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Doctor Decoded: Morbidity vs. Mortality Video included

When you hear the word morbid, you might think of Halloween, crime scene reports, or creepy Netflix documentaries of serial killers. It’s a word that definitely carries a dark connotation. So if you hear your doctor... More>>

6 Healthy Breakfasts You Can Make in an Instant Pot Video included

Maybe you’ve gotten sick of ready-to-eat cereals, but they can be hard to give up: They’re cheap, convenient, tasty, and take almost no prep. But just because you want to switch to a hot or homemade breakfast doesn’t mean... More>>

6 Things That Increase Your Risk of a Yeast Infection Video included

To put it bluntly, yeast infections suck. They burn, they itch, and they’ll have you dropping everything and calling your doctor. More>>

How to Stave Off Summer UTIs and Yeast Infections Video included

If it seems like yeast infections or urinary tract infections (UTIs) are always coming around during the summer months and ruining your beach weekend, you’re not imagining it: These infections *are* more likely in the summer. More>>

Doctor Decoded: What Are Antibodies? Video included

Testing has been a major topic of conversation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding out if you are actively infected with the novel coronavirus can be very beneficial, since those who are carrying the virus should... More>>

How to Pick a Pillow to Prevent Aches + Pains Video included

Got back pain in the morning? It’s common to point the finger at your mattress: Is it too soft? Too firm? Too old? Too new? However, while you’re fighting with your mattress, the real problem might be under your nose—or... More>>

Doctor Decoded: Arteries vs. Veins Video included

Many people mistakenly believe that arteries and veins are just synonyms, and they use them interchangeably. However, these blood vessel types are different in both structure *and* function. More>>

8 People with Migraines Describe What It Feels Like Video included

Migraines are incredibly common, debilitating, frustrating—and misunderstood. People who have never had a migraine often mistakenly believe they are just a “bad headache,” and they may have a hard time fully sympathizing... More>>

4 Ways Your Bedroom Is Sabotaging Your Sleep Video included

To help your sleep, you know you shouldn’t use electronics before bed or drink coffee late at night. However, even if you’re following all the suggested habits for good sleep, you might still find yourself struggling. More>>

How to Deal with Pet Allergies (and Keep Your Pet) Video included

An allergy to a pet can be devastating. Pets can be a member of the family, and you may not even consider giving away a pet that’s giving you allergy symptoms an option. More>>

5 Hacks for High-Protein Smoothies (Without Protein Powder) Video included

Smoothies are a popular breakfast choice, and it’s obvious why: They’re fruity, customizable, quick, loaded with fiber, and even portable. The only downfall is that they can end up being a lot of carbs and not much else,... More>>

Immunotherapy: Is It Right for Your Kind of Cancer? Video included

One of the newer types of treatment against cancer is known as immunotherapy. It comes in many types, but essentially, immunotherapy is the use of medicines to boost the body’s own immune system to shrink or eliminate... More>>

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Kidney Cancer Diagnosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney cancer, your doctor or oncologist can be a very helpful resource for you. They aren’t just treating you: They can help you understand your diagnosis, what your treatment options are,... More>>

Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Kidney Cancer Diagnosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with kidney cancer, your doctor or oncologist can be a very helpful resource for you. They aren’t just treating you: They can help you understand your diagnosis, what your treatment options are,... More>>

How Immunotherapy Can Treat Advanced Kidney Cancer Video included

When people think of cancer treatment, most people think of chemotherapy. While this treatment has been a staple of treating cancer for decades, it’s not the best treatment for all types of cancer. For example, for kidney... More>>

How Genetic Testing Has Improved Cancer Treatment Video included

Humans have 20,000 to 25,000 genes. These genes are pieces of DNA inside our cells that help make proteins the body needs to function. DNA is basically the genetic “blueprint” in each cell. It’s what makes you, you. More>>

Talking to Your Family About a Cancer Diagnosis Video included

When you find out you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, you might worry about how your friends and family will handle the news, and how that information might impact your relationship. You may also be considering not telling... More>>

Self-Care During Cancer Treatment: 5 Expert Tips Video included

Regardless of what kind of cancer you’ve been diagnosed with, self-care is really important. This involves not only supporting your physical health with good nutrition and physical activity, but also maintaining good... More>>

Myths and Facts About Kidney Cancer Video included

Despite the fact that kidney cancer is one of the top 10 most common cancers in the United States among both men and women, it’s not a type of cancer that many Americans know much about. More>>

Steps to Take After a Kidney Cancer Diagnosis Video included

“When a patient gets diagnosed with kidney cancer, they most certainly are scared,” says Joseph Pazona, MD, urologist. “You can also have anxiety, frustration, and even anger at your situation.” More>>

Tips to Maintain a Routine with Kids During COVID-19 Video included

Many children tend to thrive on routines. It’s why schools have structures that repeat themselves day after day, such as how the kids are expected to line up for lunch and clean up their trays afterwards, or take out last... More>>

COVID-19 Anxiety Becoming Unmanageable? What to Do Video included

The COVID-19 pandemic may have you feeling unsettled from the upheaval of your normal life, lonely from the social distancing, scared for the health of you and your loved ones, or anxious about the future in general. If... More>>

What Is Remote Patient Monitoring (and Can It Help You)? Video included

Telehealth has long been a possibility for doctors and patients to connect, but as the COVID-19 pandemic flooded hospitals and demanded that everyone stay home as much as possible, it has suddenly become a staple of health... More>>

Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

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Understanding Luxury Rehab Costs

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Anxiety Symptoms in Women

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Drug and Alcohol Rehabs Near Me—Take the First Step towards Recovery

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11 Essential Childproofing Devices to Keep Your Home Safe Video included

From juice spills to tumbles and falls, any parent with a child would agree that accidents happen. Often. More>>

Helping Friends Cope with COVID-19: Tips to Lend a Virtual Hand Video included

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, you and your friends probably had a number of ways of cheering each other up: going for a walk together, meeting for a drink, seeing a new movie, or just hanging out at each other’s homes.... More>>

How to Heal Faster: 5 Ways to Recover From Sports Injuries and Get Back to Training!

Photo Jesper Aggergaard We have all been on the other end of a devastating sports injury. Perhaps you watched your favorite professional athlete tear an ACL. Recent injuries to superstars like Kevin Durant or Alex Smith... More>>

Then vs. Now: How Social Distancing Became a Fixture of Public Health Video included

Pandemics at the scale of COVID-19 are relatively seldom—thankfully—but when they happen, they leave their mark on society for years to come. They shake up everyday lives, demand new habits, and introduce new vocabulary.... More>>


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2019 Latest Anti-Aging Supplements: Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN)

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Heavy Lifting: 7 Physical Health and Mental Health Tips

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio About one in five American adults experience mental illness each year. People with depression have a 40% higher risk of developing metabolic or cardiovascular diseases. In other words, your... More>>

This Journaling Method May Help with Anxious Thoughts Video included

Journaling is a well-known method for dealing with anxious thoughts. It can help you slow down your racing thoughts, get mentally organized, sort out your priorities, and more. The problem is, if you’re not used to... More>>

7 Healthy Meals You Can Make in an Instant Pot Video included

Instant Pots have revolutionized the kitchen in the last few years. They’re basically an updated version of the classic pressure cooker, with unique features to be able to saute onions, make your own yogurt, cook perfect... More>>

9 Business-Boosting Reasons Why You Need to Hire a Local SEO Expert

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Learn the Four Stages of a Post-Surgery Bariatric Diet

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The Ultimate Guide to Lotus Leaf Extract for Weight Loss

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The Ultimate Guide to Garlic Extract for Weight Loss

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How to Choose the Best Nursing Uniform For You

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DoTERRA Diffusers | Reviews and Comparison

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Understanding Addition: What Is Opioid Use Disorder? Video included

In 2017, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States suffered from opioid use disorder, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). While this is a smaller number than for other substance use... More>>

Coping with Fear for Your Loved Ones During the COVID-19 Pandemic Video included

Even if you’re not in a high-risk group for COVID-19, you might be experiencing a lot of fear and anxiety during this pandemic. After all, everyone knows someone who *is* in a high-risk group, which for many people... More>>

Cacerola de Frijoles y Pollo: Tu Nueva Cena Rápida Favorita Video included

Las cacerolas son una comida apetecida por las familias. Puede hacerlas rápidamente con solo unos pocos ingredientes. Además, puede recalentarlas fácilmente, para que pueda disfrutarlas durante varios días. El resultado es... More>>

Esta Ensalada de Granitos Es Rica en Fibra, Proteínas y Sabor Video included

Las ensaladas tienen la reputación de no llenar. Es una crítica justa. Por ejemplo, una ensalada de verduras con solo lechuga y pepino es muy ligera y probablemente le dejará con hambre. More>>

Therapist Share 6 Cringe-Worthy Mental Health Myths Video included

One of the biggest cultural shifts in recent history is people’s willingness to discuss mental health. Aided in part by social media, more and more people are willing to open up about their own struggles, to discuss and... More>>

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?

“When patients are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, they can experience a wide range of feelings, anything from sadness, which is the most common, to anger, to disbelief,” says Natalie Berger, MD, hematologist and... More>>

JAK Inhibitors: How This New Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Works

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, meaning it’s caused by an overactive immune system. Instead of just attacking harmful viruses and bacteria, an immune system with RA attacks your synovium—the protective... More>>

Ob/Gyns Share Common Myths About Sex After Menopause

By the time you reach menopause, you might think you know everything there is to know about maintaining your sexual health. However, menopause brings some unique changes, and there are some misunderstandings about how... More>>

10 Ways to Make Your Holiday a Little More Mediterranean

You’ve already heard the praises about the Mediterranean diet and how it may improve your health and reduce your risk of chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. The emphasis on whole foods, fiber-rich produce... More>>

Reconstructive Surgery for Breast Cancer: What a Surgeon Wants You to Know

Whether or not a woman chooses to reconstruct her breast(s) during or after breast cancer surgery is 100% a personal decision. Some women may see the absence of a breast or a difference in the look of their breasts as a... More>>

Mental Health After Hurricane Maria: Implications for the Climate Crisis

It’s already well known that natural disasters like hurricanes and wildfires can cause trauma. The combination of losing loved ones, homes, possessions, and a general sense of stability can result in sadness, hopelessness,... More>>

Raising a Child with ADHD: 5 Important Parenting Strategies

Behavioral parent training programs, which are often part of a multimodal treatment approach for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have been used for many years and have been found to be very... More>>

Why Your Kid’s Appointments May Start with a Suicide Screening

If you’re taking your 11-year-old son to the emergency room after they hurt their ankle during a baseball game, you might be surprised to hear the doctor ask if he has ever had thoughts of suicide. While the question might... More>>

Live Well with Multiple Sclerosis: 5 Healthy Lifestyle Tweaks Video included

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is not a curable condition, but it’s a manageable one. With the right MS treatment and lifestyle habits, people with MS can change or slow the course of the disease, manage symptoms, treat MS... More>>

Colorectal Cancer, Explained in Under Two MInutes Video included

Colorectal cancer may not get as much attention as lung cancer or breast cancer, but it’s actually the third most common type of cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Thankfully, a recent... More>>

6 Big Mistakes That increase the Risk of Carbon Monoxide Exposure Video included

Carbon monoxide can be deadly to humans and animals—and to make it worse, it has no color or odor to tip you off. On average, over 10,000 people per year are hospitalized from carbon monoxide exposure, and over 430 people... More>>

The Main Types of Psoriatic Arthritis + How They Affect the Body Video included

Psoriatic arthritis, or PsA, is an inflammatory type of arthritis, which sets it apart from the more traditional and well-known osteoarthritis. PsA is a chronic and autoimmune disease, meaning it’s caused by an overactive... More>>

Master Your Medicine: 3 Ways Your Doctor Can Lower Your Medication Cost Video included

Following a treatment plan prescribed by your doctor is undoubtedly important. It gives you the best opportunity to manage your condition and maintain the best possible health for yourself. But what do you do if you can’t... More>>

The Importance of Rehabilitation During Head and Neck Cancer Treatment Video included

The goals of head and neck cancer treatment are to control the disease and to help the patient return to normal activities as soon as possible after treatment. An important part of treating head and neck cancer is... More>>

How Eric Adams Is Advocating for Plant-Based Diets in Brooklyn Video included

It’s not unheard of for a politician to promote healthier lifestyles for their constituents, but perhaps no city leader does this with quite as much passion and urgency as Eric Adams, the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY.... More>>

Why Exercise Is Essential for Treating and Preventing Osteoporosis Video included

If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, adding exercise to your treatment regimen may seem a little daunting—and counterintuitive. You may be thinking: If my bones are fragile, shouldn’t I be *avoiding* physical activity?


What's Palliative Care? Key Facts Patients and Caregivers Should Know Video included

Getting diagnosed with a serious illness affects more than a person’s physical health. It can touch multiple areas of their life, including their emotional well-being, finances, and social and spiritual life. A patient’s... More>>

6 rules to make your daily coffee healthier

For about five calories a cup, black coffee is a great option if you’re gulping down four cups a day. But let’s be real: How many people really prefer their coffee black?


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