Wellness Articles


January 22, 2018

Hold That Sneeze? Maybe Not

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Spontaneous rupture of the back of the throat is rare and usually caused by trauma, explained the authors of the report, published Jan. 15.

January 22, 2018

Questions and Answers About This Year’s Flu Season

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The virus is widespread, and the vaccine is a poor match. But while some areas are hit hard, others have been spared, and deaths are not unusually common this season.

January 16, 2018

Fungus, Bacteria Could Lurk In Your Dishwasher

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Microbes -- from bacteria to viruses to fungi -- are everywhere, including within and on the human body. So it's no surprise, the researchers said, that a kitchen appliance would be hosting them.

January 16, 2018

In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

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Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.

January 16, 2018

Allergy skin tests

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Itching, sneezing and swelling: Find out what's causing your allergy symptoms.

January 08, 2018

Mediterranean, DASH Top Best Diets List

ironworkers shared this story from WebMD Health Channel - Diet & Weight Management.

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This year, the publication ranked 40 different diet plans. It based the rankings on input from an expert panel of the country's top nutritionists, dietary consultants and doctors who specialize in heart health, weight loss and diabetes.

January 08, 2018

Walloped by Winter Weather? How to Stay Safe

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Winter weather can create many potential health hazards. Here's how to stay healthy when you're facing frigid temps and snow storms.

January 08, 2018

The Checkup: Do Parents Make Kids Fat?

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There is an underlying assumption that children can be controlled if only their parents would take the trouble.

January 02, 2018

Eating Greens May Boost an Aging Brain

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People who eat leafy green vegetables every day may maintain a sharper mind as they age, a new study suggests.

January 02, 2018

8 Small Changes for a Slimmer You in 2018

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Small steps can make a big difference in your body and health.

January 02, 2018

Matter: Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why.

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A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.

December 18, 2017

Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

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The study of U.S. adults found that people who drank hot tea on a daily basis were 74 percent less likely to have glaucoma, compared to those who were not tea fans.

December 18, 2017

Personal Health: How to ‘Winterize’ Your Dog

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Dogs can face special hazards in the colder months, ranging from cracked paws and dry skin to electrocution or immersion in a frozen pond.

December 11, 2017

Bugs in the Christmas Tree? Shake, Relax, Decorate

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christmas tree farm

A report that trees could contain thousands of bugs has customers shaking their trees.

December 11, 2017

Ask Well: Sleep vs. Exercise?

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A reader asks: Is it better for to get eight hours of sleep per night, or sleep less and fit in a morning workout?


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