Health

You probably think of staying in good health as something that’s insanely time consuming—the stuff of extreme diets, expensive gyms or off-and-on cleanses. But the truth is, there are dozens of easy and effective ways you can seriously improve your health in fifteen minutes—or even less—per day. These tiny tweaks, many of which are great
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When the first cases of COVID-19 were first identified in Wuhan, China over nine months ago, medical experts were focused on the immediate symptoms of the virus—including shortness of breath, fever, lack of sense of smell or taste, and dry cough. However, several months into the pandemic, they began to notice that while the majority
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When news broke this week about a new coronavirus mutation, Americans feared the worst: Can we now get sick from two different viruses? Not exactly. The mutation can infect you faster than the original strain but doesn’t necessarily lead to worse symptoms. Read on to discover what symptoms to look out for. Read on, and
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Despite the best efforts of health experts—including Dr. Anthony Fauci—COVID-19 is still thriving in several parts of the country. In fact, this week 22 states reported increasing infections, with many also experiencing an increase in the number of daily deaths and the testing positivity rate. According to Dr. Fauci, there is one thing that could
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Learning you have high cholesterol can be scary and overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure exactly what it means or how to fight it on your own. There are specific lifestyle and diet changes you can make right now to start lowering your cholesterol levels. But first, it’s important to better understand what high cholesterol
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According to multiple health experts and the latest statistics, the current spike in COVID-19 infections across the country is heavily influenced by young people. During a virtual fireside chat organized by Emory University, Dr. Anthony Fauci revealed to Dr. Sanjay Gupta that despite his efforts to educate younger Americans about the dangers of not following
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With more than 200,000 COVID-related deaths in America, it’s clear the virus is sneaky, going around our immune systems like a bike messenger during rush hour. But why do some people get far, far sicker than others? “From the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists baffled by the disease’s ferocity have wondered whether the
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During a time in which everything about the coronavirus is politicized, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar went on the Today Show to discuss, in part, President Trump’s response to the pandemic. Although he was protective of the man who appointed him, and dodged questions about misinformation coming from the White House, what you’re
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In December 2019, the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in Wuhan, China, and things haven’t been the same since. Over the last 9 months, over 971,000 people have lost their lives to the highly infectious virus, which researchers are still scrambling to fully understand. While we appear to be on the brink of the
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On Tuesday, the first day of fall, America hit a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, passing the 200,000 mark of lives lost as a result of being infected with coronavirus. While the number of infections, deaths, and fateful testing positivity rate started dropping in many states across the nation over the summer, health experts
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You’ll find no shortage of medical advice out there during the coronavirus. Separating myth from fact, the current from the outdated can be tricky. And what advice is truly essential, the most important to prioritize? Cutting through the noise—that’s why we asked doctors for the most important advice they wish you knew. Here’s what they
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Early on in the pandemic it became clear that young people are not as adversely affected by COVID-19 as older people or those with preexisting conditions. However, over the last several months it has become clear that nobody is immune to the highly infectious and potentially deadly virus. Not even those under 18. Read on,
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There’s been a lot of talk about how the coronavirus spreads, and the CDC just changed their guidelines to indicate it can be spread through….singing. “It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” writes the
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This weekend, the CDC changed its guidelines about how the coronavirus is spread, saying it can hang in the air via aerosol droplets. “It is possible that COVID-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles that are formed when a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes, sings, talks, or breathes,” writes the CDC. “There
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As scientists learn more about COVID-19, their findings take a while to make their way to the general public. Now, months after being discovered, one important observation has made its way into CDC’s list of ways you can catch coronavirus—and it will change the way you protect yourself. “The United States Centers for Disease Control
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There’s a lot of advice about how to stay safe from the coronavirus this fall, but the nation’s top infectious-disease expert wants you to keep one tip at top of mind: stay out of restaurants and bars—basically, away from any indoor spaces with crowds. In many states, restaurants and bars were closed early in the
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In my long practice as an Emergency Physician, I have seen way too many patients with heart attacks. This is not surprising considering that heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death throughout the world. In the United States close to 1 million people die from a heart attack every year. If this
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Sure, you know that eating junk food, avoiding exercise, and drinking like a fish isn’t going to do any favors for your health, especially during a pandemic. However, did you know there are many other habits, rituals, and practices most of us engage in that are also damaging our well-being—only we have no idea? Read
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People who’ve had COVID-19 report a range of symptoms that last for weeks or months after they no longer test positive for the infection, ranging from skin rashes to neurological problems. But one long-lasting symptom is particularly debilitating and common: Fatigue. Read on, and to protect your health and the health of others, don’t miss
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There’s no way to guarantee complete safety from the coronavirus, even if you wear a mask and avoid crowds (which we hope you’re doing). But there are ways to tempt fate and needlessly increase your chances of exposure. We asked five doctors what you should never do to avoid catching COVID-19. Here’s what they said,
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Symptoms and signs of a serious medical condition are often unmistakable. For example, there’s no doubt that sudden crushing central chest pain, radiating to the left arm, associated with vomiting, sweating, pallor and collapse, is likely a heart attack.  You call 911. Simple. But far more often it seems, symptoms creep up on you very
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You’re about to read the ultimate list of the Worst Things for Your Health. The “best” part about this “worst” list? Nearly everything on it is preventable—and Eat This, Not That! Health tells you how. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had
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