Wellness Articles


April 24, 2018

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

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Those with a normal BMI (an estimate of overall body fat based on height and weight) but high levels of belly fat were about twice as likely to have a heart attack, procedures to open blocked arteries, or to die from heart problems during the follow-up than people without belly fat.

April 24, 2018

Limit Alcohol To One Drink a Day: Study

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Adults who exceed the one-drink-a-day limit can expect to die at a younger age than those who do not.

April 24, 2018

Personal Health: Are G.M.O. Foods Safe?

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In the decades since the first genetically modified foods reached the market, no adverse health effects among consumers have been found.

April 16, 2018

Company Recalls More Than 200 Million Eggs Due to Salmonella Scare

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Nearly 207 million eggs produced at a farm in Hyde County, N.C., are being voluntarily recalled because of concerns of contamination with the salmonella bacteria.

April 16, 2018

Personal Health: Weighing the Pros and Cons of Statins

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Statins are often given to healthy people to prevent a potentially devastating problem, so some patients object to taking them.

April 16, 2018

Video: How diabetes affects your blood sugar

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Diabetes affects your body's ability to use sugar for energy. See how diabetes, blood sugar and insulin are related.

April 09, 2018

Personal Health: Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine

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People 50 and older should get the new shingles vaccine whether or not they remember having had chickenpox as a child, experts say.

April 09, 2018

Tick Tock: Your Body Clocks: Understanding Your Daily Rhythms

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Source: National Institutes of Health - From the National Institutes of Health
Related MedlinePlus Pages: Healthy Sleep

April 09, 2018

Beta blockers

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Beta blockers treat a variety of conditions, such as high blood pressure, glaucoma and migraines. Find out more about dosing and side effects.

April 02, 2018

Unhealthy Phthalates Found in Restaurant Food

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The findings suggest that old-fashioned home-cooked meals could be one way for people to reduce their intake of phthalates -- which have been linked to certain health risks.

April 02, 2018

Many Pick the Wrong Drugs for Sneezin' Season

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Only 63 percent of people who visit their community pharmacy to purchase treatment for their hay fever have a doctor diagnosis, said study senior author Sinthia Bosnic-Anticevich.

April 02, 2018

Global Health: Bologna Blamed in Worst Listeria Outbreak in History

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In early March, Enterprise Foods issued a recall of some processed meat products in South Africa, where a yearlong, deadly listeria outbreak was finally traced to a type of bologna.

March 26, 2018

Want to Live Longer? Eating Less Might Be the Key

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People who reduced their caloric intake by just 15 percent over two years experienced a significant decrease in their metabolism, according to a small  clinical trial.

March 26, 2018

End of Brutal Flu Season in Sight

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For the sixth week in a row, there was a decrease in the number of doctor visits for flu-like illness, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday.

March 26, 2018

The New Health Care: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight

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Eating fruits and vegetables and consuming less processed food is generally recommended no matter which diet you try.


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