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Unusual Menstrual Cycle Symptoms to Watch For
Unusual Menstrual Cycle Symptoms to Watch For

Mood swings and bloating are well known menstrual cycle symptoms, but fluctuating hormones could… >>

The Best and Worst Drinks for Diabetics
The Best and Worst Drinks for Diabetics

Liquid calories and nutrition can be good or bad for blood sugar and diabetes. Here's how you can… >>

Take Care of Your Voice: Why You Sound Hoarse (Or Old) and What to Do About It
Take Care of Your Voice: Why You Sound Hoarse (Or Old) and What to Do About It

Struggling to be heard? It may not be their hearing—but your volume. >>

11 Silent Signs of Big Health Problems You Might Be Ignoring
11 Silent Signs of Big Health Problems You Might Be Ignoring

Subtle clues—from handwriting to snoring—can reveal the earliest warnings of illness. Here's… >>

Do You Fall for the 'Nocebo Effect?' 5 Ways to Stay Positive for Better Health
Do You Fall for the ‘Nocebo Effect?’ 5 Ways to Stay Positive for Better Health

Scientific studies confirm that a placebo (a dummy medication or procedure) can genuinely benefit a… >>

Alzheimer's Research: 7 Breakthroughs to Give Hope for the Future
Alzheimer’s Research: 7 Breakthroughs to Give Hope for the Future

It's an exciting time for Alzheimer's disease research, with new studies, treatments, and answers… >>

Am I Having a Stroke? 7 Signs of Stroke You Might Be Ignoring
Am I Having a Stroke? 7 Signs of Stroke You Might Be Ignoring

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death nationwide. Brain damage from strokes can be minimized… >>

Only 14 Percent of People With Hearing Loss Use Hearing Aids. This Is a Major Health Crisis.
Only 14 Percent of People With Hearing Loss Use Hearing Aids. This Is a Major Health Crisis.

Ignoring hearing loss can raise the risk of dementia, falls, and other serious health concerns… >>

New Science: Being a Little Cold Might Be Really, Really Good for Weight Loss
New Science: Being a Little Cold Might Be Really, Really Good for Weight Loss

Could global warming be making you fat? Year-round warmth is a luxury that might affect your body… >>

A Deaf Woman, a Risky Surgery, and the Chance to Hear for the First Time ... At 39
A Deaf Woman, a Risky Surgery, and the Chance to Hear for the First Time … At 39

"What if it goes wrong?" says Mom. But what if it doesn't? >>

New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed
New Survey: Science-Backed Habits Reduce Dementia Risk, But Many Americans Are Misinformed

A new survey from Reader’s Digest and the Alzheimer’s Association reveals that many Americans… >>

Why Am I Sick Again? 4 Health Problems That Can Feel Worse During Summer
Why Am I Sick Again? 4 Health Problems That Can Feel Worse During Summer

It's summertime and the livin' should be easy, but a number of health concerns can flare up or hit… >>

5 Classic Kitchen Home Remedies With New Science-Backed Benefits
5 Classic Kitchen Home Remedies With New Science-Backed Benefits

From cranberry juice to ginger, surprisingly healthy updates on your favorite kitchen cures. >>

7 Lovely Reasons Being a Grandparent Is Good For Your Health
7 Lovely Reasons Being a Grandparent Is Good For Your Health

Your grandchildren do more than make you smile—they can help you stay sharper, be more active… >>

Never Get Sick: 12 Natural Habits That Boost Your Immune System
Never Get Sick: 12 Natural Habits That Boost Your Immune System

What you eat, your attitude, and the amount of exercise you get can all play a role in… >>

8 Times Vegetables Can Be Downright Bad for Your Health
8 Times Vegetables Can Be Downright Bad for Your Health

A veggie-rich diet can lower your cancer risk and protect your heart, but overeating certain… >>

6 Things Your Eye Color Might Reveal About Your Health and Personality
6 Things Your Eye Color Might Reveal About Your Health and Personality

Have a competitive streak? Do people find you trustworthy? These traits could have to do with your… >>

Munchausen By Internet: When an Online Cancer Support Group Turns Frightening
Munchausen By Internet: When an Online Cancer Support Group Turns Frightening

One cancer patient's bizarre online odyssey after a dangerous character befriends her—and lies… >>

6 Things You Can Do to Prevent DVT, A Deadly Blood Clot In Your Leg
6 Things You Can Do to Prevent DVT, A Deadly Blood Clot In Your Leg

DVT symptoms may be vague, but there could be a ticking time bomb in your leg. Know the potentially… >>

Unhappy With Your Weight? 7 Reasons Your Scale Might Be Wrong
Unhappy With Your Weight? 7 Reasons Your Scale Might Be Wrong

What if that number you see on the scale each morning isn't actually how much you weigh? These… >>