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How Taking a GLP-1 and Tracking Led to a 130-Pound Weight Loss That Transformed This Woman’s Health

Lose It! member Laurie discusses how she transformed her body and shifted her mindset after losing 130 pounds using two essential tools: tracking her food and utilizing a prescription weight-loss medication to control her diabetes.

Tired of dry hair? Experts share do's and don'ts for keeping it hydrated

Dry hair? It could be due to a number of culprits. We asked hair and scalp pros for top tips and the 15 best products for dry hair, from Rahua, Aveda and more.

The Best Tea for Lowering High Blood Pressure, Recommended by a Dietitian

Go green if you have high blood pressure

How To Stop Coughing

Medically reviewed by Jane Kim, MD Coughing is a spontaneous reflex that helps clear the throat and airways of mucus, germs, dust, and other irritants. It is also a common symptom of many acute (short-term) and chronic (long-term) conditions, such as the common cold, flu, allergies, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and chronic obstru...

Hay fever symptoms, causes, treatments and cures

Most of us are delighted when spring finally arrives, but for millions of hay fever sufferers, the warmer temperatures and longer days signal the start of their annual battle with symptoms. While for some people these can be relatively mild, for others they are completely debilitating. “Some are so badly affected that they can’t go outdoors, their ...

Age With Grace: 3 Exercises to Prioritize for Wellness in Older Adults

How we exercise changes as we age, but it doesn't become any less important. Here's how the experts say to do it to maximize independence and minimize injury.

The Best Time To Take Vitamin D To Maximize The Mental And Physical Benefits, According To Experts

Plus, expert-approved products to try.

The 14 Best Red Light Therapy Tools Of 2024, Tested By Experts

Don't click "buy" without consulting our guide.

Is whole milk good for you? Here are the healthiest milk options, according to an expert

The healthiest type of milk has all the creaminess of whole milk but more protein, calcium, vitamin D and less sugar. Here are the top three best.

More than 3 million Medicare patients could be eligible for coverage of Wegovy to reduce heart disease risks, study says

For the first time, some Medicare beneficiaries will be able to access Novo Nordisk's Wegovy without having to shoulder the total monthly price tag.

How often should you walk your dog? Best practices for keeping your pup healthy.

All dogs need to go for walks. How often you should take your dog on a walk depends on several factors, including breed and age.

34th Annual Aids Walk

34th Annual Aids Walk

Health Benefits of Chai Tea

Medically reviewed by Jamie Johnson, RDN Chai tea, a fragrant, spicy tea that has gained popularity worldwide, is a traditional Indian beverage also referred to as "masala chai," which means "spiced tea." Chai tea is made from black tea, milk, sweetener, and a blend of aromatic spices and herbs such as cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, star anise, and cl...

The Healthiest Way To Prepare Chicken

Medically reviewed by Melissa Nieves, LND Chicken is a rich source of protein and essential nutrients like magnesium, selenium, and iron that many diets lack. Evidence suggests that including lean, unprocessed chicken such as chicken breast may support weight management and reduce risk factors associated with diabetes and heart disease. However, ho...

40 years after discovery of HIV, another huge breakthrough is within our grasp

Today marks a huge moment.

Dementia risk can be heightened by addiction to sweet substance, study finds

Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of conditions related to cognitive decline

The Surprising Health Benefits of Cherries—and the Best Ones to Eat

Stock up on these fruits this summer.

Can the gender of your doctor affect the quality of your care? A new study points to an answer

Hospitalized women are less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital if they are treated by female doctors, a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine found. In the study of people ages 65 and older, 8.15% of women treated by female physicians died within 30 days, compared with 8.38% of women treated by male physicians.

COVID-19 booster immunity lasts much longer than primary series alone, study shows

Thinking about getting a spring-time booster shot? A new study coming out of York University's Centre for Disease Modelling in the Faculty of Science shows that immunity after a COVID-19 booster lasts much longer than the primary series alone. These findings are among other—sometimes "unintuitive"—revelations of how factors like age, sex and comorbidities do and don't affect immune response.

Family travel 5: Breathe deep and sink into wellness at these resorts

Subdue the stresses of a modern world by including spa and wellness options in your family vacation planning. Here are five ideas to consider. Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa (North Male Atoll, Maldives) Wellness gurus consider healing tents a haven for transformation. And as such idyllic sanctuaries go, The Island Spa, part of the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, ...

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Tomatoes Regularly

Tomatoes are versatile and can be enjoyed raw or cooked for their potential health perks.

Pumping Iron Is Key for Healthy Aging. Here's How to Start

As we age, we start to lose muscle and bone density. Weight lifting can help offset that.

Here's How and When to Weigh Yourself for the Most Accurate Measurements

If you're tracking your weight, you want to make sure that your measurements are consistent.

High genetic risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder suggests possible health consequences

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is closely linked to a person's mental and physical health and is often accompanied by a range of health problems in patients. Researchers at the University of Tartu found that this is also true for people who do not have a confirmed diagnosis but are at high genetic risk of developing ADHD. The study was published in the journal Psychological Medicine in early April.

Immune cells on standby are constantly stimulated by healthy tissue, new study finds

When pathogens invade the body, the immune system must react immediately to prevent or contain an infection. But how do our defense cells stay ready when no attacker is in sight?

Why Does My Weight Fluctuate So Much?

No, your scale probably isn't broken.

12 Low-Sugar Fruits You Should Be Eating, Recommended by Dietitians

Fruit contains sugar but it is also packed with fiber and other essential nutrients.

11 Ways to Make Hair Grow Faster, According to Experts

Plus ways to speed up hair growth naturally.

Here’s how much water you should really be drinking each day

15 Subtle Signs of Health Issues People Living Alone Often Ignore

Living on your own comes with its perks: freedom, autonomy, and the pleasure of having the remote control all to yourself. But amid the hustle of solo life, it’s easy to ignore the whispers of your body signaling for attention. Here’s a rundown of 15 subtle signs of health issues that those living alone often … 15 Subtle Signs of Health Issues People Living Alone Often Ignore Read More »

Long-term care insurance: Why those in their 70s should act now

Long-term care insurance can help cover your cost of care. Here's why you should act now if you're in your 70s.

What Happens When You’ve Been on Ozempic for 20 Years?

The long-term effects of GLP-1 drugs are unknown.

People of color are more likely to work long, irregular hours that could lead to severe health issues by age 50

Black employees are most likely to work long hours and have a volatile schedule that puts them at risk for health issues by age 50.

What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Chia Seeds Regularly

Chia seeds are good for you, but is it OK to eat them every day?

9 Natural Remedies for Soothing Anxiety Without Medication

These tried-and-true tips will help you relieve anxiety naturally.

Why do mosquito bites itch? Some people get them more than others. Here's why.

Did you know mosquitos bite some people more than others? Here's what attract them to you and why mosquito bites are so painful and itchy.

Alcohol-Protective Genes Linked to Other Health Conditions, Scientists Discover

Genes that offer protection against excessive drinking – and the health issues related directly to it – are also linked to other health conditions such as heart disease and mental health, a new study shows. The international team of researchers behind the study ran a detailed analysis on more than 3.2 million DNA records, looking at specific changes in genetic code called single-nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs. Variants (or alleles) of these...

20 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds with the Fewest Medical Problems

Choose wisely. A healthy dog breed can prevent heartache and save you a lot of money over the years.

Man whose life was threatened by tick-borne illness has warning for neighbors: 'This is a risk that's present'

"I mean, it was scary." Man whose life was threatened by tick-borne illness has warning for neighbors: 'This is a risk that's present' first appeared on The Cool Down.

Weight Loss And Diabetes Drugs Like Ozempic And Mounjaro Could Treat Sleep Apnea And Parkinson’s Too—Here Are Other Conditions Scientists Are Looking At

GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic, Mounjaro, Zepbound and Wegovy are being explored for treating an array of conditions including sleep apnea, kidney disease, addiction, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

20 ways to make your sleep better

Flip through the slideshow for 20 ways to make your sleep better, from switching up your PJs to investing in a white noise machine and more.

Agave is an increasingly popular substitute for honey and sugar. But is it healthy?

Once primarily used as a key ingredient in spirits like tequila and mezcal, agave is now also thriving as an increasingly popular sugar substitute.

4 Benefits of Black Garlic

Not as Strong an Odor as Regular Garlic

The Best Time to Exercise to Lose Weight, According to Certified Trainers

Fitness experts reveal how exercise timing can impact your metabolism and support healthy weight loss goals.

Health Benefits of Limes

Medically reviewed by Aviv Joshua, MS Limes are small, green citrus fruits known for their distinct tart, sharp tanginess, and mildly perfumed smell. Too sour to be eaten whole, their zest and juice are often used in marmalades, jams, salad dressings, sauces, fish, meats, and cocktails. Packed with antioxidants, including vitamin C, limes contain n...

Certain snacks, drinks could be banned in some states due to cancer-causing ingredients

Several states are mulling the possibility of banning certain food additives after California prohibited the the manufacture, sale and distribution of dangerous chemicals.

Study warns users about health information on TikTok

Study warns users about health information on TikTok The Chinese social network is packed with information of all kinds and in all fields, which can get up to tens of millions of views. For their study,published in the journal Otolaryngology, the researchers analyzed health information posted on the Chinese social network TikTok to check whether or not it was erroneous, and to determine its source.

How to Monitor Extreme Temperatures Using the CDC’s HeatRisk Tool

More Americans die from heat than any other weather-related hazards. That’s why the CDC and NWS have rolled out tools to help people prepare for dangerous heat.

Dietitians Share Their Top Tips for Losing Water Weight Safely and Quickly

Follow these easy tips to lose those extra pounds holding you down.

Oiling Our Hair Is An Age-Old Ritual For Black And Brown People. But Does It Actually Work?

An investigation.