Health

For some, another year might just mean another failed attempt at seeing New Year’s resolutions all the way through. There are statistics that show only 9.2 percent of people report actually achieving their resolutions. Many people get easily frustrated with themselves if they don’t fulfill the goals they set, even if they don’t see immediate
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Show you care with gifts that will help a loved one eat better, exercise more, stress less, and get a better night’s rest. A little research can help you make the right pick and spend your money wisely. We want to help with that, so we gathered advice and insights from doctors and researchers about
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Did you ever stop to think those happy hours were actually making you less happy? Giving up alcohol—for even just one month—has been linked to significant changes in people’s health. Not only can you make serious progress toward increasing your chances of weight loss after quitting alcohol, but what happens when you stop drinking alcohol
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The winter months bring holiday joy…and potentially, holiday-related pain. Putting up decorations, traveling cross-country, partying with family and friends, whipping up elaborate meals, frolicking in (or taming) the snow—all those time-honored traditions can wreak havoc on your body if you’re not careful. The good news: Most winter injuries are so common that they’re easily avoidable
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Holiday travel can really ding your health — and we don’t just mean the family drama that potentially awaits at your destination. Decadent food, germ-filled flights, sleep-stealing parties and events, not to mention the onslaught of cold and flu season, can take their toll. To help you stay healthy this season, The Remedy asked the experts
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If there are two words that can make nutrition experts everywhere roll their collective eyes, they would be “keto diet.” Sure, it’s wildly popular, promises shocking weight loss results, and has even been promoted by some of our favorite celebrities (we’re looking at you, Halle Berry). But is it actually healthy? Most experts will say
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Right now, you’re taking a break to read this story. But that puzzling mass of spongy goo called your brain is busy working away—”about 100 billion nerve cells—aka neurons—and one trillion supporting cells” are stabilizing the tissue, according to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care. And everything you do causes a charged
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It’s darker in winter. Sometimes in the soul. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically occurring in the winter season, starting around late fall and early winter and going away during the spring and summer. The American
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You never think about your health until something goes wrong. Fortunately, there are people who think about it for you—all the time. Doctors, researchers and medical professionals have spent the last decade learning about how the human body works, and how to make it work better. As a new decade approaches, the Remedy asked those
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There’s a good reason why bears hibernate in the wintertime. It’s cold and dark. When snow blankets the ground, the days grow shorter and the air colder, who wouldn’t want to curl up in a cave and sleep? But resisting the urge to take a long winter’s nap might just do your body good. Just
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Colds and flus are like stalkers in a horror movie: They went after your spouse, your co-worker, your neighbor—are you next??? You don’t have to be. Here are 15 doctor-approved tips from The Remedy for keeping winter illness away. Shutterstock Rinsing your toothbrush after using it isn’t exactly the most effective method to get rid
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Winter weather advisory: The very clothes meant to protect you may be making you ill. That may come as a surprise. During this time of year, who doesn’t wear the same gloves, hats, and scarves every day, never thinking about what may be lurks within? Here are The Remedy’s ten ways your winter gear is
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With politics dominating the news, it was hard to hear much about the discoveries that will not just change your life but extend it. The Remedy collected the biggest medical discoveries of 2019 that could have lasting effects on your health—and our healthcare—forever. Shutterstock The 3D printer was invented in 1983 by Chuck Hull. In
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The last year was like a whirlwind—and in today’s 24-hour news cycle, it can be really hard to focus on what’s important (and ignore what’s just hype). From medical breakthroughs to major epidemics, a lot happened in 2019 that could impact your health. Here are the top ten health headlines from the year. Shutterstock The
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Staying healthy, when you’re a doctor, given the exposure to patients, is always a challenge. That they manage to do so during winter is nothing short of a Christmas miracle. Cold and flu season is their busiest time of year, as waiting rooms fill up with people reporting the coughing, sneezing and aching that those
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They might come on suddenly. Or maybe they start with that telltale scratchy tickle at the back of your throat. You might feel kind of blah or run-down. You have the sniffles—sneezing and a runny nose that has you reaching for the tissues and keeping them close at hand. And now all you can do
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While our DNA can be influential in determining many aspects of our lives—such as the color of our hair, body type, intelligence, or even what types of foods we like—genetics do not completely control our destiny, no matter what Darth Vader would have you believe. “Your genes do guide you and guide your development. They
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It seems the season starts earlier every year. Not the holiday season — we know that starts earlier every year—but cold and flu season. Technically, the flu season begins around October each year; when temperatures cool, people spend more time indoors, making transmission of a virus or two that much easier. The average adult gets two
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Of all the things on your bucket list—skydiving, a walkabout, writing the Great American Novel—we’re guessing a prostate exam isn’t near the top. It should be. Because no matter how young you look, act or feel, when you reach the mid-century mark, you need to be aware of a variety of health concerns.  Here from
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Stepping outside in freezing weather can really take your breath away—and not in the poetic Winter Wonderland sense. Breathing in cold air can feel like a Mack truck has taken up residence in your airways. Here’s what’s going on, biologically, that makes that happen—and when to worry. What Happens to Your Lungs When you take
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The common cold is pretty aptly named: There are more than one billion colds in the United States every year. And the average adult has two to three colds annually (although it may feel like more). There are more than 200 different viruses that cause symptoms of a cold. But we tend to catch them
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Netflix has changed the way we view content. As many households continue to drop traditional TV providers in favor of streaming services, the kind of content that Netflix produces and features broadens. Thankfully for us foodies, this means we have even more access to interesting content that showcases anything from the way cuisine is crafted
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