Understanding Your Health
Adrenal Fatigue: Your Questions Answered

Adrenal Fatigue: Your Questions Answered

The term “adrenal fatigue” has received a lot of air time in recent years, especially in health and fitness circles. People cite adrenal fatigue for everything from low energy to brain fog. While your adrenal glands play several key roles in keeping your body functioning optimally, according to Jessica Shill, …

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Preventing Flu Season
flu season 2018-19

Naughty or Nice? What To Expect For Flu Season 2018-2019

Every year, millions of Americans come down with the flu. And every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized as a result of the virus, ranging from around 140,000 to as high as 959,000– as was the case during the 2017-2018 flu season, which saw the highest rate of …

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Heart Health
Holiday Heart Issues

4 Reasons Why the Holidays Are Hard on Your Heart

The holidays are upon us! Between visiting with family and friends, holiday feasts, shoveling snow, and all those sales at the mall, make sure that you are taking time to keep your heart healthy. Why Are Heart Problems More Common During the Holidays? There are many factors that affect the …

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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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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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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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Understanding Your Body
exercise-induced headaches

4 Reasons You’re Getting Exercise-Induced Headaches

Whether you’re a marathon runner or a Zumba fanatic, headaches caused by exercise are painful and frustrating – especially when you’re just trying to do something good for yourself. While rarer than general headaches or migraines, exercise-induced headaches still happen, and you should first see a doctor to rule out …

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Getting Better Sleep
Could Sleeping In Be Good for You?

Could Sleeping In Be Good for You?

With around-the-clock schedules and increasing demands, it’s no surprise that Americans are sleep-deprived. Unfortunately, not getting enough sleep is taking a toll on our health. Lack of sleep is linked to everything from heart disease to an oversized waistline. But here’s the good news: Even if you can’t get seven …

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