Sharon Browder

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Olympic Hockey Player Julie Chu On Committing To Healthy Eating And The Mental Trick That Ups Her Game

<i>Welcome to our "Like An Olympian" series. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, HuffPost Healthy Living will take a look at lifestyle and fitness lessons from competitors, coaches and former Olympians alike. We recently had the opportunity to speak with USA Hockey forward Julie Chu, who has partnered</i> …

5 Surprising Health Benefits Of Yoga

<i>By Kristen Domonell for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Yoga increases flexibility and reduces stress, but the practice can do more than help you twist your body into pretzel shapes and find inner peace. These hidden benefits will help you in the kitchen, office and bedroom -- and will give you five new reasons …

Oregano Oil Compound Promising Against Norovirus

A substance found in oregano oil could be helpful in killing norovirus, according to a new study in mice.<p>Researchers from the University of Arizona found that carvacrol, which is responsible for the aromatic smell and taste of oregano oil, is able to break down the tough protein layer surrounding …

The High Cost Of Treating People Hospitalized With West Nile Virus

Fifteen years ago an unwelcome viral visitor entered the U.S., and we've been paying for it ever since.<p>The U.S recorded its first case of West Nile virus back in 1999. Since then, the disease has spread across the lower 48 states and cost the country around $800 million, scientists reported this …

Bob Costas's Eye Infection: Why Pink Eye Is So Contagious

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 02/11/2014 04:45 PM EST on LiveScience<p>News that NBC anchor Bob Costas will take a night off from the hosting the networks' Olympics broadcast because of an infection that spread to both his eyes might have you wondering: Why is pink eye so contagious?<p>Last …

Sure, The Mediterranean Diet Is Good For You. But Have You Tried The Nordic Diet?

<i>By Sheryl Wood</i><p>If a diet has a variety of interesting and delicious foods, it might be easier to make it a healthy habit. The New Nordic Diet may offer a tasty alternative to the Mediterranean and DASH diets.<p>Different cultures have foods that identify their regional cooking, and what is tasty for …

6 Surprising Heart-Healthy Foods

When it comes to heart health, you may be well aware that it's a good idea to cut down on butter and bacon and boost your intake of fruits, veggies and whole grains. But there are some foods that you might never expect to see on a "heart healthy" list that studies show have real cardiovascular …

Diabetes More Associated With Being 'Stably Overweight' Than Recent Weight Gain

<i>By Don Rauf</i><p>About eight in 10 people with type 2 diabetes are overweight or obese. While weight is related to the condition, putting on pounds over a few years may not signal increased risk.<p>A new study found that most people who were diagnosed with diabetes were “stably overweight,” meaning they …

Home Health Care: Post-Stroke Care, From Head to Toe

At the end of nurse Lorraine Williams' recent home care visit to Professor Samuel Kaplan, he walked her to the apartment's front door. "I was so surprised," she marvels -- because only a year earlier, the 70-something professor had a stroke and couldn't walk.<p>But with an attentive home health care …

As Temperatures Dip, Risk of Stroke Rises

Changes in temperature may impact stroke risk, hospitalization, and even death from stroke, new research says.<p>Major changes in temperature and …

Video on skin aging inspires teen sunscreen use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Teenagers felt more compelled to apply sunscreen if they saw in a video that it could protect their skin from premature aging than if they saw that it could protect against cancer, a new study shows.<p>“Vanity is more of a driving force to use sunscreen, as opposed to the …

Vaccine exemption bills often introduced but rarely passed

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Legislation to change whether parents may refuse school vaccinations for their children appears to be common in some states, according to a new analysis. However, those bills are rarely passed into law.<p>Researchers identified 36 bills that were introduced in 18 state …

Navajos Leading the Way in the Fight Against Obesity

The rest of the country should pay attention to what happens on the Navajo Nation following the institution of the junk food tax, which recently passed. They may lead the way for the rest of America in the fight against obesity and related chronic disease.<p>Across the country, the call for taxation …

New Nutrition Labels: What You Need to Know

The FDA is updating food nutrition facts. Here's what they might look like<p>Nutrition labels are anything but easy to understand. Reading them forces you to do math—<i>how many servings is 30 grams?</i>—and you need prescription glasses in order to read the ingredients list.<p>Luckily, the Food and Drug …