Health

When you feel under the weather, all you want to do is lay on the couch with a weighted blanket and watch reruns of Law and Order while slurping chicken noodle soup. That’s because your body is working overtime to try and squash the bug as soon as possible. With so much work going on
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Rich or poor, famous or anonymous, civilian or President of the United States—Alzheimer’s disease does not discriminate. The most common form of dementia, it affects about five million Americans today. That number will increase considerably in the next 30 years, to a projected 16 million Americans in 2050—which makes gaining a greater understanding of this
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“Why do I feel so tired when I slept all night?” our friend Sarah asked us the other day. “Maybe because you slept 5 hours,” we answered. “That’s not sleeping. That’s napping!” For Sarah, the negative effects of too little sleep go beyond dozing off during meetings, or being irritable with the kids. “Getting less
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It’s not a coincidence that at medical school, when student doctors are first taught how to examine patients, they are always told to start by looking at the hands. They can reveal a lot about your health. Read on to discover the warning signs for disease, just a fingertip away. And to live your happiest
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Men are programmed to tough things out. And contemplating your susceptibility to cancer is never pleasant. But some persistent symptoms should always be confronted head-on. “Men tend to allow symptoms persist, and at times resolve, without seeking help,” says Cynthia Chinedu Obiozor, MD, a board-certified oncologist and hematologist in Thousand Oaks, California. “This has repeatedly
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You think of cancer as inevitable, like death and taxes, emphasis on the former. The statistics are indeed scary: In 2019, cancer overtook heart disease as the leading cause of death in middle-aged adults living in wealthy countries. Almost 4 in 10 Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year, and nearly 600,000 will die
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In some ways, cancer testing has never been more sophisticated, and cancer awareness is at an all-time high. In other ways, it’s still primitive: there is still no regular screening test for ovarian cancer, the deadliest of gynecologic cancers. That’s why it’s crucial to be attuned to your health and alert to any changes, however
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Are you cheating yourself out of your best health ever? In our time-strapped world, it’s easy to deprioritize or cut corners on anything that isn’t right in front of us at the moment—obligations to work, family, friends and Facebook seem to devour every minute in sight. And our health is one of the first things
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You think of doctors as health professionals and dentists as mouth professionals. But did you know your mouth can tell you something important about your health? As we age, many of us put off visiting the dentist unless there is a major issue or a tooth falls out—despite the fact that the American Dental Association
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You’re about to hear advice from the last people you’d ever want to meet. Oncologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. If you’re talking to one, and you’re not at a dinner party, you might be one of the 100 million folks around the world who have it. With those staggering stats, you
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You think of dangerous diseases like the bogeymen in a horror movie—persistent, unrelenting and scary enough to put on a movie poster (coming soon to theaters near you: The Big C!) However, there are also not-so-obvious signals our bodies may provide that many people tend to miss or even brush off—and some of them could
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You can make yourself healthier in just seconds, and you just proved it by clicking on this great article. Click through to the end and you’ll reap noticeable health benefits in just moments. The Remedy spoke to some of the top health experts in the world, who revealed their best tips to instantaneously transform your
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The doctor-patient relationship is among the most important you’ll have—it can literally save your life. But although we frequently analyze our partnerships and family relationships down to the most minute detail, we rarely take time to evaluate whether things with our doctors are truly working out. The Remedy asked top doctors and medical professionals around
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When it comes to implementing a healthier lifestyle, we often have the best intentions. However, just because we want to get healthier doesn’t mean we know how to do it. Luckily, most of our errors are pretty easy to correct. Here from The Remedy are the 25 worst mistakes you can make when trying to
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Movies and TV have taught us the telltale sign of heart trouble: A sharp, distinct pain in the chest that’s immediately evident as an emergency. That’s not a great education. “Signs of heart disease can often be mild and so brief that they could be dismissed for something else or not even be noticed at
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Think of your happiest relationships, and there’s a good chance each one requires open communication, honesty and trust. That goes for you and your doctor, too. Lie out of embarrassment, and she can’t treat you. Show up unshowered to a doctor visit, and she won’t want to. Ghost her too many times, and a break-up
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When it comes to shedding unwanted pounds, it’s not counting calories or shrinking your meal portions that will do the trick. The most efficient way to lose weight without ever feeling hungry? Ditch added sugars. Yes, just cutting back on sugar (and its sinister sidekicks— refined carbs and artificial sweeteners) causes those excess pounds to
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Did you know you can buy a hug? Yes, there are people who are happy to invade your personal space, with your permission, for a living. Nothing creepy—we’re talking about therapeutic touch session with a trained professional practitioner, or as they like to call it “human contact coaching.” Why would anyone pay for a hug?
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Christmas, New Year’s, birthdays, vacations. The celebrations may change, but the primary temptation remains the same—to booze it up—and so do the day-after consequences: The nausea, fatigue, headache, wooziness and general misery of a hangover. The Remedy asked the experts why over imbibing causes those familiar symptoms and what you can do to ease them—or
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