Wellness Articles


November 13, 2017

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

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Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg.

November 13, 2017

Are Honey Nut Cheerios Healthy? We Look Inside the Box.

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America’s best-selling breakfast cereal has about nine times as much sugar as normal Cheerios. Sugar, brown sugar and honey are among its top six ingredients.

November 06, 2017

Want to Avoid Salt? Turn Up the Spice

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If your taste buds lean toward spicy, you might be doing your heart a favor, new research suggests.

November 06, 2017

Call a Snack a Meal, You're Less Apt to Overeat

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Labeling some foods as meals rather than snacks could cut down on overeating, a new study suggests.

November 06, 2017

Ask Well: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?

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Some greens lose more nutrients than others with washing and storage.

October 30, 2017

With Severe Flu Season Lurking, Shots a Must

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Early signs suggest that the United States will see a severe flu season, so it's especially important for Americans to get their shots, health experts say.

October 30, 2017

Ask Well: Should I Get Revaccinated as an Adult?

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Certain adults should be vaccinated against measles, mumps and whooping cough, diseases that are making a comeback.

October 23, 2017

New High-Tech Tools to Help Control Diabetes

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New high-tech devices may make it easier for many of the nation’s 21 million people with diabetes to control the disease.

October 23, 2017

Personal Health: Buckle Up a Helmet to Save a Life

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Head injuries account for three-fourths of the nearly 700-plus bicycle deaths that occur each year.

October 16, 2017

Painkillers: Warning Signs of Addiction

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Many people worry that taking narcotic painkillers will lead to addiction. There are usually warning signs along the way, like the ones listed here.

October 16, 2017

High Blood Pressure in Midlife Tied to Later Dementia

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Women with high blood pressure in their 40s are at increased risk for dementia in later years.

October 09, 2017

Too Much Sugar Can Harm Livers of Even Healthy Men

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Study found an unhealthy buildup of fat in the vital organ when men switched to high-sugar diet

October 09, 2017

Ask Well: Is There Any Reason Not to Get a Flu Shot?

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Unless you’ve had a severe allergic reaction, experts advise everyone older than 6 months to get a flu shot.

October 02, 2017

Flu Season: Vaccine Crucial to Avoiding Illness

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Officials won't predict severity of the flu season, but say the best way to protect yourself and others is to get a flu shot.

October 02, 2017

Ask Well: Is Microvascular Heart Disease a Serious Condition?

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Microvascular heart disease affects about four times as many women as men, and the condition can be very serious.


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