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Doctors botch blood pressure readings more often than you think

High blood pressure is a silent killer. Here’s why doctors often fail to catch it.<p>Picture the last time your doctor checked your blood pressure. Were you sitting in a chair? Were you relaxed? Were you silent? Did your doctor or nurse take more than one reading?<p>Chances are, the answer to one or more …

Diabetes

First Aid Techniques You Should Know for 8 Common Injuries

Need to brush up your first aid skills? Here, a basic guide to managing cuts, scrapes, sprains, and more common medical mishaps.<p>A Bloody Nose<p>A …

Inflammation

Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer

It was a close encounter in 2012 that made microbiologist John Jelesko take an interest in poison ivy.<p>The Virginia Tech professor was cutting up a downed tree with an electric chainsaw. What he didn't realize was that his power cable had been dragging through poison ivy. So at the end of the day, …

Virginia Tech

13 Instant Pot tips, recipes and features everyone should know

The Instant Pot is a pressure cooker that also also sautés, slow cooks, makes poultry tender and juicy and can even be used for canning. While all the buttons, valves settings and accessories may seem daunting, we've rounded up some of our best tips to make you a skilled Instapot user.<p>The basics<p>But …

Cooking

Can A Cocktail Of Vitamins And Steroids Cure A Major Killer In Hospitals?

Scientists have launched two large studies to test a medical treatment that, if proven effective, could have an enormous impact on the leading cause of death in American hospitals.<p>The treatment is aimed at sepsis, a condition in which the body's inflammatory response rages out of control in …

Medicine

Fasting for 24 hours regenerates stem cells, study finds

New research could open the doors for drugs that help repair the digestive system<p>Fasting has long-held associations with mental and bodily repair, …

This Homemade Hummus Is So Good You’ll Never Buy It From the Store Again

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve made hummus from scratch, both for personal and professional reasons. Working in professional kitchens and …

Want to be healthy over 50? Get these tests, exams

<i>Are you between the ages of 50-60 and concerned about the tests and exams needed to maintain your health? Don’t know where to start? It's difficult to keep up with all the latest medical breakthroughs, but not knowing what's new or available could result in poor health decisions. Dr. Marie Savard,</i> …

Cancer

If You Love Oatmeal, You Need to Know This Trick

Frozen Steel-Cut Oatmeal<p>From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness<p>Notes<p>This recipe makes enough for seven breakfasts if you use three "oatmeal muffins" per serving.<p>Ingredients<p>8 cups water<br>• 1/4 teaspoon sea salt<br>• 2 cups steel-cut oats<br>• 7 tablespoons pure maple syrup<br>• 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon<p>Directions<p>Bring water …

Breakfast

Metoprolol, Oral Tablet

• Metoprolol oral tablet is available as generic drugs and as brand-name drugs. <b>Brand names: Lopressor and Toprol XL.</b><br>• Metoprolol comes as …

Medicine

4 Natural Supplements That Are as Powerful as Drugs

Most supplements don't really work, or at least haven't been proven to work.<p>However, there are some exceptions to this.<p>In fact, a few supplements are</i> …

9 Stroke Symptoms In Women That Are Super Common (And Super Scary)

Hiccups? Seriously?<p>Strokes are like creaky joints, driving slow in the fast lane, and your dentures falling out, like, all the time—stuff only old people have to worry about...right?<p>Definitely not—just because you have all your own teeth and know how to use Facebook properly doesn't mean you're …

Women's Health

When to See a Doctor 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 …

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 …

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 …

Dessert

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, …

Health Care

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>…

Cancer

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 …

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 …

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 …

Health Care

How to Make Wet Wipes from Paper Towels

(Image credit: Quentin Bacon)<p>I have a love-hate relationship with wipes. I love their convenience for dirty hands and sticky faces, but I hate that …

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 …

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