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view post When is a heavy period too heavy?

It’s common for girls and their parents to wonder if the bleeding with their periods is too often or too

view post Mind-body therapies can reduce pain and opioid use

Our ability to feel pain and react to it is both a boon and a curse, simultaneously. The International Association

view post Skin care shouldn’t be colorblind

In medicine, we are trained to be colorblind and treat all patients equally, to the best of our ability. The

view post When should I be concerned about ringing in my ears?

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is a generic term used to describe a ringing or noise in the ears that occurs

view post What’s in a number? Looking at life expectancy in the US

If you were to sum up the overall health of a nation in one single number, what would that be?

view post The Uncertainty of What You Should Be Working on Right Now

By Leo Babauta I was talking with a friend who very often doesn’t feel he has a clear direction in

view post With a little planning, vegan diets can be a healthful choice

Recently there has been much discussion and many questions about vegan diets. Are vegan diets — which exclude meat, poultry,

view post Coronavirus: What parents should know and do

As a parent, you can’t help but worry about the safety of your children. So it’s natural that as stories

view post Infertility the second time around

Most anyone who has struggled with secondary infertility knows that it is an incredibly lonely experience. You may be blessed

view post The Honest Guide to Mindfulness

By Leo Babauta Mindfulness has (amazingly, wonderfully) become quite a buzzword in the last decade or so, and for good

view post Newer skin cancer treatments improve prognosis for those with cutaneous melanoma

Cutaneous melanoma, also called malignant melanoma, is the type of skin cancer that is most likely to spread to other

view post Be careful where you get your news about coronavirus

News about a deadly virus that appeared in Wuhan, China in December (now called 2019 novel coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV) is

view post Hearing loss may affect brain health

Hearing is a complex sense that provides us with awareness of environmental sounds and, more importantly, the ability to communicate.

view post Food allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity: What’s the difference, and why does it matter?

Chances are that you or someone you know has experienced unpleasant symptoms after a meal or snack. Maybe you experienced

view post Are you getting enough sleep… or too much? Sleep and stroke risk

The importance of getting enough sleep has been emphasized by hundreds of studies in recent years, and we’ve covered the

view post Monkey Mind: Shifting the Habit of Feeling Distracted Throughout the Day

By Leo Babauta Most people feel busy and distracted throughout the day — calm and focus and a feeling of

view post How safe is exercise during pregnancy?

Two lines on a home pregnancy test, a flickering heartbeat on ultrasound, and suddenly your world has changed: you’re pregnant!

view post Beyond heart health: Could your statin help prevent liver cancer?

Liver cancer is hard to treat. It’s a top-five cause of cancer-related death worldwide and a growing cause of cancer-related

view post Medical News Today: Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

Scientists have successfully destroyed cancer cells in mice by using copper-based nanoparticles and immunotherapy.  Importantly, the cancer did not return.

view post The new coronavirus: What we do — and don’t — know

A rapidly evolving health story broke in late December when a novel illness originating in Wuhan, China made the news.