Health

Learn the latest health news along with easy ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle: From diet and weight loss tips to advice on managing and preventing diabetes, we'll keep you looking and feeling your best.

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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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13 Things Plastic Surgeons Won’t Tell You

Plastic surgery before and after photos may be alluring, but before you consider going under the… >>

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10 Modern Weight-Loss Lessons From William Howard Taft’s Obesity Struggle

Newly discovered letters between America's heaviest president and his physician reveal some… >>

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10 Proven Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Creativity isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition. The latest psychological research shows that… >>

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The Health Benefits of Pumpkin and Its Power to Heal

Pumpkins: Their vitamin- and nutrient-rich flesh and seeds can improve your love life, promote… >>

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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… >>

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Surprise: Candy Is Better for You Than You Thought

Healthy candy? You bet—see how your favorite "junk" food can help relieve stress and more. >>

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The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas

Where we see tangled headphones, annoying insects, and painful bandages, these scientists saw the… >>

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Healthy Eggs: Easy Ways to Add Nutrition

Eggs are wonderfully healthy, but eating them with these other good-for-you foods unlocks even more… >>