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Terrifying Signs of Diabetes For Men

Terrifying Signs of Diabetes For Men

There’s good reason to want to keep your blood sugar under control: diabetes, a condition that can result from extremely high blood sugar, can cause some serious, far-reaching bodily consequences, such as kidney disease, heart disease, or cancer. But the complications of diabetes — which is considered fasting blood sugar levels of 126 milligrams per […]

Ways To Spot A Brain Aneurysm Before It’s Too Late

Ways To Spot A Brain Aneurysm Before It’s Too Late

    Here’s a stat that’s sure to keep you up at night: Currently, anywhere from three to five million people in the U.S. are walking around with brain aneurysms, according to the American Stroke Association. If you’re thinking “what the heck is a brain aneurysm?” it’s basically a blood vessel in your brain that’s […]

Things You Should Know Before Getting an STD Test

Things You Should Know Before Getting an STD Test

First off, let’s be clear: If you’re sexually active and not in a monogamous relationship, you’re at risk for sexually transmitted diseases and should be screened, full stop, drop the mic. And yes, that’s true even if you’re not experiencing any STD symptoms, says Khalil Ghanem, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine at Johns […]

Simple Secrets to a Stress-Free Life

Simple Secrets to a Stress-Free Life

Life is hectic. Work deadlines, home maintenance, family drama, financial problems and health issues can take their toll on the body, physically and mentally. In the past, the amount of stress I felt on a daily basis was paralyzing. Until I had an epiphany. I can’t always control the stressful situations around me, but I […]

Why Exercise Alone May Not Be the Key to Weight Loss

Why Exercise Alone May Not Be the Key to Weight Loss

If you give a mouse a running wheel, it will run. But it may not burn many additional calories, because it will also start to move differently when it is not on the wheel, according to an interesting new study of the behaviors and metabolisms of exercising mice. The study, published in Diabetes, involved animals, […]

Inactivity Tied To Bladder Problems In Middle-aged Men

Inactivity Tied To Bladder Problems In Middle-aged Men

Middle-aged men who are sedentary much of the day and don’t get a lot of exercise are more likely to develop bladder and urinary tract symptoms than their peers who sit less, a Korean study suggests. Researchers examined data on 69,795 men who were 40 years old on average and didn’t have a history of […]

Attitudes For Aging Gracefully

Attitudes For Aging Gracefully

One of the most popular marketing niches today is anti-aging. Yet no matter how much hype it gets, the process of aging is inevitable. The good news is that the effects and severity of the progression can be slowed down. But they can’t be stopped. “Aging well is the supreme expression of wisdom.” —Michael Gelb Alongside the anti-aging phenomena […]

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Fish

How to Get Your Kid to Eat Fish

Fish has long been a staple of the human diet and it’s well documented that fish-reliant societies (think: the Japanese and the Greeks) have lower rates of heart disease. Because fish are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, they are great for building brains as well. But getting kids to eat salmon can be […]

Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Why Coffee Is So Good for You

Coffee is increasingly earning scientists’ approval. Studies continue to suggest that the beverage may have some beneficial effects on health. In the latest analysis, published in the BMJ, researchers scanned nearly 220 studies on coffee and found that overall, coffee drinkers may enjoy more health benefits than people who don’t drink the brew. The scientists, […]

Signs You’re Dangerously Sleep Deprived

Signs You’re Dangerously Sleep Deprived

Back in college, pulling an all-nighter was a veritable right of passage. And looking back, you can’t recall any major fallout from those 24-hour, caffeine-fueled binges. Fast-forward a few years, and multiple nights of baby rocking, toddler training, and trying to fit what used to be your leisurely after-work routine into after-dark hours when the […]