Health

Spoiler alert: It’s organ donation. One deceased donor can save up to eight lives through organ donation and can save (and enhance) more than a hundred lives through the lifesaving and healing gift of tissue donation, according to the American Transplant Foundation. Now you know and can go back to browsing the web—but if you
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You can have it all. That’s what they tell you, right ladies? What they don’t mention is that “all” can also include perimenopause, breast cancer and a decade of unrelenting stress. To ensure you live your best decade ever—and not in the doctor’s office—read these essential doctors’ tips. Shutterstock Move it or lose it. “Physical
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Finding out you have cancer can be one of the most distressing and defining moments of a person’s life. And, unfortunately enough, the stark picture of doctors forced to break the news is all too common. In 2018 alone, it was estimated 1,735,350 new cases of cancer would be diagnosed in the U.S. Fortunately, there are
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Fruit flies are a nuisance and most of us can’t seem to figure out how to get rid of them. They’re not going to hurt you, but they will seriously (pardon the pun) bug you. Drawn to the sticky-sweet smell of ripening fruit and vegetables, fruit flies will also turn up around garbage disposals, trash
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This story will put a smile on your face in ways you never thought possible. Everyone knows that regular visits to the dentist can help you avoid getting cavities. However, there are so many other less obvious ways that a dental health expert can improve your life and overall health. According to the CDC, dental-related
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If you’re in your 40s, you know that staying healthy is a bit like playing Whack-a-Mole: You treat one wart and then your back acts up. You get over your stress-cold but then get a stye in your eye. You go to the doctor for a rash and leave with a cancer scare.  You feel
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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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