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Kratom: What is it & what are the risks?

Some hail it as a miracle for beating opioid addiction, but it’s banned in some other states and countries.


Brainstorm Health 2024: Defining AI Standards for the Next Era of Health

Aneesh Chopra, President, CareJourney Lloyd Minor, Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine; Vice President, Medical Affairs, Stanford University Moderator: Deena Shakir, Lux Capital


Women live longer than men, but there’s a ‘dark side’

“Ageless Aging” looks at the importance of women’s diet, exercise, sleep and social connections


Is grapefruit good for you? The superfood's health benefits, explained.

Grapefruit is the superfood you should think about incorporating into your diet. But, it's not for everyone.


Factors That Contribute to Weight Loss and Weight Gain

Weight loss is about more than counting calories. And the reason for weight gain isn't always as obvious as inactivity or a poor diet. Here are the factors that contribute to your weight loss and weight gain.


Eat Your Water With These 6 Hydrating Foods

You can hydrate with more than just water.


Mushroom Coffee: How It Works, Potential Health Benefits and Things to Consider

Mushroom coffee has gained popularity in recent years and many claim it's a better alternative to regular coffee. Here's what you need to know.


The 10 states with the best health care in America—and the 10 with the worst, according to data

MoneyGeek analyzed a host of statistics, from health outcomes — such as preventable deaths and rates of certain diseases or risk factors — to health access and cost — such as how many people are uninsured and have affordable health insurance options available — to find the best and worst states for health care in the U.S.


Guy Fieri Shows Us The Workout That Helped Him Lose 30 Pounds | Weights & Plates | Men’s Health

Celebrity chef Guy Fieri takes home with him and shows around his ranch, barn and outside kitchen. He explains why getting a workout in first thing in the morning is so important to him. He also cooks a couple of his favorite at-home meals that are great post workout. He finishes in his home sauna.


Why Does My Lower Back Hurt When I Sit and How Can I Relieve the Pain?

Medically reviewed by Laura Campedelli, DPT Lower back pain (LBP) or pain in the lower back region between the lower edge of the ribs and glutes (buttocks) can be debilitating and disabling. It affects more than 619 million people globally, with its prevalence rising alongside an expanding and aging population. Lower back pain can be caused by bad ...


Health Benefits of Rock Climbing and How to Get Started

Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Medically reviewed by Barbie Cervoni, RD Rock climbing is a sport that involves climbing artificial rock walls in indoor climbing gyms or natural rock formations outdoors in parks, forests, and other natural areas. Rock climbing has grown in popularity in recent years, especially since becoming an Olympic sp...


Which Vitamin Deficiency Causes Hair Loss?

Medically reviewed by Brendan Camp, MD Many factors can contribute to hair loss, including genetics, childbirth, and certain diseases. Hair loss can result from a lack of nutrient-rich foods, restrictive eating, sudden weight loss, low-calorie intakes, and obesity—all of which can lead to nutritional deficiencies. Excessive intake of certain vitami...


11 Best Foods High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Explore top foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like flaxseed, soybeans and walnuts.


20 reliable home remedies that will actually work for you

Looking for a guide to the home remedies that actually work? Flip through the slideshow for easy DIYs that can help soothe burns, relieve sore muscles, and more.


8 drinks scientifically proven to help you sleep


8 Refreshing Foods That Naturally Cool the Body

These body cooling foods keep your hunger—and the heat!—at bay. The post 8 Refreshing Foods That Naturally Cool the Body appeared first on Taste of Home.


The quiet crisis of older men in a world embracing mental health

For older generations, discussing mental health and illness was deeply stigmatized, compared to younger generations, Noah Weatherton writes. For older men, the stigma only deepens.


Do You Need Medication If You Have High Blood Pressure but No Symptoms?

Fact checked by Nick Blackmer Key Takeaways High blood pressure is sometimes referred to as a silent killer because of its lack of symptoms.Most people who have high blood pressure are unaware.Even if you don’t have symptoms, high blood pressure can damage organs and lead to heart attack or stroke. How do you approach a condition you may not know y...


25 Best Cardio Exercises For Effective At-Home Workouts, According To Trainers

Get your heart rate up anywhere.


Princess Kate portrait courts criticism amid health update: 'Just bad'

Two months after Princess Kate's Mother's Day photo editing flub, another portrait of the monarch is courting controversy and criticism.


Ibuprofen Dosage: A Guide on How Much to Take

Medically reviewed by Lindsay Cook, PharmD Medically reviewed by Lindsay Cook, PharmD Ibuprofen, also known as Advil or Motrin, is among the first-line drugs of choice to reduce pain and fever. It belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) class. Ibuprofen can be used to treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, dysmeno...


19 Lifestyle Habits that Make Europeans Healthier Than Americans

Europeans often enjoy better physical and mental health than Americans, and it’s not all down to genetics—lifestyle is a big part of it. In this article, we’ll explore 19 common European lifestyle habits that really make a difference to their overall health.


Nick Jonas shares his top 3 self-care strategies

Singer and actor Nick Jonas says these three things help him take care of his mental health as part of his Type 1 diabetes management.


11 Practical Ways To Lose Stomach Fat And Strengthen Your Core, According To RDs

Crunches aren't the answer.


10 unexpected ways Neanderthal DNA affects our health

Around 2% of the genomes of modern Eurasians contains Neanderthal DNA. Here's how it affects our health.


Improve hip mobility in 10 minutes with these three bodyweight exercises

Tight hips from sitting all day or about to do a workout and you need to loosen them up? Give these three hip mobility exercises a go to stretch the hip flexors, relieve pain and prevent injury.


An imbalance of two healthy fats affects your early death risk, study finds

Having an imbalanced ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 has been linked with a higher risk of premature death, according to a new study.


Lupus expert debunks 7 common myths about the autoimmune disease: ‘Not a death sentence’

For Lupus Awareness Month, Dr. Brooke Goldner, a board-certified medical doctor who has the disease herself, shares some of the biggest misconceptions — and sets the record straight.


Apron Belly: How to Reduce Stomach Sagging

"Apron belly" is a term commonly used to describe a sagging stomach or skin that hangs from the abdomen. An apron belly is medically known as pannus stomach or an abdominal pannus. This flap of skin can appear after pregnancy, during menopause, or from significant weight loss. It is sometimes referred to as mommy belly fat or a menopause apron. Hav...


Medics saved teen after allergic reaction to cookie

The 15-year-old's family think he would be dead if not for the help of minor injuries unit staff.


Can Medicare money protect doctors from abortion crimes? It worked before, desegregating hospitals

ATLANTA (AP) — The Supreme Court's pending Idaho abortion ruling may hinge on how federal spending power might protect doctors against a state's criminal code. For guidance, the justices can look to the very beginning of Medicare in the 1960s, when the promise of federal funding finally persuaded hospitals in the Jim Crow South to desegregate. In oral arguments for Idaho v. United States last month, Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and...


6 types of foods and drinks to avoid when taking Ozempic or Wegovy for weight loss

Weight loss with Ozempic or Wegovy can come with nausea, but avoiding certain foods and drinks can help patients manage the side effects, doctors say.


'Am I a Good Husband or Bad Caregiver?' When You Become Caregiver for Your Spouse.

“Oh, I fell up the stairs again.” My wife tags her accidents on the end of her story whenever she wants to brush past them. “It was nothing. I never hit my head falling up the stairs, only down.” I don’t push the issue when Liv doesn’t use her cane, not even when she’s limping or stumbling. I can’t force her but if I insist, she succumbs to guilt and retrieves it from the trunk. Her doctors want her to sit, in a wheelchair, at home, on a stool...


10 Foods That Fight Inflammation and Promote Weight Loss (Plus One Food to Avoid)

Losing weight and reducing inflammation go hand in hand. Find out which foods RDs recommend adding to your diet to achieve both.


Millions of Washingtonians could qualify to have hospital bills waived in full or in part


How to Use Retinol on Your Body Like a Dermatologist

There's a good chance you've used retinol on your face. But have you ever thought about harnessing the benefits of the vitamin A derivative for your arms, legs, and the rest of your body? Skincare experts say you can use this powerhouse anti-aging ingredient on your body to achieve many of the same outcomes you see when using retinol on your face, ...


How long does sunscreen last? A guide to expiration dates, and if waterproof really works

One key tool for preventing sunburn and other skin damage is sunscreen. But can sunscreen ever expire?


COVID’s New ‘FLiRT’ Variants—What To Know As Experts Fear Summer Surge

One of the variants—KP.2—is the dominant strain circulating in the U.S., but there’s no evidence the FLiRT variants’ symptoms are different or more severe than previous strains.


Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

SAO PAULO (AP) — The first two deaths from waterborne bacterial disease were reported in southern Brazil, where floodwaters were slowly receding, and health authorities warned additional fatalities were likely. Rio Grande do Sul state's health secretariat confirmed the death of a 33-year-old man due to leptospirosis on Wednesday. On Monday, authorities registered that a 67-year-old man had died from the same infectious disease. Since the...


Anger Does a Lot More Damage to Your Body Than You Realize

We all get mad now and then. But too much anger can cause problems.


A 10-Minute Aerobic Workout to Help Seniors Improve Strength and Balance

Turn to this quick workout to get the heart rate up and work the full range of motion for multiple muscles groups.


List of fruits with the most health benefits: These 8 are expert recommended

Any fruit is going to yield health benefits like fiber, vitamins and minerals. This list of eight fruits includes stand-out options for your diet.


Everything You Need to Know About Growing Your Hair With Collagen

Eager to have luscious locks? Look no further.


What You Should Know About Erythritol, According to Experts

This sugar substitute offers some health benefits but also some side effects.


Woman claims Alzheimer’s symptoms were reversed after five years

In “The Last Alzheimer’s Patient,” CNN chief medical correspondent follows Alzheimer’s patient Cici Zerbe who says her symptoms have been reversed after participating in Dr. Dean Ornish’s clinical trial on the effects of intensive lifestyle changes on the progression of mild cognitive impairment or early dementia due to Alzheimer’s Disease. That peer-reviewed study will be published in the journal “Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy” in June 2024. Dr. Ornish’s program includes a plant-based diet, regular exercise, group support, yoga or meditation.Watch the full documentary on CNN’s “The Whole Story” premiering on May 19th at 8p et/pt and streaming on MAX on June 18th.


Prenuvo CEO says you can’t be healthy without data: ‘The average person has literally no information about their health’

There's no such thing as too much information when it comes to your well-being, according to Andrew Lacy.


5 Best Ways to Lose Weight If You Have Hypothyroidism, According to Dietitians

It’s not in your head: hypothyroidism can make weight loss more difficult.


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

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


Here's How To Tell The Difference Between Burnout And Depression

They can present similarly but may involve different treatment needs.


Is Lyme disease curable? Here's what you should know about tick bites and symptoms.

For most people, Lyme disease is cured with 2-4 weeks worth of antibiotics. However, some people may have lingering damage and symptoms.