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Can You Stop a Heart Attack Once It Starts?

There’s no way to stop it once a heart attack is happening, but the most important thing you can do is to call for help

Why Too Much Salt Can Be Bad for You

Excess salt and sodium consumption is a worldwide health concern

How To Protect Your Heart When You Have Prediabetes

You can counter the risk of prediabetes-related heart attack or stroke by eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, as well as exercising regularly

Is an At-Home Colon Cancer Test Worth Trying?

At-home screening options can be good detection tools, but a colonoscopy remains the gold standard

Love Your Heart

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Why Exercise Matters for Your Heart Health

Exercise lowers risk for heart conditions, improves mental health and reduces visceral fat that can compromise your organs

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How To Prevent a Heart Attack

Lifestyle choices involving food, exercise, sleep and more can help reduce your risk

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How Weight Affects Your Heart

Having underweight, having overweight and having obesity can be dangerous for your heart

Nutrition and Healthy Eating

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Are Energy Drinks Bad for You?

Regularly drinking these sugar-fueled, stimulant-laden beverages can increase your risk of adverse health effects

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Recipe: Low-Fat Creamy Italian Dip

A low-sugar, low-fat dip perfect for snacking

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Can Ginseng Boost Your Health?

Two types of ginseng work in different ways to help improve energy, immunity and heart health

Common Concerns

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Does Menopause Cause Insomnia and Sleeplessness?

Hormone changes can definitely leave you tossing and turning at night, but help is available

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Drinking Alcohol in the Cold? 5 Tips on How To Stay Safe

A cold one out in the cold can cause a false sense of warmth and increase your risk of hypothermia

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LASIK vs. SMILE: Which Is Right for You?

Both procedures are about equally effective, but which is better depends on your vision needs and current conditions

Taking Care of Family

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Yoga for Kids: Benefits and 17 Poses and Exercises To Get Started

Kids’ yoga can help kiddos become more aware of their physical, mental and emotional selves

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What To Know About Underwear for Incontinence

Before you run out and buy this specialty underwear, there are treatment options to try first, like pelvic floor therapy and medication

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Nurse Midwife vs. Doula: Who Does What?

One is a trained care professional, while the other is a medical caregiver, but both can be important parts of your birthing team

Recent Articles

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Do Home Remedies for Ringworm Actually Work?

Some natural home remedies may offer relief, but they lack scientific evidence and won’t typically cure the condition

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Here’s What Your Blood Pressure Numbers Mean

An ideal blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg systolic and less than 80 mm Hg diastolic

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Recipe: Grain-Free Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

A quick, delicious and naturally sweet treat

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The Link Between Insomnia and Cancer Treatment

Medications, tubing and stress can steal away the ZZZs you need

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Loosen Up Those Muscle Knots: Here’s How To Get Rid of Them

Stretching, heating pads and massage guns can provide quick relief

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February 26, 2024
Do Men and Women Really Have Different Nutrition Needs?

When it comes to getting proper nutrition, your assigned sex can play a role — but there’s more to it than that

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February 26, 2024
How Healthy Is Your Heart? Take This Quiz To Find Out

Age, sex and genetics are just a few factors that can affect your risk of developing coronary heart disease

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What It Means if You Have ‘Sticky’ Cholesterol

LDL cholesterol and lipoprotein (a) cholesterol are more likely to stick to your arteries and lead to dangerous heart events

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