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When to Worry About Heart Palpitations

"It feels like my heart is doing flip-flops, turning over in my chest,” the middle-aged real estate broker told me.<p>She was trying to explain to me …

Medicine

The Dangers of Taking PPIs for Acid Reflux

There might be serious consequences to taking these drugs long-term.<p>You've probably felt it at some point—that sharp, burning sensation that starts in your gut and climbs up the back of your throat, possibly after your second cup of coffee, or that extra helping of fries.<p>We tend to call it …

Wellness

Make Cheesecake for Two In Record Time With Your Instant Pot

Cheesecake is one of my favorite sweet things on this earth but, as a household of one with an occasional lactose-intolerant visitor, I’m not in the …

Make Sure Your Medical Treatment Is Covered

If you’re covered by traditional Medicare, you currently need only a doctor’s prescription to get expensive imaging tests such as MRIs, CAT scans, …

The Hand-Washing Technique That Keeps You Healthy

You can do plenty to help prevent the spread of viral and bacterial infections, such as getting a flu shot and staying home from work or school if …

10 things breast cancer doctors wish you knew

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be scary, overwhelming and confusing. There are likely thousands of questions running through your mind. While we can't answer <i>every</i> question you have, we asked some of the nation's top breast cancer specialists to weigh in on the most commonly asked questions.<p>…

Remembering These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Mean the Difference Between Life and Death

<i>Spotting heart attack symptoms early can potentially save a life. How do you spot them? Our friends at YourTango share their story.</i><p><b>Pay attention.</b><p>The recent deaths of Carrie Fisher (due to a heart attack) and George Michael (due to heart failure) bring this year to a close with even more significant …

This is the single best diet for your overall health, according to nutrition experts

We thinking less about diets as being for rapid weight loss and more about for creating lifestyle changes that stick.<p>To help people sift through the noise and find science-backed plans that work for years rather than weeks, US News & World Report ranked 38 eating plans.<p>The rankings considered …

Nutrition

Apple iCloud Calendar Spam Fix In The Works

If you use the Apple Calendar on your Mac, iPhone or iPad and have Apple’s iCloud email then you may have received a spam invitation in your …

Healthost

5 seriously brilliant ways to use tea tree oil

It’s no secret that coconut oil’s powers extend far beyond the kitchen, but it’s not the only multitasking oil on the block.<p>Need proof? Pick up a …

Expanding the Extended Washington Family

Last month the <i>Boston Globe</i> ran an Associated Press dispatch about how two historic sites, Arlington House and Mount Vernon, were presenting the …

Genealogy

Avoid a Big Medical Bill From the Emergency Room

If the need to go the emergency room suddenly arises, your first instinct is likely to be a phone call to 911—not to wonder how much an emergency …

Homemade Wet Wipes for Sticky Fingers

I have a love-hate relationship with wipes. I love their convenience for dirty hands and sticky faces, but I hate that conventional wipes are …

Aloe

Is Powdered Peanut Butter Good for You?

Powdered peanut butter is made from roasted peanuts that have been pressed to remove most of the oil and then ground into a fine powder. Some brands …

Lymphatic Self-Massage Tutorial for Lymphedema

Scientist Has Solved The Mystery Behind Brain Disorders Such as Alzheimer’s And Schizophrenia

Beth Stevens, being a very well-known brain researcher, may have thought of microglia as being much of an annoyance during her very first years of …

Neuroscience

Glucosamine & Chondroitin Poor Choice for Knee Pain | Consumer Reports

The history of... the calendar

<b>Which calendar was used in medieval Europe?</b><p>The Julian calendar, which was introduced in 45 BC by Julius Caesar. Based, in theory, on a solar year …

Julius Caesar