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10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It
10 Signs You Have a Leaky Gut—and How to Heal It

This condition is not typically diagnosed but could be affecting the health of many people.

Fertility-Boosting Foods
Fertility-Boosting Foods

Trying to get pregnant? Learn how smart eating can help fertility and pregnancy, Get food ideas and more.

The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy
The Reality behind Testosterone Therapy

Confused about the pros and cons of testosterone therapy? Diffuse the myths and learn the facts.

You've Probably Never Heard of My Disease
You've Probably Never Heard of My Disease

This autoimmune disease affects more than 4 million Americans.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.

5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts
5 Reasons You Can Lose Weight With Peanuts

Keep full, stay healthy, lose weight.

Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter
Top 3 Birth Control Options for Your Teenage Daughter

Although teen pregnancies have declined among girls 15 to 17 years old, there's still room for improvement. Talk to your teenager about safe sex practices and the possibility of birth control.

Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer
Even a Hysterectomy May Not Protect Against Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer can occur, often without symptoms or warning, even after a total hysterectomy with ovaries removed.

What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?
What's REALLY Causing Your Low Sex Drive?

If you have low sex drive, you may have a form of female sexual dysfunction called hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD.

When Sex Hurts
When Sex Hurts

Many women find sex painful after menopause. This condition, called dsypareunia, has many causes and many treatments.

How to Effectively Use Your Birth Control Pills
How to Effectively Use Your Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills are effective at preventing pregnancy if you use your contraceptives correctly and consistently.

The Benefits of Bike Riding
The Benefits of Bike Riding

You don't have to log thousands of miles to gain rewards from riding your bike more and driving your car less. Bike riding gives you a terrific workout with lots of interest and fun to keep you going.

How to Keep Your Post-50 Skin Happy and Hydrated
How to Keep Your Post-50 Skin Happy and Hydrated

Top tips to keep mature skin healthy and more youthful looking.

10 Baby Products That Adults Can Use
10 Baby Products That Adults Can Use

Many baby products contain gentle ingredients and are inexpensive, so adults can put them to good use, too.

New Foods and Recipes We Should All Try
New Foods and Recipes We Should All Try

If you struggle to come up with healthy lunches, here are some suggestions from healthy beans to smoothies.

Is This Why You Overeat?
Is This Why You Overeat?

People whose brains are wired to produce a more muted response to food may ultimately compensate by eating more.

Sleep, Pregnancy and Your Future Health
Sleep, Pregnancy and Your Future Health

Poor sleep during pregnancy may be caused by sleep apnea, which increases risk of gestational diabetes, gestational hypertension and preeclampsia—and these increase your risk of heart disease.

Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Scientists say they have found where fear and anxiety reside in the brain.

Signs You're Lactose Intolerant
Signs You're Lactose Intolerant

Ask your health care provider for a test to confirm.


Strawberries, White Bean, and Edamame Salad
Strawberries, White Bean, and Edamame Salad

Spring brings fresh strawberries, and this salad is a wonderful way to combine fruit, grains, beans and greens for an explosion of flavors.

De-stress With Breathing Techniques
De-stress With Breathing Techniques

Practice breathing techniques to relieve stress and provide feelings of calm and tranquility.

Does Your Groin Hurt After Biking?
Does Your Groin Hurt After Biking?

The groin pain and numbness some serious bicyclists experience isn't harmful to their sexual or urinary health.

How to Get an Effective Workout in 20 Minutes
How to Get an Effective Workout in 20 Minutes

High-intensity can fit into most anyone's busy schedule.

5 Best Exercises During Pregnancy
5 Best Exercises During Pregnancy

It may be tempting to spend most of your downtime relaxing on the couch and avoiding physically activity, but staying active offers so many benefits for mom and baby. Try these exercises if you've been cleared by your doctor!

What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts
What You Don't—But Should—Know About Genital Warts

Until there is a better understanding of genital warts, how can we expect to reduce the prevalence of this common STD?

Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory
Meditation and Yoga May Help Sharpen Memory

A regular meditation practice might benefit older adults beginning to notice memory problems, a small pilot study finds.

How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age
How to Navigate a Complicated Health Care System as You Age

Your health care coverage may change around age 65, either through retirement or government requirements, so make sure you plan ahead.

Signs You Need Glasses
Signs You Need Glasses

Vision changes, so it's important to see an eye care professional if you experience any signs of vision problems. You may just need glasses.

The Best Nuts for Weight Loss
The Best Nuts for Weight Loss

Many varieties of nuts are associated with weight loss and other health benefits, so try adding some—in moderation—to your diet.

This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life
This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

Steer Clear of Falling
Steer Clear of Falling

Falls can be more serious as we get older, so take steps to improve your balance and remove causes of falls from your home.

Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do
Men Don’t Cope with Breakups the Same Way Women Do

According to a new expert study, men don’t seek support to deal with the end of a relationship.

12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists
12 Daily Habits of Fitness Professionals and Nutritionists

Fitness professionals and registered dietitians stay on track because they arm themselves with these effective daily habits.

The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss
The Best Teas to Drink for Weight Loss

Some teas can help you shed pounds. Find out how teas can play a role in helping slim your waistline and other health benefits.

What No One Tells You About Menopause
What No One Tells You About Menopause

You probably know about the weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats associated with menopause. Here are some other side effects of menopause.

How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss
How to Drink Green Tea for Weight Loss

If you want to lose weight, consider drinking more green tea. Just 2.5 cups per day can help you drop unwanted pounds.