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Results from a breast biopsy play a crucial role.
Diet and exercise are important, but they're not the only things that can help keep your heart strong. Try these easy (and fun!) ways to stay healthy.
From disease to genetics, here's what can put added stress on your ticker - and what to do about it.
All carbohydrates aren't the dietary demons you may think. They can often be beneficial - especially when it comes to weight loss - if you make the right choices.
Eating less of the sweet stuff can have a big impact on your health.
BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene defects are leading risk factors.
Dealing with occasional acid reflux symptoms is certainly annoying (especially if they hit right after a nice meal out when you’re trying to sleep), but in some rare instances, heartburn (the leading symptom of acid reflux) can be a warning sign of another condition called achalasia.
Not getting enough quality sleep at night can make you feel groggy and all around junky the next day, but what you may not be aware of is that poor sleep can also do a number on the strength of your immune system.
It might be embarrassing, but passing gas is a completely healthy and normal function of our digestive systems. Most people pass gas 13 to 21 times a day. That’s because when we eat, we swallow air in addition to whatever foods we’re eating, and eventually that air needs to get out. Gas can also occur when undigested food is being broken down by bacteria in the large intestine. In both instances, our bodies are helping to expel excess materials we don’t need in our systems.
Having a partner who is living with a chronic illness of any kind can add stress to a relationship, especially if you have no point of reference for what they’re going through. After all, if you’ve never dealt with something like the pain of fibromyalgia, or medications that have side effects like dry mouth or weight gain, how can you fully understand what you partner is dealing with?
If the thought of Friday happy hour keeps your gears churning through the week, you may be bummed when your dry mouth symptoms flare up after a drink or two. If this is something you’ve noticed, but weren’t sure what was happening, it’s no coincidence. Research has found that alcohol can make your dry mouth worse. Here’s how to know if you suffer from dry mouth and how to sip on a spirit or two when you’re out with friends.
If you find that shortly after eating something spicy you start to experience the discomfort of heartburn, it’s no coincidence. While the connection between diet and heartburn has been poorly understood in the past, according to research published in Current Opinion in Gastroenterology, there’s increasing scientific evidence that suggests certain trigger foods can cause heartburn in people.
Experts explain the ways the product physically and mentally affects you and when you should be cautious.
A lump in the breast and nipple discharge are some of the warning signs.
If you've recently headed off to college, or traded in your beloved gym membership to help pay rent on your first apartment, you may be understandably worried that your workouts will suffer.
Hodgkin lymphoma, formerly referred to as Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, resulting in pain and swelling of the lymph nodes, fatigue, fever, weight loss, and more.
Blood cancer has subtle and surprising symptoms. Doctors share the most common ones that may require a closer look.
This bone supports the skull and helps protect the brain.
It’s never too late to get back on the Bike.
Implementing testing can decrease costs and increase success rates.
Giving patients a swab test can help prevent the spread of this highly contagious viral infection.
Peptic ulcer disease (also referred to as stomach ulcers) are sores that develop on the lining of your stomach or small intestine.
Fact: people who lose weight slowly and consistently are more likely to keep it off, and that's exactly what you'll do with this three-month workout plan, developed by NASM-certified trainers Jess Cifelli, a master instructor at CycleBar in Wyckoff, NJ, and Gretchen Raddatz, a master coach at Row House in New York City.
It protects the knee joint from damage.
The benefits and research around CBD are still emerging.
Cardio can relieve stress and keep you in shape, but if you want to burn fat and lose weight, it's important that you add weight training to your routine.
It can cause excessive sweating in the hands.
Walking can help you lose weight, but if you want results, it's important that you pair it with strength training.
3D printing to create biomaterials used in research and medicine.
Plus, sleep experts share how frequently it needs to happen to be classified as a chronic issue.
It’s the largest muscle in the buttocks and it helps move the thigh.
The smallest muscles that makes up the glutes.
It can cause personal distress and added stress in a relationship.
Running can help you lose weight, reduce stress, and generally keep you in shape — but the benefits of running outside may be even greater.
Experts share the warning signs that your lack of sleep may signal a greater health problem.
To start losing weight, you need to cut around 500 calories a day, but if you're doing that and still not seeing results, you may need to take inventory of your diet.
Cardio and strength training are both essential for weight loss, but if you're unsure how much and how often you should do them, here's a good rule of thumb: aim to work out more than you rest, or four out of seven days each week.
If you're trying to lose weight, you're probably doing it to look and feel good, but shedding belly fat, specifically, can also improve your health.
If you want to lose weight, but you don't have the time or money to hit the gym, go for a run. Even 30 minutes can help you shed unwanted pounds, Kelly Borowiec, an ACE-certified personal trainer, told POPSUGAR — especially if you're just starting to work out and you commit to cleaning up your diet at the same time.
The Summer brings a whole slew of new worries when it comes to your kids. Making sure they have enough SPF on to prevent sunburn, they're staying hydrated, and finding the right non-toxic bug repellent to keep them itch-free are just a few. But one of the biggest concerns that should be top of mind as you get into the thick of those long, hot Summer days is car safety – specifically remembering to never leave your kids in the car without you.
You can't choose where you lose fat first (like from your thighs or belly), but if you want to shed it quickly, "you must expend more calories than you ingest," Charles Seltzer, MD, DABOM, CEP, a board-certified bariatric physician based in Philadelphia, PA, told POPSUGAR.
If you want to lose fat while building or maintaining muscle mass, you'll need to do more than cut calories. Eating enough protein is key, because protein — or more specifically, a type of protein called amino acids — serves as the building block of muscle, Torey Armul, MS, RD, LD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, told POPSUGAR.
Why do our immune systems always seem to take a hit when our lives are at their busiest, leaving behind a cold that makes us want to curl up in a ball on the couch despite looming deadlines and family or friend commitments?
It seems intuitive in the colder months that you need to be proactive about your health, from religiously washing your hands to prevent catching a nasty bug to making sure you've got the right amount of layers on to stay warm and protect your skin. But it's important to be proactive about your health during the Spring, too. Here are three things you should work on now so that you're ready to embrace lighter, warmer days ahead.
Taking chances in your 20s — when much of your life is already unstable — can feel scary, but the risk can be well worth the reward. One of the biggest chances you should take is to trust yourself to be okay once you stop smoking.
It's responsible for carrying lower body blood back to the heart.
It causes a lump in the testicle but often goes away on its own.
The artery responsible for circulating blood through the lower limbs.
Whether you’re training for your next Spartan Super, Beast, or Ultra you know staying hydrated is essential. In fact, your performance in the race is directly linked to it.