Health Conditions

Rainbow Risks: 6 Artificial Food Colors You Need To Know About
Rainbow Risks: 6 Artificial Food Colors You Need To Know About

Did you know that about 15 million pounds of petroleum-based dyes are used in food each year… >>

Banana Hangovers? Surprising Headache Triggers You Didn't Know About
Banana Hangovers? Surprising Headache Triggers You Didn’t Know About

As many of us recovered from a long weekend of merriment, friends, family—and, in many cases, too… >>

Football Safety: Why I Broke Up With the Sport
Football Safety: Why I Broke Up With the Sport

A sportswriter and longtime fan won’t be tuning in anymore. The reasoning behind his decision is… >>

Up Close and Sneezy: This is Your Cold in 3D
Up Close and Sneezy: This is Your Cold in 3D

Take a look at this photo, and try not to sneeze. Using one of the world’s fastest… >>

Secret Beauty Tips to Look Good When You're Sick
Secret Beauty Tips to Look Good When You’re Sick

Getting sick during flu and cold season is a given, but looking sick doesn't have to be! Here are… >>

Is HIV Home Testing a Game-Changer? Magic Johnson Thinks So
Is HIV Home Testing a Game-Changer? Magic Johnson Thinks So

As the first over-the-counter HIV test becomes available nationwide, here's how it will really… >>

50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won't Tell You
50 Secrets Your Surgeon Won’t Tell You

Surgeons have our lives in their hands, but most of us know more about the people who cut our hair… >>

5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill
5 Old-Time Cures That Can Kill

As RD's health editor, I'm always on the lookout for clever home cures for everyday aches and… >>

5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies
5 Surprising Ways to Stop Seasonal Allergies

Taking an antihistamine isn't the only way to battle seasonal allergies: Here's what else you… >>

Protect Yourself from Alzheimer's Disease
Protect Yourself from Alzheimer’s Disease

Worried about Alzheimer's disease? Here, four simple steps that may help stave off dementia and… >>

7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life
7 Surprising Health Experts Who Could Save Your Life

Think your doctor and your dentist are the only members of your personal health-care team? Don’t… >>

The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors
The Robin Roberts Effect: Almost 10,000 New Bone Marrow Donors

It’s not surprising that the GMA co-anchor’s announcement that she has a blood disorder… >>

Quiz: How Well Are You Preventing Illness?
Quiz: How Well Are You Preventing Illness?

Part 4 of our 8-part series: Take this fun quiz, and learn the Secrets of Healthy Americans, based… >>

Robin Roberts' Health News: Difficult, Yet Inspiring
Robin Roberts’ Health News: Difficult, Yet Inspiring

Like millions of other GMA fans, I was so saddened to hear Robin Roberts’ announcement this… >>

Memorable Pets for Alzheimer's Patients
Memorable Pets for Alzheimer’s Patients

My beloved grandma Lil succumbed to ever-worsening dementia before she passed away from heart… >>

Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?
Ridiculous Health Threat: Will Justin Bieber’s Haircut Give You a Lazy Eye?

In a word, NO. But after spending most of my day combing through fascinating, important… >>

Vice Advice: Just How Bad Is Tanning?
Vice Advice: Just How Bad Is Tanning?

So your skin is freckled and worn from a childhood full of sunshine, or you still risk a sunburn a… >>

Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?
Summer Safety Alert: Have You Heard of Delayed Drowning?

I hadn’t—until I saw this scary report from ABC News about a 60-year-old man from Yonkers, New… >>

Health News Horrors
Health News Horrors

Here's a roundup of the health news that made us stop, spit out our coffee, and read twice. >>

Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes
Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes

Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of… >>