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I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This HappenedFeature
I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them.

10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It
10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It

This condition is not typically diagnosed but could be affecting the health of many people.

The Best Fruits for Weight Loss
The Best Fruits for Weight Loss

The fiber and water in fruits can help you feel full and make it easier to manage your weight. Plus, fruits provide lots of other nutrients to help keep you healthy.

5 Ways to Help Him Last Longer in Bed
5 Ways to Help Him Last Longer in Bed

If your man climaxes more quickly than you'd like, find out how you can prolong the pleasure for both of you.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.

Fertility-Boosting Foods
Fertility-Boosting Foods

Trying to get pregnant? Learn how smart eating can help fertility and pregnancy, Get food ideas and more.

The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss
The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss

Some teas can help you shed pounds. Find out how teas can play a role in helping slim your waistline and other health benefits.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened
I Never Thought I Needed a Colonoscopy Until This Happened

"I've learned now that not all health issues present themselves—some are silently lurking inside you and, without regular screening, we may miss them."

Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief
Tylenol or Advil? Not Created Equal for Pain Relief

All pain relievers are not created equal. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be better for headaches while Advil (ibuprofen) may work better for muscle pain and inflammation.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

6 Ways to Use Exercise to Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health
6 Ways to Use Exercise to Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health

Follow these six guidelines to improve your mental and emotional health through exercise.

Why Am I Gaining Weight?
Why Am I Gaining Weight?

If you feel like you're eating well and exercising regularly, you may be wondering why you're still gaining weight. There can be many reasons.

How to Deal With Anger Triggers
How to Deal With Anger Triggers

Controlling your anger is crucial for lowering problems related to stress.

How Your Sleep Habits Can Increase Your Car Crash Risk
How Your Sleep Habits Can Increase Your Car Crash Risk

Not getting enough sleep affects your thinking and reaction time and can increase the risk for crashes.

Reflecting on Motherhood & Crohn's: Year One
Reflecting on Motherhood & Crohn's: Year One

Parenthood is daunting, no matter what, especially your first time around. Throw in an unpredictable, often debilitating condition and tackling the role is even more challenging.

Healthiest Nuts for Heart Health
Healthiest Nuts for Heart Health

The heart health benefits of walnuts and other nuts may be just what the cardiologist ordered.

Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers
Yoga Can Soothe Anxious Grade Schoolers

Yoga at school might work wonders for the younger set, new research suggests.

Sleep! We're in Favor
Sleep! We're in Favor

Hormonal changes around menopause can worsen sleep problems. But sleep is important to health, so make sleep hygiene a priority.

E. Coli Romaine Lettuce Outbreak: What You Need to Know
E. Coli Romaine Lettuce Outbreak: What You Need to Know

What you need to know about the E. coli romaine lettuce outbreak.

The Flexitarian Diet: Is It Right For You?
The Flexitarian Diet: Is It Right For You?

This may be the flexible diet solution you’ve been looking for.

The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain
The Bad Habits That Lead to Weight Gain

Significant weight gain usually isn't due to just one bad habit, but rather to a combination.

How to Treat Your Aging Skin
How to Treat Your Aging Skin

Many forces are at work on our aging skin, and some changes are normal. How can you care for your skin and minimize signs of aging?

The Best Nuts for Weight Loss
The Best Nuts for Weight Loss

Many varieties of nuts are associated with weight loss and other health benefits, so try adding some—in moderation—to your diet.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss
The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss

Some teas can help you shed pounds. Find out how teas can play a role in helping slim your waistline and other health benefits.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.

Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory
Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory

A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age

Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.

12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists
12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists

Fitness professionals and registered dietitians stay on track because they arm themselves with these effective daily habits.

French Lentil With Potato Soup
French Lentil With Potato Soup

This French Lentil With Potato Soup is healthy, filling and perfect for lunch or dinner.

Steer Clear of Falling
Steer Clear of Falling

Falls can be more serious as we get older, so take steps to improve your balance and remove causes of falls from your home.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do
Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do

According to a new expert study, men don’t seek support to deal with the end of a relationship.

Beet Sliders
Beet Sliders

Entertaining vegetarians? These meaty tasting sandwiches make a great meatless treat with some surprising flavors.