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Stained Teeth, Bone Cancer Risk, Made from Fertilizer: Is Fluoridated Drinking Water Safe?

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Federal health authorities announced Monday that it would lower the recommended levels of fluoride that can be added to drinking water, since people already get...


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    Low-Carb Swaps

    Rest assured, you can still have some comforting, familiar dishes when cutting back on carbohydrates or cutting out grains. Here are some of my favorite... Read more

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    The Unhealthiest of “Health Foods”

    If you grew up believing the best way to start your day was a bowl of cereal, a piece of whole wheat toast smeared with... Read more

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    More Flavorful, Healthful Chocolate Could Be on Its Way

    DENVER—Chocolate has many health benefits—it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk. But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any... Read more

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    Chill Out: You Control Your Stress Response

    We can, to some extent, control our genetic response to stress by moderating how we perceive stress, researchers say. Humans evolved in a dangerous, threatening... Read more

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    Be Well Kitchen: Simple Roasted Chicken With Veggies

    This hearty dish is delicious and simple, making it one of my favorites to make on a regular basis.  With everything being cooked on the... Read more

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    Reflexology and Its Benefits

    Reflexology can be a valuable addition to wellness, but what exactly is reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic pressure point technique based on the understanding... Read more

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    Spring Trimmings to Make Your Kitchen a Vibrant and Welcoming Space

    These spring-fresh ideas are not costly or time-consuming, however small your budget or crowded your schedule. But yes, they are priceless in the simple joy... Read more

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    To Prevent Diabetes, One-Size-Fits-All Won’t Work

    Groups of adults at risk for diabetes harbor different perceptions of the disease, say researchers. The findings could lead to new approaches for education and... Read more

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    Heart Risks Spike After 2 Weeks of Sugary Drinks

    Healthy young adults who consumed drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup for just two weeks showed increases in three key risk factors for cardiovascular disease... Read more

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    Ohio Officials Closer to Finding Source of Deadly Botulism

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Officials say they are closer to finding the source of botulism that killed one person and sickened many more after a church picnic in... Read more

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    Why It’s Hard to Quiet That Ringing in Your Ears

    A recording taken directly from the brain of a 50-year-old man with tinnitus is giving scientists insight into which networks are responsible for the often... Read more

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    22 Delicious High-Fiber Foods (No. 2 and 19 Are My Favorites)

    Fiber is incredibly important. It escapes digestion in the stomach and ends up reaching the gut. There, it feeds the friendly gut bacteria, leading to... Read more

  • A sign for free HIV testing is pictured in front of the Scott County Health Department in Scottsburg, Ind., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP/News and Tribune, Christopher Fryer)

    Indiana HIV Outbreak, Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert

    INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other... Read more

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    More Money Means More Trees in US Cities

    By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News Ray Tretheway has been in the tree business for more than three decades in Sacramento – a city notorious... Read more

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    Tips to Keep Teeth Whiter Between Dental Cleanings

    Do you brush and floss regularly, but your teeth keep getting stained between dental cleanings? Here are some tips for keeping teeth whiter between visits. Top Staining Foods and... Read more

  • You can get rid of varicose and spider veins for good, if you treat the underlying condition. (Inga Marchuk/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Circulation: Myths and Realities

    By L. Khitin, M.D., F.A.C.S. The circulatory system is very complex. Our blood travels through 100,000 miles of veins, arteries, and capillaries—more than four times... Read more

  • Ricardo Trillos

    More Flavorful, Healthful Chocolate Could Be on Its Way

    DENVER—Chocolate has many health benefits—it can potentially lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce stroke risk. But just as connoisseurs thought it couldn’t get any... Read more

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    Chill Out: You Control Your Stress Response

    We can, to some extent, control our genetic response to stress by moderating how we perceive stress, researchers say. Humans evolved in a dangerous, threatening... Read more

  • Reflexology involves applying alternating pressure with the hands to specific points on the feet, hands, ears, or face that can affect various organs and parts of the body. (praisaeng/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Reflexology and Its Benefits

    Reflexology can be a valuable addition to wellness, but what exactly is reflexology? Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic pressure point technique based on the understanding... Read more

  • (Shutterstock*)

    To Prevent Diabetes, One-Size-Fits-All Won’t Work

    Groups of adults at risk for diabetes harbor different perceptions of the disease, say researchers. The findings could lead to new approaches for education and... Read more

  • (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Heart Risks Spike After 2 Weeks of Sugary Drinks

    Healthy young adults who consumed drinks sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup for just two weeks showed increases in three key risk factors for cardiovascular disease... Read more

  • A man walks past a sign recording the temperature at 3 degrees Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Ohio Officials Closer to Finding Source of Deadly Botulism

    COLUMBUS, Ohio—Officials say they are closer to finding the source of botulism that killed one person and sickened many more after a church picnic in... Read more

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    Why It’s Hard to Quiet That Ringing in Your Ears

    A recording taken directly from the brain of a 50-year-old man with tinnitus is giving scientists insight into which networks are responsible for the often... Read more

  • A sign for free HIV testing is pictured in front of the Scott County Health Department in Scottsburg, Ind., on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP/News and Tribune, Christopher Fryer)

    Indiana HIV Outbreak, Hepatitis C Epidemic Sparks CDC Alert

    INDIANAPOLIS—An Indiana county is experiencing nearly daily increases in new HIV infections tied to intravenous drug use, and health officials hope the situation prompts other... Read more

  • (Eric Mueller/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

    More Money Means More Trees in US Cities

    By Brian Bienkowski, Environmental Health News Ray Tretheway has been in the tree business for more than three decades in Sacramento – a city notorious... Read more

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    Diary Helps ICU Patients Fight Off PTSD

    Nearly a quarter of patients who spent time in an intensive care unit (ICU) suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder—at a rate comparable to that of... Read more

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    Children Who Survive Cancer Live With Pain and Anxiety

    The number of adults who have survived childhood cancer in the United States has increased—but they face chronic health problems related to their treatment. A... Read more

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    What Is Listeria? Bacteria Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream

    Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria... Read more

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    The Low Carb Collection by Reformation

    Like any Californian cool girls, the women behind the eco-friendly fashion brand Reformation count their carbs religiously. But not the kinds of carbs you’d imagine. These freewheelin’... Read more

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    Want to Quit Smoking? Switching to E-cigarettes Won’t Help

    A study published today in the leading journal Addiction might just change everything for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). The study of 1,473 English smokers found those... Read more

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    Anorexia Is an Illness – Not Something We Can Simply Blame on the Media

    France has joined Italy and Israel in passing laws banning the promotion of extreme thinness in the fashion industry. The health reforms, which include fining... Read more

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    Robot Cleans Hospital Rooms With Uv Light

    A robot that uses ultraviolet light can kill up to 70 percent of bacteria in hospital rooms in just 12 minutes. The device—which bears a striking... Read more

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    Good News. Sugar Helps Reduce Stress, Study Finds

    Scientists may have found the reason why we consume sugar when we’re stressed out. A new study by researchers at the University of California, Davis... Read more

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    Stanford, Harvard Researchers to Share $500K Medical Prize

    ALBANY, N.Y.—Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will share one of the richest prizes... Read more

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    Watch What Happens When a Teen Gets Real About Being a ‘Fat Kid’

    “I am a fat kid,” declares spoken-word artist Travis Thompson, looking unflinchingly at the camera. Then he takes a lyrical deep dive, reciting his poem “Fat... Read more

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    Nestlé Reduces Sugar and Removes Artificial Colors and Flavors From Milk Products

    Not to be outdone by its own move to clean up its chocolate and confectionary products, Nestlé has announced that it’s also going to be reducing... Read more

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    Low-Carb Swaps

    Rest assured, you can still have some comforting, familiar dishes when cutting back on carbohydrates or cutting out grains. Here are some of my favorite... Read more

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    The Unhealthiest of “Health Foods”

    If you grew up believing the best way to start your day was a bowl of cereal, a piece of whole wheat toast smeared with... Read more

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    Be Well Kitchen: Simple Roasted Chicken With Veggies

    This hearty dish is delicious and simple, making it one of my favorites to make on a regular basis.  With everything being cooked on the... Read more

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    22 Delicious High-Fiber Foods (No. 2 and 19 Are My Favorites)

    Fiber is incredibly important. It escapes digestion in the stomach and ends up reaching the gut. There, it feeds the friendly gut bacteria, leading to... Read more

  • You can get rid of varicose and spider veins for good, if you treat the underlying condition. (Inga Marchuk/iStock/Thinkstock)

    Circulation: Myths and Realities

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    What’s This Bone Broth People Are Drinking?

    Carrying around a coffee cup full of hot meat stock is somehow cool, as James Hamblin learned when he visited Fleisher’s Craft Butchery in Brooklyn. It... Read more

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    Health Benefits of Celery Juice

    By Hannah, Healing the Body    Has your doctor ever told you to balance your body’s pH?  That you need more vitamin B1, B2, B6 and... Read more

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    Food Additives and Chronic Disease Risk: What Role Do Emulsifiers Play?

    Have you ever wondered what those food additive numbers in the ingredients list on your food packaging meant and what they were really doing to... Read more

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    Fitness Trainer Faked Instagram Photo, and the Internet Freaked Out (Video)

    Cassey Ho cannot be fooled by Photoshop. The same can’t be said of her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers. Ho, the 28-year-old YouTube personality... Read more

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    12 Health Benefits of Olive Oil

    Homer the famous Greek poet called olive oil “Liquid Gold.” Considering the phrase “you are what you eat,” what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold”... Read more

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    How to Lose Weight Fast: A Proven 3-Step Plan That Works

    There are many ways to lose a lot of weight in a short amount of time. However, most of them require you to be hungry... Read more

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    Switchel: The Sports Drink You’ve Never Heard Of

    If you’ve ever searched for a healthier, natural version of your favorite sports drink, you’re in luck. No, not coconut water — switchel. Switchel is the... Read more

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    5 Myths About Cleansing

    1. Cleansing Is a Fad The practice of cleansing for improved health has been around for thousands of years. From the 5,000 year old Indian... Read more

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    A Low Carb Diet Meal Plan and Menu That Can Save Your Life

    The low carb, real food based diet involves eating natural, unprocessed foods with a low carbohydrate content. For a detailed overview, read this. There is a... Read more

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    Recipe: Raw Vegan Strawberry Shortcake (Video)

    Learn to make a fully raw vegan strawberry shortcake in minutes! This video was originally published on www.greenmedinfo.com. Join their free GreenMedInfo.com newsletter.…... Read more

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    Stop Spring Shin Splints

    If you’ve ever had shin splints, the name alone can cause a shudder. That aching pressure in the lower legs, as if our shinbones are... Read more

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    8 Things You Didn’t Know About Decaf Coffee

    Whether you switch to decaf in the afternoon or opt for it all the time, you may be surprised to learn these things about decaf... Read more

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    Fermented Healthy Salsa Recipe

    Quite often the very thing that is needed to make our food interesting is just a bit (or a lot) of spice. Spices make an otherwise... Read more

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    7 Ways Exercise Makes You Look and Feel Younger

    By normalizing your blood sugar and optimizing your insulin and leptin receptor sensitivity, exercise can go a long way toward warding off chronic disease. It’ll... Read more

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    It Should Be Easier to Track What You Eat

    Technology, like a food journal on your phone, should make healthy eating easier, not harder, say researchers. Researchers looked at how mobile-based food journals integrate... Read more

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    Chinese Remedies for Hay Fever

    Most of us welcome spring flowers. But for about 50 million Americans, the appearance of buds and blooms means hay fever symptoms: sinus congestion, headaches,... Read more

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    Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice……

    Cinnamon, Gui Zhi, is one of the oldest spices around and it is mentioned frequently in the Bible as an ingredient for making holy anointed... Read more

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    Acupuncture & Herbs Raise IVF Live Birth Rate

    In vitro fertilization (IVF) live birth success rates may increase with traditional Chinese medicine adjuvant care, including both acupuncture and herbal medicine. In this retrospective... Read more

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    Acupuncture Offers Allergy Relief

    Allergies are a common problem with symptoms ranging from the occasional sniffle to severe, life threatening reactions. According to WebMD, 55% of the U.S. population... Read more

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    Calories, Energy, and Chinese Medicine

    It’s not uncommon to see patients in my acupuncture clinic who are struggling with poor energy. Some sleep well, but wake up tired. Some wear out... Read more

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    9 Things to Know About Sweets and Chinese Medicine

    When I think about the amount of sugar I ate as a child, I am appalled. Every holiday was a love-fest of jelly beans, chocolate... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine for Period Cramps

    There is no need to endure those painful mentrual cramps that put a damper on your entire day. You can stop those cramps with Traditional... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: Anger and the Element of Wood

    Angry? We all get angry sometimes, right? I certainly can get furious and I’m sure many of you have plenty of angry moments. It hurts... Read more

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    Acupuncture Lowers High Cholesterol

    Acupuncture reduces cholesterol. Researchers measured the effects of needling acupuncture point ST40 (Fenglong) on plasma cholesterol levels. In a laboratory experiment, electroacupuncture successfully downregulated LDL... Read more

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    A Tale of Two Rhubarbs

    Rhubarb is one of the first spring vegetables to pop up. The edible portion of the plant is called a petiole: a thick, red, celery-like... Read more

  • Acupuncture has been used in surgery patients to reduce opioid use, stabilize cardiac function, reduce nausea and vomiting, and alleviate adverse effects of anesthesia and surgery. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock)

    Acupuncture Promotes Surgical Revival

    Acupuncture speeds restoration of consciousness following general anesthesia, according to a study conducted at San Raffaele Hospital in Italy. Strict inclusion and exclusion criteria were... Read more

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    Help for Dry Skin

    It’s still winter in Minnesota, and my skin is rebelling. My hands catch on everything I touch, and my skin itches in places that have... Read more

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    Treating Eating Disorders With Chinese Medicine

    Occasionally I am asked whether acupuncture can treat someone with an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or obsessive overeating.  As with any condition, there... Read more

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    The Element of Spring: Wood

    The foundation of Chinese philosophy is the idea that human beings are a part of this universe and integral to the dynamic flow of nature... Read more

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    Acupuncture Lowers Hypertension

    Acupuncture successfully lowers blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Researchers conducted a randomized, controlled clinical trial of 120 patients. Groups 1 and 2 received medications,... Read more

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    Natural Remedy for Tinnitus and Dizzyness, Try Tai Chi

    The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) says Tai Chi can help your dizziness and  balance disorders. Tai Chi is... Read more

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    A Love Letter to Gout

    Dear Gout, I’m breaking up with you. I appreciate the time we had together and everything I’ve learned from you, but it’s over; I don’t... Read more

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    Is Your Qi Depleted? Take This Quiz

    Qi (pronounced chee) is one of the fundamental forces in both your body and in the universe, according to Chinese theory.  While the concept of... Read more

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    Water Is the Chinese Element of Winter

    As many of you already know, in TCM, different elements are connected to each season. Water is the element of winter. And, as we in... Read more

  • Shiitake grows wild on dead hardwood, such as oak, beech, and alder. (Shutterstock.com)

    Shiitake for Immunity, Iron, and Vitamin D

    Mushrooms are strange creatures. Neither plant nor animal, these fungal fruits are in a class all their own. Some species are psychotropic. Others are deadly... Read more

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    Spring Trimmings to Make Your Kitchen a Vibrant and Welcoming Space

    These spring-fresh ideas are not costly or time-consuming, however small your budget or crowded your schedule. But yes, they are priceless in the simple joy... Read more

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    Tips to Keep Teeth Whiter Between Dental Cleanings

    Do you brush and floss regularly, but your teeth keep getting stained between dental cleanings? Here are some tips for keeping teeth whiter between visits. Top Staining Foods and... Read more

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    Broccoli Sprout Extract May Prevent Mouth Cancer

    Early evidence suggests an extract found in broccoli sprouts can protect people at high risk for head and neck cancer. The compound, called sulforaphane, was... Read more

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    What’s the Difference Between Natural and Organic Beauty Products?

    More and more women are learning that their cosmetics and skincare products may be full of hormone-disrupting, skin-irritating, health-ruining chemicals, many of which have been been linked to... Read more

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    Daily Cup of Cocoa Helps Prevent Flu

    Nature works in mysterious ways. As it turns out, that chocolate craving may be our body’s innate wisdom at work.  According to a new Japanese study a daily... Read more

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    17 Ways to Protect Your Microbiome and Keep Your Belly Blissful

    Inside your belly is a thriving bacterial world, an eco-system commonly known as the ‘microbiome.’ It’s filled with bacteria – trillions of them, in fact... Read more

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    How to Fight Gout Pain With Your Diet

    The Washington State Fruit Commission, our largest cherry producer, can fund reviews that cherry-pick studies on the anti-inflammatory effects of cherries in a petri dish and animal... Read more

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    Shining the Light on What May Not Feel Right

    Just before Easter, I started waking up with allergic shiners—dark and puffy little bags of skin beneath my eyes. I was in California, spending the holiday with... Read more

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    3 Herbs to Curb the Drinking Urge

    There are many reasons to avoid drinking alcohol. Sure, drinking may help you relax, fall asleep, or be more social and friendly—but there are downsides... Read more

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    14 Ways to Boost Your Stress Glands

    If the pace of life has left you exhausted, your adrenal glands may need some support.  These triangular-shaped glands that sit on top of the... Read more

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    Pomegranate-Date Cocktail a Day Keeps the Dr. Away

    Glorious, red pomegranates and their Middle Eastern sister, luscious toffee-like dates, are delicious, increasingly trendy, and healthy to boot. As it turns out, when consumed... Read more

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    Coconut Oil Pulling Superior to Chemicals for Oral Health

    A new study has proven for the first time that the oral use of coconut oil is effective in reducing plaque related to gingivitis, a... Read more

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    Exercise May Improve Self-Control

    You can never have too many reasons to exercise, and those reasons are quite plentiful right now. Yes, it can reduce your risk of developing chronic... Read more

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    Saffron Protects Against Macular Degeneration

    As Baby Boomers mature en masse, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is on the rise.  AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older. ... Read more

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    Cryotherapy: The Dubious Appeal of Shooting -260 Degree Nitrogen at Your Naked Skin

    More and more people are trying cryotherapy. They believe freezing themselves helps treat an array of illnesses, but James Hamblin is doubtful. He visited Kryolife... Read more

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    8 Ways to Have the Best Morning Ever

    Rise and shine! How do you start off your morning? Whatever the case, what you do in the morning sets your mood for the rest... Read more

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    5 Ways to Let Go

    Breathe in and picture the word “LET.”  Breathe out and see “GO.” These are the words my yoga teacher spoke as she began class a... Read more

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    How Popular American Foods Contribute to Autism

    Dr. Katherine Reid is an entrepreneur, biochemist, and mother of five. Through her research and trial and error, Dr. Reid determined that certain foods were... Read more

  • Ginger has a very long history of use in various forms of traditional medicine. (marilyna/iStock)

    11 Reasons Ginger Is One of the Healthiest Spices

    Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from China. It belongs to the Zingiberaceae family, and is closely related to turmeric, cardamom, and galangal. The rhizome (underground part of the... Read more

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    15 Ways to Protect Your Kidneys

    In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the kidneys are known as the Minister of Power because they are considered to be our most important storehouse of essential energy... Read more

  • Your ability to draw a clock says a lot about your cognitive health. (Shutterstock.com)

    Take the Clock Test

    Many doctors use a simple screening test to identify dementia, although it looks a bit more like art than science. It is both non-invasive and... Read more

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    Health Check: Why Does Women’s Hair Thin Out?

    Balding in men is so common it doesn’t raise an eyebrow. But when a woman starts to lose hair, it can be extremely distressing. Will... Read more

  • People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, according to a new study. (Juhan Sonin, CC BY 2.0)

    Can Arts, Crafts, and Computer Use Preserve Your Memory?

    MINNEAPOLIS–People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of... Read more

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    A Prescription for Better Health: Exercise After Prostate Cancer

    Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer in Australia, with around 20,000 cases detected each year. Depending on the type of treatment, many... Read more

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    Are My Memory Lapses Normal or Could This Be Alzheimer’s Disease?

    From time to time, we all misplace our keys or forget someone’s name, at least for a few minutes. This may prompt worry about “getting... Read more

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    Exercise-Induced Asthma (Video)

    Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is wheezing and shortness of breath that occur during exercise. It can occur in people who never wheeze at any other time,... Read more

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    Stem Cells Speed Healing, Cure Foot Arthritis

    NEW YORK—Several years ago at a podiatric conference, Dr. Jeffery Adler learned that stem cells were being used to treat foot problems. Even though he... Read more

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    Evaluate Before You Exfoliate

    Information provided by board-certified dermatologist Mary P. Lupo, MD, FAAD, clinical professor of dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans.  Exfoliation is the process... Read more

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    3-D Print Technology Provides ‘Robohand’ to 7-Year-Old Girl

    LOS ALAMITOS, Calif.—Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been. Not until the little... Read more

  • Dr. Alexander Kulick, one of the founding members of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Department of Integrative Medicine. (Courtesy of Dr. Kulick)

    From Skeptical M.D. to Integrative Medicine Doctor

    NEW YORK—Early in his career, Dr. Alexander Kulick was very skeptical of alternative medicine. In the late ’90s, as the director of operations of the... Read more

  • Refractive surgery technician Igor Yadgarov demonstrates how a Nidek laser machine works at Diamond Vision in New York City, on Feb. 6, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    New Eye Laser Makes Surgery More Accurate

    NEW YORK—Dr. Steven Stetson spoils his patients with technology. The former Air Force ophthalmologist is the medical director at Diamond Vision in Manhattan, which specializes... Read more

  • Wooden arrows show the distances to various cities near Chile's Escudero station on King George Island, Antarctica. (AP/Mel Evans)

    Study Calls Heart Imaging Into Question for Mild Chest Pain

    SAN DIEGO—People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being... Read more

  • Dr. Elena Ocher in her Manhattan office on Feb. 18, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Why Plastic Surgeons Are the Only Doctors Who Can Cure Some Migraines

    NEW YORK—We still don’t know what fundamentally causes migraines, and most are considered incurable. But for a small number of sufferers, surgery can make severe,... Read more

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    Why People Stutter and How to Treat It

    About 1 percent of the world’s population stutters. It is a speech disorder that affects four times as many men as women. Researchers at the... Read more

  • Pain physician Dr. Tamer Elbaz explains the causes of and treatments for knee pain at his office on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on Feb. 24, 2015. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chronic Knee Pain Relief For Months At a Time, No Drugs

    On the last day of Dr. Tamer Elbaz’s residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2011, he treated a 53-year-old woman for chronic knee pain. Though... Read more

  • To avoid unnecessary physical and emotional suffering, palliative-care and hospice patients should discuss their preferences for life-sustaining treatments with their caregivers and doctors. (cnrn/iStock/Thinkstock)

    In Palliative Care, These 10 Factors Matter Most

    Patients with serious and life-threatening illnesses are less likely to experience unnecessary physical and emotional suffering if they receive palliative or hospice care that meets... Read more

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