Health

How many times have you read an article that said “avoid these foods if you have diabetes” or “if you are prediabetic?” The truth is, almost all of this information is referencing type 2 diabetes, as it’s more common than type 1. In fact, of the 30.3 million Americans who have diabetes, an estimated 90
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If you could prevent drug addiction, or a drug overdose, in the time it takes to run a quick errand, wouldn’t you? Now you can. This Saturday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm is the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Take Back Day, a day devoted to the safe disposal of prescription drugs, in hopes
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If you are having a heart attack, symptoms are usually strong and will arise suddenly. Unfortunately, when it comes to heart failure, experienced by an estimated 5.8 million patients in the United States, the symptoms aren’t so obvious, and usually don’t develop overnight. In fact, if your heart is failing, you might not experience any
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Dealing with mood swings, cramps, energy drains, and headaches—not to mention having a job, managing a household, maintaining relationships, and looking impeccably gorgeous while doing it—is all in a day’s work for many women. It might seem like too much to handle at times, but there’s a simple way to alleviate some of these stresses:
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Whether you’re 25 or 45, eating a nutrient-dense diet is key to staying healthy, lean, and strong. For men, that means making sure you eat three well-balanced meals every day, including breakfast. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), men who skip a morning meal have a 27 percent higher risk of having a heart
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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 The Remedy tells you how. There’s one thing most of the worst things for your health have in common: being obese doesn’t help. “From cancer to diabetes to
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While choosing healthy foods at the grocery store is habitual and effortless for some, it can be more challenging and even stressful for others, especially if they don’t have much experience deciphering a nutrition label. No matter what kind of shopper you are, there are certain strategies for healthy eating, or healthy eating nudges, that
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You might run your home like the tightest ship: Up at 7am, morning yoga, healthy breakfast. But once you step outside, all bets are off. From the minute you leave the house, there are a number of all-too-easy mistakes that can jeopardize your health — and other people’s, too. These are the most common missteps
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You can’t drive by a strip mall without seeing a vape shop—they’re everywhere, and spreading faster than a zombie apocalypse. They might be just as dangerous. Vaping—meaning to the use of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), e-hookahs, vape pens, tank systems, mods, and electronic nicotine delivery systems—first debuted in 2003, and were marketed as a less-harmful
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Eating fast food, failing to exercise, smoking a pack of cigarettes per day, avoiding the doctor… Everyone knows that certain habits, practices, and lifestyle choices are seriously bad for your health. However, there are many health mistakes you’re probably making without even realizing it. The good news is, all of them have an easy fix
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Carving a pumpkin is quintessential Halloween fun, from picking the perfect pumpkin at the patch (after taking a detour in a corn maze) to choosing a spooky design to etch into your jack-o’-lantern. You’re not even bothered when you’re scooping out those slimy, goopy pumpkin guts—it’s on-brand with Halloween, after all! Whether you’re an amateur
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You know your etiquette basics: Saying “please” and “thank you.” Arriving on time. Drinking tea with your pinkie up. Having good manners can mean the difference between looking sophisticated and trustworthy or coming off like Son of Shrek. They can also mean the difference between life and death. You may not even know you’re responsible
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When you’re sick or feeling bad, telling someone you trust about your issue can be a freeing, essential relief. Your friends and family can help you get through the tough time. Sharing makes it easier for them to care. However, not everyone needs to know about your athlete’s foot, medical trauma or anti-vax petition. Here
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Imagine living in a world without fresh food—no grocery store in sight—a world where the only meals are from the fast food restaurant down the street. You get your protein from a warmed-up frozen patty; your veggies from a pickle slice; your fiber from a soggy sesame-seed bun. You want to eat healthier, but can’t.
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We all have the best intentions when talking to people in our lives who are suffering from an illness, ranging from the common cold or temporary ailment to serious physical or mental health complications. However, even the best intentioned compliments, comments, suggestions or advice we give others can be insulting, hurtful or simply make them
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The grocery store seems so innocent: A cabinet-filling cornucopia of sustenance for you and your family. Turns out, it contains an average soap opera’s worth of secrets. As soon as you walk in the door — wait, don’t grab that cart before you read this — you’re presented with some pretty serious threats to your
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Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? Or stare at a colleague’s face for 20 seconds before you remember his name? Or try to remember the name of that movie, the one you loved, starring that guy—it’s on the tip of your tongue! (It’s Jeff Goldblum. The Grand Budapest Hotel.)
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The cool-weather months often bring anticipation of beloved seasonal activities — bundling up in sweaters to see fall foliage, being cozy by the fire, gathering with friends and family to eat and drink, skipping the gym, getting a guilt attack after putting away too much holiday fudge… Yes, often there’s a thin line between a
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You’ve seen it in your bathtub, on your sponge or washing machine, and likely in your teenager’s musty sock drawer: It’s mold, the microscopic fungus that loves to live in damp, dark places. But did you know the stuff isn’t just gross? It can be harmful to your health, leading to nausea, comas, even cancer.
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When my father wanted to trace his family tree, he locked himself in a monastery with a room full of dusty 300-year-old books. Day after day, he would return to decipher dates of birth, weddings, and deaths—he even figured out the priests’ code for registering children being born out of wedlock (a crossed circle next
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You hear a lot about “detoxes” these days. Well, lungs are the original detoxers. Part of the respiratory system, their main job is to bring clean air into your body and help remove waste gas (aka, carbon monoxide), giving you life. That’s why it’s so scary when they don’t work right. You’ve probably heard of
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How many times have you bought chicken breasts, thighs, or cutlets from the grocery store for a recipe you planned on making that night but instead, you ended up ordering take-out and stowed the raw meat into the depths of your refrigerator? We’ve all done it and we’re not here to judge you. However, there’s
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