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Sometimes very simple things are the answers to difficult issues. Read my article and learn how breathing can help with stress.
If your teenage daughter is dieting, help her adopt habits that will give her a genuinely healthy body and a great body image.
Think you’re hitting the gym hard? You might not be doing as much as you thought.
High-intensity exercise raises your metabolic rate, even after you’ve finished. It also promotes positive change in the brain.
If your periods used to be as regular as a headline involving Google, but now they come and go and are as unpredictable as the weather, you are beginning menopause. Technically, menopause comes about when you have stopped monthly bleeding for a year. Keeping a diary or using a smart phone app can...Read More
In general yes (see below) but and this is a big BUT so read on, there are some vaccines whose benefit is so much greater than risk that you should definitely get or at least consider adding on when pregnant -- just like you’d definitely take a prenatal multi every day (they decrease childhood birth defects by...Read More
If you even vaguely suspect someone (you?) is having a stroke, act F-A-S-T. It's short for:
- Face. Ask the person to smile (if it's you, look in a mirror). If one side droops, it could be a stroke.
- Arms. Ask the person to raise them. If one arm drifts downward, it could be a stroke.
- Speech. Ask the person
The word imprinting may sound like something you've heard on CSI, but it's actually a form of epigenetics. Even though two copies of a given gene are inherited, one from mom and one from dad, in certain circumstances, one is permanently turned off. The non-expressed one is said to be imprinted. As...Read More
Smoking can have a big, bad effect on your sexual performance. If you're a guy who smokes, your risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) is about twice that of guys who don't smoke. And the more you smoke, the greater the risk. Not only does smoking cause ED, it can also cause infertility. Men who smoke have...Read More
Several changes are being made to Medigap plans. Most noticeably, Medigap policies can no longer offer prescription drug coverage. So, if you already have a Medigap policy with drug coverage, you can keep it, but you might not want to. The coverage is not creditable -- it doesn’t cover as much as...Read More
In 1850, the first U.S. insurance firm was founded. It offered insurance against injuries received during an accident. Hospital and medical expense insurance wasn’t introduced until the 1920s. Individual hospitals (and in 1929, employers) offered pre-paid plans to help cover the cost of medical expenses....Read More
Yes. Go to clevelandclinic.org/tobaccotreatment, and you can find several in the nationwide area, or just call your local quit line, 1-800-quit-now, and hope that it is still operational in your area. Why do I say hope? Because many states have taken all the money out of tobacco cessation and...Read More
Not really. You can sign up for Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) when you first become eligible for Medicare (for most people that’s when you are between age 64 years 8 months and 65 years 3 months). This is the best time to sign up because you won’t have to pay a penalty or a...Read More