Everyday Wellness

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Natural Constipation Relief: 7 Smart Tricks for Travelers

Changes in mealtime, unfamiliar toilets: Here's how to plan for a more comfortable getaway. >>

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15 Mind-Blowing Ways Your Body Heals After You Quit Smoking

When you quit smoking and no longer inhale the 4,800 toxic substances found in cigarettes, you… >>

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Doctors Confess: 11 Most Annoying Things You Do

From smelly feet to overbearing parents, the surprising things that annoy doctors, nurses… >>

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5 More Reasons to Eat Your Kale

Heart disease, cancer, weight loss, and more: Kale's dark leafy greens hold important vitamins and… >>

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Summer Skin: The Rules Have Changed!

Forget what you may have heard in the past; dermatologists have new advice to help protect your… >>

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Fiber Mistakes You Make That Bother Your Belly

Is your daily fiber intake secretly sabotaging your digestion? Learn what kinds of fiber you should… >>

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Hippocrates’ Diet and Health Rules Everyone Should Follow

All new doctors today still pledge to do no harm, which may be Hippocrates’ most famous legacy… >>

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What You Need to Know to Avoid a Summer Cold

Summer colds last longer, and often feel make you feel worse than the colds you get in winter… >>

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How to Overcome Depression Naturally

Depression is a serious condition that demands a doctor’s treatment. But the following lifestyle… >>

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10 Ways to Avoid Death by Freak Accident

A vending machine overturns. A tree suddenly splinters. 
A generator emits toxic gas. Random… >>

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Doctors Wish You’d Stop Making These 8 Mistakes Already

These slip-ups could seriously compromise your health care, according to the medical professionals… >>

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19 Ways to Enhance Your Sense of Humor

Bring out the laughter from within. >>

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5 Powerhouse Benefits of Avocado You Didn’t Know About

Avocados have a bad rep for being fatty, but the fats are healthy and the flesh is full of vitamins… >>

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Doctors Spill Their Secrets to Finding the Best Doctors

Doctors, dentists, and nurses follow these rules when deciding who will take care of their health. >>

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The 23 Best Ways to Quit Smoking

Not sure how to quit smoking cigarettes? Try one of these 20+ ways to stop smoking and start your… >>

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News From the World of Medicine

Read up on the latest medical news and studies: which foods can prevent diabetes, how exercise… >>

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Fun Flashback: Vintage Health Claims from ’60s Reader’s Digest Magazine Ads

Sugar helps you lose weight? Get the fastest tan under the sun? Find out which of these 'Mad… >>

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Weight Loss Advice from 1920: Does It Still Hold Up Today?

Published in the very first issue of Reader's Digest magazine, the article "How to Regulate Your… >>

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The Dangers in Our Food Supply Are Worse Than You Think

Food-borne illnesses are escalating in the United States, and it’s not because of a few unwashed… >>

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My Back Story: A Humorous Look at Muscle and Marriage

A professor pushes the limits of "in sickness and in health." >>