Health

Why Terms Like ‘Shred, Burn and Melt’ Belong in the Kitchen, Not the Gym

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Celebrity trainers and buff social media stars use terms such as “shred”, “burn” and “melt” to describe bodies responding to resistance training and cardiovascular exercise...


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    No Amount of Excess Weight Is Healthy: Study

    Being even slightly overweight in adulthood may increase a person’s risk of early death, a new study finds. Earlier this month, researchers at Boston University... Read more

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    Why Intermittent Fasting May Boost Brain Health

    The road to a healthier brain may not be via what you eat, but by what you don’t eat—that is, through intermittent fasting. An increasing... Read more

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    Healthy Soil Is the Real Key to Feeding the World

    One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil... Read more

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    Antioxidant-Rich Breakfast Bars

    These yummy bars are great for an on-the-go breakfast or dessert. Substitute dried blueberries or cherries for the goji berries if desired. Ingredients: 1 medium... Read more

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    Microbiome: The Body’s Great Conductor

    In the 21st century, researchers discovered a new organ in the human body. But unlike the heart, brain, lungs, and other previously recognized anatomical structures,... Read more

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    Undone: How to Change Our Procrastination Patterns

    Procrastination starts from avoiding something out of fear, then becomes a pattern that hardens into a habit. We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of... Read more

  • Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

    Coming Full Circle, Doulas Cradle The Dying

    As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived... Read more

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    What Science Says About Getting the Most out of Your Tea

    Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does... Read more

  • (L to R) Comedians Mark Hurtado, Jamel Johnson, and Joe Shelby pose for the camera at a Hilarity for Charity event at Glen Park Healthy Living in Glendale, Calif. on Apr. 12. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

    Comedy for a Good Cause Comes to Glendale Retirement Community

    GLENDALE, Calif.—Three local comedians served up a healthy dose of laughter at a fundraiser benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association at Glen Park Healthy Living on Wednesday,... Read more

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    15 Foods That Fight Inflammation

    When we look at the diseases that plague our society — arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — we... Read more

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    Interview With Author of the Pharma Thriller Not Safe as Prescribed

    I recently interviewed Lawrence Golbom, author of Not Safe As Prescribed. Rosenberg: I found Not Safe as Prescribed to be a page turner.  You captured... Read more

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    6 Hormone Balancing Powers of Red Clover

    Menopause can seem like torture. Women at midlife suffer with mood swings, stubborn weight gain, hot flashes, and low energy.  At the same time they... Read more

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    Architecture That Heals

    What if architecture could be designed to nurture those who use the space and to promote their mental and physical well-being? This is the question... Read more

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    Tea Keeps Your Brain Going Strong

    Do you drink tea? Are you a tea aficionado with a collection of exotic blends? Or do you like to keep it simple and classic?... Read more

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    Why I’m Always in a Hurry

    I’ve come to realize, more and more, that I’m always rushing. I dash from one task to the next, race through meals and speed-read books... Read more

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    Healthy Soil Is the Real Key to Feeding the World

    One of the biggest modern myths about agriculture is that organic farming is inherently sustainable. It can be, but it isn’t necessarily. After all, soil... Read more

  • Bob and Ellen Gutenstein celebrate Ellen's birthday three months before her death. (Courtesy of the Gutenstein family)

    Coming Full Circle, Doulas Cradle The Dying

    As Ellen Gutenstein lay in her bed at home, dying from lung cancer that had metastasized in her brain, a heart-wrenching Mother’s Day card arrived... Read more

  • (L to R) Comedians Mark Hurtado, Jamel Johnson, and Joe Shelby pose for the camera at a Hilarity for Charity event at Glen Park Healthy Living in Glendale, Calif. on Apr. 12. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

    Comedy for a Good Cause Comes to Glendale Retirement Community

    GLENDALE, Calif.—Three local comedians served up a healthy dose of laughter at a fundraiser benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association at Glen Park Healthy Living on Wednesday,... Read more

  • (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

    Interview With Author of the Pharma Thriller Not Safe as Prescribed

    I recently interviewed Lawrence Golbom, author of Not Safe As Prescribed. Rosenberg: I found Not Safe as Prescribed to be a page turner.  You captured... Read more

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    Drinking Milk Associated With a Higher Death Rate: Study

    Drinking milk and restricting fruits and vegetables are both associated with increased risk for premature death, according to a Swedish study published in the American... Read more

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    Health Care for the 21st Century

    There is so much debate  currently about how best to provide health insurance coverage in our country that we risk losing sight of what it really... Read more

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    Stroke Hospitalizations Rising Among Younger U.S. Adults

    A growing number of younger U.S. adults are being hospitalized for strokes, and a new study suggests it may be due to more of them having... Read more

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    How to Age-Proof Your Life

    The ancient world is full of stories about quests for immortality. We’ve never managed to transcend death, but we have developed the means for postponing... Read more

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    The Hidden Epidemic of Early Diabetes

    Many people with high blood sugar levels are told by their doctors that they don’t have diabetes because their fasting blood sugar levels are normal... Read more

  • A member of the National Health Foundation fumigates against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the dengue, chikungunya fever and Zika viruses, in Gama, Brazil, on Feb. 17, 2016. (EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images)

    Zika’s Link to Birth Defects Overstated, Say Researchers

    A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is spurring headlines that Zika-linked birth defects have reached new levels in the... Read more

  • Children eat a Happy Meal at a McDonald's restaurant in this file photo. In recent years, restaurants have vowed to change up the menu and offer healthier choices for kids. (Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

    Despite Promises, Restaurant Kids Meals No Healthier

    Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrées on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded, or doused in cheese... Read more

  • Danish Queen Margrethe and Prince Consort Henrik pose with their four grandchildren (Steen Brogaard/AFP/Getty Images)

    Babies Cry More in UK, Canada and Italy, Less in Denmark

    Babies cry more in Britain, Canada, Italy and Netherlands than in other countries, while newborns in Denmark, Germany and Japan cry and fuss the least,... Read more

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    Get FIT – Activities & Events in and Around NYC

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    The Power of ‘Our Song,’ the Musical Glue That Binds Friends and Lovers Across the Ages

    Many couples have a special song – “our song” – that reminds them of a significant event or time in their relationship, like when they... Read more

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    Can Grandma Help Spot Autism Earlier?

    Kids with autism who spend a lot of time with their grandmothers may get diagnosed with the disorder at a younger age, a small study... Read more

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    Outbreaks Hinge on Sick People Caring About Others

    How individual people behave during an outbreak of the flu or other illnesses can affect the progress of the disease, but perhaps not in the... Read more

  • A woman is examined by a doctor during a routine checkup at the Jessie Trice Center for Community Health clinic in Miami in 2012. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Doctor Demand Outstrips Supply

    Americans may have to wait even longer for their doctor’s appointments, as the demand for primary care continues to exceed the supply. Medical experts say... Read more

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    Study: Heroin Use, Addiction up Sharply Among US Whites

    Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest... Read more

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    Are Toxic Chemicals Turning Boys Into Girls?

    Male births have been in decline for decades, while researchers say developmental genital damage from chemical exposure can become hereditable.  Endocrine Disruptors Sabotage the Male... Read more

  • Catholic nuns laugh as they attend the closing ceremony with around 80,000 pilgrims of the 50th International Eucharistic Congress at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland on June 17, 2012.   Pilgrims from more than 120 countries are attending the Congress which is an international gathering held every four years.  The Eucharistic Congress organized by the Vatican every four years in a different part of the world begun in the 19th century. It highlights the Catholic Church?s belief in transubstantiation, the idea that bread and wine transforms during Mass into the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ. AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY        (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/GettyImages)

    Caregiver Nuns Model Skillful Ways to Speak to Infirm Seniors

    The sisters caring for cognitively impaired elderly nuns in a Midwestern convent spoke to their care recipients in a way that sounded strikingly different to... Read more

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    No Amount of Excess Weight Is Healthy: Study

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    Why Intermittent Fasting May Boost Brain Health

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    Antioxidant-Rich Breakfast Bars

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    What Science Says About Getting the Most out of Your Tea

    Tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Tea is personal; everyone has opinions about making the perfect cup. But what does... Read more

  • (Dani Vincek/Shutterstock)

    15 Foods That Fight Inflammation

    When we look at the diseases that plague our society — arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) — we... Read more

  • (Bino Storyteller/Unsplash)

    Tea Keeps Your Brain Going Strong

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  • Jennifer Ellis, the founder of The Yoga Wellness Company (Jennifer Ellis)

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    Too often we can feel as though we’re rushing from pillar to post, struggling to meet various work commitments and deadlines. It’s important to take... Read more

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    Poor Eating Habits Can Start From Birth

    Research has shown that our early eating habits, including whether we were breastfed and for how long, carry on for many years. And it’s no... Read more

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    Physical Inactivity Linked to Loss of Independence

    Being physically inactive raises the risk of losing the ability to perform activities of daily living – both before and after a stroke – according... Read more

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    Does Caffeine Cause Dehydration?

    For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages... Read more

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    The 5 Strangest Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight and What to Do

    An interview with “First Lady of Nutrition” Ann Louise Gittleman reveals five hidden causes of weight gain that might shock you. I sat down with... Read more

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    5 Nutrients To Help Ease PMS Symptoms

    Most women accept that premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is simply a fact of life. Apart from going on the birth control pill, there isn’t much to... Read more

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    How to Change Your Eating Patterns

    Many of us are trapped in our old, hardened eating patterns. In fact, we might not even be aware of the patterns, but we do... Read more

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    17 Unhealthy Fish You Should Avoid + What to Eat Instead

    Fish can serve as a power food … or an absolute inflammatory, toxic nightmare for your body. It all depends on what fish you choose... Read more

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    8 Diet Myths – Busted!

    With almost half the adult population trying to lose weight – it’s time to bust some diet myths that just won’t go away. Here’s eight... Read more

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    Slowing Loss of Bone and Muscle Strength with Aging

    In a review of 37 studies of men and women over 60, researchers found that a proper exercise program enlarged and strengthened the muscles in... Read more

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    Vinegar Improves Type 2 Diabetes and Insulin Resistance

    Vinegar is a unique food. It is tangy and tart, yet has a subtle sweetness that can seriously dress up a salad. But did you know... Read more

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    7 Natural Treatments for Macular Degeneration Symptoms

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common occurrence for those over the age of 50, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try to prevent it... Read more

  • Yoga Master Tao Porchon-Lynch  instructs a yoga class in Hartsdale, N.Y., on Jan. 16, 2017. The 98-year-old Porchon-Lynch has been recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest yoga instructor. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

    Preventing Alzheimer’s: A Mind and Body Approach

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    Top 10 Foods Highest in Potassium

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    The Spring and Rainbow Connection According to Chinese Medicin

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How Chinese Face Reading Reveals the State of Your Health

    When my kids were small, I could always tell when they were sick just by looking into their eyes. This wasn’t because I have special... Read more

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    Get Ready For the Chinese Spring Equinox

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    What to Eat During Spring According to Chinese Medicine

    A solar term is a period of approximately two weeks based on the sun’s position in the zodiac. There are 24 solar terms in a... Read more

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    How to Live in Harmony With Spring According to Chinese Medicine

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    Why Getting Dirty Is Good for Your Health

    When I think of my childhood, I think first of all the hours I spent playing in the dirt. To my childhood self, there was... Read more

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    6 Easy Tips to Get Your Body Ready for Spring

    The 24 solar terms are two-week periods that make up a climate-based calendar system invented by the ancient Chinese over 2,000 years ago. This article series... Read more

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    How Exercise Works According to Chinese Medicine

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    3 Healthy Ways to Celebrate Valentines Day!

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    Attracting Good Fortune in the Year of the Fire Rooster

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    12 Simple Things You Can Do Right Now for Better Health

    Sometimes life gets in the way of taking care of your health. You get lazy or busy or distracted. One day, you wake up and... Read more

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    If your New Year’s fitness goals are already floundering, you might not be entirely to blame, according to traditional Chinese medicine. A big reason may... Read more

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    Acupressure Points for Better Sleep

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    The Best Time for Bedtime

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    It’s almost a new year–a time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. It’s also a great time to take stock... Read more

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    A Beginner’s Guide To Chinese Medicine

    Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do. Improved fertility,... Read more

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    Chinese Medicine: 11 All-Day Energy Tips

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    6 Hormone Balancing Powers of Red Clover

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    How to Lower Cortisol Naturally

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    How to Live Peacefully With Negative Thoughts

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    Emotional First Aid: The Most Important Skill We’ve Never Learned

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    Can Hearing Loss, Ringing and Vertigo Be Healed Naturally?

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    4 Ways to Support Your Mental Health

    We all go through difficult periods that may lead to poor mental health. Performance reviews at work, conflicts in relationships, world issues, money worries, the... Read more

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    How to Manage the Basic Anxiety of Life

    Underlying much of what we do is a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, fear, doubt, or dissatisfaction. And we react to this in so many unhelpful... Read more

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    Top 10 Ways To Stay Healthy This Winter

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    The Way of Openness: Moving Away From Comfort and Security

    It’s human nature to desire comfort and security. Unfortunately, that tendency is what causes most of our problems. We humans tend not to like uncertainty,... Read more

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    Tune in to Your Body’s Wisdom

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    The 5 Best Herbs to Soothe Your Nerves

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    3 All Natural Energy Drinks

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    The Way to Finding Powerful Human Connection

    Human connection is not so common in our age of connectivity. We see lots of people, but find our little cocoons to hide in. As... Read more

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    The Surprising Health Benefits of Hot and Cold Showers

    By Derek Henry, Holistic Health Coach for Healing the Body People are constantly looking for better ways to improve their health that doesn’t require too much time... Read more

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    Conscious Beauty and Well-Being: What ‘Preservative-Free’ Really Means for Cosmetics

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    Free Your Mind From Wanting People to Be a Certain Way

    One of the biggest sources of difficulty for every single human being is the desire for people to be a certain way. We can’t seem... Read more

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    3 Ways to Speed up Your Metabolism With Essential Oils

    So many people today want to learn how to burn fat and lose weight fast but also safely and effectively. For that reason, essential oils for weight... Read more

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    Honey Found to Have Potent Anti-Influenza Effects

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    Are You Afraid to Be Alone With Yourself?

    People often ask me how I think human beings are changing as a result of our addiction to technology. The fact is, we are changing... Read more

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    Procrastination starts from avoiding something out of fear, then becomes a pattern that hardens into a habit. We reinforce this procrastination habit through years of... Read more

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    What if architecture could be designed to nurture those who use the space and to promote their mental and physical well-being? This is the question... Read more

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    Why I’m Always in a Hurry

    I’ve come to realize, more and more, that I’m always rushing. I dash from one task to the next, race through meals and speed-read books... Read more

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    How to Look Inward, Without Turning on Yourself

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    Google and Its Rabbit Hole of Choice

    Recently, at the last minute, my afternoon meeting was canceled. I was unexpectedly presented with the gift of unscheduled time—five hours of open, unfilled space... Read more

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    For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She couldn’t... Read more

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    There’s a Japanese term, “ichigyo-zammai,” that basically means having full concentration on a single act. Zen master Sunryu Suzuki described the practice of being fully... Read more

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    A Good Night’s Sleep Is Like Hitting the Jackpot

    Working on getting a better night’s sleep can lead to optimal physical and mental well-being over time—but quality of sleep is more important than quantity... Read more

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    Can a Dying Patient Be a Healthy Person?

    The news was bad. Mimi, a woman in her early 80s, had been undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Her husband was being treated for bladder cancer... Read more

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    What We Want Most From Relationships But Rarely Get

    Most couples come to see me to learn better communication skills—or at least that’s what they say in the first session. What gets described as communication... Read more

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    Fifteen years of insomnia drove Anandi to despair. Her life and health were in pieces. She discovered using the breath as a healing tool and... Read more

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    We’ve all been there: We get a new gym membership, sign up for a class, buy an e-book … and then don’t use it. Or... Read more

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    The Truth About Sleep Apnea

    Sponsored Content The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has called sleep apnea “a hidden health crisis costing America billions.” An estimated 30 million Americans suffer... Read more

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    Music and Your Brain (Video)

    Music predates language and speaks to us on a primal level. Thinking back to your adolescence, you probably associate key memories with the soundtracks that... Read more

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    When it comes to their kids’ health, parents probably don’t think too much about air pollution. But maybe they should. A new report from the... Read more

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    Cherry Ice Cream In a Cup (Vegan)

    There is something to be said for making your own ice cream. Conventional ice cream is often loaded with sugar and artificial flavors and colors... Read more

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    Alzheimer’s disease has grown to be one of the most pressing and tragic public health issues facing the U.S. With no known cure and the... Read more

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    A study out of the U.K. has found that people with an unusual condition called misophonia, which causes them to hate certain sounds like chewing,... Read more

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    Scientists Discover New Human Organ (Video)

    Researchers have declared that a digestive system mass long thought to be disparate bits and pieces is, in fact, a single organ. They’re calling it... Read more

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    Your Brain Benefits From Exercise in These 3 Ways

    Three things happen to the brain when we exercise, says Wendy Suzuki, professor of neural science and psychology at New York University. She offers a... Read more

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    Here’s How To Cut 7 Fruits Like A Pro (Video)

    Some fruits can be a little more … challenging than others to cut. Pineapple and mango, for example, require a bit more finesse than an... Read more

  • CNN explains in a recent report that ‘all human eyes are brown’ since eye colors are based on a pigment called melanin which is brown but can appear to be blue, green, hazel, or brown depending on the amount that is present. (AOL Screenshot)

    CNN: ‘All Human Eyes Are Brown’ (Video)

    Humans may appear to have a range of eye colors such as blue and green. But a recent CNN article reveals that, contrary to this... Read more

  • The air pollution in Beijing has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (AOL Screenshot)

    China’s Smog Has Traces of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (Video)

    China’s smog could make it more difficult for people to fight off some infections. The air pollution has traces of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A team from... Read more

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    How Thanksgiving Promotes Health and Happiness (Video)

    Each year on the fourth Thursday of November, Americans gather together with friends and family for a Thanksgiving feast — a ritual that many psychologists... Read more

  • Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a birth defect. (AOL Screenshot)

    Why Some People Have a Small Hole in Front of Upper Ear (Video)

    Some people are born with a tiny hole in the upper part of their ear; this condition is called preauricular sinus which is considered a... Read more

  • A recent study suggests that women who had their last baby after the age of 35 enjoy greater mental acuity in their postmenopausal years. (AOL Screenshot)

    Increased Mental Sharpness in Mothers Associated With Having Last Baby After 35 (Video)

    Mental acuity is known to fade as the years go on, and, for women, the decline tends to be most pronounced in the time following... Read more

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    Skin Patches May Help Kids’ Peanut Allergies, Study Says

    A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that... Read more

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    The Super Drink That Makes Detoxing Easy

    If you want to cleanse, lose body fat, boost energy and help reverse disease, then adding natural detox drinks to your diet can help you... Read more

  • Regular exercise is a healthy antidote to stress and can help prevent heart disease - the biggest problem is that too many people get too little of it. (pyrozhenka/Shutterstock)

    Exercising While Angry ‘Triples Heart Attack Risk’

    If you’re angry or upset, you might want to simmer down before heading out for an intense run or gym workout. A large, international study... Read more

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    Easy Pumpkin-Blueberry Pancakes

    This recipe for pumpkin blueberry pancakes is a favorite of all who try it. It makes pancakes that are gluten-free, qualify as a genuine high-fiber food, and are... Read more

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    How Often Do Children Need to Bathe?

    For many families, bath time is a struggle. For this reason, many parents will be glad to know that a daily bath may not be... Read more

  • Researchers have found the sunshine vitamin plays a key role in heart health. (uduhunt/shutterstock)

    Want a Healthier Heart? A Daily Dose of Vitamin D Should Do the Trick

    The old saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But a daily dose of vitamin D is really where it’s at when... Read more

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    Raw Vegan Ice Cream – Only 4 Ingredients!

    “Low fat raw vegan ice cream is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes to make at home for family and friends! It’s sweet,... Read more

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