Exercise May Be More Important than Body Fat

Keeping body fat in check and getting plenty of exercise are both proven ways to improve health. But the latter may help you recover faster after a stroke, a new study suggests. The new research, published online in the journal Neurology, found that people who exercised vigorously-defined here as playing sports, doing heavy housework orRead More

Spring allergy season started early

Allergy experts across the country talk pollen counts, the impact of climate change, and what to do if you’re suffering now Sneezing, sniffling, coughing, snorting… ahh, the sounds of spring. This time of year, millions of children and adults across the U.S. are starting to feel their seasonal allergy symptoms kick up. In recent years,Read More

Start Taking Vitamins

It seems like simple, obvious advice: Eat your vegetables, get some exercise, and, of course, take your vitamins. Or not. Decades of research has failed to find substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. Nevertheless, several shiny new pills and powders have materialized in recent years that promise to deliver health andRead More

EpiPen being recalled over potential defect

If you use the life-saving allergy shot, EpiPen, you might want to check the lot number on the side of the box. Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company that makes Mylan’s EpiPen injector, issued a nationwide, voluntary recall— including the children’s version, EpiPen Jr. “The potential defect could make the device difficult to activate in an emergencyRead More

Can a Good Diet Help Ward Off Cancer

The vast majority of the estimated 1.6 million Americans who were newly diagnosed with some form of cancer last year had their lives forever changed, no doubt forced to reckon with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, helplessness and fear. It’s estimated the disease cost more than 600,000 Americans their lives in 2016, and it remains one ofRead More

Will Drinking Lemon Water Help Me Lose Weight?

Lemon infused water is a popular drink for weight loss, thanks to celebrity sippers like Gwyneth Paltrow and Miranda Kerr. Proponents claim that it flushes toxins from the system, reduces appetite and tweaks the body’s digestive processes in ways that block fat absorption. Trouble is, it doesn’t work like that. In fact, lemon water leavesRead More