Doctors Often Provide Needless Treatment

Doctors continue to provide treatment to patients that is often unnecessary and even harmful, confirms a study published this week in JAMA, which reviewed a year of research on so-called medical overuse. The new study sought to highlight evidence of unnecessary care from clinicians, and turned up plenty of examples, including: Treatment for early-stage prostateRead More

An Organic Diet Is A Healthy Investment

Most parents are aware that organic foods contribute to a healthy and wholesome diet for their growing children, but making the switch comes with some questions. Will going organic be significantly more expensive? What are the best items on the weekly grocery list to switch to organic versions? And if your grocery run has becomeRead More

Think You Have a Vitamin D Deficiency

Everyone says we’re not getting enough of it, but what is vitamin D, anyway? Winter is coming, and unfortunately, we’re not talking about “Game of Thrones.” We’re talking about shorter days, less sunlight and the associated risks of developing a vitamin D deficiency. Dubbed “the sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D sounds sort of adorable. Like maybeRead More

Vegetables That Are Healthier Cooked

While the most important thing is to eat a variety of vegetables prepared in a variety of ways, sometimes cooked vegetables are better than raw. “Common wisdom says cooked vegetables have fewer nutrients than fresh ones, but that isn’t always the case,” says Amy Keating, a dietitian at CR. “Many nutrients in fruits and vegetables are bound inRead More

Work Out With a Crowd

“There’s strength in numbers.” One study found that 95 percent of those who started a weight-loss program with friends completed the program. “Group activity may not be a new concept but it has certainly seen massive international up-trends over the last twenty years with rapidly rising numbers in spin cycling, aerobic and dance-based classes andRead More

Foods for a Healthy Body

Healthy eating can be easy. It’s all about balance. With more and more types of foods available at markets across the country, it can be overwhelming to figure out just what to eat for optimal health. But healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard — or expensive. It’s time to simplify healthy eating, starting with someRead More

Why yawns are contagious

The reasons we reciprocate yawns is hard-wired into our brains, a primitive reflex that if better understood could help treat disorders such as Tourette syndrome. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in England say yawning is triggered involuntarily when others yawn because of a human trait called echophenomena. Ecophenomena drives us to imitate other people’s words and actions, researchers explained in a studyRead More