After studying a group of healthy individuals for more than 10 years, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center discovered that those who scored poorly on five simple medical tests were 20 times more likely to develop heart disease than those with good results. The tests are not all standard, but the results
When it comes to your brain, there are signs of normal aging you can accept, and there are symptoms of diseases you should report to your doctor. Here are clues to look for.
Body typing is often more hype than substance, especially when it comes to what to wear. (Not sure if you have a bikini body? If you have a bikini and a body, you’re all set.) But when it comes to your health, your body type can give you important clues about your particular risks and
No one is saying drinking in moderation (a drink a day for women and two for men) is a bad thing. But cutting back a bigger intake than that can yield significant health perks. 1. You’ll lose weight A cold brew or summery cocktail might be relaxing after a long day at work, but those
There are around 50 million people living with dementia worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. While dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are often used interchangeably, there are important differences between them. Here’s what you need to know. Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Here’s the first thing you need to know: how to tell the difference between dementia
If you start your day with good intentions but end up diving into a hefty slice of a coworker’s birthday cake or a supersized burrito bowl, use these pro tips to spot—and resist—those daily invitations to overeat. Labeling a meal as “healthy” There are plenty of reasons why you overeat when you aren’t hungry. But
Eating fast food, failing to exercise, smoking a pack of cigarettes per day, avoiding the doctor… Everyone knows that certain habits, practices, and lifestyle choices are seriously bad for your health. However, there are many health mistakes you’re probably making without even realizing it. The good news is, all of them have an easy fix.
People tend to think of arthritis as a single condition, but it’s actually more than 100 different musculoskeletal conditions—all of which cause pain and inflammation in the joints, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Here are the most common types, and what you need to know. Carpal tunnel syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome mainly affects the wrists
If you enjoy a glass of vino after a hard-earned day, here’s how you’re doing right by your body. You might get sick less often While it’s no replacement for a healthy diet loaded with all of the illness-fighting vitamins and nutrients you need, research has found that wine possesses immune system-boosting benefits. “The antioxidants
Coughing is a routine bodily function, but when it lasts for an extended time, it can get in the way of everyday life and be worrying. A chronic cough can be wet and produce phlegm or dry and tickle the throat. Got a chronic cough that just won’t go away? One of these medical reasons