Health & Wellness

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:25:31 EST Hospital Discharge a Key Time to Help Smokers Quit

New study finds that follow-up monitoring and care is crucial

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:23:26 EST African Mango: What to Know About Irvingia Gabonesis

WebMD discusses African mango supplements touted for losing weight and reducing belly fat.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:23:18 EST All Pregnant Women Need Flu Shot: Ob/Gyn Group

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists says vaccination helps mother and baby

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:06:46 EST Drug Restores Hair in Alopecia Patients: FAQ

A drug used to treat a rare bone marrow cancer caused hair to grow back in some people with alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles, scientists have found.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:26:41 EST Fitness Challenge: Abs and Glutes

Crunched for time? WebMD outlines how to tone your tummy and build your butt in just a few minutes.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:02:49 EST Children Face Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones

The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:59:06 EST Gluten-Free Baking

WebMD talks to experts about how to bake gluten-free foods.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:52:46 EST Take 10: Rocco DiSpirito

The chef and author tells WebMD about how he juggles his work, his family, and his health.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:33:06 EST Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have Diabetes?

It all depends on your blood sugar control, WebMD's expert says.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:15:11 EST Certain Antipsychotic Meds Tied to Kidney Problems in Elderly

'Off-label' use to treat dementia-related behavior may carry significant risks, study finds

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:00:27 EST 5 Fun Facts About Apricots, Recipe

Small, sweet, and versatile, the golden-hued apricot is low in calories and high in flavor. Try it in WebMD's Apricot-Stuffed Grilled Pork Tenderloin.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:43:58 EST How Do Chefs Handle Their Weight? Chef’s Diet Secrets

WebMD discusses chefs’ diet secrets -- including how they manage their weight, avoid eating all day, and much more.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:58:01 EST Beating the Freshman 15

WebMD outlines how to stay fit, healthy, and at least close to your high school weight during your first year at college.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:48:18 EST The Truth About Beer: Calories, Bellies, Nutrition, and More

Bellies, calories, benefits and risks: Learn the beer facts at WebMD.

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:15:12 EST Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:45:11 EST HMO, PPO, EPO: How's A Consumer To Know What Health Plan Is Best?

HMO, PPO, EPO: How's A Consumer To Know What Health Plan Is Best?

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:15:11 EST Good Neighbors Are Good for Your Heart, Study Says

People who felt like they were a part of their community had lower risk of heart attack

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:20:17 EST Big Drop in U.S. Heart-Related Hospitalizations and Deaths, Study Finds

Lifestyle changes, wider use of medications driving the trend, researchers say

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:20:12 EST Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Screening shouldn't be done when patients have less than a 10-year life expectancy, researchers say

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:35:57 EST Healthy Family Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. WebMD tells how to make it yummy and nutritious.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:15:12 EST WHO Urges Screening of Travelers to Contain Ebola Outbreak

Officials stress that transmission of virus requires direct contact with infected person

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 13:54:35 EST Men's Top 5 Gut-Busting Diet Mistakes

WebMD outlines 5 common mistakes men make with food that may lead to more belly fat.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:32:29 EST Type 2 Diabetes in Women: Risks, Pregnancy, and More

WebMD discusses what women with type 2 diabetes should know about diabetes complications,pregnancy, and more.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:15:20 EST More Docs Wonder If Statins Are Worth the Risks

There's a simmering debate in medicine over whether statins are effective enough for some patients to justify their risks.

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:15:20 EST Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

Largest increase reported among wealthier families

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:15:16 EST Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:15:14 EST HPV Vaccine Protects Against Infection 8 Years Out: Study

Doctors continue to urge parents to get the recommended three doses for their preteens

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:45:08 EST Hospitals Reconsider Charity For Patients Who Decline Health Coverage

Hospitals Reconsider Charity For Patients Who Decline Health Coverage

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:15:11 EST Early Research With Drug Restores Hair in Patients With Alopecia

Immune disorder causes disfiguring hair loss, researchers say

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:00:55 EST Honeydew: 7 Healthy Facts

Sweet, juicy, and packed with vitamin C, the honeydew has a rich history. And WebMD's melon prosciutto salad adds a rich twist on a classic recipe.

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:31:56 EST 9 Healthy Facts About Cucumbers

The cool cuke is low in calories and high in refreshing taste. Try it in WebMD's Cold Creamy Cucumber Soup With Avocado recipe!

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:15:17 EST Scope of Ebola Outbreak May Be Greater Than Statistics Show: WHO

Officials say new treatment centers in Liberia overflowing with patients

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:15:14 EST Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

More than 4,000 women projected to die this year from the disease

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:15:25 EST Beware Fake Ebola Treatments on the Internet, FDA Says

There are no approved treatments or preventive drugs against the deadly virus

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:15:23 EST More Employers Moving to High-Deductible Health Plans

Companies looking to offset rising insurance costs in 2015 and beyond, survey finds

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:15:22 EST Common Respiratory Diseases Tied to Lung Cancer Risk

Chronic bronchitis, emphysema and pneumonia linked to risk in study, but not asthma, tuberculosis

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:15:19 EST Overdoses From Synthetic Drug Spur State of Emergency in New Hampshire

Overdoses From Synthetic Drug Spur State of Emergency in New Hampshire

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:15:09 EST Vaccine Shows Promise Against Mosquito-Borne Virus

Volunteers developed antibodies to chikungunya in first human trial, but shot for public use 5 years away, researcher says

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:22:34 EST Can I Die From Drinking Too Much Water?

Drinking too much water too fast can cause a rare condition called water intoxication, which can be deadly.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:22:57 EST Choose Wrinkle Treatments Wisely, FDA Advises

Scarring, allergic reactions and vision problems among possible side effects

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:22:57 EST Treatment Delays for Many Who Need Gallbladder Surgery: Study

About 20 percent who don't have immediate procedure return to ER within month, researchers say

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:17:25 EST Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Drinks at Least 1 Soda a Day: CDC

Of 18 states surveyed, Mississippi had highest rate with 32 percent of adults downing a daily soda

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:17 EST Common Chemicals May Lower Testosterone Levels, Study Finds

Phthalates, found in plastics and personal care products, may disrupt sexual development, experts say

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:13 EST Women's Vitamin D Levels May Play Role in IVF Success

Small study suggests deficiency in the nutrient might impair fertility

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:36:53 EST Diabetes-Friendly Meals: 7 Tips

WebMD talks to experts about how to make tasty meals that are OK to eat if you have type 2 diabetes.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:21:45 EST Low-Carb Food Makeovers: Pizza, Lasagna, Potato Chips, and More

WebMD shows you how to make low-carb versions of some of your favorite comfort foods, like mashed potatoes, lasagna, potato chips, and more.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:06:33 EST Can I eat fruit if I have diabetes?

You can eat fruit if you have diabetes, as long as you don't eat too much of it. WebMD provides nutritional info on seven fruits to try.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:43:53 EST Smart Food Strategies for People With Diabetes and Hypertension

Do you have high blood pressure and diabetes? WebMD's diet tips will help you manage both conditions with tasty, good-for-you food.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:25:01 EST Easy DASH Diet Recipes

The DASH diet can help lower your blood pressure. WebMD gives you recipes that work for the DASH diet to use all day long.

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:15:14 EST Employees Benefit From Natural Light, Study Finds

Sunshine-exposed workers slept better, had better quality of life, researchers say


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