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Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

Literally Everything You Need To Know About HPV

If you’re well past the age of 12, you’re probably not spending too much time thinking about HPV—you got the vaccine or you didn’t, so you’re either safe or not, right? Not so fast—an HPV vaccine isn’t a “get out of jail free” card, just like an HPV diagnosis isn’t a death sentence for your […]

Do You Know What Anxiety Really Feels Like?

Do You Know What Anxiety Really Feels Like?

Anxiety isn’t rare. In fact, it affects “40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older,” according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA). Generally, doctors and specialists define anxiety as being in a trance of worries and fears about an ambiguous future. This spell comes from a fixation on an […]

Best Foods to Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Best Foods to Fight Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes in America is staggering. Of the 100 million adults with diabetes, most have Type 2, which is preventable. Maintaining a healthy diet and eating the right foods can help control blood sugar, thus lowering risk of developing the disease. Protect your health by eating these five diabetes-fighting foods. An added bonus? They taste good, […]

How To Beat Lifestyle Insomnia

How To Beat Lifestyle Insomnia

How long is it since you got a good night’s sleep? Our 24/7 lifestyle means we never switch off, while artificial light, increased travel and too much technology are disrupting our sleep patterns. The final insult? Being a woman makes matters worse: we’re 40 percent more likely than men to suffer from sleep problems. The […]

How To Reboot Your Brain

How To Reboot Your Brain

Change your breathing Hilary Clinton is a famous fan of the simple practice of alternate nostril breathing, a traditional yoga technique. It helps rebalance the nervous system, and can alter brainwaves and bring mental focus, according to a 2013 study. Use your right index finger to close off your left nostril and inhale through the […]

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

The Health Benefits of Gratitude

Abi knows the drill by now. At least once every couple of months, her mother and I pack up a bunch of clothes and electronics and other stuff we’ve outgrown, load the boxes into the car and drive down to the local Goodwill donation center. At 5 years old, Abi still giggles at the ding-ding […]

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

What a Baby’s Birth Weight Really Tells You

Get ready, dads-to-be: You’re about to be asked a million times over how much your baby weighed at birth. This is one of the most common questions new parents get from friends, relatives, even strangers on the street. Why the obsession with birth weight? “In general, it can be a good indicator of the baby’s […]

Are You Really Buying The Right Kind Of Eggs At The Grocery Store?

Are You Really Buying The Right Kind Of Eggs At The Grocery Store?

“Healthy eating” has never seemed more complicated. Cut carbs…but not too many! Eat protein…but don’t overdo it! Saturated fat is bad…or maybe not that bad? And wait…are fruits and vegetables bad now, too? (No. Please eat fruits and veggies.) All this scary, conflicting info makes grocery shopping majorly confusing. Luckily, Keri Gans, R.D.N., nutritionist and […]

Begin With Breakfast

Begin With Breakfast

Even though it can be hard to make time for breakfast when you’re rushing to school in the morning, there are many benefits of eating a healthy breakfast. Eating breakfast will give you the energy you need to perform your best at school and in sports. Why should I eat breakfast? Research studies have shown […]

What Is The Lectin-Free Diet?

What Is The Lectin-Free Diet?

  Lectins are proteins in plants that potentially cause inflammation and weight gain A California cardiologist first promoted the idea of cutting out lectin foods for weight loss and better health But lectins are found in lots of otherwise-healthy foods, including vegetables, beans, grains, nuts, and seeds. Experts agree that most people might miss crucial […]