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Ever Wonder What Happens When You Crack Your Knuckles? Now You Know.

Who knew?<p>Your mother has been telling you not to crack your knuckles your whole life. But apparently, mama doesn't always know best.<p>As revealed in a …

How Your Smartphone Will Radically Change Your Health Care

Have you ever wondered why doctors and hospitals own your medical records? You pay for the visits, labs, scans and hospitalizations but you have no product to show for it. And getting a hold of your data about your body is often exceedingly difficult. The good news: this tight clench of your …

Do You Really Need That Daily Aspirin? – Brian Mossop – Medium

<b>Do You Really Need That Daily Aspirin?</b><p>(This post originally appeared on Iodine’s blog)<p>Looking to stave off a heart attack or stroke? Your first …

Biomedicine

3 Amazing Egg Recipes

Eggs, despite being petite, pocketbook-friendly, and packed with protein, have gotten a bad rap for too long. Thanks to the latest nutrition …

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Weight Loss Surgery

If you're considering weight-loss surgery, there's a good chance you're getting plenty of pre- and post-op guidance from a doctor you trust. But …

Bad Supplements: A Savvy Consumer’s Guide

Dietary supplements have proven both controversial and popular, drawing criticism for uneven quality and overblown claims of effectiveness. At the …

The Fast Food Meal Cameron Diaz Ate Everyday For 3 Years

“If you are what you eat, I was a bean burrito with extra cheese sauce, no onions,” admits Diaz in her new book, <i>The Body Book</i> (Harper Collins, …

How to Lose 20 Pounds

Search online and you’ll find dozens of Web sites promising to tell you exactly how to lose 20 pounds (or more), often with hyped-up claims of speedy …

Nutrition

10 Essential Facts About Metabolism and Weight Loss

If you've ever struggled with the numbers on the scale, you've probably blamed it on your metabolism. But what is metabolism exactly, and how does it …

Eating Carbs and Fats Before a Workout? Read This

The New York Times published an article “Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs?” last week which was based on a study that shows a diet comprised of 85 …

Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms and Diagnosis

Because type 2 diabetes develops slowly, and symptoms generally come on gradually, they may go unnoticed for a long time, or they may be attributed …

12 Habits of People Who Never Get Tired

If you've ever wanted to be <i>that</i> person -- the one with seemingly limitless amounts of energy throughout the day, the one who's never been accused of …

Americans’ Trust in Vaccines Falters

After measles hit the United States hard in 2014, with 644 cases across 27 states, surprising attitudes about immunization surfaced.<p>About 83 percent …

What Your Poop Is Telling You

<b>By Vasudha Dhar, MD, Special to Everyday Health</b><p>As a gastroenterologist, I am somewhat surprised that people don’t pay more attention to their …

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Lose Weight and You May Reverse Your Heart Disease

For heart disease prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, weight loss efforts count, but endurance wins.<p>A number of years ago I cared for a …

Coconut Oil vs. Olive Oil for Heart Health

Recently, as a cardiologist, I have been asked a lot about the heart benefits of different oils. As consumers respond to the growing array of oil …

5 Ways to Avoid a Trip to the ER

<b>By Jeremy J. Corbett, MD, Special to Everyday Health</b><p>As an emergency room physician, I see plenty of high fevers, open wounds, cases of appendicitis, …

How Much Caffeine Are You Really Drinking?

<b>By Murray Carpenter, Special to Everyday Health</b><p>Whether you chug coffee by the gallon, sip tea delicately, or travel everywhere with a diet soda in …

8 Ways to Sit Less If You Have a Desk Job

Recent research has shed light on the dangers of sitting for prolonged periods of time, putting even those who exercise regularly in the at-risk …

A Healthy Breakfast for Weight-Loss Success

Whether you prefer eggs, yogurt, or oatmeal, getting a healthy breakfast under your belt sets the tone for a day of weight control and fewer calories …

Nutrition

When's The Best Time to Exercise?

<b><br>Ask the Fitness Expert, Jennifer Bayliss</b><p><b>Q: What's the best time of day to exercise?</b><p>A: The best time of day to exercise is the time that works best …

11 High-Fiber Recipes for Weight Loss

Getty Images<p>Make This Simple Menu Change and Shed Pounds<p>Whether you’re looking to slim down, curb cravings, or control blood sugar levels, fiber is …

10 Things Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Your Blood Test

A typical routine blood test is the complete blood count, also called CBC, to count your red and white blood cells as well as measure your hemoglobin …

Watch Out for These Warning Signs

According to a survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians, 38 percent of men go to the doctor only when they’re extremely sick or when …