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.

Are You Normal or Nuts?
Are You Normal or Nuts? 2013 Edition

Calling all neurotics, paranoids, and phobics! Our panel of experts says you might not be as loony… >>

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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… >>

Plastic Surgeon
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… >>