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5 Hair Myths We All Need to Stop Believing (and 3 Surprising Truths)

What really makes hair grow, fall out, change color, and more fascinating facts about how to best… >>

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These 9 Healthy Foods Get an Unfair Bad Rap

Always thought beef jerky or popcorn were unhealthy snacks? There are actually important… >>

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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… >>

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Diet & 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… >>

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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… >>

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Everyday Wellness

7 Sunscreen Mistakes You May Not Know You’re Making

Dermatologists share the most common sunscreen mistakes people make, and easy fixes to protect your… >>

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Health Care

Can My Doctor Charge Extra for That? The 3 Times You Might Pay More

Copies of forms? Late-night phone calls? What you do—and don't—have to pay for at the doctor's… >>

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Everyday Wellness

5 Classic Kitchen Home Remedies With New Science-Backed Benefits

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

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Everyday Wellness

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… >>

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Everyday Wellness

12 Habits of People Who Look and Act Younger Than Their Age

How we work, sleep, spend our leisure time, and even think about aging all play a role in how old… >>

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Everyday Wellness

6 Facts That Prove Friends Are Ridiculously Healthy For Us

According to science, friends can make us happier, healthier, and yes, even more beautiful. >>

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Everyday Wellness

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… >>

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Nature’s Antibiotics: 17 Remedies With Germ-Killing Properties

Centuries before the 1928 discovery of penicillin, people around the world used natural remedies to… >>

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Healthy Eating

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… >>

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Everyday Wellness

5 Ways You’re Washing Your Hands Wrong That Could Make You Sick

Improper handwashing can leave you susceptible to germs. Make sure you’re not making common… >>

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Everyday Wellness

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… >>

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Everyday Wellness

2 Surprising Things to Do On an Empty Stomach (And 3 You Definitely Shouldn’t)

A grumbly tummy can help you make better decisions or improve your sex life, but an empty stomach… >>

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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… >>

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Everyday Wellness

8 Bizarre Ways Your Spouse Can Affect Your Health

Your partner’s personality, exercise habits, work hours, and more can have surprising effects on… >>

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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… >>