Flu Cases Are Higher Than Usual

Don’t wait any longer; it’s time to get your flu vaccine. Although there were very few cases of disease in October, there’s been an uptick since last month. In fact, the number of reported cases is higher than usual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in a report published on Thursday. Although it’s difficultRead More

What is the CICO diet?

Here’s the brutal truth: There are no shortcuts to weight loss. Fad diets come and go for a reason — they don’t teach you how to eat healthfully, and how to sustain that weight lossover time. And now there’s a new diet to be wary of: the CICO (calories in, calories out) plan. Any moderate changes in eatingRead More

Getting A Workout In

Whether you wake up late, or simply have little time to work out, here’s a routine you can complete anywhere, and in your pajamas for that matter! Why are we focusing on the lower body? Working larger muscle groups like legs and booty burns more calories, meaning it’s the best way to get the most out ofRead More

At home remedies that actually work

Turns out mom was right. Chicken soup is good for a cold. And that’s not the only old-school remedy that scientists have actually found to be helpful. Here are nine weird household tricks that you can really use to ward off pain, soothe a cold, calm a headache, and brighten your smile.” Ginger may also be helpful for relievingRead More

Should You Stop Taking That Medication?

M ore than one-third of Americans over age 55 regularly take five or more prescription medications, and 9 percent take 10 or more drugs, according to a Consumer Reports national survey released earlier this year. Some medications may be needed long-term to help manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. But others may not beRead More

The leading causes of cancer have changed

A fresh look at the causes of cancer has come up with some surprising numbers. While smoking is still by far the biggest cause of cancer and cancer deaths, obesity, poor diet and drinking too much alcohol cause an increasing number of cancer cases and deaths. Overall, modifiable risk factors — things people can change — cause 42Read More

The Best Health Advice There Is

Eating just one banana, half an apple, one salad and one cup of tomato soup would cover it, but most Americans can’t seem to fit in even that much, the CDC survey found. “Consuming enough fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet reduces the risk of many chronic diseases, includ­ing cardiovascular disease, type 2Read More

Plant-Based Diets May Be Best For Heart Health

The plant-based diet was linked to a reduction in risk for heart failure (up to 42%), compared to those which consisted of the fewest vegetables. Unsurprisingly, the other types weren’t associated with any heart benefits. If you’re unenthused about the idea of a plant-based diet, remember that it’s not necessarily vegetarian or vegan – the mostRead More

You Need More Vitamin D

‘Tis the season to be jolly? According to science, not so much. During the winter season, rates of depression, anxiety, and overall dampened moods are almost always on the rise, and one of the nutrients to blame is definitely vitamin D. It’s easier than you’d think to up your vitamin D intake. Commonplace foods, such as fish, eggs, and these eight others,Read More