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10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

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These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

Hospitals get guidelines on safe nurse numbers

<b>Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses - but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said having more than eight patients to one nurse on a ward in the day should act as a trigger for …

8 Easy Ways to Cut Back on Added Sugar

Defeating the health-offender never seemed so possible.<p>Cutting down on sugar (or, imagine: cutting <i>out</i> sugar) can be a smart health choice, but it can also feel completely overwhelming. It's no surprise why: That crap is everywhere.<p>To make things easier, here are eight simple, totally doable ways to …

The 5-Minute Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

No time? No equipment? It turns out you also have no excuses.<p>Here's what you need to get fit: 1) five minutes and 2) you.<p>This total-body workout uses super-fast bodyweight moves to torch calories and tone muscles in whatever time you have. The key is going all-out. Perform the first exercise at …

25 Delectable Detox Smoothies

<b>Simple sippables</b><p>Forget everything you thought you knew about a liquid detox. These easy, 1-step smoothies are bursting with good health, and you …

The Short Shorts Workout

The warm temps and summer travel plans are bound to bring out the shorts. While some may have been working out all winter in preparation for this moment, not everyone may be on that same page. Fortunately, it's not going to take you all summer to get your legs in tip top shape to rock the short …

Fed Up : Sugar and the Thing About Skinny-Fat People, Even You Model Types

Skinny might just be the new fat, according to Katie Couric, the executive producer on Stephanie Soechtig's new health documentary <i>Fed Up</i>. Together they take an elaborate look at sugar, one the better-known causes of the American obesity epidemic, and finally offer something new to the conversation: …

Why Be a Nurse?

As a professor at a major research university, I am in a position to keep abreast of career trends. I see many of my students seek high-paying jobs in finance and consulting; I see others apply to law school, medical school, and competitive internships. But I have also noted a new trend that …

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U.S. FDA approves 'Star Wars' robotic arm for amputees

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a robotic arm for amputees that is named for the “Star Wars” character Luke Skywalker and can perform multiple, simultaneous movements, a huge advance over the metal hook currently in use.<p>The DEKA Arm System is pictured in …

Oyster, the Netflix for e-books, tops half a million titles & looks to get social

E-book subscription service Oyster just fattened up its catalog.<p>After raising a total of $17 million to bring the Netflix model to e-books, Oyster is taking a moment to bask in its early success: the startup just surpassed half a million titles and managed to win over new deals with publishing …

5 Flourless Baked Goods You'll Love

Gluten-free and oh-so-delicious<p>Whether you've gone paleo, have a gluten sensitivity, or just happen to like flourless desserts, we've rounded up a few amazing-looking flour-free options, courtesy of some of our favorite food bloggers:<p><b>Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting</b>There are no words for how …

5 Sweet Pineapple Smoothies

You may not be able to take a tropical vacation, but you can whip up one of these smoothies for a taste of paradise.<p>Pineapple is rich in vitamin C, but that's not why we love it. The super-sweet tropical fruit balances out the bitter flavor of greens and the sour flavor of some fruits—so it works …

Black Death skeletons give up secrets of life and death

<b>The medieval Black Death led to better health for future generations, according to an analysis of skeletons in London cemeteries.</b><p>Tens of millions of people died in the epidemic, but their descendants lived longer and had better health than ever before, a study shows.<p>The Black Death was one of the …

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The Worst Sports Injuries (And How To Avoid Them)

<i>By Taylor Kubota for Men's Journal</i><p>Sports injuries happen to everyone -- and we usually recover eventually. But sometimes the risk of re-injury increases, months of hard work is lost to rest, or, worse, you don't ever fully recover. Your best bet, of course, is to prevent injuries from happening in …

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

Rx for Health Care: Nursing as a Force for Change

May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth, is celebrated around the world as International Nurses Day. According to the International Council of Nurses, this year's theme is "Nurses: A Force for Change."<p>Florence Nightingale found her calling by revolutionizing nursing care of wounded …

The big sleep: Unlocking the secrets of suspended animation - CNN.com

Dummy run: Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh plan to rapidly chill patients before trauma surgery.<p><i>Editor's note: CNN.com is showcasing the work of Mosaic, a new digital publication that explores the science of life. It's produced by the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation that</i> …

BBC reporter is first volunteer scanned for Biobank

As part of the world's biggest body scanning project, scientists are trying to find out why certain people get cancer, heart disease or dementia.<p>UK Biobank is examining how health is affected by lifestyle, environment and genes with the help of 100,000 volunteers.<p>They have been chosen from 500,000 …

But What About Gluttony!?!

Why do conservative Christians make such a fuss about homosexuality and give everyone a free pass—most notably themselves—when it comes to …

5 Moves to Sculpt Your Butt and Thighs

Get a tight tush and thighs in just five exercises<p>The legs and glutes are the largest muscles in anyone's body, so the benefits of working them well go beyond looking great in booty shorts. (Benefits like boosting your metabolism, just for starters.) This five-exercise routine takes your lower half …

To Plank or Not to Plank?

One of the big developments in core training over the recent past is the use of "plank" exercises. As a personal trainer in her 50s who trains many clients in that age range, I for one am a fan of planking for many reasons. But there are also situations in which this is contraindicated, which I'll …

15 Ways to Feel Lighter By The End of Today

Get ready to fit into those skinny jeans...<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i><p>Slimming down takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just one day. Read on to feel less bloated and puffy—and get a flatter belly—by the end of today!<p><b>In The</b> …

8 Foods With Awesome Mood-Boosting Benefits

Prepare to rethink everything you thought about “comfort food.”<p>Who hasn’t craved something sweet or fried while seriously stressed out? The problem is, these comfort foods are not your salvation…actually, quite the opposite. These foods can make you fatigued and raise your blood sugar so you …

The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

Francis Csedrik, who is 8 and lives in Washington, D.C., remembers a lot of events from when he was 4 or just a bit younger. There was the time he fell "headfirst on a marble floor" and got a concussion, the day someone stole the family car ("my dad had to chase it down the block"), or the morning …

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.<p>Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs.<p>For years now, medical …

6 Food Labels That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

Misunderstanding these labels could be sabotaging your health.<p>Nowadays, it seems like every food label is designed to make you think its contents are healthy (or at least not all that bad). And while a new Harris Interactive survey shows that the majority of Americans say they find those labels …

4 Smart and Easy Braiding Tricks from Stylists

All you need to rock a braid this spring<p>We've all been there: You decide you're going to give yourself an awesome braid, spend 30 minutes attempting, messing up (ugh, that bump!), re-attempting, messing up again (ah, a piece fell out!), and eventually giving up, shaking your hair out and wearing it …

Sculpt Fabulous Arms: Stacie Clark's Favorite Pushup

This simple tweak to engage your core while you tone your upper body<p>If you want sleek and sexy arms, there’s no question about it: Pushups totally rock. But there may be an even better way to get rid of the jiggle while you build strength in your chest, core, and back. Find out how <i>The Next Fitness</i> …

My First Patient

It's when you're staring into the eyes of four other people -- each partly mesmerized and partly terrorized by the prospect of having to flip over the body lying before them -- that you begin to wonder what you're doing here. In the posthumously-published Stephen Hero, James Joyce describes these …