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Stop Practising Google Medicine

Stop Practising Google Medicine

I always considered myself to be in relatively good health. I had annual checkups, maintained a healthy diet, and tried to exercise. Overall, I was happy to be completely average. True, I had very heavy and lengthy periods, along with bad cramps. But so did my mom. So does my daughter. I thought that’s just […]

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

Living With Bi-Polar Disorder

This article is part of Health’s new series, Life Interrupted: Living With an Invisible Illness. Each month, one woman will share what it’s like to appear healthy on the outside while navigating daily life with a serious physical or mental health condition. I have had a long battle with my mental health. Ever since I can remember, I was always anxious, and […]

Taking Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Together Could Increase Your Risk Of Having A Stroke

Taking Calcium and Vitamin D Supplements Together Could Increase Your Risk Of Having A Stroke

Research published yesterday announced that taking calcium and vitamin D supplements together might increase your risk of having a stroke. This finding was published in the Annals of Medicine in a review of what’s currently known about the effects of supplements on our health. The review prompted some scary headlines considering more than half of Americans […]

I Was Addicted To Phentermine For 15 Years – Harmony Hobbs

I Was Addicted To Phentermine For 15 Years – Harmony Hobbs

After this popular pill was prescribed to her by a weight-loss clinic, writer Harmony Hobbs quickly became hooked. Here, she opens up about her emotional struggle with addiction and alcoholism—and her decision to finally get sober. Every time I walked into a medical weight-loss clinic, the experience was the same: dog-eared tabloids, subtle reminders of […]

Why You Can’t Stop Farting Before and During Your Period

Why You Can’t Stop Farting Before and During Your  Period

Is it just me, or does every woman suddenly become a gas giant before and during their period? How come I can’t stop farting—and why are period farts so stinky? You’d think the cramps, the breast tenderness, the these-pants-don’t-fit bloating, the fitful sleep, and the Cookie Monster-style rampaging of my fridge would be enough premenstrual […]

The Scary Effect Of Cellphones On Your Skeleton

The Scary Effect Of Cellphones On Your Skeleton

It’s no secret that your cell phone can disrupt your health. But here’s a potential risk of cell phone use you may not have seen coming: A new study suggests our skeletons are adapting to our handheld device obsession. How so? By helping us adjust to a position that most of us who are constantly checking our emails […]

The Connection Between Sleep Apnea And Cancer

The Connection Between Sleep Apnea And Cancer

Doctors have long been puzzled by white coat hypertension (WCH), a condition that causes a person’s blood pressure reading to be high in a doctor’s office but normal at home. White coat hypertension used to be considered a result of the stress induced by doctor’s appointments. Now, new research suggests that if white coat hypertension […]

The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

The Chemicals In Sunscreen Can Be Absorbed In Your Bloodstream -FDA

We know you’ve been told all your life to slather on the sunscreen before a day spent outside. We’re not disputing that advice, but a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association has given us some food for thought: There’s a chance that sunscreen could potentially be dangerous. Here’s how: Sunscreen ingredients can travel through the […]

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

She Thought She Was Stopping Breast Cancer Before It Could Start

Alejandra Campoverdi thought she was stopping breast cancer before it could start. Turns out, her breast removal surgery happened just in time. A few days before I was scheduled to undergo surgery to remove both of my seemingly healthy breasts, I went alone to church, to the beach, and to my grandmother’s grave. My grandmother died of breast […]

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

How many afternoons have you sluggishly moseyed over to the office coffee machine and wondered, Is this really my fourth cup of the day? Or wait, is it my fifth? We’ve all been there, but a new study shows refilling your cup too often could be hurting your health. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, […]

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