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Steel Your Gut for Stomach Flu Season

Norovirus—or stomach flu—can really put your body through the ringer. Here’s what infectious… >>

Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?
Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?

Last week’s killings in Colorado have led to important conversations about how to prevent these… >>

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5 Heart Disease Risk Factors You Might Not Know

Reader's Digest columnist Joel K. Kahn, MD, shares little known factors that can contribute to your… >>

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3 Breakthroughs for Better Eyesight

The latest in vision research, eye news and more cutting edge technology for your peepers. >>

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The Accidental History of 10 Common Drugs

These true tales of discovery in The Drug Book by Michael C. Gerald might change the way you think… >>

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Can Birth Order Predict Your Health?

Birth order stereotypes (like firstborn achiever, or middle-child mediator) may have a profound… >>

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

From The Melbourne Newsroom Take a look at this photo, and try not to sneeze. Using one of the… >>

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8 Foods That Help Lower High Blood Pressure

Consuming less sodium may be important to help slash blood pressure levels, but eating more of… >>

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… >>

4 New Reasons You Should Know Your Blood Type
4 New Reasons You Should Know Your Blood Type

What’s in a blood type? Potentially a lot, according to several recent studies that correlate… >>

3 Colon Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring
3 Colon Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring

If there was ever a cancer that desperately needed an awareness month, it’s colon cancer… >>

Would You Get Rid of Your Breasts If You Didn’t Have Breast Cancer?
Would You Get Rid of Your Breasts If You Didn’t Have Breast Cancer?

Preventive mastectomies for women at high risk of breast cancer, but who haven’t yet been… >>

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9 of the Best Foods for Diabetics

According to research, a healthy diet including these foods can help manage blood sugar levels, or… >>

Ahchoo! 9 Ways to Cope With Late-Summer Ragweed Allergies
Ahchoo! 9 Ways to Cope With Late-Summer Ragweed Allergies

Ragweed brings allergy woes to millions of Americans. Find out how to alleviate the suffering. >>

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What to Say When Someone Is Sick (and Topics to Avoid)

It's difficult to know what to say when someone you care about is suffering. Here's a good list of… >>

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9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, there is a 1 in 8 chance of a woman having invasive… >>

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Weird Medicine That Harmed More Than Healed

For 2,400 years, patients have believed that doctors were doing good; for 2,300 years, they were… >>

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Everyone Is Different: 7 Children’s Books that Help Explain How

Kids are naturally curious about what makes people different, but sometimes adults fumble for the… >>

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How to Get Rid of Gas and Flatulence Naturally

What a relief: These four natural seeds, available in grocery stores, can be brewed into into teas… >>

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From Bad Posture to Good Posture: 3 Easy Tricks

Nix bad posture and slouching for good with these simple fixes. >>