Wellness Articles


December 04, 2017

It's the Latest Diet Craze, But Is It Safe?

ironworkers shared this story from WebMD Health Channel - Diet & Weight Management.

It's a simplified approach to eating that essentially views fruits and vegetables through the same prism as candies and soda. All that matters is the total caloric tally.

December 04, 2017

From Horses to Humans: Uncovering a Clue to Sore Throats

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The fight against germs that cause millions of sore throats each year may have gotten a boost from horses.

December 04, 2017

Air Pollution May Weaken the Bones

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People living in polluted areas had higher rates of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

November 27, 2017

Who's Most Distracted Behind the Wheel?

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Texting, talking on cellphones, eating, drinking -- distractions such as these are a driving hazard, and are more likely to occur among young men, new research shows.

November 27, 2017

Ask Well: Am I at High Risk for a Heart Attack?

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Physicians use a number of different factors to assess your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.

November 27, 2017

Organ donation: Don't let these myths confuse you

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Urban legends and misinformation surround organ donation. Separate the fact from fiction.

November 13, 2017

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

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Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.

November 13, 2017

Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box.

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America’s best-selling breakfast cereal has about nine times as much sugar as normal Cheerios. Sugar, brown sugar and honey are among its top six ingredients.

November 06, 2017

Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

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If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests.

November 06, 2017

Call a Snack a Meal, You're Less Apt to Overeat

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Labeling some foods as meals rather than snacks could cut down on overeating, a new study suggests.

November 06, 2017

Ask Well: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?

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Some greens lose more nutrients than others with washing and storage.

October 30, 2017

With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must

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Early signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it's especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say.

October 30, 2017

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?

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Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback.

October 23, 2017

New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

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New high-tech devices may make it easier for many of the nation’s 21 million people with diabetes to control the disease.

October 23, 2017

Personal Health: Buckle Up a Helmet to Save a Life

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Head injuries account for three-fourths of the nearly 700-plus bicycle deaths that occur each year.


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