Wellness Articles


February 20, 2018

Want to Keep the Weight Off? Eat More Slowly

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The study linked those simple changes to a smaller waist, and lower rates of obesity and overweight.

February 20, 2018

Ask Well: Do I Get Enough Vitamin D in the Winter?

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In higher-latitude cities like Boston, inadequate UVB limits vitamin D synthesis for at least a few months during the winter.

February 12, 2018

This Is Us' 'Widow Maker' Had Hearts Pounding

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The popular NBC show featured a main character's death after suffering a "widow maker" heart attack.

February 12, 2018

The New Health Care: Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

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Why are so many people paying so much — and putting themselves at risk — for a placebo effect?

February 12, 2018

Slide show: Balance exercises

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Want to maintain or improve your balance? Try these simple balance exercises.

February 05, 2018

Dinner Companions May Influence How Much You Eat

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An experiment done at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab confirmed the theory that people are less likely to stick to their own diet rules when eating with or near someone overweight.

February 05, 2018

Eat Bugs? Call Them Cheap, Nutritious Lobsters

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While people in the United States, Canada and Europe may not consider insects food, they're a staple for 2 billion people worldwide, according to the United Nations.

February 05, 2018

Ask Well: Do Hangovers Get Worse as We Age?

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It’s still unclear what causes hangovers. But they are a sign that you are drinking too much, at any age.

January 29, 2018

Why Evenings May Be a Dangerous Time for Dieters

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A small study suggests that you're more likely to overeat in the evening -- especially if you're feeling stressed.

January 29, 2018

Smoke 1 Cigarette a Day? It Can Still Kill You

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British researchers say lighting up just once a day was linked to a much higher risk of heart disease and stroke than might be expected.

January 29, 2018

Personal Health: Good Fats, Bad Fats

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Studies on saturated fats often failed to take into account what people ate in their place.

January 22, 2018

Hold That Sneeze? Maybe Not

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Spontaneous rupture of the back of the throat is rare and usually caused by trauma, explained the authors of the report, published Jan. 15.

January 22, 2018

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

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The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

January 16, 2018

Fungus, Bacteria Could Lurk In Your Dishwasher

ironworkers shared this story from WebMD Health.

Microbes -- from bacteria to viruses to fungi -- are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it's no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be hosting them.

January 16, 2018

In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

ironworkers shared this story from NYT > Health.

Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.


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