Everyday Wellness

Docs Take Healthy Oath So Patients Stay Well
Docs Take Healthy Oath So Patients Stay Well

Research shows that physicians who eat poorly or don’t exercise may be less likely to encourage… >>

Dare to Try a ‘Mirror Fast’?
Dare to Try a ‘Mirror Fast’?

Could you go a month—or even a year—without looking at yourself in the mirror? It’s a new… >>

Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting
Daily Dose of Outrage: An $83,046 Hospital Bill—for a Scorpion Sting

Straight from the files of “what’s wrong with our health care system” comes this gem: An… >>

Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men
Conceptual Smarts: Turn Off the TV, and 6 More Baby-Making Tips For Men

If you're trying to get pregnant, switch off the television. So say researchers who found a link… >>

Steel Your Gut for Stomach Flu Season

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

Are TV Reruns the Perfect Energy Booster?
Are TV Reruns the Perfect Energy Booster?

Indulging in an episode or two (okay, a marathon) of Wife Swap before I go to sleep might not sound… >>

Are Grandparents Clueless About Kid Safety Rules?
Are Grandparents Clueless About Kid Safety Rules?

First, a shoutout to my two-year-old’s four grandparents, who spend hours a week helping watch… >>

7 Hilarious Facts About Flatulence (from One Serious Medical Journal)
7 Hilarious Facts About Flatulence (from One Serious Medical Journal)

File this one under, “and they decided to study this WHY?” In an almost-unbelievably titled… >>

Are You Normal or Nuts? 2013 Edition

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

13 Things Plastic Surgeons Won’t Tell You

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

10 Proven Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

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

The Humble Beginnings of 5 Big Ideas

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

Why Gut Bacteria Is Good for You

The trillions of gut bacteria that live in our bodies are often the unsung heroes of our good… >>

Mood Boosters: New Studies Show How to Beat the Blues

The latest medical research has unlocked some fascinating ways to fight depression. >>

Tea Tree Oil Uses: 13 Extraordinary Ideas

Cure what ails you with these inspired uses for tea tree oil. >>

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… >>

Can Birth Order Predict Your Health?

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

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. >>

Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!
Urgent: Adorable Kittens Boost Brainpower!

Next time you have a pile of work to get done, find some baby animals to "ooo and ahh" over first… >>

Uniting a City, One Chalk Square at a Time
Uniting a City, One Chalk Square at a Time

Scientific research tells us that channeling our inner 5-year-old can improve health and boost… >>