles Does a 3 Wheel Bike Work?

Originally posted on can be more comfortable while getting a great workout in. We’re diving into the 3 wheel bike the muscles it works and why... More>>

Why People With Autism Should Have A Medical Alert Bracelet

Originally posted on   Difficulty communicating is one of the most common side effects of autism, with some people remaining mute throughout... More>>

A Quick Overview of 5 Eating Disorder Facts and Myths

Eating disorders affect around 30 million people in the US. These conditions are about more than just food. In fact, they are completely overwhelming and can have a huge impact on careers and relationships as well as... More>>

What Is Binge Eating Disorder? How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms

Over 2.8 million people have been diagnosed with binge eating disorder. This means it affects three times the number of people diagnosed with anorexia and bulimia, making it the most common eating disorder in America. But... More>>

Ask a Trainer: Are Squats and Lunges Bad for Your Knees? Video included

You may already know how great squats and lunges are for strengthening your lower body (and let’s face it, giving your behind a little lift). But word on the street is all that body-lowering action isn’t doing your knees... More>>

Rosacea, Explained in Less Than 2 Minutes Video included

Being an active blusher may not seem like a big deal, but there’s more to rosacea than just crimson cheeks. In fact, this skin disorder can affect an individual’s health, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. More>>

Acne, Explained in Less Than Two Minutes Video included

When acne occurs in teens and “tweens,” most people brush it off as puberty and don’t ask many more questions. But when it happens in adults, many people will strain their brains to figure out why these pimples are popping... More>>

The Risk of Recurrent Melanoma After Treatment: What Patients Need to Know Video included

“Melanoma is not a typical cancer in any way, shape, or form,” says Jeffrey Weber, MD, PhD, medical oncologist and melanoma researcher at Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health. “Depending on how thick it is, and... More>>

A Quick Overview of 5 Eating Disorder Facts and Myths

Eating disorders affect around 30 million people in the US. These conditions are about more than just food. In fact, they are completely overwhelming and can have a huge impact on careers and relationships as well as... More>>

Why People With Autism Should Have A Medical Alert Bracelet

Originally posted on   Difficulty communicating is one of the most common side effects of autism, with some people remaining mute throughout... More>>

Which Muscles Does a 3 Wheel Bike Work?

Originally posted on can be more comfortable while getting a great workout in. We’re diving into the 3 wheel bike the muscles it works and why... More>>

This Is Why Your Diet Needs to Include Fiber Video included

We get it: Fiber isn’t always the sexiest of topics. After all, fiber might make you think of the chalky orange drink you watched your dad choke down, or the bland, gritty muffins your mom used to put in your lunch box. More>>

4 Simple Self-Care Tips to Ease Fibromyalgia Pain Video included

Fibromyalgia, which causes widespread pain all over the body with no clear cause, requires a combination of treatments. Because it doesn’t have a clear and simple cause (for example, there is no inflammation involved),... More>>

4 Different Types of Yoga (+ How to Pick the One for You) Video included

Even the most devout exercisers have probably given up on a type of fitness class because their first experience wasn’t positive. Maybe that barre class was just way too intense for you, or spin class hurt your knees, or... More>>

5 Warning Signs of Diabetes in Dogs and Cats Video included

It comes as a surprise to a lot of people that cats and dogs can get diabetes. Just like humans, dogs and cats (and all mammals) produce insulin in the body to manage glucose in the bloodstream, so these species can all... More>>

Coronary Artery Disease, Explained in Less Than 2 Minutes Video included

Your heart is an amazing muscle. It works hard to feed and nourish all the organs in your body. As incredible as the heart is, though, it couldn’t do its job properly without the army of arteries and blood that supports... More>>

Atrial Fibrillation, Explained in Less Than 2 Minutes Video included

That thump, thump, thump in your chest? Yea, that’s your heart beating. A normal heart has a steady beat that stays on pace like a metronome. More>>

Then vs. Now: The Evolution of Period Products Video included

The modern tampon debuted with much fanfare (and skepticism) in the 1930s, and it has since changed the game for menstrual cycles. Given how tampons are now a staple of period products, it’s hard to imagine what came... More>>

Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma: Understanding Your Treatment Options Video included

When you think of treatment for skin cancer, you reasonably imagine a patient just undergoing surgical excision—cutting out the tumor from the skin. This is the first treatment people with skin cancer will undergo, and for... More>>

Lowering the Risk of Melanoma Recurrence: Is It Possible? Video included

Most types of skin cancer are unlikely to spread (or metastasize) to other parts of the body, and tumors can be removed by a surgical excision relatively easily. However, melanoma is another story. Melanoma is considered... More>>

How Is Osteoporosis Diagnosed? A Doctor Explains Video included

You might associate certain symptoms with osteoporosis, like frailness or a stooped posture, but the truth is, those characteristics don’t develop until osteoporosis has reached an advanced stage. In the earlier stages of... More>>

Diagnosing Metastatic Melanoma: What Doctors Look For Video included

Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer, but catching it early can significantly improve treatment outcomes, survival rate, and risk of recurrence. In fact, if the melanoma has not spread beyond the skin, “up to... More>>

How Immunotherapy Is Improving Treatment for Melanoma Video included

One reason cancer has historically been so difficult to treat is that cancer cells can basically hide from the body’s immune system. Normally, your immune system helps recognize foreign threats within the body, such as... More>>

The 5 Most Common Types of Psoriasis Video included

When it comes to psoriasis—don’t judge the skin by its cover. Psoriasis may look like a cosmetic problem, but it’s much, much more than that. (Learn about other common psoriasis myths here.) More>>

Picking the Right Words: What Not to Say to Someone with an Eating Disorder

Knowing what not to say to someone with an eating disorder is important regardless of what that eating disorder is. And the specific eating disorder is an important consideration for reasons we’re about to explain. ... More>>

3 Things to Make Your First Mammogram Less Intimidating Video included

Starting at age 45, women with an average risk of breast cancer are recommended to start something they’ve never done before: mammograms. This breast test can help detect breast cancer early—before lumps or breast cancer... More>>

Does Cranberry Juice Treat and Prevent a UTI? Video included

Perhaps no home remedy is more associated with a urinary tract infection (UTI) than cranberry juice. Upon getting a UTI, many women will immediately stock up on cranberry products like cranberry juice or cranberry juice... More>>

How This Politician Bounced Back from a Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis Video included

Type 2 diabetes is a complex disease that develops over years, if not decades. As it develops, it doesn’t always present obvious symptoms—in the beginning at least. Some people catch their disease during the prediabetes... More>>

Here’s What Happens to Your Body During Osteoporosis Video included

Most people could give a basic description of what osteoporosis is, but a common mistake is believing osteoporosis is just a basic part of aging. Truly understanding what causes osteoporosis and how bone tissue works can... More>>

Ask a Trainer: I Do 100 Crunches a Day—Why Don’t I Have Abs?! Video included

If your goal is to have visible ab muscles, a logical next move would be to work those muscles ... a lot. OK, so what exercise works abs? Crunches! Ah, of course. As you work those abs with endless crunches week after... More>>

5 Alcohol Apps to Help You Track Drinks, Calories, BAC, and More

Originally posted on   The World Health Organization recently reported that dangerous alcohol consumption kills... More>>

12 Apps to Help You Sleep

Originally posted on   Some of the most beneficial health habits fall into the “better easier said than done” category eating healthy, exercising regularly, and... More>>

Athletic Aesthetics: These Are the Best Dressed Athletes in Sports

Originally posted on   When they’re on the court, field, or ice, athletes all tend to look the same. However,... More>>

What Does Anorexia Look Like? A Guide for Parents of Teenagers

Originally posted on   Have you seen a sudden change in your child that has you concerned? Maybe they’ve lost... More>>

Protect Yourself! 10 Reasons You Should Learn Self-Defense

Originally posted on   You’ve heard stories in the news and from your loved ones. In cities across the world, anybody... More>>

Then vs. Now: The Evolution of Migraine Treatment Video included

Migraines continue to be a condition that plagues 12 percent of the United States population, and it’s the third most common health condition in the world, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. These migraines can... More>>

What Is Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma? Video included

In some cases, skin cancer can be one of the simplest types of cancer to treat. Because the skin is an external organ, some skin cancer tumors can be cut out with surgical excision, a minor outpatient procedure that only... More>>

How Eric Adams Is Advocating for Plant-Based Diets in Brooklyn Video included

It’s not unheard of for a politician to promote healthier lifestyles for their constituents, but perhaps no city leader does this with quite as much passion and urgency as Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.... More>>

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