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Mar 19, 2018 8:00 am
Staying Fit With Age: Advice From an Orthopedic Surgeon Who’s Seen It All
As we grow older, our hair gets grayer, our wrinkles get deeper, and our bones get weaker. Aging is an inevitable part of life, after all — but that doesn't mean we should stop moving. If anything,...
Mar 17, 2018 8:00 am
Your Dementia Risk Is Linked to Your Fitness Level, Study Says
Fitting in a workout might be almost as stressful as your actual job — but a new study suggests it just might be the thing you need to ward off dementia, a decline in mental ability severe enough...
Mar 16, 2018 12:34 pm
Plastic Particles Found in Bottled Water From Major Brands Like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani
A new study has shown that 90 percent of bottled water — including those from some of the world’s most popular bottled water brands — contains microplastic particles. As a result, the World Health...
Mar 16, 2018 8:00 am
The Tomato Is the Superfood That's Been Right Under Our Noses This Whole Time
While tomatoes make a wonderful addition to so many recipes, they're far more than just a delicious fruit. "They're an excellent source of antioxidants, in particular, lycopene, which is terrific...
Mar 14, 2018 5:35 pm
5 Questions Every Woman Over 40 Should Be Asking Her Doctor
Although entering your 40s is an important milestone full of new chapters and experiences, for many women, aging is the start of health changes. Women over 40 are typically more at risk for heart...
Mar 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Start Now to Have the Heart of a 30-Year-Old When You're 60
Most of us know working out is good for our hearts, but sometimes there just isn't enough time to fit in a good session. However, a recent study might convince you to make time for it — if it...
Mar 9, 2018 12:00 pm
Daphne Oz Shows Off Her Post-Baby Body— And Announces a New Cookbook
She's looking great! Just three months postpartum, Daphne Oz isn't afraid to show off her post-baby body on Instagram. The mom-of-three welcomed baby Domenica back in December 2017, and she's been...
Mar 9, 2018 10:15 am
My Daughter Was Eating the Walls Before She Was Diagnosed With Pica
By Devora Busch, as told to Mitchell Jordan: I heard a loud crash and rushed into the living room to see what had happened. My four-year-old daughter Rhee had knocked a small hole in the wall and...
Mar 8, 2018 12:18 pm
Honey Citrus-Glazed Carrots
Carrots are a healthy, nutritious, and versatile veggie, but let's face it, they can sometimes be a tad boring. That tends to be especially true in the minds of younger eaters — and carrots' bright...
Mar 7, 2018 11:49 pm
Wearing Socks to Bed Can Improve Your Sleep, Experts Say
There are two kinds of people in this world — people who like wearing socks to bed, and people who loathe the very thought of being so confined that their toes barely have room to wiggle. If you...
Mar 2, 2018 6:48 pm
Heart-Health Myths People Believe That Aren't True
Outdated assumptions and Google have led to confusion around heart health. The editors at Now to Love asked two leading heart experts to debunk these commonly mistaken cardiovascular disease...
Mar 1, 2018 4:24 pm
I Chose to Have a Hysterectomy at 31 and I Don't Regret It
Bundled into an ambulance for the second time that week, morphine barely even touching my agony, I knew I couldn’t take any more. Endometriosis had gotten the better of me, yet again. I was 31 and...
Feb 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Having Pizza for Breakfast May Actually Be Good for You, Kind Of
If your kids tell you they want pizza for breakfast, you may want to listen — and even take their advice yourself. It turns out the deliciously doughy food may be a good alternative to a...
Feb 28, 2018 6:00 am
5 Rare Diseases You're Probably Not Familiar With But Should Be
Disease awareness is all the rage right now, and that's great and all because it brings awareness (and funding) to potentially devastating conditions. But there are still hundreds — thousands even...
Feb 27, 2018 11:11 pm
The Flu Is Literally Spreading Like Wildfire, Study Finds
At first, it might seem simple enough to explain how flu spreads. But try explaining the icky phenomenon beyond "sneezing or coughing on someone else," and you'll realize it's a lot more...
Feb 27, 2018 2:56 pm
Kids Can't Hold Pens Properly Anymore Thanks to Touch Screens, Doctors Warn
We all remember learning how to hold a pen back in our school days. Could the proper grip of a writing utensil really be a dying art form? According to a new report from England, some doctors are...
Feb 27, 2018 2:03 pm
10 Brilliant Uses for Orange Peels
Between oranges' undeniably delicious flavor and countless health benefits — an entire day's worth of vitamin C, anyone? — we're already getting a pretty sweet deal. (Pun 100% intended.) Expecting...
Feb 26, 2018 10:16 pm
Improving Your Gut-Brain Connection Can Put an End to Fatigue and Anxiety
Angie Spuzak, 43, suffered extreme fatigue and anxiety. When doctors chalked it all up to “getting older,” she took her health into her own hands and discovered the surprising cause — and easy...
Feb 24, 2018 6:00 am
Sickweather App Helps You Avoid Areas Where Many People Are Sick
There's an app for everything nowadays, from grocery list apps to those sometimes-scary children's apps to apps that alert you about whether or not the McDonald's ice cream machine is working. Now,...
Feb 23, 2018 10:42 pm
Antidepressants Work, According to Review of More Than 500 Studies
Treating depression is complicated, and while there are a variety of "natural" treatment methods — therapy, exercise, and spending time outdoors — that work for some patients, many people turn to...
Feb 23, 2018 8:22 pm
Why Do Paper Cuts Hurt So Much?
Why do paper cuts hurt so much? We've all asked ourselves this question after getting one of those nicks on our hands — or anywhere else on our bodies that we're unfortunate enough to get one....
Feb 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Cauliflower Mac ’n’ Cheese Bites
This fun twist on a comfort-food favorite would be a welcome addition at any winter potluck. Even if you're not a huge cauliflower fan, you'll enjoy all the cheesy goodness in these bites. This...
Feb 23, 2018 4:28 pm
Drinking Two Glasses of Beer or Wine Daily Linked to Longer Life, Study Suggests
Raise your glasses, ladies! A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California has revealed that alcohol beats exercise when it comes to making it into your 90s. The 15-year...
Feb 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Two-Thirds of Women Mistake Ovarian Cancer Sign for Bloating, Researchers Say
We all get bloated, whether it's from excess salt, that time of the month, or eating one too many fattening French fries. But even though bloating is an annoying issue women may face daily, it can...
Feb 22, 2018 1:57 pm
Today in Counterintuitive News: Red Wine Might Be Good for Your Teeth
We all hate getting those pesky red wine stains on our teeth. But could this dark beverage actually help our pearly whites? A February 2018 study suggests that two polyphenols — or compounds...
Feb 21, 2018 12:58 pm
Counting Calories Actually Isn't the Best Way to Lose Weight, Study Suggests
Losing weight can be a daunting journey, made all the more overwhelming by the dozens of different diets out there that all have health gurus swearing by them. But now researchers have found that...
Feb 20, 2018 6:43 pm
Nearly Half of Parents Don't Take Their Kids to the Dentist Soon Enough, Survey Finds
Do you know when a child is supposed to have his or her first dentist visit? If not, you're not alone: Nearly half of the parents who participated in a February 2018 survey admitted to taking their...
Feb 19, 2018 8:00 am
‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Star Babs Has Overcome Serious Health Issues Over the Past Year
Last year was a pretty scary time for Whitney Thore and Barbara “Babs” Thore. As we saw in Season 4 of their reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Whitney rushed to her mother's side after...
Feb 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint Soap Is 'Burning' Kids, Pediatricians Claim
You might've already seen the new warning about Crayola Bathtub Fingerpaint Soap on Facebook. If not, here's what you need to know: Premier Pediatrics, a family medicine practice based in Utah,...
Feb 8, 2018 6:34 pm
Sorry, McDonald's French Fries Are Delicious, But They Won't Cure Baldness
Recently, articles have circulated on the internet claiming that McDonald's beloved French fries hold the secret to curing baldness. As much as we hate to be the bearer of bad news, this assertion...