Lifesaving Health Screenings
How an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Could Save Your Life

This Aneurysm Screening Could Save Your Life

When people think of aneurysms, they often associate them with a horrible headache that can lead to certain sudden death. But if you are male, smoke or have a history of aneurysms in your family, you may be at risk of developing an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What are Abdominal Aortic …

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Healthy Postpartum Care
No, You Shouldn't Eat Your Placenta (and other postpartum tips)

No, You Shouldn’t Eat Your Placenta

Eating the placenta after delivering a baby may sound gross, but celebrity moms from January Jones to Kim Kardashian claim ingesting the placenta after birth boosts milk production, increases energy and staves off postpartum depression. What harried new mom wouldn’t want some of that? FAQ on Placenta Eating (aka Placentophagy) …

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Caring from Afar
Adviace for Long-Distance Family Caregivers

Helpful Advice for Long-Distance Family Caregivers

Caring for a loved one or family member who is sick or elderly can pose all kinds of complicated challenges, both emotional and practical. When you don’t live especially close to the person, the tasks of caregiving can become that much more difficult. In addition to juggling your job, home, …

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Coping with Cancer
The Stigma of Lung Cancer - Grandmother with cancer receiving hug from child

Overcoming the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Most of the time, when someone receives a cancer diagnosis, we typically shower them with support and sympathy. But lung cancer patients often have a different experience. About 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths are related to cigarette smoking, so many people view this cancer as a self-inflicted …

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Decisions About Care
What are the Risks of Medical Tourism?

What Are The Risks Of Medical Tourism?

There’s no denying it: Health care in the United States is expensive. In fact, Americans spend nearly twice as much on health care as other high-income countries like the U.K., France, Germany and Switzerland. Why? The main culprits include administrative costs, medication prices and frequent referrals to specialists (as compared …

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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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