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Video Gaming Injuries Are on the Rise
The amount of overuse injuries that can result from all that play time is out of control.
12 Reasons to Visit a Cardiologist
The heart beats about 115,000 times per day pumping approximately 2,000 gallons of blood through your body. Needless to say, keeping it healthy is crucial to survival.
A Brief History: Going Vegan Isn’t Anything New
On May 1, 2019, Beyond Meat, a company that produces meat-free look-alikes to classic meat products, priced its initial public offering at $25 a share. Today, not even a year later, the share price sits at $119.49 after climbing to an astounding $239.71 last year. What's driving this food frenzy?
Subtle Signs of a Heart Attack Every Woman Should Recognize
Signs of a heart attack can be so subtle for women that some do not even realize they've had a heart attack until they go to the doctor for a seemingly unrelated symptom, like back or jaw pain.
How to Navigate the World of Skin Care Ingredients
Ever feel overwhelmed by options in the skin care isle? We sat down with dermatologist Dr. Nazanin Saedi to find out how to choose the right skin care products (and avoid the wrong ones).
Recommended Lung Nodule Screenings Are Saving Lives
Lung nodules aren’t usually what bring you to the doctor’s office. In fact, they rarely come with symptoms. However, if you are at an elevated risk for lung damage due to medical or lifestyle factors, it’s important to work with your healthcare provider on a screening plan.
Do At-Home Remedies for Vaginitis Work?
Before you even think of searching for at-home remedies for vaginitis on the internet, you need a proper diagnosis of what's actually happening.
20 Tips for a Healthier 2020
Instead of adopting grandiose goals, incorporate small healthy enhancements to your lifestyle to be well and stay motivated.
Six Safety Tips for Living with Food Allergies
Having food allergies doesn't mean you need to give up healthy eating or the social benefits of eating out with friends and family, you just need to know the ways to prevent a potentially life-threatening allergic response.
How HIV Screenings Work and Why They’re Important
An estimated 15%–or one in seven–HIV-positive people are completely unaware of their status despite that care and support are more available than ever.
What Is Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV?
Efforts to increase awareness of the HIV prophylaxis and use among at-risk populations are working, but it remains underutilized, according to the CDC.