Integrative Medicine
what does your tongue color say about your health

Q & A: What Does Your Tongue Say About Your Health?

At some point, you might have looked in the mirror, inspected your tongue and noticed changes in color, texture or coating. But have you ever thought about examining your tongue for a glimpse into your overall health and well-being? Since ancient times, Chinese medical practitioners have looked at patients’ tongues …

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Technology & Health
autonomous vehicle

Can Autonomous Vehicles Improve Our Health?

Think about the last time you drove. Was your phone still glued to your hand? Were you in a rush? How many other people did you spy with their eyes off the road? Today, distracted driving is the leading factor in most auto crashes and near crashes, according to the …

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Women's Health
Dealing with Hot Flashes

Dealing with Hot Flashes

For many women, the symptoms of menopause can be a nuisance. Just as you faced hormonal shifts during puberty, you’ll also have to navigate another series of changes in the years surrounding menopause. One of the biggest complaints among women in the pre-, peri- and postmenopausal year? Hot flashes. Heating …

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Getting Better Sleep
6 Tips for Waking Up Refreshed

6 Tips to Wake Up More Refreshed

If you’re like the vast majority of Americans, the sound of your morning alarm mostly serves as a cue to roll over and hide your head under the covers. Getting out of bed can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be torture. “If you’re sleep deprived, it takes a …

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Men's Health
Men's Health: 4 Women's Health Conditions That Affect Men Too

4 Women’s Health Conditions That Affect Men Too

Whether it’s a harlequin romance, a detergent commercial or a standup comedy routine, our culture loves to generalize about the differences between men and women. But in some respects, when it comes to health and wellness, men and women often face similar issues. Still, many forget that conditions commonly thought …

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Preserving Your Health
Preventing Osteoporosis: 5 Tips for Bone Health

Preventing Osteoporosis: 5 Tips for Bone Health

A whopping 1.5 million Americans suffer from fractures due to weak and brittle bones.  Even more concerning, most people don’t realize they’re at risk for osteoporosis until they break a bone. “Osteoporosis is a silent disease, but its impact can be devastating,” says Sean Drake, M.D., internal medicine physician at …

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Sexual & Reproductive Health
BIrth Control Options

What’s the Best Birth Control Option for You?

When it comes to birth control, men and women have more options than ever before. But deciding which type is right for you can be a challenge. “Decisions around birth control are largely based on personal preference,” says Melina Dendrinos, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist at Henry Ford Health System. Some people …

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Cosmetic Treatments
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

If you have ever thought about “having a little work done” to improve your appearance, you are definitely not alone. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17.5 million cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive procedures were performed in the United States in 2017 on both men and …

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Taking Charge of Your Health
How to Prepare for a Mammogram

How To Prepare (Mentally and Physically) For A Mammogram

For many women, a mammogram can be a nerve-wracking experience full of ‘what-if’s,’ unknowns and other hypotheticals. But often, knowing how to prepare, what to expect and the facts surrounding routine screenings can help put anxious minds at ease. For example, according to the American College of Radiology, out of …

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Cancer Prevention

HPV Vaccine: Now Approved For People Ages 27 to 45

Despite being the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t always get a lot of attention outside your doctor’s office. Recently, however, HPV-related cancers, which typically occur as a result of intimate, skin-to-skin contact (not necessarily through sex), have become more common, prompting health care …

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