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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Your Earwax Can Reveal These 6 Health Conditions

No one likes to talk about earwax. The truth is that earwax is perfectly normal. It's there for a reason. It protects the ear canal, helps in cleaning and lubrication, and also protects the ears from bacteria, fungi, insects and water. Paying attention to earwax can reveal something about your health.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Doing This In The Shower Can Cause Adult Acne

If you think only teenagers get acne, you would be wrong. Between 40 and 55 percent of the adult population age 20-40 are diagnosed with acne, according to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology. It is generally a condition that affects younger people anywhere from age 12-24, but it can occur among older adults, too. There may be a reason.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

To Shave or Not to Shave -- A Question For Women!

Yes, women across the country are shaving, and not just their legs. They are shaving their faces. Marilyn Monroe did it. Elizabeth Taylor did it. So, why not? Many women love it, and others hesitate because they think their hair will grow back course, like a beard.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Top 5 Health Risks Women Need to Know About

Diseases and other health risks sometimes affects men and women differently. For example, more than half of all people with Alzheimer's disease are women, and heart disease is the number one cause of death among women.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

3 Of Your Favorite Foods Have Been Found to Cause Cancer

There is no cure for cancer yet, but we can protect ourselves by taking care of our health and avoiding foods and other products that have been found to cause cancer. Unfortunately, this often includes some of our favorite foods that we have come to enjoy so much.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Eating These 10 Foods for Breakfast Will Make You Hungry and Grouchy

When they say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, they are right. Starting off the day with a healthy breakfast gets your metabolism going and helps promote weight maintenance and weight loss by maintaining blood glucose levels. It also affects how you perform both physically and mentally. But only if you eat healthy.

Friday, September 2, 2016

What Place in Your Home Has the Most Germs? Hint: It's Not the Bathroom....

Most people would guess that the bathroom has the most germs of any room in the house. But surprisingly, the kitchen sink has more germs than any other place, with about 18,000 bacteria per square inch. Want to know 4 other places in the home where you can find lots of germs?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

6 Reasons Why E-Cigarettes Are Not The Answer To Quitting Smoking

E-cigarettes are popping up everywhere and being advertised as a safer alternative to smoking tobacco. But are they really safe?

Sunday, August 28, 2016

These 5 Foods Can Actually Harm Your Brain

Eating healthy is important for our bodies -- we all know this. Not only do we want to stay fit and trim but also avoid diseases like diabetes and cancer that can occur by eating all the wrong foods. But there is another reason to eat healthy, and that is to keep our brain healthy. Did you know that there are foods that actually harm your brain?

Friday, August 26, 2016

New Medical Discovery Saving the Lives of Stroke Victims

Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States, and about 50 percent of people that suffer a hemorrhagic stroke die in a matter of days. A new procedure, using a catheter, promises to save more lives of people who suffer strokes.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Poor, Overweight, Women More Likely to Develop Cervical Cancer -- Are You at Risk?

About 4,120 women are predicted to die from cervical cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. In addition, 12,990 new cases of cervical cancer will be diagnosed. Are you at risk? Knowing the risk factors could save your life, and one of those risk factors is being overweight.

Friday, August 19, 2016

6 Must Do's For Fresh Breath and a Clean Mouth

Sometimes there are no shortcuts to good health. This is true when it comes to oral hygiene. So why do so many people try to cut out important steps, risking bad breath and poor oral hygiene?

Sunday, August 14, 2016

4 Worst Foods to Avoid -- And They're Supposed to be Healthy!

Healthy means good for you, right? So, why are some foods advertised as healthy, and end up being NOT good for you? Like these 4 foods...

Friday, August 12, 2016

Top 10 Fattest Cities in America

America is getting fatter. A study last year by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington showed that 2 billion people around the globe are either overweight or obese. Although the U.S. has 5 percent of the world's population, it has 13 percent of the world's fattest people.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Study Shows That Wearing a Bra Can Damage Lymph Nodes and Contribute to Breast Cancer

Women have been wearing bras since at least the 1900s. It has been a common practice among women to support their breasts with bras. Little did women know, however, that wearing a bra can actually lead to breast cancer!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Coffee -- Good or Bad? -- 13 Good Reasons to Drink It

It seems coffee has taken a beating over the years from all kinds of advice as to whether it is good or bad for you. The latest? Recent research shows there are at least 13 good reasons to drink coffee.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

7 Things You Should Avoid Just Before Going to Bed

It should come as no surprise that the United States is among the top 20 countries in the world with the worst eating habits. The U.S. is ranked #5 in population with the worst obesity problem, and 9.39 percent of Americans have diabetes. Not only are Americans eating unhealthy, but they are some of the biggest snackers. This includes the worst habit of eating snacks just before bedtime.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Healthiest City in the U.S. Is......

What U.S. city do you think is the healthiest? There are actually 20 that made it on Forbes most recent list of "America's 20 Top Healthiest Cities," but this one was ranked No. 1. Can you guess which one?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Arthritis is a Real Pain -- Here Are 6 Ways to Avoid It!

Arthritis is painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 different types of arthritis. They also report that more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is a real pain, but there are ways you can avoid it.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Sunscreen is Great, But So Are These 5 Foods That Protect Your Skin

We all know the importance of putting on sunscreen before going out in the sun. It not only protects skin from sunburn, but it also protects skin from the harmful effects of the sun's rays. But did you know that certain foods can also help protect your skin?

Monday, July 18, 2016

This Happens More Often to Men, But It Kills More Women

Many identify heart attacks as gripping pain in the chest area, but the truth is that nearly half of all heart attacks occur without any symptoms. Silent heart attacks can come with no warning signs, such as chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats. Although silent heart attacks occur more commonly among men, they are more commonly fatal among women.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Why Not All Granola and Other Health Foods Are, Well, Healthy

We all want to be healthy, and the media is full of advertisements for foods that are supposed to be good for your health. But are they really?? It depends. The bottom line is, Read The Labels! You may be surprised at what you find.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

More Than 7 Million Americans Have This Disease -- Find Out If Your Child Has Symptoms

Autism is a disease that affects more than 7 million Americans, and it has been on the rise. Specifically, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) starts to appear when children are young, so the earlier parents can detect symptoms, the quicker they can get help that will improve the quality of life for their child.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Itchy Skin and 9 Other Symptoms That Could Mean Cancer

Many types of cancer are curable if they are found early. However, people often mistake symptoms as being anything but cancer and fail to seek medical attention until it is too late. Learning how to identify symptoms can literally save your life. Here are 10.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Chicago Just Did This to Help Keep More Teens Alive!

Teens smoking

The American Cancer Society reports that smoking kills more than 6 million people every year. If the trend continues, smoking and tobacco use is estimated to kill 8 million people annually by the year 2030, including teens. Chicago is joining other cities in raising the legal age to 21 for selling tobacco products which will help save many more teen lives.
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