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To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

To Get More Fit, Find a Stronger Workout Partner

Study shows even a virtual one can spur you to exercise longer. What would it take to get you to regularly exercise longer than you do now? New research suggests that you might just need a virtual buddy who you think is stronger than you. continue reading »

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns

Health Tip: Reduce Your Risk of Hot Water Burns

Test the water first - Hot water from baths or shows can pose a serious scalding hazard for you and your children. The American Academy of Family Physicians o continue reading »

“Get Ready” for the Holidays with a Gingerbread Brazilian Wax

“Get Ready” for the Holidays with a Gingerbread Brazilian Wax

Strip: Ministry of Waxing – New York, London, and Singapore – is currently offering a festive holding Brazilian wax, because nothing says, "Happy Holidays" like ripping the hair from your hoo-ha. continue reading »

Health Tip: Taking Medication to Manage Diabetes

Health Tip: Taking Medication to Manage Diabetes

Questions you should ask your doctor - Medication can help keep diabetes under control, but it's important to understand what you're taking and how to take it. continue reading »

Health Tip: What’s Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

Health Tip: What’s Behind Frequent Nosebleeds?

They could mean a cold or allergy - Nosebleeds are common during childhood, especially during the preschool years. Though they can be scary, they usually aren't caused by a serious problem. continue reading »

Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms. Inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks are springboards for childhood fun, but they're also the continue reading »

Health Tip: Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers

Health Tip: Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers

Tips on how to save them safely - One of the best parts of Thanksgiving may be enjoying the dinner leftovers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests these safe storage continue reading »

Health Tip: Talkin’ Turkey

Health Tip: Talkin’ Turkey

Tips to reduce your risk of food poisoning - When it's time to thaw your big bird for Thanksgiving, make sure you do it properly to reduce the risk of food poisoning. continue reading »

U.S. Task Force Backs HIV Screening for All 15 to 65

U.S. Task Force Backs HIV Screening for All 15 to 65

Goal is to help those already infected stay healthy, delay onset of AIDS and avoid spreading disease. Doctors should screen all people aged 15 to 65 for HIV, as well as younger and older people who are at increased risk for infection with the virus that causes AIDS continue reading »

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Puerto Rico Tied for Highest Diabetes Rates in the U.S.

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more. In six states and Puerto Rico, one in 10 adults now have diabetes. continue reading »

Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Kick Off the Holiday Season With a Healthier Thanksgiving

Staying active, eating breakfast and controlling portions can curb holiday calories. Lightening up recipes and focusing on family rather than food are just two of the ways people can enjoy a healthier Thanksgiving. continue reading »

CDC: U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring

CDC: U.S. Diabetes Rates Soaring

Numbers have doubled over 15 years across 18 states, and all states now have rates of 6 percent or more. continue reading »

World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness

World Diabetes Day Designed to Raise Awareness

366 million people now have the disease; estimates see 552 million cases by 2030. Before her 12-year-old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a year ago continue reading »

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

Health Tip: Why Eat Lean Meats?

Avoid the fat - Meats are good source of complete protein, the University of Michigan Health System says. But eating meats loaded with fat can negate any of the nutritional benefits. continue reading »

Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds

Steroid Shots for Sciatica: Benefits Only Brief, Analysis Finds

Patients should discuss risks with their doctor, researcher says. Spinal steroid injections -- the type involved in the current fungal meningitis outbreak in continue reading »