10 Surprising Causes of Depression

There are many well-known depression triggers: Trauma, grief, financial troubles, and unemployment are just a few. But if you are depressed and none of these apply to you, it can be hard to pinpoint a specific cause. In truth, there may not be a concrete reason for your depression. But here are some little-known causes

The Most Common Diabetes-Related Medical Emergencies

In general, diabetes care focuses on day-to-day living to prevent complications, such as exercising and eating right, but it’s also crucial for you to know how to get help if you have one of these medical emergencies. Controlling your blood sugar can lower the chances of all of the following emergencies (with the exception of

10 Causes of Dry Eye and What to Do About Them

There are lots of reasons your eyes may feel dry at any given time, including staring at the computer too long; a dry, windy day; and allergies. But if you have chronic eye symptoms that include burning, stinging or itching (among others) you may have a condition called dry eye syndrome, or keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS).

8 Sneaky Reasons You’re Always in a Bad Mood

If you have the moody-blues, seem mad or are just all-around in a bad mood, there be underlying medical reasons for your grumpiness. We’ve curated tips that can help you identify the causes and ease your mind. Your thyroid is spinning out of control Common for women, hyperthyroidism is when the butterfly-shaped gland in your

10 Common Pains You Should NEVER Ignore

According to the National Institute of Health, approximately one in four Americans have experienced pain lasting for longer than twenty-four hours. Yet, more often than not, the solution is simply, “Just take an Advil.” But here’s the thing: Pain—especially pain you’ve experienced for a whole day or longer—can be an indicator of a far more

10 Ways to Keep Your Body in Good Shape After 50

It’s never too late to start focusing on yourself. In fact, your 50s are the perfect time to prioritize your fitness. Because now that you’re older, working out isn’t just about looking better—it’s about feeling better and being able to maintain your mobility and health for decades to come. Herein, we’ve rounded up 10 expert-approved

15 Crazy Facts About Your Blood Type

Memorizing your blood type is critical for all sorts of reasons, from knowing who you can accept blood transfusions from to who you can donate your blood to. And now, as doctors and scientists do increasingly more research on how a person’s blood type can affect their health, there’s even more of an incentive to

The Most Common Culprits Behind Your Heartburn

Whether you’re 17 or 71, odds are that you’ve experienced heartburn at least once in your life, if not more. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, more than 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and an estimated 15 million Americans deal with the painful symptom on a daily basis. But

12 Shocking Things That Are Damaging Your Body

We all know chain-smoking, eating junk food, and drinking a bottle of wine each night are unhealthy habits. But there are other surprising and subtle things you do everyday that can harm your mental and physical health just as significantly. From using certain headphones to putting off going to the bathroom to your choice of

10 Things Diabetes Doctors Do to Keep Their Own Blood Sugar Under Control

Life with type 2 diabetes can sometimes seem like an hourly or even minute-by-minute effort to stabilize your blood sugar. Steal a trick or two from these diabetes experts to keep your blood sugar on track! Prepare home-cooked meals There’s nothing better than eating a delicious homemade meal after a long day at the office.

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