Ken Rictor

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12 Ways to Calm Your Anxiety

I wasn’t always an anxious person, but after a depression diagnosis six years ago, I was quickly overwhelmed with symptoms that became hard to ignore.<p>…

What Are the Benefits of Hugging?

We hug others when we’re excited, happy, sad, or trying to comfort. Hugging, it seems, is universally comforting. It makes us feel good. And it turns …

Does Prayer Help or Harm Your Health?

Christian reality TV star Jessa Duggar Seewald recently shared three videos by Baptist pastor John Piper, one of which calls anxiety a sin.<p>Several …

How can CBD help with fibromyalgia?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 chemical compounds derived from cannabis, a plant also known as marijuana. A small body of research …

Cannabis

The 10 Best Weight Loss Apps That Help You Shed Pounds

Weight loss apps are incredibly useful.<p>They are programs you can download to your mobile device and use to track various lifestyle habits, such as …

Most Procedures for Pelvic Floor Disorders Fail

In the United States, one in three women experience pelvic floor disorders.<p>It’s a common ailment and so are surgical procedures to treat it.<p>According …

Women's Health

12 Common Food Additives — Should You Avoid Them?

Take a look at the ingredients label of just about any food in your kitchen pantry and there’s a good chance you’ll spot a food additive.<p>They are …

Nutrition

20 Delicious High-Protein Foods to Eat

Protein makes up the building blocks of organs, muscles, skin, hormones and pretty much everything that matters in your body.<p>For this reason, you …

Nutrition

Tremor or Dyskinesia? Learning to Spot the Differences

Tremor and dyskinesia are two kinds of uncontrollable movements that affect some people with Parkinson’s disease. They both cause your body to move …

Neuroscience

Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'

There is a strong link between men's low levels of testosterone and having two or more chronic diseases such as arthritis, high blood pressure, and …

Chronic Disease

Why Losing Weight Is So Difficult After You Turn 40

Actress Charlize Theron in her new movie, "Tully."<p>It’s going to be harder to lose weight as you get older. That’s just a fact of life.<p>But what if …

Fitness

11 Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders

Many people experience anxiety at some point in their lives.<p>In fact, anxiety is a very normal response to stressful life events like moving, changing …

Anxiety

Can You Have Eczema in Your Ear?

Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that makes your skin red and itchy. You can develop it just about anywhere, …

How do you treat an allergic reaction?

Allergies are a common cause of illness and can occur at any stage in someone's life. Numerous different things cause allergies from pollen to food …

Tiny Implantable Sensor Able to Wirelessly Transmit Data About Your Health

A new sensor that detects blood oxygen levels gives an accurate reading more than four years after it’s been implanted into a person’s body.<p>The …

The 7 Most Dreaded Exercises on the Planet ... and Why They're Good for You

Be honest. There’s probably at least one exercise that makes you cringe and groan. You know the one that makes you want to quit your workout and run …

Why Does Coffee Make You Poop?

Many people love their morning cup of joe.<p>Not only is this caffeine-fueled beverage a great pick-me-up, it’s also loaded with beneficial antioxidants …

A Watch That Can Detect Irregular Heartbeats

Atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heartbeat, is a silent killer. Many people don’t know they have the condition until they have a stroke or …

The Keto Flu: Symptoms and How to Get Rid of It

The ketogenic diet has gained popularity as a natural way to lose weight and improve health.<p>The diet is very low in carbohydrates, high in fat and …

Is Electroconvulsive Therapy a Miracle Cure for Depression?

Illustration by Diego Sabogal<p>In 1990, life was good for Carol Kivler. At age 40, she was happily teaching business skills at a college near her home …

The 6 Best Teas to Lose Weight and Belly Fat

Tea is a beverage enjoyed around the world.<p>You can make it by pouring hot water onto tea leaves and allowing them to steep for several minutes so …

19 Foods That Can Fight Sugar Cravings

Sugar cravings are extremely common, especially among women.<p>In fact, up to 97% of women and 68% of men report experiencing some sort of food craving, …

7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects)

Cannabidiol is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments.<p>Better known as CBD, it is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as …

Too many people die from strokes because treatment is delayed

Recently, I cared for an 82-year-old grandfather who was having some trouble opening a jar of jelly. Twenty minutes later, the fork he was using fell out of his hand. Feeling tired, he laid down, and on waking four hours later, he and his wife discovered that his arm was flaccid. That’s when they …

Medicine

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate in Half

Researchers have identified simple lifestyle factors that could make a huge difference.<p>If you’ve ever doubted that a few healthy lifestyle changes …

The Only 8 Moves You Need to Be Fit

Squat<p>For the most elemental of human movements—sitting down and getting back up, or lifting something heavy off the ground—there is no better …

9 Cool Optical Illusions Explained! | Page 6 of 9

The Dress<p>The Dress controversy nearly broke the internet as well as friendships and even marriages. Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? …

The Best Foods for Your Hormones in Your 20s, 30s, and 40s

Your hormone levels can have a major impact on your body and the way that you feel. In fact, they control just about everything, from your appetite …

Light Therapy May Improve Symptoms of Bipolar Depression

Light therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder.<p>Now, a study concluded that light therapy administered at …

Synthetic Cannabis Might Become First Drug for Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea sufferers may someday be able to trade in their “Darth Vader” breathing mask for a daily pill.<p>For years, sleep apnea patients have dealt …

Sleep