236 Items Tagged

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Why I Don’t Recommend An Annual Physical

If you pay a visit to your primary care physician every year, you know what annual exams are like: you take time off work, wait in an office for an...

Amy Shah, M.D.
January 15 2016

What You Need To Know About The Link Between Sugar & Disease

This is the year we waged war on sugar, and perhaps rightfully so.

Dr. Lorenzo Cohen
January 7 2016

Science Says Most Cancer Cases Are Actually Avoidable

Cancer has become so rampant that we all seem to have been touched by it in some way — be it a friend or a relative with the disease. It seems to...

Emi Boscamp
December 17 2015

I Was 26 And Healthy. Here's How A Routine Dentist Visit Saved My Life

In the spring of 2014, I was 26 years old, working toward my bachelor’s degree in human resource management, working full time, and engaged to be...

Brooke Vitense
December 5 2015

Why I Decided To Do Genetic Testing + What I Found Out

Two months ago, I ordered a DNA test through 23andMe, the personal genomics service.

Jeanine Toes
November 23 2015

7 Radical Life Changes I Made When I Was Given A Cancer Death Sentence

No, I wasn’t on death row — but it sure felt like it when I was sentenced with Stage 4 lung cancer back in February 2012.

Susan Warmerdam
November 22 2015

What Sleeping In On The Weekends Could Be Doing To Your Body

The weekend is now within reach. You can almost hear the silence of your alarm. You can almost feel the warmth of your covers at noon.

Emi Boscamp
November 19 2015

5 Things That Help Prevent Cancer (That You Can Actually Control): A Doctor Explains

No doubt, cancer is scary. However, the worst thing you can do is succumb to hopelessness. There are in fact things you can do to help lower your risk...

Mark Hyman, M.D.
November 15 2015

This Man's Powerful Photo Proves Why You Can't Judge Someone By Their Appearance

Three emergency surgeries in two years rendered Ste Walker unable able to eat any food, and he's spent the majority of the last 18 months in a...

Emma Loewe
November 5 2015

4 Lessons I Learned While Living With Parkinson’s Disease

I have experienced many challenging events in my lifetime — but by far the most challenging was when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2001.

Cheryl Clingen
October 4 2015

I've Lived With Lyme Disease For 17 Years. Here's What My Life Is Really Like

I was first diagnosed with Lyme disease when I was seven years old.

Allie Cashel
September 1 2015

Why Stress From Your Childhood Is Hurting Your Health Today + How To Heal

We’ve long known that suffering physical or sexual abuse in childhood negatively affects mental health for life. But recently, researchers have...

Donna Jackson Nakazawa
August 29 2015

10 Signs You Might Have A Thyroid Problem

Almost all of us struggle with a little fatigue now and then, a few weight fluctuations, or the occasional blue mood. After all, we’re busy, it’s hard...

Aviva Romm, M.D.
July 20 2015

I Have Type 1 Diabetes. Here's How I've Learned To Stay Positive

To some, it might seem like I have the perfect life. I teach yoga in exotic locations, have a stable, loving relationship, support my friends, keep in...

Rachel Zinman
July 7 2015

How Candida Overgrowth Can Wreck Your Health + What To Do About It

If you keep up health blogs, there's a good chance you've seen the word "candida" thrown around quite a bit; you can also have your pick of myriad...

What It's Really Like To Have Candida

Dealing with candida has become its own funny, uncomfortable little exercise in mindfulness

Charlotte Lieberman
May 21 2015

In Sickness & In Health: Putting The Vow To The Test

The vow has been around since at least the 16th century’s Book of Common Prayer, and versions of it are implied or expressed in all sorts of cultures...

Lisa Grunwald
May 15 2015

9 Simple Tips To Eat More Fruits & Veggies Every Day

We all have heard some variation of this nutritional advice since we were kids: “Eat your veggies, finish your fruit.” It's abundantly clear that...

Joel Kahn, M.D.
May 7 2015

7 Signs You Need To Slow Down Your Life

Sometimes we can become so chronically stressed that we're not even aware how out of balance our lives have become. Often we hear about people who...

Sharee James
April 27 2015