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Is ‪#‎thedress‬ blue and black or white and gold? Why your eyes are deceiving you.

Blue and Black Dress? Or White and Gold? Depends on Your Eyes

Tags: eye, eye health, eyes, eyesight

We can all agree that it’s a dress. But what color is the dress? The answer may depend on three things: how your eyes are built, the context in which you view the dress, and how your brain perceives color.


Senior Couple Relaxing On Sofa At Home

Why Sex Is Good for Your Health, Especially Your Heart

Tags: Headaches, migraines, pelvic floor surgery, sex, sex and heart health, stress

Sex offers more than a feeling of intimacy or pleasure -- it also offers incredible health benefits. It can be good for your heart, relieve pain, help you sleep restfully, and it can even ease headaches.


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Do You Know Your Options For Osteoarthritis?

Tags: back pain, hip pain, knee pain, osteoarthritis

“What are my options?” If you have a persistent condition such as osteoarthritis, ask this question frequently.


Cute little girl making a snowman

Make Hats Mandatory for Your Kids in Cold Temperatures

Tags: cold, frostbite, growing pains of parenting, hypothermia, tips for winter weather, winter

When bitterly cold temperatures hit, you have to be careful not to stay out in the frigid air for too long. A cold weather emergency can happen relatively quickly, especially with children.


Senior woman with Rheumatoid arthritis visit a doctor

How to Deal If Your Psoriasis Leads to Psoriatic Arthritis

Tags: arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, skin infection

If you have psoriasis, you have a 30% chance of also developing psoriatic arthritis. A rheumatologist discusses new treatments and lifestyle changes that can help.


Could Early Exposure to Peanuts Help Avoid Allergy Later

Early Exposure to Peanuts May Avoid Allergy

Tags: allergies, allergy, asthma, eczema, food allergies, peanut butter, study

Results of a study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine found that early introduction of peanuts in children at high risk for peanut allergy could decrease their risk of becoming intolerant to the nuts.


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6 Surprising Ways Garlic Boosts Your Health

Tags: garlic, healthy diet, immune system, inflammation, skin care

Adding garlic to your diet can improve your overall health, from your hair to your heart. See six ways this herb-like vegetable can help your body.


Portrait of a very worried woman chewing a pen

Could You Be Ruining Your Teeth With These 5 Bad Habits?

Tags: bad habits, dental health, dentist, healthy diet, oral health, sugar, teeth, teeth grinding, tobacco, tooth decay

While we all know candy and soda are not good for our teeth, there are other things we may be doing that we don't realize could be harming our dental health. Find easy tips to take better care of your teeth and gums.


Boy with sore throat sick

How to Tell If Your Sore Throat Needs a Doc Visit

Tags: bacterial infection, flu, flu season, sore throat, strep throat, viral infection

Got an itchy, painful, red sore throat? Read about the telltale signs of strep throat and learn when it’s time to see a doctor.


Heart-house

How Your Family Affects Your Heart Health

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, genetic counseling, genetics, heart health

When it comes to heart disease, there are plenty of factors you can’t control — including aging and your family history. But even if you can’t turn back time, you can get clarity and manage your risk with the help of genetics.